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Old 10-29-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Famed French Fashion Label Finds a Texas Home: Highland Park Village Welcomes Céline

"Fashion designer Phoebe Philo has finally found a home in Texas as Highland Park Village welcomes French fash-pack favorite Céline. The coveted source of ready-to-wear and accessories opened on October 19 and resides in an elegant house of onyx, travertine and Iroko wood — a design reminiscent of Céline’s flagship store in Paris (Avenue Montaigne).

But despite the beige Arenino walls, gray stone floors from Vicenza, furniture designed by Danish artist FOS and pink Portuguese marble jewelry displays, the ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories are at center stage. Here you’ll find it-bags in scads, from the Trapeze and the Phantom to the eponymous Luggage Tote — which means that now Dallas socials won’t have to fly to buy.

Claim your own piece of the brand that has pierced the veil and become a mainstay of fashion’s elite inner circle."

http://www.papercitymag.com/style/fa...village-store/
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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Where to Shop Right Now at River Oaks District: The inside scoop on 14 new luxury stores

Where to Shop at River Oaks District: Inside scoop on 14 new stores - CultureMap Houston

Despite continuing construction of the new River Oaks District along Westheimer, 14 fashion houses at the $550 million mixed-use center are open for business.

And there’s more to come.

Diptyque, Bonobos, a 10,000-square-foot Hermés store, Kiton and Planet Blue are opening within the next week at the 14-acre development. And the iPic Entertainment movie complex is scheduled to open the first week of November with the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre.

Future additions include Baanou (opening in December), Anne Fontaine, Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911, L’Occitane, Patek Philippe at Deboulle, Alice + Olivia, Harry Winston, St. Nicola, Akris, Van Cleef & Arpels, Les Copains and Vilebrequin.

Also on tap: the Equinox fitness club and restaurants such as Le Colonial, Steak 44, Austin-import and burger joint Hopdoddy, American Food and Beverage, Taverna, Thirteen Pies and Toulouse Cafe and Bar, along with 92,000 square feet of office space and 279 contemporary residential units.

But for now, here's an insider's guide to where to shop at the new center, which is chock full of some of fashion's biggest names.

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

The first storefront you see upon entering the complex from Westheimer Road is the Italian luxury brand Brunello Cucinelli. The rustic yet chic flagship boutique boasts luxurious handmade and hand-stitched cashmere clothing in neutral tones, plus plush mink and fox fur trimmed coats.

If that doesn’t get your attention, glimmering Monili beading, found in several items from shirts with sparkling collar detailing to flashy high-heeled sandals and men’s Monili cap-toe Oxfords, is sure to catch your eye.

ETRO

Adjacent to Brunello Cucinelli is another upscale Italian import, Etro. The brand, which fittingly began as a textile company, is recognizable for its eclectic and bold patterns, including paisley and bold prints with lots of color.

The swank Houston 2,200-square-foot shop has two main rooms, one showcasing women’s apparel and the other menswear. Each room is decked out with a sparkling chandelier and furniture from the Etro home line, a tease since it’s available overseas only.

Shopping highlights include pre-fall fashions and Indian-inspired jewelry for women, the men's runway collection available for the first time in Houston and the full line of 25 fragrances, exclusive to the River Oaks District store.

VINCE

The Los Angeles-based company has opened its first Houston store, featuring modern essentials with a timeless aesthetic for men's and women's everyday wear. A personal shopper is one hand to help with shopping needs and have items delivered directly to your front door.

And the River Oaks District shop will match prices on Vince items at other Houston stores that carry the brand if you find an item elsewhere for less.

INTERMIX

The seasonal inventory at the multi-brand women’s boutique out of New York skews on the youthful, trendy side. Count on finding labels like Rag & Bone, Elizabeth & James, Derek Lam and Helmut Lang on the racks. The charming space is highlighted by curated art pieces from Texas artist Mark Lovejoy.

TOM FORD

Add haute name Tom Ford to the list of stellar fashion labels at River Oaks District. We’re fairly sure the words, “I wish this was my closet,” are frequently uttered by all those who enter the nearly 5,000 square foot boutique. The ultra chic spot, outfitted with killer art, including a Calder mobile from Ford’s own collection, swank private fitting rooms, a marble powder room and glass and chrome fireplace, feels more like a personal residence than a store.

In addition to apparel and accessories, the boutique features luggage, perfume and makeup.

Tip: On the men’s side, look for the exclusive James Bond collection, modeled after the clothing worn by Daniel Craig in the new movie. And for women, head to the beauty bar and get your makeup done by a consultant.

MONCLER

Stay warm this winter in the brand’s signature quilted outerwear, from lightweight (55 grams of down) to heavy (200 grams), for all seasons. Moncler also boasts accessories, including a hip sunglass collaboration with Grammy Award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

The Italian designer, who counts Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus among his impressive clientele, is known for his bold women’s and men’s shoes with an evening wear focus.

Exclusive to the 1,110-square-foot Houston boutique is a small line of apparel, featuring matching black leather pants, shirt and jacket for men and similar black leather shirt and skirt for women, with more options coming soon. Rock out while you shop: A cool mix of Top 40, pop and hip-hop is piped in.

CHOPARD

Fine Swiss watches and glittering jewelry are the highlights at the French luxury brand's first store in Texas (and fifth in the nation). Items range from iconic collections like “Floating Diamonds” to the "Happy Texas" watch, with the state of Texas etched on the back of the face.

DIOR

The French luxury fashion house has returned to Houston with a spacious two-story retail store in the middle of the complex. It features the full Dior collection, including women’s ready-to-wear clothing, handbags, shoes, a dozen couture perfumes and fine jewelry. VIP’s can head upstairs to a swank lounge for private shopping.

JOHN LOBB

You know the shoes at this 150-year-old English company are top quality upon learning that the parent company is none other than Hermés. While it has a small women’s line, John Lobb is mostly known for its men’s collection, which is what you’ll find at the Houston store, only the third locale in the U.S.

Shop ready-to-wear and stylish made-to-measure footwear handcrafted via a 190-step process. Socks and leather goods such as belts are also available.

CANALI

Dapper gentlemen will appreciate the family-owned Italian menswear brand’s well-cut clothing and accessories. The first store in Texas, and ninth in the U.S., offers made-to-measure suits, custom tuxedos and an in-house tailor.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Hot British fashion designer Stella McCartney has set up shop with high fashion but wearable apparel, plus accessories, shoes, handbags and a small collection of children's clothing. The DNA of the lifestyle brand is creations made without fur, leather and PVC (synthetic plastic polymer).

CARTIER

The fist boutique to open in River Oaks District, Cartier offers megawatt merchandise, from one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to a large selection of engagement and wedding rings, watches and more.

ROBERTO CAVALLI

The Italian luxury label is known for sexy, fashion-forward animalistic prints and conceptual silhouettes with an edge. The 4,200-square-foot Houston boutique, the second largest Cavalli store in the U.S. next to Las Vegas, features a large collection of clothing for men, women and children.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Italian artisan puts his stamp on Tod's glittery grand opening party in The Galleria


http://houston.culturemap.com/news/f...-the-galleria/

What: Tod's Grand Opening.

Where: Tod's boutique in The Galleria.

The 411: Fans of the luxury Italian brand celebrated the new Houston store, admiring the fine leather goods and colorful shoes for women and men in the glittering 2,000-square-foot space. The new Wave handbag collection, designed by Tod's creative director Alessandra Facchinetti, drew a ton of lustful admiration.

Guests sipped on prosecco and sampled hors d'ouevres from A Fare Extraordinaire and watched as an artisan flown in from Italy monogrammed the iconic Tod's Gommino loafers for customers throughout the evening. A portion of sales benefited the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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High-end heist: Thieves break into new Tom Ford store at luxe shopping center

High-end heist: Thieves break into new Tom Ford store at luxe center - CultureMap Houston

The new River Oaks District — home to luxury retailers such as Cartier, Dior, Chopard and Dolce & Gabbana — got some unexpected visitors over the weekend.

According to Houston Police Department spokesperson Victor Sientes, officers arrived at the Tom Ford store at the mixed-use complex on Westheimer near the 610 Loop at 6:40 am on Sunday in response to a triggered burglar alarm. No one was found inside the store by the time officials arrived, but the store manager told authorities that several items had been stolen.

The crafty burglars "cut a hole in a back wall that was adjacent to the parking garage to gain access to the store," Sientes said. While many of the stores at River Oaks District are open, the complex is still under construction, including the portion of the structure that runs behind the Tom Ford store.

Although HPD would not release the value or types of items that were reportedly missing from the store — which has been open for less than a month — a suit from the high-end retailer can cost as much as $7,000 and the brand's handbags can cost $25,000.

The 5,000 square foot boutique features notable art, including a Calder mobile from Ford’s own collection, swank private fitting rooms, a marble powder room and glass and chrome fireplace. It carries a sizable collection of women's evening gowns and mens suits from the exclusive James Bond collection worn by Daniel Craig in the new movie, Spectre, along with luggage, perfume and makeup.

Tom Ford general manager Alan May confirmed the burglary took place but declined to comment further. Just as this story was published, a spokesman from River Oaks District returned a call from CultureMap and said a statement will be forthcoming.

The burglary remains under investigation.

Luxury retailers are a common target for thieves. Almost four years ago, the Hermès of Paris store in BLVD Place was robbed by at least 12 suspects after the store's front door was pried open. A video released by authorities showed the suspects grabbing a number of purses, watches and other expensive items before making a quick getaway.

Hermès is moving to a new location at River Oaks District at the end of this month, not too far away from the Tom Ford store.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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I read somewhere that Chanel will move into the temporary space that Hermes is occupying. Then management will renovate the building that Chanel, Starbucks and Anthropologie are in. They want to change the exterior of the that building since it's looking too modern and doesn't blend in with the rest of the Village. This also will be the end of Starbucks and Anthropologie. The entrance will be moved toward the inside facing Vince in able to create more retail space. Once the renovation is done (might take two years) then this space will be enough for 8 more stores.
HPV Starbucks closed for renovations, but reopening November 14. Not sure why they'd sink money into a reno and then get kicked out?


HP Village Starbucks Temporarily Closed | Park Cities People
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Upper Kirby, Houston, TX
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HPV Starbucks closed for renovations, but reopening November 14. Not sure why they'd sink money into a reno and then get kicked out?


HP Village Starbucks Temporarily Closed | Park Cities People
Probably should stick with the 'HP Village' vernacular instead of 'HPV' lol.. hits a little close to home for a lot of residents there.
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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HPV Starbucks closed for renovations, but reopening November 14. Not sure why they'd sink money into a reno and then get kicked out?


HP Village Starbucks Temporarily Closed | Park Cities People
Agreed, it seems like Starbucks will be staying in the foreseeable future.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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Ralph Lauren closed at Northpark. I wonder who will take their place. They have too many Ralph Laurens in Dallas.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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Ralph Lauren closed at Northpark. I wonder who will take their place. They have too many Ralph Laurens in Dallas.

Northpark has a 2 year waiting list for stores wanting to open up...So who knows.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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Ralph Lauren closed at Northpark. I wonder who will take their place. They have too many Ralph Laurens in Dallas.
Ralph didn't close; it moved to the corridor between Neiman's and Nordstrom. Canali is opening at NorthPark in spring 2016- I assume they are sliding into the old Ralph space as the other newly announced stores (UnderArmour, Frye, Warby Parker, etc) don't fit the "luxury" corridor brand mix.

Also, not sure why you think TWO Ralph stores is "too many" for Dallas. Because 2 is all there are, NorthPark and HP Village.
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