Topshop, Zara are expanding in Houston

Fashion retailer Topshop will open its first Houston store at the Galleria on Thursday.

The 17,000-square-foot, two-level store will house Topshop (women's) on the first floor, along with shoes, beauty and accessories, and Topman (men's) on the second floor. There will be 19 dressing rooms on the first floor and seven on the second.

The store will be located in Galleria II, near Kona Grill.

The British-based retailer has 319 stores in the United Kingdom, with 137 international franchises in 40 countries. Houston is the ninth U.S. location. Topshop and Topman also are sold in Nordstrom stores.

Zara coming to Memorial City Mall

Global fashion retailer Zara will open at Memorial City Mall in late 2015, according to mall owner MetroNational. The location will feature a three-boutiques-in-one design concept with separate storefront entrances for women's, men's and children's areas.

The store will be across from Forever 21.

Zara, which is based in Spain and has a shop in the Houston Galleria, is one of the world's largest fashion retailers. It has 54 stores in more than 20 U.S. cities and will add more than a dozen this year in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento and Las Vegas.