Store We Adore: Anna Gray

3663 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, Texas “Life Is Beauty Full” reads a sign in Lora Pelto’s inviting boutique in Austin’s tony West Lake Hills neighborhood When Texas native Lora Pelto opened Anna Gray back in 2008, she named it after her mother, a modest woman who always put the needs of her seven children above notions of glamour or indulgence. There’s a warmth to her brightly lit space that she thinks would have put her unpretentious mother at ease. “I want people to feel comfortable here,” says Pelto. “Bring your dogs in, bring your kids in. This is a happy place.” One of a Kind This isn’t your traditional engagement ring factory. Pelto considers herself a curator first and foremost, priding herself on the fact that Austinites will find 90 percent of the lines she carries—from Anne Sportun to H. Weiss to Heather Moore—only at her boutique in town. Just as she
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