A rendering showing a standalone-look Dior boutique in the new River Oaks District has made an appearance in a brochure now available on the website of the project’s developer, San Diego’s OliverMcMillan. And while rumors that the not-so-far-from-the-actual-River Oaks development might feature a boutique from the French fashion house have been bandied about since Christian Dior shut down its Galleria store last year, neither the project’s developer nor the retailer have officially announced the company’s return to Houston. A slightly different version of the above rendering appears directly on the River Oaks District page of the developer’s website, but in place of the Dior logo is the word “Tread”:
Dior, along with Louis Vuitton, is one of a number of brands owned by luxury-goods retailer LVMH MoÃ«t Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Last month, Paper City magazine reported that Diane Von Furstenburg had signed on to open a boutique in the retail portion of the 650,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use development planned for Westheimer just inside the West Loop. But a DVF rep later denied it, saying there was “nothing even close” to a deal. River Oaks District leasing agents have already signed up Italian designer Roberto Cavalli and an iPic Theaters cinema for the development.
- River Oaks District brochure (PDF) [OliverMcMillan]
- River Oaks District [OliverMcMillan]
- River Oaks District – Retail/Office/Residential project – Westheimer @ Westcreek [HAIF]
- CHRISTIAN DIOR @ RIVER OAKS DISTRICT [Construction Data]
- Ssh, don’t tell! The high end stores moving into the new River Oaks District development leak out [Culturemap]
- Diane Von Furstenberg boutique signs on at high-end retail project [Houston Business Journal]
- Retailer rep dispels Diane von Furstenberg boutique rumor [Houston Business Journal]
- River Oaks District coverage [Swamplot]