10 Best Shopping Malls In Houston, Texas

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A large metropolis that spans over the Galveston Bay, Houston is home to the Space Center, which is a leading science and space training hub as well as NASA Johnson Space Center’s official visitor center, and also known to be a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. Another must-visit attraction here is the Historic District, which is lined with premier restaurants and stunning 19th-century architecture. Also, while in the city, you shouldn’t forget to drop by the famous Grand Opera Houston and watch a theater show. Book a stay at the top lofts and romantic hotels for your upcoming visit to the city. And, in case you forget to bring an outfit or some essential things for your trip here, then you should read our list of the best shopping malls in Houston, Texas.

1. Almeda Mall

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Located in the Genoa neighborhood in southeast Houston, Almeda Mall is one of the long-standing malls in the area that opened in 1968. It was the best shopping centre in Houston until 1978, when the Baybrook Mall started, which is much closer to the affluent area of Clear Lake/NASA. The mall has over 60 specialty shops and famous mid-scale brands like Macy’s, dd’s DISCOUNTS, and Burlington Coat Factory (to name but a few).

Almeda Mall

Address: 12200 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034, United States

Website: Almeda Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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2. River Oaks Shopping Center

River Oaks Shopping Center
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One of the oldest malls of its kind in the United States, River Oaks Shopping Center, is located in Neartown. It has more than 70 stores, which are a mix of globally known brands and local shops, including GAP, Chico’s, Ann Taylor, J. McLaughlin, Casa de Novia, and many more. You will also never run out of dining options, with its 14 restaurants and cafes, such as Starbucks, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, La Griglia Restaurant, and Epicure Café, among others. Additionally, you can also watch a movie at River Oaks Theater and have a relaxing time in its many on-site spas and salons.

River Oaks Shopping Center

Address: 1964 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, United States

Website: River Oaks Shopping Center

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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3. Meyerland Plaza

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Another shopping mall located in southwest Houston, Meyerland Plaza, is a huge shopping center that opened in 1957. It features a department store, which is a one-stop shop for fashion, cosmetics, and other essential needs. Also, it comes with many dining options, a fitness center, electronics, and more. A few of the shops and dining options you’ll find here include Chick-Fil-A, Claire’s, Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, and more. Another highlight of the mall is its good parking facility.

Meyerland Plaza

Address: 4700 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096, United States

Website: Meyerland Plaza

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

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4. Highland Village

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One of the most aesthetically pleasing to the eyes retail paradise in Houston, Highland Valley Shopping Center, is an open-air mall that is shadowed by palm trees and features lovely stucco buildings. It is one of the most loved and oldest shopping center in the area that features upscale brands and many dining options. But aside from that, you’ll also find here home essentials at the Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and Crate & Barrel. And, if in case fashion is what you’re after in your visit here, the mall also offers numerous shops that sell the latest trends, including Banana Republic, Tootsies, Chico’s, and more.

Highland Village

Address: 4500 I-55, Jackson, MS 39211, United States

Website: Highland Village

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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5. PlazAmericas

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The first fully air-conditioned mall to be built in Houston, PlazAmericas, previously known as Sharpstown Mall, occupies a space of 83,000 sq ft (7,711 sq m). The mall has a Latin American vibe and caters to Hispanics, which composed the 52% of the population of the three-mile area, where it is located. It features over 150 stores, including Foot Locker, Journeys, Champs Sports, TX America Cinemas, Deli Maxx, Crazy Chicken, and more. But the highlight of this shopping center is the Mercado, which is a marketplace that contains small businesses, a playground for kids, a live music venue, and a family-friendly lounge.


Address: 7500 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Website: PlazAmericas

Opening hours: Mon, Thu & Sat: 10am - 9pm; Tue: 10am - 12am; Wed: 11am - 12am; Fri: 4:30am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

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6. Willowbrook Mall

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Set in Willowbrook in Houston, this shopping center with the same name is an enclosed retail haven that features everything you need, from clothes to home essentials and dining options. It contains numerous stores, including both local and national brands, such as Dillard’s, J. C. Penney, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sears, Nordstrom Rack, and more. One of the must-visit here is the newly renovated food court, where you’ll have four newly-opened eateries that serve delicious meals. Also, don’t forget to bring friends along with you when you visit, for the shopping options at Willowbrook Mall are unlimited.

Willowbrook Mall

Address: 2000 Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX 77070, United States

Website: Willowbrook Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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7. Hong Kong City Mall

Hong-Kong City Mall in Houston
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If you’re into Asian culture, food, and products, you’ll surely want to shop at Hongkong City Mall. It is located at the center of Houston’s Chinatown and opened in 1999. It is one of the most-loved attractions for the Asian-American community in the area, where you’ll find more than a hundred Asian-centric stores and food establishments. Also, you can find here a huge food market and a teahouse. So, if you’re craving for dim sums and noodles, you surely find it here with many options to choose from.

Hong Kong City Mall

Address: 11205 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072, United States

Website: Hong Kong City Mall

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Memorial City Mall

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Are you wondering where you can shop in Houston? If so, one of your best choices will be at the Memorial City Mall. It is located in a modern city called with the same name, which is a premier development complex, featuring numerous offices, residential buildings, retail outlets, medical center, and more. You’ll also find here Hotel ZaZa Memorial City and Westin Memorial City. As for the mall, it contains more than 150 shops that include an entertainment center, fashion brands, dining options, services, and others. A few of the upscale brands you’ll find here include Aldo, Coach, Fossil, Michael Kors, Pandora, Sephora, etc.

Memorial City Mall

Address: 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024, United States

Website: Memorial City Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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9. River Oaks Plaza

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In case you’re one of those people who lit up whenever you hear the phrase, let’s go to the mall, then River Oaks Plaza will be one of your happy places. This mall in Houston is an outdoor shopping center that features numerous retail shops, dining options, and entertainment areas for the whole family. A few of the best things about this mall is that it is neat and well-organized; plus it has many bargains and good finds. Apart from the national brands that you can find here, it also has a healthy mix of regional stores like Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx, Marshall, and others.

River Oaks Plaza

Address: 1450 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, United States

Website: River Oaks Plaza

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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10. The Galleria at Houston

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Featuring over 400 stores, The Galleria is a multi-use shopping complex and is one of the largest malls in Houston. It has some of the biggest brands, including Nordstrom, Gucci, Tom Ford, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Gianni Versace, and Neiman Marcus, as well as over 70 local stores that you can only find in the city. Apart from being a retail paradise, the mall also features numerous dining options, 60 in total, ranging from fast food to premier restaurants like Ninfa’s and BiCE. Additionally, you’ll also find in the complex two Westin Hotel towers and three office buildings.

The Galleria at Houston

Address: 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, United States

Website: The Galleria at Houston

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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Shop to your heart's content

One of the best cities to visit in Texas, Houston, will give you the best of many worlds, with its many attractions, starting from the historic district to museums, parks, vibrant food scenes, craft breweries, and a lot more. Also, it boasts of many malls, which are a must-visit even for people who are not fond of shopping. Check out our above list of the best malls in Houston, Texas.

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