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Shopping

A Year in New Dallas Shops

So many openings, so little time.

Growing up in Nashville, the shopping wasn’t the most exciting thing the city had to offer. Sure, there were cute boutiques and storied shops around town, especially if you knew where to find them, but we didn’t even get a Nordstrom until I went off to college.

Dallas, of course, is a different story. And this year in particular, it seemed like there was an epic opening practically every month. Here, we highlight the most exciting store debuts of 2017.

*We did not include new or second locations for established stores. We’d be here all day.

The Originals 

The Collective

by Elizabeth Lavin

Opening Month: May

Neighborhood: Old East Dallas

The Gist: Situated in a restored two-story Greek Revival just off Swiss Avenue, designer Sarah Hargrave’s first store is a vignette-filled treat for vintage furniture lovers.

 

Blank Canvas

by Kristi and Scot Redman

Opening Month: May

Neighborhood: Deep Ellum

The Gist: Dallas’ most avant-garde store comes courtesy of its abroad-born founders, Fode Sylla and Ladislas Mande. The boutique showcases artwork, high-end home accessories, beautiful bespoke shoes, and fashion from emerging British brands—most of which are new to Dallas. “People in Dallas, when they see something good, they embrace it right away,” Mande said in D Magazine’s July issue. “That’s what sets it apart.”

Miron Crosby

by Elizabeth Lavin

Opening Month: June

Neighborhood: Highland Park

The Gist: West Texas natives and sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means have joined the family business (their cousins own Rios of Mercedes), putting their own spin on the cowboy boot. The duo are offering eye-catching designs ($900 to $3,400) and bespoke pairs, plus a stable of chic Western accessories, out of their chic Highland Park Village studio.

 

Beatnik

by Elizabeth Lavin

Opening Month: July

Neighborhood: Bishop Arts

The Gist: A Moroccan-inspired dream project for longtime Gypsy Wagon employee Lindsey Munchrath is all wrapped up in an airy (and beatnik-approved) black-and-white interior, complete with a patio and fire pit. We dig it, man.

 

All Good Things

by Jill Broussard

Opening Month: July

Neighborhood: Bishop Arts

The Gist: Native Oklahoman Kristen Miller’s cheery, youthful boutique has been carefully curated with every occasion in mind. Shelves are styled with Rifle Paper Co. notepads, whimsical party goods by Meri Meri, colorful jewelry, adorable baby blankets, and man-approved bags, most for under $50.

The Texas Firsts

Fabletics

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Opening Month: May

Neighborhood: Legacy West

The Gist: Kate Hudson’s athleisure/activewear brand opened its first Texas location in Plano’s Legacy West, offering  stylish crop tops, form-fitting leggings, and uniting Demi Lovato with her biggest fan.

 

Veronica Beard

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Opening Month: August

Neighborhood: Highland Park

The Gist: Sisters-in-law Veronica and Veronica Beard’s (just a coincidence) first boutique in Texas also happened to be their first outside of New York. The Highland Park Village jewel box showcases the duo’s iconic dickey jacket, along with the brand’s collection of American sportswear, plus cowboy boots and cacti in honor of their new location.

 

Aesop

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Opening Month: August

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson and Bishop Arts

The Gist: The Australian skincare brand with an almost cult-like following opened up two beautiful locations on Knox Street and in the Bishop Arts District—with a third planned for NorthPark in 2018. Here are a few things locals were excited to scoop.

 

Reformation

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Opening Month: September

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

The Gist: This fall, Texas scored its first millennial-friendly, tech-savvy Reformation, making ethical fast fashion and very cool dressing room touch screens available to Henderson Avenue shoppers.

 

Caitlin Wilson

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Opening Month: Summertime

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

The Gist: The physical manifestation of Domino magazine can be found on Henderson Avenue, where Caitlin Wilson’s bright, eponymous line of wallpapers, fabrics, rugs, and furniture pieces live. Not only did Wilson decide to open up a second location for her store (her first brick and mortar is in San Francisco), but she also moved her family and design business from Portland to Dallas full time.

 

Baldwin

Opening Month: September

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

The Gist: The Kansas City-based boutique expanded to  Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas this year, specializing in high-quality, classic American denim and apparel for men and women designed out of Baldwin’s Kansas City studio. Products from Le Labo and Aesop, Golden Goose sneakers, and more also stock the hand painted walls.

 

Garrett Leight

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Opening Month: October

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

The Gist: Like the designer’s beautifully rendered eyewear, Garrett Leight’s Dallas store is something to see. The optical store boasts museum-white walls, an undulating beamed ceiling that mimics waves (a nod to the SoCal-native’s home), and an experiential lighting installation, inspired by artist James Turrell.

The Offshoots

For Home Forty Five Ten

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Opening Month: March

Neighborhood: Knox-Henderson

The Gist: Those who feared for the fate of Forty Five Ten’s original McKinney Avenue location were blessed with a Dallas design-lover’s dream when the space reopened as For Home Forty Five Ten. Headed up by Rob Dailey, Forty Five Ten’s home creative director, For Home  gathered some of the top talents of the Dallas design world (and just the world in general) to create ever-changing vignettes.

Scoutlet

by Elizabeth Lavin)

Opening Month: September

Neighborhood: Just outside the Medical District

The Gist: This fall, the Design District showroom is giving locals even more to discover cool art, refurbished finds, eye-catching new textile designs — with even better prices. The outlet is open 10am-5pm every Saturday.

 

Roam Fine Goods

by Elizabeth Lavin

Opening Month: October

Neighborhood: Preston Hollow

The Gist: After teasing North Dallas with a pop-up this summer, The Gypsy Wagon set up a permanent sister shop, Roam Fine Goods, this fall. The travel-inspired shop offers the same relaxed, welcoming ambience of its Henderson Avenue counterpart but with more elevated offerings.

 

The Innovators

Kohler Signature Store

by Elizabeth Lavin)

Opening Month: May

Neighborhood: Knox-Hendesron

The Gist: Inside the McKinney Avenue space, shoppers can explore fully designed kitchen suites and spa-like bathroom vignettes. They can even see most products in action—from fully functioning showerheads to tricked-out tubs equipped with hidden speakers or bubble massage abilities.

 

TreeHouse

by Elizabeth Lavin)

Opening Month: June

Neighborhood: North Dallas

The Gist: Austin-based TreeHouse has often been touted as the “Whole Foods of home improvement.” But with a quick tour around the 35,000-square-foot retail space at the corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane, you’ll soon realize there is a range of products, whether you’re dipping a toe in sustainable homewares or preparing for a full remodel.

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