Jewels & Jeans

DSC04974Tyler welcomes another new clothing store…  This time it’s a Gresham transplant, Jewels & Jeans.  Located on Old Bullard, next to one of Tylerites’ favs, Sonoma Grill, Jewels & Jeans is a small women’s clothing boutique offering a pretty decent selection of jeans, and a small variety of tops, jewelry and accessories.  Jewels & Jeans carries Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, Paige, Miss Me, and my current favorite, Joe’s Jeans.

DSC05006In my opinion, the thing this store has going for it is its jeans selection.  For being such a small store, they really do offer a good variety of brands and styles, and they had some good stuff on their sale rack for pretty decent prices.  I don’t recall seeing  as many big brand names in their tops section, other than basics by Michael Stars, but they had some really cute stuff.  Overall, it’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you are looking for a good pair of designer jeans

DSC05007Jewels & Jeans
5850 Old Bullard Road
Tyler, TX 75703-4341
(903) 939-9151

Heart & Soul

DSC04587This weekend marked the grand opening of Tyler’s newest upscale clothing boutique, Heart & Soul.  Located in the Times Square shopping center right next door to Julian’s, Heart & Soul offers a variety of lines for men and women, including True Religion, Monarchy, Sky, and Betsey Johnson.

DSC04598The boutique itself is small, private and lushly decorated in rich fabrics in shades of black and white.  The clothing has an edgy feel with lots of distressed denim, embellished tees, and sequined dresses.  Heart & Soul even offers True Religion

sunglasses and a small selection of footwear and blinged out jewelry and belt buckles.  If there was a Real Housewives of Tyler reality show, I have a feeling they would do their shopping here.  Though clothing here is on the expensive side, with some pairs of jeans costing up to the $300 point, there are also reasonably priced items in the store to fit all budgets.

We would like to wish Heart & Soul the best of luck, and we hope they are around for years to come!  They offer a shopping experience previously unavailable to us Tylerites.  It’s definitely worth a look for anyone in the area.

DSC04605Heart & Soul
5201 S. Broadway Ave. Suite 112
Tyler, TX, 75703


spinout1When I first discovered Spinout a couple of years ago I could not believe my eyes. I had no idea there was a place in town where you could find brands such as Juicy Couture, True Religion, T-Bags, Rachel Pally, Shoshanna, etc. I thought I had died and gone to retail heaven. I had been under the impression that as long as I was living in Tyler I would be destined to a life of internet shopping, never being able to see the items I so strongly lusted after in person. Sure, there are some other nice boutiques in Tyler. However, none of them have the current, hot right NOW selection that Spinout offers. Although they are primarily an adult clothing store, for children they even offer a good selection of Juicy Kids!

Spinout first opened in 1986 as a paint-your-own tee shirt store (hence the name Spinout). Through the years it evolved into Tyler’s leading boutique for stylish and unique finds. Spinout remains a family owned business, and the mother/daughter team that run it travel to NYC and LA on a regular basis to stay on top of the latest trends.

Be sure to check out Spinout online at, but you also really need to pay a visit to this store in person, especially if you love designer clothes as much as I do. You will be amazed!

117 E. 8th
Tyler, TX 75071
(903) 526-2226