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Barneys CO-OP Houston Store.

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"The perception is that Dallas is a more cosmopolitan city and that, consequently, a move to Dallas before Houston is less risky," he says. "Once those same retailers come to Houston, they are consistently surprised at the realization of what a great, great city we have."

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Me and my girl are big DG fans, and I'd definately be a customer if they returned to Galleria.

Also, I was checking out what Editor said about Barneys New York. I don't recall ever being in one before, but look forward to checking this one out when I get the chance. And Jeebus, I understand what you're saying.

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Barneys CO-OP Houston Store.

Houston Business Journal

http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/sto.../10/story4.html

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"The perception is that Dallas is a more cosmopolitan city and that, consequently, a move to Dallas before Houston is less risky," he says. "Once those same retailers come to Houston, they are consistently surprised at the realization of what a great, great city we have."

Yeah right!! "Dallas more cosmopolitan city" LMAO, True Dallas does get stores before we do but what's the point if they don't even last, just look at what happend to Willow Bend more than half of the stores that first open there were the first in Texas and now they're gone except for D&G. Dallas Galleria sits on a nasty part of the city. Northpark is real nice and does have stores we won't have in Houston anytime soon but the stores are soo small. I think the owners of Northpark just wanted to have a good store line up even if the stores are only big enough to sell socks and underwear. Well I know for sure Barney's CoOp is opening here on April 20 wich I will enjoy, and does eny one know when Bottega Veneta closed its Galleria store?

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Any new updates on the changes in the Galleria? (former Lord & Taylor / Macy's)

Former Lord & Taylor space currently remodeling to include Kona Grill, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Border's Books, and a new J.Crew store, among more new stores. The expansion said to open before the 2006 Holidays. Since the expansion is going right in Galleria II in the "luxury corridor" I will imagen new upscale stores opening there. As for the Macy's space I have no clue, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Bloomingdale's or more stores anything but a cinema or highrise apartments.

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Former Lord & Taylor space currently remodeling to include Kona Grill, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Border's Books, and a new J.Crew store, among more new stores. The expansion said to open before the 2006 Holidays. Since the expansion is going right in Galleria II in the "luxury corridor" I will imagen new upscale stores opening there. As for the Macy's space I have no clue, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Bloomingdale's or more stores anything but a cinema or highrise apartments.

Speaking of apartments, is that still part of future Galleria plans?

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Well that is probably going to kill B. Dalton's (I think that is the name). Better location, and probably a larger store.

Yes a much larger store. From what I heard is a two story 22,000-24,000 sq.ft store.

Speaking of apartments, is that still part of future Galleria plans?

I hope not they should built more stores and restaurants that will somehow connect to Galleria II either that or a Bloomingdale's.

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Former Lord & Taylor space currently remodeling to include Kona Grill, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Border's Books, and a new J.Crew store, among more new stores. The expansion said to open before the 2006 Holidays. Since the expansion is going right in Galleria II in the "luxury corridor" I will imagen new upscale stores opening there. As for the Macy's space I have no clue, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Bloomingdale's or more stores anything but a cinema or highrise apartments.

Just curious, but why are you opposed to apartments or a cinema?

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Just curious, but why are you opposed to apartments or a cinema?

theres plenty of highrise apt. around The Galleria. Bloomingdale's should take Macy's space not some tacky apt. building either that or more stores I'd kill for an Ermenegildo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Porsche Design, and a Diesel store too. :rolleyes: as for a cinema I dont think its right for an upscale mall like The Galleria it will just attract mall rats :unsure:

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the galleria had a mall cinema and it didn't survive due to a bad location (imho). and.........apartments at the galleria would not be some three story ghetto. it would be a mid/hi rise condo sort of development that created a "lifestyle" type of environment that does not distract from the "upscale" concept of the galleria (to use your words).

.........."upscale mall like the Galleria" sounds so 80's. this word, "upscale", lends itself to scatterbrained neophytes who drink at the shallow fountain of credit card companies and lounge in the bright shining light of "me-ism". i know this because it was once me. :blush:

no offense, jj18, but "Ermenegildo Zegna"? nice ads, but sheesh!

also, i, a former mall rat, did not spend days at the galleria because of the lackluster, i'll positioned theater. i was at the galleria in order to show off the overpriced clothing i purchased there that i truly could not afford. i do miss those marshall field's sales. i believe i purchased my first armani suit there. nothing fits like an armani my friend, nothing.

i digress. any additions to the galleria will most likely follow the current trend of the "lifestyle", mixed-use concept similar to what we see happening at memorial city. it will enhance the galleria experience and not detract from it, "upscale" in perception or not.

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the galleria had a mall cinema and it didn't survive due to a bad location (imho). and.........apartments at the galleria would not be some three story ghetto. it would be a mid/hi rise condo sort of development that created a "lifestyle" type of environment that does not distract from the "upscale" concept of the galleria (to use your words).

.........."upscale mall like the Galleria" sounds so 80's. this word, "upscale", lends itself to scatterbrained neophytes who drink at the shallow fountain of credit card companies and lounge in the bright shining light of "me-ism". i know this because it was once me. :blush:

no offense, jj18, but "Ermenegildo Zegna"? nice ads, but sheesh!

I love Zegna, one of my favorite brands. If I could only afford it. I think I have 1 belt and 1 shirt from Zegna.

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Everything in one, retail, eatery, residental, and a cinema? I vote YES! For a cinema. Look at the world's largest mall, they have a cinema inside. What makes the galleria so different?

You sold me....hey they have a roller coaster too......we can have it going in and out stores and garages....it can pick you up at your car and drop you off at the ice rink :P

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federated is shutting down all macys right or just this one? because a macys is one of the spots taking position in the new development in katy (grand shoppes or what ever). what needs to go in is a ruehl 925. it would be great to have and also position itself next to the new mid-rise development of macy's (if it occurs).

...if they want to be awesome or jawsome is my book they need to make the new section more open and not prison-esque with absolutely no windows. none too style. also, the rolls royce dealership needs to move to the galleria. just think of having a test track which drives through neimans. great idea! haha

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federated is shutting down all macys right or just this one? because a macys is one of the spots taking position in the new development in katy (grand shoppes or what ever). what needs to go in is a ruehl 925. it would be great to have and also position itself next to the new mid-rise development of macy's (if it occurs).

...if they want to be awesome or jawsome is my book they need to make the new section more open and not prison-esque with absolutely no windows. none too style. also, the rolls royce dealership needs to move to the galleria. just think of having a test track which drives through neimans. great idea! haha

All Foley's stores are becoming Macy's stores. So the current Foley's in The Galleria will become a Macy's. The current Macy's store at The Galleria will be closed. That's it.

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I really liked what Galleria IV did to the entire mall as new stores re located or closed new stores opened in those vacant spots. I always HATED the old store fronts especially those in Galleria I the all black with the stores name in white letters, do yall know what I'm talking about? was that a mall policy that the stores had to follow??

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I really liked what Galleria IV did to the entire mall as new stores re located or closed new stores opened in those vacant spots. I always HATED the old store fronts especially those in Galleria I the all black with the stores name in white letters, do yall know what I'm talking about? was that a mall policy that the stores had to follow??

Probably, yes, to maintain some uniformity of style. I think that design is vintage 1970s, from when the mall was built. It does look dated.

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That is fine and dandy that Houston is on an upscale retail upswing, but so long as the typical unsophisticated socially retarded yokel is working in them, these stores will do nothing to boost the image of the city. Its the interaction wit da peeps that enhance or not enhance the overall image.

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That is fine and dandy that Houston is on an upscale retail upswing, but so long as the typical unsophisticated socially retarded yokel is working in them, these stores will do nothing to boost the image of the city. Its the interaction wit da peeps that enhance or not enhance the overall image.

And once again MiDTOWNeR creeps out to provide such great commentary on why the state of new jersey is really an underrated source of well spoken people and a jewel in the mind of people everywhere. That and also taking away the crown of most negative person from houstonsemipro.

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Speaking of nice malls, I hear that Northpark, in Dallas, is nice. I think they have art there, or something, and Houstonians are too stupid to understand why.

I've been there and yes I like the new part of the mall.

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Wow, I didn't know that this thread would start such a discussion!

First, I would like to say that Sean Jean is divided between the cheap urban-style line and the newer, ridiculously more expensive couture line, so in that case, it will definately appeal to Houston residents, especially those shopping in the Galleiia and visitors as well.

Second, L.A. and New York have much better looking women, with an emphasis on L.A. Think about one thing, most of the most beautiful women (and men for that matter), if they know that this is a major quality in them, will seek out places where they can gain from this--whether it be to become actors, models, or entertainers, the place to do it is L.A. or NYC. If any of you have been to L.A., it is craiwling with lovelies like you have never seen. Houston doesn't compare--and I love Houston and know there is good looking people, but please, most are overwieght and don't dress well at all. For whatever its worth, a girl looks hotter in a pair of Seven Jeans and a Cavalli top than in Levi's and a Gap shirt. Statistically speaking, Houston has more discounted clothing stores than L.A. or New York, mainly because of demand.

In short, people in L.A. and NYC dress more fashionably and sophisticatedly than Houston (which I love), but does not mean that they dress hotter, which is another way to go. In time, Houston will be more fashion and aesthetically forward, but it is still young and coming into its own.

Well I know all the hottest super Model/Porn Stars are in NYC & LA, but I'm talking about real people. You know, the everyday kind. And NYC & LA soak up all the beautiful people this city has to offer, usually at the first hint of 'sexiness'. Nyc & La also have alot more wealth, which is why they dress "more fashionably and sophisiticatedly"... or the fact they are Fashion headquarters.

And I agree with the men thing... I'm sorry but Houston men are some of the ugliest. (atleast the gay ones).

BTW, anyone ever have one of those Houston Fire Fighter calendars? >:)

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I'd also like the throw out the fact Houston has had such a significant increase of local magazines (fashion/ etc.). And Jeans Couture has really grown (M2M, Lab 5, etc.). All their stores are a little different, and carry different stuff. And all the stores on westheimer (in Montrose) are amazing, like Juliet & Romeo and Mint.

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And I agree with the men thing... I'm sorry but Houston men are some of the ugliest. (atleast the gay ones).

Just because they don't want to go home with you doesn't mean they're ugly. In fact, it probably means you either have bad taste or you're just jealous.

Houston boys are HOT!

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Everything in one, retail, eatery, residental, and a cinema? I vote YES! For a cinema. Look at the world's largest mall, they have a cinema inside. What makes the galleria so different?

And the worlds largest mall is also a white trash mecca. There is a SEARS for gods sakes. Not quite the image the Galleria wants. NO CINEMAS.

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And the worlds largest mall is also a white trash mecca. There is a SEARS for gods sakes. Not quite the image the Galleria wants. NO CINEMAS.

So long as it's high-class, it's got da DJ Seal of Approval. What's so bad about a cinema or apartments within the Galleria if it's done right? The developments they've done in the past 7 years look pretty hot. I'm sure the next designs will use the current ones as the foundation. How would it fail?

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QUOTE(houstonsemipro @ Sunday, May 7th, 2006 @ 7:11pm) *
Everything in one, retail, eatery, residental, and a cinema? I vote YES! For a cinema. Look at the world's largest mall, they have a cinema inside. What makes the galleria so different?

And the worlds largest mall is also a white trash mecca. There is a SEARS for gods sakes. Not quite the image the Galleria wants. NO CINEMAS.

the largest mall(s) are in china buddy...i dunno, are there sears/lots of trashy white people in donggsan?

seriously though, what about one of those artsy movie theaters? that would be something new and it wouldnt attract lots of spoiled 14 yr olds with credit cards...

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Aug. 1, 2006, 11:32AM

RETAIL RENAISSANCE

More shopping is on Galleria menu

Eateries add new appeal to business spaces

By TARA DOOLEY

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

In a spot where dresses, shoes and handbags once helped lure shoppers into the Galleria, mall owners will soon rely largely on food to draw visitors from around Houston and the world.

J. Crew will open today in part of the space left vacant since Lord & Taylor closed in January 2005. The 100,000 square feet that once housed the department store on the Westheimer side of the Galleria will now offer goods from specialty shops and three restaurants.

The Galleria currently has 35 restaurants including upscale eateries in department stores and fast food options in the food court, Hascher said. But the property includes a hotel that draws convention visitors. Of the Galleria's 24 million shoppers annually, 28 percent arrive from outside Houston for shopping vacations. Of that group, 27 percent come from Mexico, Hascher said. The new restaurants will help keep these visitors at the mall for a meal as well as offer a place for corporate functions, she said.

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It would be nice if all the structures on the western half of the block Galleria IV is on were not there, and perhaps on the vacant lot west of it. (surrounded by W. Alabama, Hidalgo, S. Rice, & Sage).

Then perhaps with better design and planning they could have had the Galleria IV expansion cover the entire block its on now. (Hidalgo, McCue, W. Alabama, & Sage). Also with better parking & access, they could have changed the "main part" or "center" of the Galleria from the original to Galleria II & III. -perhaps by combining the two, to cover then entire block as well. It would be easier for shoppers to go to all parts of the Galleria, instead of just sticking to the Ice Rink.

Did they not ever try to make a deal of some sort with Dillard's? Perhaps having the Mall expand over Post Oak Blvd., maybe extend the glass atrium all the way to the west loop? (well, perhaps not through Neiman Marcus, but connecting to Dillards).

And the big drawing they have in Galleria II, on the north side (opposite Galleria IV.), the one that gives me hope about them expanding a little bit... are there plans for that?

They should tear it down and start all over. Perhaps with the store fronts closer to the roads, with underground parking... but really underground, not just 2 levels.

It seems the expansions are only temporary (atleast II & III). And maybe still going along with the original 70's mentality.

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Micheal Kors will be coming to the Galleria in 2007 its in the latest Texas Monthly issue.

SWEET! can you post that article? RUEHL No. 925 has alredy assigned a store number for a Houston The Galleria location, Custo Barcelona is supposed to open in The Galleria by 2007 but I don't know where I was thinking in the new Lord & Taylor expansion. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Ermenegildo Zegna, Porsche Design, Hugo Boss, or Diesel.

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It would be nice if all the structures on the western half of the block Galleria IV is on were not there, and perhaps on the vacant lot west of it. (surrounded by W. Alabama, Hidalgo, S. Rice, & Sage).

Then perhaps with better design and planning they could have had the Galleria IV expansion cover the entire block its on now. (Hidalgo, McCue, W. Alabama, & Sage). Also with better parking & access, they could have changed the "main part" or "center" of the Galleria from the original to Galleria II & III. -perhaps by combining the two, to cover then entire block as well. It would be easier for shoppers to go to all parts of the Galleria, instead of just sticking to the Ice Rink.

I think all the condo owners at the Oxford would object.

Did they not ever try to make a deal of some sort with Dillard's? Perhaps having the Mall expand over Post Oak Blvd., maybe extend the glass atrium all the way to the west loop? (well, perhaps not through Neiman Marcus, but connecting to Dillards).

Neiman Marcus is independant of the mall, (the mall actually built up to the NM building, which used to be free standing back in the day) It would have to be a deal between NM and Dillards, not Simon (the mall owners) and Dillards.

And the big drawing they have in Galleria II, on the north side (opposite Galleria IV.), the one that gives me hope about them expanding a little bit... are there plans for that?

Can you explain this more. Does it expand into Halbouty building across the street?

They should tear it down and start all over. Perhaps with the store fronts closer to the roads, with underground parking... but really underground, not just 2 levels.

They would need a liftstation for that deep of a garage with all the flood issues Houston has..

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I think all the condo owners at the Oxford would object.

Neiman Marcus is independant of the mall, (the mall actually built up to the NM building, which used to be free standing back in the day) It would have to be a deal between NM and Dillards, not Simon (the mall owners) and Dillards.

Can you explain this more. Does it expand into Halbouty building across the street?

They would need a liftstation for that deep of a garage with all the flood issues Houston has..

The picture is on the north side of Galleria II, where Sunglass Hut, Buckle, and other stores are. It looks "3-D" and has a few stores and a big store at the end of it. Galleria II is the Office Building with the Black Glass Facade with alot of open-air space. Including balconies with the businesses (that makes it look more like a hotel then anything) with Elevators, and that Huge American Flag.

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I have read that Federated plans to keep both Macy's stores open in the Houston Galleria.

Does anyone know how they might be differentiated? (e.g. one men's/one women's, one high end/one mid-range, duplicate stores, etc.)

Demand is definitely strong for a large "store" there, but it will be interesting to see how it is distributed across the two spaces.

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I have read that Federated plans to keep both Macy's stores open in the Houston Galleria.

Does anyone know how they might be differentiated? (e.g. one men's/one women's, one high end/one mid-range, duplicate stores, etc.)

Demand is definitely strong for a large "store" there, but it will be interesting to see how it is distributed across the two spaces.

Apparently, they are going to operate duplicate stores, each having mens, womens, etc etc. I understand that only the current Foley's building will have furniture, other than that pretty much duplicate stores.

It seems a little odd. Having duplicate stores doesn't seem like it would make sense for the long term. Here's my guess/hope of what's going on: Perhaps they are still considering bringing a Bloomingdale's into the current Macy's building; therefore they don't want to give up the building and so they'll just operate it as a Macy's for a while...

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Apparently, they are going to operate duplicate stores, each having mens, womens, etc etc. I understand that only the current Foley's building will have furniture, other than that pretty much duplicate stores.

It seems a little odd. Having duplicate stores doesn't seem like it would make sense for the long term. Here's my guess/hope of what's going on: Perhaps they are still considering bringing a Bloomingdale's into the current Macy's building; therefore they don't want to give up the building and so they'll just operate it as a Macy's for a while...

That's what I was thinking exacly, two Macy's in one mall doesn't make sense, I think May Co. will surprise us all soon if they endup opening a Bloomingdale's in the Galleria, after all they are going to get rid of Houston based Foleys

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