River Oaks Shopping Center
Just across the street from the land of the rich-and-famous and close to the hip Midtown/Montrose scene, this upscale shopping haven attracts patrons who have the money (or lines of credit) to buy the very best. You won’t find monolithic department stores at River Oaks Shopping Center, but a series of chic stores and restaurants providing personalized service and high priced offerings. One of our favorite stops here is Events, a haute gift shop that combines the magical realism of an Isabel Allende novel with the sophistication of an elite boutique on the Champs-Élysées. We like this shopping center for many reasons, not the least of which is that it is easy to navigate. Just park your car alongside the other luxury automobiles and head out for the dozens of tempting options that are within strolling distance.
Owners Weingarten Realty earned the ire of preservationists when they tore down part of the historic shopping center to construct a gigantic Barnes & Noble.