Barneys New York, Lofty Concepts, and More

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Barneys Blows Open

LEFT: Robin Mix Vase at Barneys. ABOVE: Fornasetti Pillows

Courtesy of Barneys New York

When luxury retailer Barneys New York opens in NorthPark Center at the end of September, it’ll bring some special treats for the home including Fornasetti’s Man Ray-like, surrealist collection of accessories and gifts; eerily beautiful D.L. and Co. candles in scents such as thorn apple, absinthe, and pink pepper; Arca hand-blown horn items, particularly trays and pencil cups; Pampaloni silver; Michael Aram’s nature-inspired china, candlesticks, bowls, and vases; Armand Diradourian’s cashmere embroidered pillows; and pewter ware and frames by Match. Barneys knows Dallas likes to entertain, so gifts are what it’s all about. Look for sumptuous coffee table books and Barneys own editions of party game favorites Scrabble and Backgammon. It all reflects the New York retailer’s taste for fun and its dry sense of humor. Imagine calling yourself a gift department when everyone knows we’re buying for ourselves.


Photo by Elizabeth Lavin

Lofty Idea

Richard Wilson opened his new store, Lofty Concepts, inside a cavernous, 60-year-old, brick warehouse on Dragon Street with the idea that loft-inspired furniture sells better in a loft. With dark stained concrete floors, open ceilings, and pendant lighting, Wilson’s new store makes it easy for urban hipsters to picture a b mod clean-lined dresser or a pair of ’60s-inspired U+ aluminum chairs in their own spaces. The smaller scaled, space conscious furniture is priced to compete with CrateandBarrel and Storehouse, but there’s a touch of bespoke, since most pieces come in custom finishes and upholstery. Lofty Concepts. 1135 Dragon St. 214-747-8000.

The Scoop

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery joins many other galleries that have recently exited Uptown and relocated inside the Dallas Design District. Their new digs on Dragon Street are three times larger, giving plenty of room for a Sept. 16 kickoff with Stuart Allen, Keith Carter, Bill Owens, and John Albok. J. Caldwell, which sells fine antiques and sterling, has opened shop inside Debris Antiques. Koplavitch and Zimmer, known for its sumptuous silk velvets and mohair fabrics, just opened its first showroom, located inside the Dallas Design Center. They’ve stocked up on a custom furniture line, draperies, bedding, and hardware. Alexa Grossman just opened a second location of the hot contemporary French furniture store, Ligne Roset, at 4516 McKinney Ave. As if we needed another reason to shop the Knox-Henderson area, the new store is open seven days a week. Miele, the BMW of kitchen appliances, opens a new showroom in the Dallas Design District on Sept. 18. Markus Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, great-grandsons of the founder, are flying in for the ribbon cutting. Claudia Armstrong and Charlotte Browning have been toting treasures (sconces, tables, chairs, linens, old hotel plates) back from England, France, and all over the country to fill their new store, At My Table, in Snider Plaza, which is
based entirely around the dining room.


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