When it comes to affordable designer collaborations, no other store has the track record of Target, which has featured collections from the hottest high-fashion designers since 2006, with major names like Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Missoni, Rodarte and Phillip Lim 3.1 gracing the red shelves. One collaboration that you might have forgotten though, was from Miami boutique The Webster, which produced a capsule collection designed by founder and CEO Laure Heriard Dubreuil in 2012 as one of five highly regarded specialty boutiques sharing their signature style with the retailer.
If you missed this collaboration, take heart: Houstonians can now shop the real deal, with the first location of The Webster outside of Florida officially open at The Galleria. At 5,000 square feet, it's only a quarter of the size of the flagship store, housed in a funky art deco building in the heart of Miami Beach, but it offers the same curated mix of high-end designers handpicked by Heriard Dubreuil, including Alexander Wang, Chloé, Givenchy, Pierre Hardy, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Olympia Le Tan, Rosie Assoulin, Sonia Rykiel, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and Valentino.
The Galleria store was newly constructed as its own freestanding "jewel box" space, complete with its own valet, a luxe quartzite entry and walls painted the signature cappuccino-like shade of "Webster brown," creating an aesthetic connection with locations in Miami and Bal Harbour. Its mix of women's and men's clothes and accessories are already spot-on for the Houston winter, with plenty of short sleeves and layer-ready separates on the racks.
In a nice move, there's also a sparkly box clutch bearing the Texas flag in honor of The Webster's new digs. Welcome to Houston, y'all.