Now located in the Vintage Park Center. Two blocks east of 249 on Louetta - N.W. Houston.
(Behind the Starbucks)
For GPS users 10805 Louetta Rd. will bring you right to the Vintage main entrance.
What we look like now!
Owners of T.Carolyn Fashions
Barbara Tibbetts and daughter Terrie Tibbetts Martin opened T. Carolyn in March of 1991 with 54 dresses in a 1500 sq. ft. store in the Champions area of NW Houston.Now, 20 years later, T. Carolyn has moved to the Vintage Park Center, housed in a brand new, larger store approximately 6500 sq. ft.The original T. Carolyn had 3 then 5 dressing rooms.The new T. Carolyn has 15!Barbara and Terrie designed the new store to include a complete Women’s Dept stocked with sizes 14w-28w.
Along with their staff, they combine their experience and talents to help each customer find the perfect dress, suit or gown for her special occasion.Whether it be a simple garden party, a formal awards banquet, a mother’s dress for an elegant formal wedding, a 50th anniversary, or even a presidential inaugural ball, they have established a reputation of giving their customers the ultimate in service with professional, informed, honest advice.
Drawing on her years of experience, Barbara authored the entertaining but also informative book “I Want My Mother’s Dress to Match the Napkins…Funny Stories and Serious Advice for Looking Your Best at Your Child’s Wedding”.The book is found on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, among others.Autographed copies are available in the store.
Barbara and Terrie currently hold seats on the Occasions Advisory Board for FashionCenterDallas, Dallas Apparel Mart.
Margaret Stewart joined us in March of 1999 and was a manager of a local maternity shop. We were so impressed with her knowledge of fashion and fit when Terrie was shopping prior to the birth of her first child, we offered her a job. Little did we know of her varied and interesting background. She was secretary to the ex-governor of Kentucky and later entered politics, becoming a state representative. We have seen pictures of her having dinner in the White House with President Reagan! Margaret is our “Steel Magnolia” and our “Margaret Thatcher”.
Lena Shenawi, our floor manager, came on board in Sept. 2004. Born in Kuwait to Lebanese parents, she has lived in several countries in the Middle East. After moving to the United States she married and has one teenage son. Lena was a manager for Lillie Ruben prior to joining our team. Her cool, calm countenance keeps things running smoothly on the floor. Belly dancing is one of her hobbies!
Feridee Davis joined our team in December of 2007 having been a manager in a Jewelry store. Born in Grenada, West Indies, an island known as the “Isle of Spice” for its nutmeg crop. Political unrest sent her to the U.S. Virgin Islands where she finished her schooling.
Marriage took her to Germany for 3 years where her husband was in the service. As well as being an excellent consultant on the floor, Feridee keeps the processing of merchandise humming in the back office. Feridee is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 4.
Inez Zevallos joined our team in January, 2011 An award winning sales consultant for David’s Bridal she broadened her horizons by leaving the world of “white” (the bridal industry) to the world of color!! Born in Ecuador she is fluent in Spanish and though small…she is a force to contend with! Affectionately, we call her our “Energizer Bunny!” She is the mother of 4 and grandmother to 8.
Maria Cuming joined our staff in March 2012. Married, and the proud mother of a daughter attending University, she has lived most of her life here in the Lone Star state.
Her father emigrated from Spain to Chicago, where she was born. She is an avid supporter of cancer research foundations. Chances are that when you enter the store she is the happy person who will greet you and if you call, hers is the cheerful voice that will answer. She is in training to become a consultant.
......And last, but not least.......Dante, Terrie's husband, who came on board full time when we moved to our current, larger location. With an amazing background in pre-press, printing and graphic design he worked in the printing business for over 25 years This experience has proved invaluable with our advertising requirements. While working for Moore North America,, the 2nd largest printer in the world, at Enron, he was assigned to work as the senior print buyer. When Enron collapsed he opened his own ad specialty company, Global Marketing Solutions. As T. Carolyn grew it became apparent that this family owned and operated business desperately needed his talents. He single handedly runs our jewelry department, from selecting to selling. Dante's face is usually the last face a customer sees as they leave the store, bags in hand. Little do our customers know that he is gifted in Martial Arts and is a 4th Degree Black Belt! Terrie and Barbara are known to comment that it is nice to have some testosterone in the store!