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The T Shop is Lakewood's premier neighborhood gift and flower shop founded by Lori Trent in 2009. The Trent family has called Lakewood home for over 30 years and has loved being active in the community (one of their favorite family traditions is attending the Lakewood 4th July Parade!).

Lori grew up in Arizona and attended Arizona State University where she studied Advertising and French. Shortly after, she moved to Texas with her husband, Matthew Trent, and started a new chapter together, opening Matthew Trent Jewelry in 1988. While Matthew was working at the bench creating his one-of-a-kind designs, Lori managed the business and advertising side of the studio.

Many years later, Lori started a gift shop section for parties at the Cedar Springs location of Matthew Trent to complement the jewelry. In 2009, the couple decided to move Matthew Trent to its current location in Preston Center and Lori saw this as an opportunity to open her first stand-alone gift shop in Lakewood... and the rest is history!

Today, The T Shop has grown to offer more than just gifts, such as seasonal flowers and succulents, home décor, and more. It is a neighborhood favorite, with many fondly calling it their 'Happy Place'. It has recently moved to its third location in the historic Diener-Mills building, staying in the heart of Lakewood within walking distance of its previous space!

Growing up with entrepreneurs as parents and around the retail environment, Lori and Matthew's daughter, Kiley Trent Kelly, was destined to join the family businesses. Kiley attended college at Texas Christian University, graduating with degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management. Currently, Kiley is the Managing Director for The T Shop and Matthew Trent, working hard to continue growing the family businesses.