Congratulations to Kaye Simmons, who yesterday celebrated her eighteenth year in business! Simmons’ Designer Shoe Palace began on Lakeland Drive almost two decades ago but has been in Fondren for almost four years. The Shoebar at Pieces as it is now called, is noted for their clothing and accessories, but most noted for their shoes. Simmons says they have styles for every budget, and during yesterday’s reception, we spotted an entire room full of 50% off styles. Simmons and her team just returned from market and will see fall fashions arriving in the next several weeks. The Shoebar at Pieces was the first business to locate on Mitchell Avenue, now populated by several boutiques and a salon.

When we told Simmons ‘Happy Anniversary’, she replied “here’s to 18 more”!