Paper Chase

From holiday invitations to gift wrap, these fine stationery stores make any occasion special. PLUS: Shop Talk.

Paper Routes carries paper in many colors and textures.

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Lining the walls are shelves of paper in every texture and color, from vellum lime to embossed bronze. Envelopes and ribbons complete your project, whether it’s done in-house or you take the materials home. “Whatever your budget, we’ll find a way to make it work,” owner Terri Thoman says. They’ve created invitations for anywhere from 90 cents to $75 each. 4440 Lawnview Ave. 214-381-2400.

Owners Alton and Jeanine Gaston aim to please. Their specialty store is a one-stop shop for all kinds of invites, and they will create
custom designs to suit any of your announcement needs. Village on the Parkway, 5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 712. 972-980-1113.

Get darling gifts like Troo baby onesies at Socially Write.

<< Socially Write
Somewhere in the dizzying array of printable invitations for holiday parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and more is the perfect way to say, “celebration.” But we also love the colorful gift bags with feathery handles and darling Troo baby onesies with rhinestone initials. Shops at Legacy, 5760 Legacy Dr., Ste. B11, Plano. 469-241-0059.

Whether you write entire manuscripts by hand or just want to write your kid’s birthday invitations, a good pen makes the job more enjoyable. PenWright sells everything from the affordable Retro 1951 line to the Krone Marilyn Monroe pen, complete with a piece of Norma Jean’s own lipstick, which will set you back $5,500. 5330 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 112. 214-350-7814.

Southlake’s Paper Closet offers fun Dragon spirit gear.

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Nifty gifts abound at this cozy depot for stationery and custom invitations. In addition to a stellar selection of paper items, you’ll find girly beaded handbags, customized pillows, wall hangings, heavenly candles by Circle E and Lux, and decorative lamps. Carroll High School supporters appreciate the corner of Dragon spirit gear. Southlake Town Square, 1251 Main St., Southlake. 817-416-6909.

Paperie & Co.
For holiday, birthday, baby, or bride, Paperie & Co. is all about fun. The staff offers complete invitation consultation with calligraphy, printing, and envelope stuffing. Trendy pads, journals, and bags make great gifts. Mockingbird Station, 5331 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 170. 214-821-8811.



Melissa de la Cruz
and Karen Robinovitz, authors of The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch Heels and Faux Pas, will sign books on November 12 at 7 p.m. at Borders (10720 Preston Rd. @ Royal Ln.). Bring a t-shirt or an old sweater, and the fashion mavens will show you how to turn tired garments into halters and shrugs. Buy the book, and you could win a designer bag, luggage, spa treatments, and more.

This month, West Village gets yet another boutique. Joanne Snodgrass’ Via Pelle will feature Hidesign and Scully leathers for men and women that are geared toward the urban professional; business traveler; and style-conscious individual desiring classic, casual, or high-fashion designs. Who in Dallas doesn’t fit that image?

Ours is one of just four cities in the country where Victoria’s Secret Beauty locations are selling Zalia Cosmetics, the first complete cosmetics line especially for Latina women. $9.50-$35. NorthPark, Northwest Hwy. @ N. Central Expwy. 214-987-1368; Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972-233-5083. —Stephanie Quadri

Photos by Kevin Hunter Marple

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