Abby Ledoux traded Canada’s border for Mexico’s when she moved to Texas from northwestern Vermont in November 2017 to join the staff at Houstonia.

An alumna of Emerson College’s journalism program in Boston, Abby was previously associate editor of three weekly newspapers in her home state of Vermont. There, she covered everything from Bernie Sanders to the heroin epidemic and won numerous state and regional awards for her work, including the Vermont Press Association’s 2014 Rookie of the Year. She was also an investigative reporting fellow at the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Today, Abby is excited to explore Houston’s vibrant, diverse culture (and shopping scene). Aside from fashion and design, she’s passionate about politics, hip hop and Mexican food. She believes leopard is a neutral and red lipstick can fix almost anything.

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Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

7 Places to Find the Finer Things

Are people still buying monogrammed stationery and crystal decanters? Absolutely.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Events Owner Regina Garcia Has Learned How to Evolve or Perish

"Retail is cyclical, so what didn’t happen five years ago is happening now, and it’s all coming around."

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Elaine Turner's Secret to Success: 'Perseverance and Commitment'

"You’re going to fail—we’ve had stores open, and we’ve had stores close. Everything is not going to be a home run. But you have to stay above that; you have to react and be agile to what the consumer is doing and saying. "

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

18 Shops to Satisfy Your Pinterest Fantasies

Don’t just add it to your Dream Home board—go find it at one of these swoon-worthy stores.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

Our 13 Favorite Vintage and Resale Shops

Houston’s vast and rich resale landscape runs from bargain to Balenciaga and low-priced to Louis Vuitton.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Mary Cate Stevenson

100 Best Shops

12 Local Stores for Top-Notch Gifts

When you need a great gift and Target just won’t do the trick, hit these shops.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

9 Places to Adorn Yourself With Jewels

From engagement rings to grills, there’s no shortage of bling in Houston.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

The 34 Best Clothing Stores and Boutiques in Houston Right Now

Wander in post-brunch and try to leave empty-handed. It’s nearly impossible, even—especially—when you’re not looking.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Noah Nofz, and Najla Brown

Ice House

Come Hell or High Water, Life Flight Is There

Flying through bad weather to help patients in need

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

This Company Makes It Easier for Employees to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Houston-based B3OND offers anonymous surveys and other analytics for industries to assess risk.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clothes Make the Man

A Fashion Outsider Is Changing the Game for On-Demand Styling

Inspired by her own closet overhaul, Tracie Benton founded Lux Style & Design to connect Houstonians with industry professionals.

04/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: Earth Day Edition

Five eco-friendly products Houstonia's Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

04/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Next Week, Hit the Links or Your Yoga Mat for Charity

Swing for the Cure and Yoga on the Meadow raise funds and awareness for two local organizations.

04/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fear the Beard

adidas Launches New Version of James Harden's Signature Sneaks

Strike fear in the heart of your opponent with the "Nightmare."

04/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Post-Brunch Plans

This Weekend in Design: Graffiti on a Kimono, Self Care and Shopping, and a $1 Sale

What’s popping up in our city from April 20-22?

04/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

What's Old Is New Again

Cheeky Vintage Is Saving the Planet, One Dress at a Time

Owner Tina Davis wants to enlist you in the slow fashion movement. After one look around her chic shop, it won't take much convincing.

04/18/2018 By Dalya Mawlawi

Slideshow

Junior League of Houston Serves Spring Looks with Trina Turk Fashion Show

Volunteer JL models donned bold, bright apparel for the season.

04/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Houston Design Center's Inaugural Spring Event Blossoms into the City

Design In Bloom brought top talent to Houston.

04/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Our Favorite Reactions to Beychella

Our queen pulled off the performance of the century this weekend in the desert.

04/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux