As the multi-use development River Oaks District evolves, stores like Chopard continue to fill the retail powerhouse. “Houston has become an epicenter for luxury,” says Ralph Simons, Chopard’s CEO for North America. “We’re thrilled to launch our first boutique in Texas, and we look forward to welcoming friends into our stunning new home.” The 1,230-square-foot store really does feel like home, with plush furniture and wood floors and walls. And there’s a special timepiece to celebrate the opening. The Happy Texas Limited Edition Sport watch features trios of sapphires and rubies with a diamond star—but there are only 25 to be had.
4444 Westheimer Road; us.chopard.com
Inspired by art and design, Swedish fashion label COS (shorthand for Collection of Style) will unveil its first Texas outpost at River Oaks District—just a year after its U.S. debut. The 4,380-square-foot corner site “provided us with the ideal location,” says managing director Marie Honda, to highlight the brand’s “clean and understated” designs.
4444 Westheimer Road; cosstores.com
Meanwhile, Diptyque is burning up its River Oaks District jewel box with the La Collection 34 and Oud Palao scents. “This boutique in Houston’s new premier shopping destination will build the customer experience by allowing guests to explore our full range of offerings,” says Donna DiDonato, the brand’s U.S. managing director. That means those decadent designer candles (in glass that deserves repurposing after burning), parfums, soaps, body care and more.
4444 Westheimer Road; diptyqueparis.com