STOCK UP ON STYLE
Cool Colorado bootmaker kicks up first Houston store along with iconic Swiss luxury brand in Galleria
Houston shoppers now have two more reasons to visit the Houston Galleria for the ultimate retail experience. The bustling shopping center, which is always busy despite mall naysayers, has added two in-demand names to its already impressive lineup.
Iconic Swiss luxury brand Bally and Colorado-based bootmaker Freebird have set up shop in Houston's shopping mecca, in time for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and spring fashion hunts.
Bally has been making waves on the luxury leather goods market since 1851. Their iconic leather shoes are handcrafted in Casiano Switzerland by a team of multi-generational artisans. What started with shoes has since turned into a full collection of bags, accessories and ready-to-wear pieces for both men and women.
Shoppers can pursue the latest collection of Bally jewelry and the debut of the brand's Spring/Summer 2023 collection by creative director Rhuigi Villasenor. Their Galleria outpost is located on level 1 near the Galleria Financial Center.
Freebird kicks up in Houston just in time for rodeo season. Freebird boots aren't run of the mill cowboy boots; the Colorado-based brand is known for their hand finished and detailed boots and booties. Look for funky designs with distressed leather, exotic skins, and expandable back lacing panels — making many of their styles size inclusive.
The new store, located on Level 1 between Macy's and Nordstrom, is fully stocked with their spring and summer collection. For those looking for a unique western moment, highlights include peep-toe booties and multi-strap styles.
Galleria regulars can also expect a change to the mall footprint with several stores relocating or opening up in temporary spaces during renovations. Prada, Saint Laurent, and Burberry will be temporarily relocated on levels one and two, while athleisure favorite Lululemon has new permanent digs on level two between Galleria Financial Center and Neiman Marcus.