The Shak at Stanley Korshak
Dubbed "the Fred Segal of Dallas," the contemporary 11,000-square-foot store, opening this summer in the Crescent courtyard, will house innovative clothing and accessory lines for men and women. "With its expertly edited collection of in-demand designers, the Shak will bring a new vitality to both the complex and the neighborhood," says owner Crawford Brock. Expect to find lines such as Catherine Malandrino, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Samantha Treacy, See by Chloe, Strenesse, John Varvatos, Rogan, and Trovata, just to name a few. Flat-screen TVs and live deejays entertain those who are just along for the ride. 500 Crescent Ct., Ste. 154. No number at press time.
Burch’s signature tunics were all the rage last summer, and now Dallas is lucky enough to get one of only five Tory Burch boutiques. The New York designer (and former fashion editor) makes everyday clothes for the stylish woman. Her moderately priced ($35-$650) American sportswear collection is easy to wear yet fashion-forward. You will find graphic-print tops, silk dresses, sleek pants, embroidered jackets, and eclectic accessories. Not just for the trendy, this line will appease any woman of style. 17 Highland Park Village. 214-559-2400.
Looking for something unique? Spree Dallas hosts its fourth designer showcase event April 20 at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. Katy Messersmith and Louise Stein bring to Dallas more than 30 independent and emerging designers so the public can shop their unique wares. "Our patrons are not aiming to carry the same handbag as everyone else in town," Stein says. Discounted (20 to 75 percent off retail) clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, home décor, handbags, and children’s products are some of the things you’ll find. Our favorites: trendy baubles by Sarah Briggs, bags by Rapp and Posavek, custom belt buckles by Steel Toe Studios, and slinky dresses by Abi Collection. $6-$10 admission fee. 2801 Swiss Ave. www.spreedallas.com.
Sephora (www.sephora.com) recently introduced the Beauty Insider Program in three cities, including Dallas. Members get goodies like deluxe samples, invites to exclusive events, insider tips, and personalized products. It’s a VIP pass to all things beauty. Don’t miss the chance to buy the "secret weapon" of makeup artists:
‹‹ SK-II’s Mask Miracle Treatment Kit, a 21-day rehydrate and revive kit available only through the end of the month at Saks Fifth Avenue at Galleria Dallas. Expect a little luxury for less when you sign up for a membership at The Facial Shoppe on Royal Lane (214-365-0300). Memberships include all the facial and waxing treatments you want at prices so low you simply can’t refuse. Annual membership: $199; 50-minute facial: $39; 80-minute facial: $55; peel: $20 and up; wax: $8 and up.
1. Delices de Cartier parfum with top notes of morello cherry ($160/Neiman Marcus Downtown) 2. 100% cherry honey facial scrub ($18/Bath & Body Works, NorthPark) 3. Sandal with cherry charm by Juicy Couture ($395/Nordstrom) 4. Steel sculpture by Larry Whiteley ($608/Forty Five Ten) 5. Gold, platinum, and diamond necklace by Cathy Waterman ($60,000/Ylang23, Galleria Dallas) 6. Cherry-print clutch by Luella for Target ($15/select Target locations)