July 10th 2017
12 Must-Hit Shops in River Oaks
Having already mastered the art of matching Houston brides with couture wedding gowns at Casa de Novia, in 2011 Luvi Wheelock opened this shop next door, stocking cocktail dresses and eveningwear from avant-garde designers like Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Viktor & Rolf, and Yigal Azrouël in an appropriately minimalist space. 2040 W. Gray St., Suite 120, atriumrtw.com.
June 11th 2017
Where to Shop Right Now: New summer products, sales, and store openings
Fashion boutique Francesca’s has recently opened two new stores in the Houston area. The locations in The Galleria and River Oaks Shopping Center feature bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts for birthdays or weddings at moderate prices.
April 28th 2017
Where to Shop Till You Drop
River Oaks Shopping Center: The first structures in this 322,000-square-foot shopping district along a tony stretch of West Gray were built in the 1930s (the historic theater here is one of the city's few indie options). Among the more than 75 shops and restaurants: Jos A. Bank, Casa de Novia Bridal Couture and Sur La Table, and on the dining side Americas (pan-Latin cuisine) and Brasserie 19, a see-and-be-seen where champagne flows nightly.
March 31st 2017
Saint Cloud Buys Brooke Feather, Expands Into River Oaks
EVERYTHING ON THE RACKS AT BROOKE FEATHER boutique in River Oaks Shopping Center is designed to inspire a stylishly laid-back lifestyle—you know, like they do it on the West Coast. So maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that after two-and-a-half years in business, Feather herself felt the pull of returning to a more balanced pace of life that’s elusive when running a thriving retail operation.
The good news is that instead of simply closing its doors, Feather has sold her business to the women behind the equally awesome Saint Cloud boutique in Rice Village. As of April 1, the store will be known as Saint Cloud River Oaks—but that doesn’t mean it will transform into a clone of the original.
February 26th 2017
The Best Home, Decor and Antique Stores in Houston
Kartell, River Oaks Shopping Center, 2013 W. Gray, be-design.us/kartell. This gleaming showroom is filled with the iconic designs from 68-year-old Italian furniture and lighting brand that’s known for collaborations with cutting-edge designers like Philippe Starck (the acrylic Louis Ghost chair) and Ron Arad (the Bookworm bookcase).