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River Oaks District Update

Kate Stukenberg
August 22, 2013

Okay, it’s not opening until Fall 2014, but we’re following the volleys of rumors about which designers are opening boutiques and which hot restaurants are moving in at the now-mythical white-marble- and Texas-limestone-clad River Oaks District. The 14-acre, 650,000-square-foot luxury center (along with 279 top-of-line apartments) on Westheimer, just inside the 610 Loop at Westcreek Lane, is the first major top-end shopping center to open in Houston in 14 years. Think about when the Galleria opened in 1970 ... it’s like that. Developer Oliver McMillan Company is keeping tenants close to the vest, but here’s what (we think) we know. Confirmed: a three-story Hermès flagship store, Le Bilboquet restaurant, Le Colonial restaurant, iPic Theaters. Highly rumored: Tom Ford, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Akris, John Lobb and Intermix. Somewhat rumored: Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel.