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.
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.