SHOPPING The Five Icons of Dallas Retail

These spots should be at the top of every power shopper’s list.

GALLERIA

Dallas’ largest mixed-use complex was constructed in 1982. The Galleria was inspired by the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle in Milan, Italy, a covered street of shops built in 1867. The Galleria combines Old World beauty with contemporary architecture, which includes a four-star Westin Hotel, an impressive ice rink, a five-screen cinema, 28 tempting restaurants and eateries, and more than 200 specialty shops from around the world, including Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Hugo Boss and department stores Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s.

HIGHLAND PA UK VILLAGE

Highland Park Village is the Rodeo Drive of Dallas, boasting such internationally renowned shops as Chanel, Ultimo, “Catvin^tPmTTotoTRaiprrTTn^ any given

Saturday, Jaguars and Mercedes are as plentiful as cabs in New York City. But Highland Park Village has another claim to fame: According to the Urban Land Institute, the Village was the first planned shopping center in the United States with a unified architectural style and stores facing in toward interior parking, and it became the prototype for shopping centers nationwide. Recently, Highland Park Village was among 18 sites designated as National Historic Landmarks by the National Park System Advisory Board. It was the only Texas site named.

In addition to its upscale boutiques. Highland Park Village has local favorites Randall Morgan, Harold’s, and E 61st Street.

NEIMAN MARCUS, DOWNTOWN |

Since 1907, with the opening of its downtown Dallas store, Neiman Marcus has embodied a philosophy thai has established this upscale retailer as the “flagship” among its competitors in similar markets. The finest fashions and merchandise, exemplary customer service, and a spacious store design are the cornerstones of that philosophy.

Neiman’s is also famous for its marketing strategies, including the Neiman Marcus Fortnight celebrations, the Christmas Book, “His and Hers” Christmas gifts, and the InCircle Customer Loyalty program. The goal? Sell satisfaction and cultivate customers for life. Neiman Marcus can hardly be called a department store because no other department store reflects the image for which Neiman Marcus is famous.

NORTHPARK CENTER

With more than 160 world-class specialty stores and upscale boutiques, NorthPark Center has been setting the standard for shopping excellence in the Southwest for more than 35 years. NorthPark’s most prestigious stores include Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co.. and Burberry.

Just as impressive as its list of shops is NorthPark’s acclaimed display of 20th-century art from the distinguished private collection of Patsy and Raymond Nasher. Visitors can stroll among sculptures, paintings, and prints from major international artists such as Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, and Ray Liechtenstein.

KNOX/HENDERSON

Once upon a time, Knox/Henderson was just am exit off Central Expressway. Bui in the last eight years, it has become one of the city’s top shopping destinations. On the Knox side is Furniture Row-Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn. Restoration Hardware, and Dallas original Weir’s Furniture Village, just to name a few. Head east over the highway and Knox becomes Henderson, where chains give way to quaint independently owned shops such as Another Time & Place. The Nest. Emeralds to Coconuts, and an array of antique shops, such as Kent-Stone Antiques, These shops sell eclectic gifts, jewelry, and home artifacts from around the world, such as Moroccan slippers and batik jackets from Vietnam, to a beautiful antique Anglo Indian rosewood elephant coffee table- just a lew of our favorite finds.

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