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Cosmetics giant eyes luxe Houston shopping center, along with several new tenants

Cosmetics giant, fusion restaurant eye luxe Houston shopping center

NARS Rodarte runway show spring summer 2015
For the Rodarte runway show in New York, NARS Cosmetics artists created a makeup look inspired by a "dewy glow - a youthful fresh color based on the sunrise and horizon."   Courtesy photo

Skin-care giant NARS Cosmetics will be opening its first stand-alone Houston store in River Oaks District, the mixed-use complex proclaimed on Tuesday, along with two newly newly announced stores and one new restaurant.

The cosmetics and skin care company — a favorite of film stars on the red carpet and runway models in fashion shows — is featured in nine department stores and Sephora locations in the Houston area.

The NARS boutique will open later this year, along with resort-inspired lifestyle brand Roberta Roller Rabbit and Dallas-based skiwear and outdoor sporting goods retailer St. Bernard (formerly known as St. Bernard Sports).

Fusion dining concept SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen, an Arizona restaurant with a modern minimalistic space that serves tapas-style small plates incorporating flavors of Latin America and the Far East, is the latest dining option announced for the luxe shopping center on Westheimer near the 610 Loop.

Thus far, only one restaurant/bar, The Tuck Room, in the iPic theaters has opened in the mixed-used complex. But a number of other restaurants have targeted late winter/early spring for openings.

They include Austin-based burger chain Hopdoddy and four Dallas-based chains (Thirteen Pies, The Porch, Taverna and Toulouse Cafe and Bar), along with an upscale steakhouse called Steak 48 and Le Colonial, a San Francisco import offering French-Vietnamese fusion. 

Stores that are scheduled to open "soon," according to officials are Akris, Anne Fontaine, Davidoff of Geneva and Harry Winston. They join more than 30 establishments currently open.