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Where to shop in Houston right now: 9 anticipated stores opening at the Galleria

Where to shop in Houston: 9 anticipated stores opening at the Galleria

Houston fashion Sandro dress
A little Paris via Sandro.  Photo via
Houston fashion Maje dress
Go boho with Maje.  Photo via
beauty Maison Luisant
Find your beauty at Maison Luisant. Photo via
Houston fashion Eloquii plus size
Shopping at Eloquii is a real plus.  Photo via
Houston fashion mens suits Charles Tyrwhitt
Suit up with Charles Tyrwhitt.  Photo via
Houston fashion Sandro dress
Houston fashion Maje dress
beauty Maison Luisant
Houston fashion Eloquii plus size
Houston fashion mens suits Charles Tyrwhitt

When it comes to high-end shopping in Houston, fashionistas know the Galleria is a one-stop shop for designer brands and luxe service. Simon, the global shopping entity that owns the massive mall, has announced a slate of new stores opening over the coming months.

The idea is to continue to provide Houston shoppers with the high fashion and upmarket customer service they’ve come to expect from the brand, as well as introduce Houston to new retailers. Here’s a look at what’s on tap for fashion-conscious shoppers:

Open now

Charles Tyrwhitt
Charles Tyrwhitt is a British menswear retailer that focuses on quality pieces that are effortlessly easy to wear. From wonderfully tailored suiting to Northampton-made shoe selection, products are timeless with no compromise on quality. The Galleria store, near the Galleria Financial Center, is the company’s first location in Texas.

The trend-driven online women’s fashion retailer for sizes 14-28 has taken its inclusive shopping experience offline. The new store, near the Cheesecake Factory, marks the fifth brick-and-mortar location for the brand and the first in Texas. The ultimate fashion destination for women sizes 14-plus showcases the brand’s ever-evolving assortment of fashion-forward dresses, workwear, special occasion styles, separates, swim, outerwear, and accessories.

Maison Luisant
An upscale salon and spa, located next to Chanel, Maison Luisant is born out of a sincere understanding and passion for Couture Esthetics in makeup, fragrance, skincare, body, hair and health, in addition to the pursuit for lasting wellness. ‘Luisant’ is French for shimmering and that defines the brand’s focus on a renewal of artistic principals to create an experience few have encountered in beauty and aesthetics. 

Founded by brother and sister Linda and Chris Tawil, Morphe has developed an ever-growing, loyal fan-following, delivering professional quality makeup and artistry tools at accessible prices. The Tawils recognized the power of social media in the early stages of building their company and aligned with beauty makeup artists and bloggers who shared their love of Morphe products with their own growing fans and followers. New location is next to the Disney Store.

Quay Australia
With its roots in music festivals and spontaneous travel adventures, Quay Australia with a new store located near Neiman Marcus. Founded in 2004 by Melbournites Linda and Allen Hammond, the company is known for "sunnies" with oversized frames and playful, exuberant designs that are affordable enough to collect and pair with every outfit. The new Galleria store is the company’s first location in Texas. 

Fall openings

A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. This family business — appropriately located near the Galleria Financial Tower — is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands. 

Keeping time since 1837, Invicta is known for offering supremely crafted timepieces for modest sums to satisfy the evolving fashion needs of its dedicated fans. Invicta watch stores showcase the world's largest selection of Invicta style accessories for men and women. 

Winter openings 

Bohemian chic, solar, and full of joie de vivre, the Maje spirit is resolutely feminine, understated, glamorous, and bold. Maje has created its own language of style and sketches a subtle difference between modernity and quirkiness, with authentic pieces and sharp details. The new store will be in the Saks Fifth Avenue wing.

This fashion house expresses through its collections the essence of cool and chic Parisian spirit, the French effortless elegance, with a unique twist. The brand is located in the heart of Paris, where studios and ateliers conceive the women’s and men’s collections. The local fashion house will also be in the Saks wing.