Austin designer Katie Kime brings famous Fort Worth toile to Clearfork pop-up shop
Local fans of the preppy-chic prints of Austin-based designer Katie Kimewill be happy to know the brand is making its Fort Worth debut at a pop-up opening in time for early holiday season shopping.
Debuting on Friday, September 30, the 2,500-square-foot pop-up store at The Shops at Clearfork will feature home décor and curated wares, limited-edition prints, and loads of Kime’s popular Fort Worth toile.
The distinctive pattern features images of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, Billy Bob’s Texas, and the downtown skyline with Trinity River, along with horned frogs, cowboys, and cowgirls. The toile is available on everything from wallpaper and plates to notecards and phone cases; prices start about $18.
A new Fort Worth toile robe ($118) and pajama set ($118) in white and purple print – a nod to the home team, TCU – will be exclusive to the store.
“When looking for our ideal holiday store market, Fort Worth was a top choice,” said Kime in a statement. “Not only has its own toile been one of our best-sellers, but there is also something about the (cow)town that has such a unique appeal even amongst the large Texas landscape of desirable destinations.”
For those unfamiliar with the designer, Katie Kime launched her eponymous brand in 2013 in Austin and describes it as "traditional wares meet colorful, modern prints." Her website calls it "a bold, print-based lifestyle brand inspired by Katie's own spirited approach to dressing both herself and her home. Her singular style – think preppy chic goes globe-trotting – is noted for Southern sensibility with global influences."
Her signature "city toiles" depict places from Nashville to New York to Marfa.
The pop-up will be open through the holidays.Photo courtesy of Katie Kime
Located at 5229 Monahans Ave. (between Mizzen + Main and Tiffany & Co.), the Clearfork store will offer on-site monogramming and a custom oxford button-down shirt shop with options of adding various collegiate lettering. During opening week, every purchase will receive a complimentary embroidery at the store.
The store also will host weekly events and classes, and customers can sign up to receive details as they’re scheduled.
According to the shopping center, Katie Kime will be open 10 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, 10- am-8 pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-6 pm Sunday. It will stay open through the holidays.