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Old 08-09-2018, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I was at the galleria a few weeks ago and it was packed with people. Those of us that live in the city see no reason to drive to the outer suburbs just to shop when we have the galleria nearby. I don't care how nice the woodlands mall is. I'm not driving an hour to get there when I have the galleria 10 minutes away. Most of my shopping is done online but when I need to try stuff on I'll go to the galleria.
Makes total sense. And people who live in town just laugh when suburbanites complain that "parking is so hard" at The Galleria (and Uptown in general). Please, parking could be much much worse. A lot of people even complain at suburban malls when they can't park within 50 yards of the entrance they want to go into. Popular places have busy parking lots / garages, how do people not comprehend this? And no, women do NOT deserve a break on this point.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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It's so crowded, no one goes there any more.



Thanks, Yogi.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I would agree that the parking garages at The Galleria are like a series of mazes. However, I know those mazes well enough that I never have a problem finding a convenient parking spot. Those do exist and I'm not sure it's to my advantage to advertise them :-)

Moving on to another subject ... I realize that The Galleria is just a mall, but it's the biggest one by far in Texas and I presume it is one of the few that is still quite profitable. Aside from whatever shopping people do (or do not do) there, it serves as a comfortable public space for people to be with other people, people-watch, grab a bite, etc. As much as I also enjoy outdoor "lifestyle centers" (or whatever they call them) like City Centre, The Galleria is still the 800-pound gorilla in Houston.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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Maybe the haters haven't lived somewhere that had no decent shops. I don't much like shopping, but I love having a mall with great stores a few minutes from my house. When I need something, I know I can find it there. I'm not going to hang out all day. I'm going to find an awesome pair of shoes, or get a battery at the apple store, exchange a sweater at Banana, or pick up cosmetics at Aveda or Origins.

Now go ahead. Judge me. IDC LOL
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm sorry for raining on your Galleria Mall parade.You must get excited every time you step foot in that overpriced mall, like you haven't seen a mall before.
Damn man, The Galleria must have slept with your girl and slapped your mom silly. Calm down, it's just a mall.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Damn man, The Galleria must have slept with your girl and slapped your mom silly. Calm down, it's just a mall.
Different strokes for different folks :-) A lot of younger people go there to stroll around and enjoy it because its big and has some fancy shops. A lot of more experienced people go there for practical reasons. And ... some people hate it for their own reasons. As for me, I'll keep going there occasionally as long as the owners maintain it. Not to spend $10K + but because it's convenient and has a few stores and restaurants I like. If one really wants to get fancy, go to River Oaks District, which had Oprah shopping there this week.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Damn man, The Galleria must have slept with your girl and slapped your mom silly. Calm down, it's just a mall.
You just wasted a response with this foolishness. I'm not one to trade corny insults (juvenile stuff), but the fact remains is that you're in your feelings because you're precious Galleria Mall is overrated. River Oaks blows Galleria off the map for shopping.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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How is a mall that houses Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany over rated? Please enlighten me on this, once again gibberish you speak? It's ok if you don't like the Galleria. You absolutely have that right. But the Galleria has both some of the most successful shops as well as places for less affluent shoppers.
The Galleria doesn't need your approval. It holds it's own.


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You just wasted a response with this foolishness. I'm not one to trade corny insults (juvenile stuff), but the fact remains is that you're in your feelings because you're precious Galleria Mall is overrated. River Oaks blows Galleria off the map for shopping.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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How is a mall that houses Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany over rated? Please enlighten me on this, once again gibberish you speak? It's ok if you don't like the Galleria. You absolutely have that right. But the Galleria has both some of the most successful shops as well as places for less affluent shoppers.
The Galleria doesn't need your approval. It holds it's own.

Obviously you don't know the Galleria Mall that well because there's no store in there for less affluent shoppers. I've been going to Galleria Mall since I was a kid, even before I started going to Willowbrook Mall. It always catered towards an affluent clientele.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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I remember shopping in the Galleria with my (now Houston-living) sister. I bought something in a hosiery-specialty shop, so you know this was back in the day when hosiery was a thing! (Mid-'80's, I think.) We both liked the Galleria very much. These days, I shop online with non-mall presence sites.

It's a pity that the ice-skating there isn't year-round, though I under$tand why not. Last winter we skated at a rink in Sugarland, and it was ten bucks per!
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