U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-05-2011, 05:42 PM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350

Advertisements

Is that it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-19-2011, 06:54 PM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350
Look at this:
5 Best Malls in Houston - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2011, 10:24 PM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350
I want to ask a question: Why does Houston have only one location of some high end stores including Juicy Couture, Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, etc?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
9,274 posts, read 22,768,361 times
Reputation: 4684
Juicy is high end??

There used to be a Saks 5th Ave. and a Neimans at the Old Town and Country Mall before it got knocked down. The slow economy in the late 80's/early 90's, along with the Beltway development, didn't do those stores any favors.Saks shut down, Niemans held on until they knocked the mall down for CityCentre. However, I think if Niemans had worked with the CityCentre Development it would be doing very good business at this point.

You need A LOT of disposable income to keep those stores up. They need high dollar shopaholics to keep locations going, not the Upper-Middle Class Sally type who buys one nice high end purse every 2 years. Putting such stores in a central area with higher disposable incomes, that can be traveled to from other areas around the metro, makes more sense than sprinkling them about in places that are more middle to upper middle, with less disposable income.

As the city grows, you might see one open out somewhere, but it would have to be a good economy and the location would have to have a draw from other areas than just it's own burb.

Last edited by EasilyAmused; 04-20-2011 at 06:02 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:23 AM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350
I was thinking that The Woodlands should be Houston's next upscale shopping destination.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
9,274 posts, read 22,768,361 times
Reputation: 4684
Quote:
Originally Posted by A&M Bulldawg View Post
I was thinking that The Woodlands should be Houston's next upscale shopping destination.

It might be the next upscale area, but probably not a destination per say for a majority of the Houston.

While it's a wealthy burb, meaning that there is not a lot of low income, it's still primarily a middle class area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:33 AM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350
That's interesting. So, what suburb or area of Houston can suburb an upscale mall or shopping village? This is interesting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
9,274 posts, read 22,768,361 times
Reputation: 4684
Quote:
Originally Posted by A&M Bulldawg View Post
That's interesting. So, what suburb or area of Houston can suburb an upscale mall or shopping village? This is interesting.

Houston is such a spoke wheel of development. Burbs all the way around, that's why central locations for large upscale stores currently work better. It's easier to go in, than around.

I think the Towncenter areas in the burbs are "upscale" in theory, but they don't draw the upscale, larger department stores for the aforementioned reason. Boutique style stores do fairly well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 07:03 AM
 
12,202 posts, read 17,564,997 times
Reputation: 3350
I was just wondering since Americans love the suburbs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2011, 11:52 PM
 
12,671 posts, read 20,489,997 times
Reputation: 2618
Galleria will always be the upscale and the most diverse mall in Houston.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top