Trendy New Galleria Store

Houston shopping coup: Legendary designer opens a new Galleria store that's younger and less expensive

Legendary designer opens a new Galleria store that's less expensive

New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria exterior with polo pony
The exterior of the new Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria sports the iconic polo player symbol. Photo courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria, womens collection
The Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria offers the brand's new women's collection. Photo courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren virtual bow at Polo event
Ralph Lauren took a virtual bow at the 4-D runway show for the  Polo Ralph Lauren collection in New York's Central Park in September. Photo by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria men's collection
The new Polo Ralph Lauren store has a sporty look. Photo courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014
Lauren debuted the Polo Ralph Lauren fall collection for women last February at New York fashion week.  

 

Photo by shootdigital
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria exterior shot
The new Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria has large windows so shoppers can see inside. Photo courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014
The new Polo Ralph Lauren Collection also includes some dressier styles. photo by shootdigital
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014
A look from the fall Polo Ralph Lauren for women collection. Photo by shootdigital
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria exterior with polo pony
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria, womens collection
Ralph Lauren virtual bow at Polo event
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria men's collection
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014
New Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria exterior shot
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014
Ralph Lauren Polo fall fashion February 2014

Ralph Lauren has an early holiday gift for his Houston fans.

The legendary designer has opened a big new Polo Ralph Lauren store in The Galleria. The new store, located near Louis Vuitton and Zara in Galleria I, is the newest concept  from Lauren, featuring a sporty lineup for men and women that skews younger and less expensive than his namesake Ralph Lauren Collection.

 Houston is one of the first cities outside of New York to get the new store.  

Lauren debuted the Polo Ralph Lauren collection for women last February during New York fashion week and in September presented a 4D holograph runway show in Central Park to showcase the new brand.

Houston is one of the first cities outside of New York to get the new store. (Earlier this fall, Lauren opened a flagship Polo Ralph Lauren store on tourist-friendly Fifth Avenue in New York.)

The new Houston store has a woodsy motif, with reclaimed oak floors, vintage lighting, painted millwork, brick walls and sporty accents like a canoe mounted on the ceiling. Large windows allow shoppers to look into the store while walking in the Galleria. The exterior also displays a large symbol of a polo player on a pony that is Lauren's trademark.

The store is the second from Ralph Lauren in The Galleria. He continues to operate the more upscale Ralph Lauren Collection store near Neiman Marcus.