Primary reporting by Courtney Dreslin
reporting by Casey Armijo, Amy Bertrand, Jennifer Cheng, Bianca
Elliott, Allison Hatfield, Kori Kaufman, Sara Kuklenski, Nancy Nichols,
Sarah Piland, Stephanie Quadri, and Stacey Yervasi
There’s no better rush than a great purchase, whether it’s a
hot-off-the-runway ensemble from Calvin Klein or a funky knickknack
from Junkadoodle. In the name of journalism, we traveled far and wide,
with credit cards and Mapsco in tow, scouring the city for fabulous
finds. Each listing on the following pages has Mapsco coordinates, so
you can power shop by neighborhood. We present the ultimate guide to
our city’s favorite pastime.
Whether your clothes are to-die-for designer or killer knockoffs, these top shops will suit your style.
Betty Reiter. Classic glamour prevails at this boutique, a
favorite of old-school society types. Reiter’s own private label, made
in Paris, includes sophisticated suits similar to Chanel and can be
custom-ordered. The clientele also loves the exclusive Krizia line,
Nancy Gonzalez handbags, and bold, forget-me-not jewelry. Plaza at
Preston Center, 4030 Villanova St. 214-373-9990. 25X
This is still the best destination to indulge in provocative,
ultra-feminine selections from Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino,
Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, and more. Every piece is unforgettable,
but this season, Chloé’s chocolate suede fringe poncho will make you a
fashion icon. Plaza at Preston Center, 8300 Preston Rd., Ste. 360.
Forty Five Ten. For intoxicating
fashion and accessories with a modern flair, there is no better
destination than McKinney Avenue’s sanctuary of style. Sift through
glamorous selections of Stella McCartney, lighthearted Project Alabama,
and edgy sophisticate Proenza Schouler. 4510 McKinney Ave.
Gregory’s. The vibe here is a mix of
rock-star flamboyance and socialite glamour (think Paris Hilton). The
boutique is packed with lively, head-turning styles by D&G,
Cavalli, and Catherine Malandrino, plus jeans by AG and Serfontaine.
You’ll blow your rent on zebra-print YSL bags. Dallas Galleria, 13350
Dallas Pkwy. 972-490-1285. 14R
Neiman Marcus Downtown.
There’s nothing like the original. The flagship Neiman Marcus location
has in-store Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent boutiques, plus large
sections of Dallas favorites Zac Posen and Missoni. Visit the
world-renowned bridal boutique for the wedding dress of your dreams.
1618 Main St. 214-741-6911. www.neimanmarcus.com. 45K
<< Off the Shoulder. There
are endless things to love at Kelly Morrison’s classy boutique: dresses
and separates by Nicole Miller and Diane von Furstenberg, soft James
Perse tees, big names in denim, and Only Hearts for underneath. The
accessories here shine, including watches made from men’s ties. 3001
Knox St., Ste. 108. 214-520-1100. 35V
Premium 93. The owners of Octane combined forces with
ingenious buyer Liz Thompson to bring you beautiful, fashion-forward
selections from Catherine Malandrino, Robert Rodriguez, Alex Gaines (of
Paper Denim & Cloth), Louis Verdad (Madonna’s latest favorite),
Wyeth, and other chic ready-to-wear. Plus, hot New York-by-way-of-Fort
Worth designer Matthew Earnest hand-selected pieces of his sought-after
line specifically for this store. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave.,
Ste. 405. 214-526-2884. 35Y
Stanley Korshak. This is the
last word in all things glam. New this year is an in-store Carolina
Herrera boutique and the arrival of Daslou, a Brazilian line already
worshiped by South American glamour girls. Narciso Rodriguez,
Valentino, Lanvin, and Behnaz Sarafpour are just the tip of the
fabulous iceberg. 500 Crescent Ct., Ste. 100. 214-871-3600. www.stanleykorshak.com. 45F
In addition to stocking all the names in denim that matter (ditto on
the impressive showing of t-shirts), this venue carries diverse
selections of casual and after-5 attire. You’ll find dresses for every
imaginable occasion, including a brilliant collection by elegant
designer and former Dallas gal Lela Rose. Plaza at Preston Center, 8300
Preston Rd., Ste. 200. 214-696-9993. www.tootsies.com. 25X
Owner Phyllis Walker offers everything from “blue jeans to ball gowns,”
including evening wear by former Chanel model Jackie Rogers, sportswear
from the likes of M Siamo and Max Mara, and suits from Féraud. Check
the web site for trunk shows. 31 Highland Park Village. 214-373-6866. www.walkerrowdallas.com. 35K
We don’t need to go to Paris or New York to find fashions from the world’s top designers.
Dallas women were born to shop and spend, and they are blessed with a bevy of designer boutiques. Highland Park Village (Preston Road at Mockingbird Lane, www.hpvillage.com) is home to many of these upscale stores, and the grande dame of them all is Chanel, housing an assortment of designs by Karl Lagerfeld. We are lucky to have one of only two Calvin Klein boutiques in the United States. We love the timeless designs. The more daring go to Christian Dior for of-the-moment fashions from John Galliano. Women’s designer fashion house Escada retails every collection by Escada, including couture. Recently renovated and expanded to 3,000 square feet, Hermès has a loyal clientele that shops for those fabulous silk scarves and more. Ralph Lauren, the longest standing of the bunch, is a favorite of preppy-chic men and women. Dallas divas enjoy one of the country’s seven Luca Luca boutiques. There, they indulge in sexy yet classic designs. Last but certainly not least, sophisticated shoppers love St. John for its feminine day, evening, and sport collections.
The Dallas Galleria (Dallas North Tollway at Alpha Road, www.galleriadallas.com) was recently blessed with Celine,
one of only five in the United States. The French line includes
ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories, and sunglasses. The
Galleria also claims Gucci, where hip fashionistas and fellows
can purchase everything from clothes to luggage by the highly admired
Italian design house. Speaking of Italians, don’t miss the only Versace boutique in town for stunningly sexy pieces. We can’t live without Louis Vuitton handbags and accessories, including the now-permanent Monogram Multicolore collection.
Fashion slaves up north love the Shops at Willow Bend, which, like Highland Park Village, boasts St. John and Escada and shares Burberry with NorthPark Center. But Willow Bend ups the ante with fine Italian footwear at Bruno Magli. Fellow Italian design house Armani Collezioni offers men’s and women’s fashions with clean lines, subtle colors, and fine fabrics. Visit Nicole Miller,
credited with reinventing the little black dress, for feminine, flirty
frocks and separates with lovely neck- and hemlines and pretty prints. —C.A., J.C., S.Q.
FUN & FASHIONABLE
Anne Fontaine. French designer Anne Fontaine has mastered the
design of the white shirt. Lest you think you don’t need, say, a dozen,
visit this Highland Park boutique to see just how sexy, flirty, fun,
and diverse this wardrobe staple can be. Inventory changes constantly,
so if you see one you like, you’d better pounce. You may never lay eyes
on it again. 71 Highland Park Village. 214-522-0070. www.annefontaine.com. 35K
Dallas rejoiced when it got not one but three outposts of this
Philadelphia-based boutique. Skirts and dresses by brands such as
Elevenses are ultra feminine (think flirty prints, ruffles, and
pleats), barely there tops often reveal bust lines, and home décor
includes such treasures as embroidered pillows and silk-covered frames.
100 Highland Park Village. 214-219-4510. Multiple locations. www.anthropologie.com. 35K
There’s always a great frock in the window of this Greenville Avenue
mainstay. Dresses are the specialty, in all sorts of cool colors and
styles by such designers as Betsey Johnson and Bianca Nero. Recently a
strapless hot pink creation caught our eye. Also check out the edgy
sportswear and trendy tops and separates. 2716 Greenville Ave.
Bella Bella. Angela Amadi and Diana
Tabeshi’s trendy store allows you to buy an entire “going out” ensemble
and still afford dinner. Choose from an impressive mix of designer and
lower-priced items. The denim section is especially divine—Rock &
Republic jeans are better than chocolate. West Village, 3699 McKinney
Ave., Ste. 304. 214-528-6677. 35Y
Betsey Johnson. Girls
who love to be sweet and sexy head to Betsey Johnson for flirty
separates and dresses in matte silk, crinkled chiffon, or French mesh
with contrasting trim. What lady couldn’t use a little charmeuse and
lace? Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972-490-5780; Shops at Willow
Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 469-366-0124. www.betseyjohnson.com. 14R, 655R
Who says you can’t find hot fashion in the burbs? At this contemporary
boutique, you’ll find trendy items out of LA and New York, including
Jessica Simpson’s fav, Lotta, denim by Yanük, skirts by Fray, and many
other lines that are exclusive to the store. Shops at Legacy, 7201
Bishop Rd., Ste. E12, Plano. 972-378-9600. 555R
This Inwood Village boutique has a great selection of dresses and
skirts from such lines as Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe, and Trina
Turk. We also love the accessories and seat-belt bags by Harveys. 5550
W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 166. 214-904-9086. 34D
Seen monthly on the credit card statements of stylish SMU girls, this
contemporary store carries all the latest denim obsessions: True
Religion, Hudson, Blue Cult, Sacred Blue, Von Dutch, and more. You’ll
also find C&C and Michael Stars t-shirts. Topping the buzz-o-meter
is the stellar jewelry selection. 6601B Hillcrest Ave. 214-373-1085;
1900 Preston Rd., Ste. 258, Plano. 972-769-1085. www.cottonisland.com. 35H, 656U
Heath Calhoun’s urban cowboy oasis is where Western wear meets high
style. Choose from extravagant rhinestone- and bead-encrusted belts
or leather belts with buckles that evoke vintage cool. We also
love the Parasuco jeans (current favorite of Gwyneth and Cameron),
stylish cowboy hats, and a boot selection you’ll have to see to
believe. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 407. 214-521-4500. 35Y
This Lovers Lane gem sparkles with diverse, well-chosen modern pieces
sure to cultivate your individual style. From denim to dresses, the
European designer contingent includes D&G, Just Cavalli, M by
Missoni, and Moschino. Indie designers such as Louis Verdad, Robert
Rodriguez, Trina Turk, and Nanette Lepore round out the repertoire.
4400 Lovers Ln. 214-987-0837. www.elementsclothing.com. 35A
Emeralds to Coconuts.
If you didn’t get in that jaunt around the world this year, Emeralds to
Coconuts brings you global, eclectic fashions without your having to
leave town. Our favorites are the chunky shell belts, silk wraps, and
hand-sewn Indian wedding scarves that double as shimmering table
runners. 2730 N. Henderson Ave. 214-823-3620. 35V
The Glass Slipper.
Our favorite finds at this boutique are the one-of-a-kind belts made
from vintage Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton bags. The girly Rebecca
Taylor line, including lots of sweet sequined tops and sweaters, is a
specialty here. You’ll also find selections of flirty Trina Turk,
Nanette Lepore, and preppy Lacoste. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave.,
Ste. 301. 214-526-2115; Southlake Town Square, 121 Grand Ave,
Southlake. 817-329-0585. 35Y, 26G
Goodnight Moon/Lilly Pulitzer.
Heaven on earth for preppy Palm Beach types, this casual clothing store
is all about palm trees, bright colors, and pink. Here you’ll find
prepster ribbon belts and watches, as well as golf wear and a line of
bright bedding. 207 Preston Royal Village. 214-691-9393. www.gnmdallas.com. 25F
The Graye Concept.
Designer Jennifer Madden has an eye for style. In addition to her own
hip shoe line, she stocks her store with must-have feminine tops,
skirts, and dresses by talents such as Tracy Reese and Parameter. We
love the belts with buckles made from vintage compacts. Plaza at
Preston Center, 8314 Preston Center Plaza. 214-750-7463. www.graye.com. 25X
For 24 years, this legendary boutique has provided Dallas with exciting
European designs you won’t find elsewhere, including fantastic party
dresses, Prada-inspired scarf skirts, strapless tops that double as
low-slung skirts, and handcrafted jewelry. This fall look for
high-waisted pants, fitted short jackets, and lots of velour. 3014
Greenville Ave. 214-821-8900. www.hdsclothing.com. 36P
Jeans are clearly our national uniform. So when we’re on a mission for
the perfect pair (aren’t we always?), we score here. According to these
experts, most popular at the moment are James and Citizens of Humanity,
but a sweeping selection of styles and 30 brands guarantee a perfect
fit for everyone. 5926 W. Northwest Hwy. 214-691-7894. www.jeanconnection.com. 25T
Krimson & Klover >> Kathryn
and Kristin Anderson fill their Los Angeles-inspired store with color
and personality, including alluring date-night tops and dresses by Anna
Sui, Alice & Trixie, Orlando Espinoza, and local designer Megan
Adams. Don’t miss the whimsical, Fred Segal-style jewelry and shoes
that look much more expensive than they are. 3111 Cole Ave.
214-871-2334. www.krimsonandklover.com. 45B
If you’re looking for timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe, this is
the place to shop. From classic sportswear by Garfield & Marks and
JSS Knitwear, to trendier brands such as Equestrian, there is something
every lady will love. Don’t overlook the one-of-a-kind jewelry and
handbags. 5550 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 163. 214-352-2603. 34D
Abundant accessories range from the sparkling Sydney Evan jewelry
collection to intricately detailed leather open-toe shoes and a
metropolitan version of the monogrammed clutch that will call your
name. Find a fashion solution for day or night with chic trends from
Trina Turk, Nicole Miller, Womyn, and One Girl Who. Don’t leave without
a posh poncho. 4254 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-522-8444. 35T
You’re sure to linger in this hip destination, which owner Mandy
Loughray describes as “a little New York and a little LA.” FRX and
Frankie B denim, bohemian-chic Joystick embroidered tees, casual knits,
plus gorgeous tops and dresses by Laundry, China Doll, Single, and
Policy make for an impressive mix. Mockingbird Station, 5331 E.
Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 125. 214-827-4600. 36J
from the girls who brought you Bella Bella, this neighboring store in
the West Village debuts exquisite jeweled bags, and all the Three Dot
t-shirts a girl could ever need. You’ll find many fabulous outfits
here, including labels such as Betsey Johnson, Shelby Hanson, and Sweet
Pea. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 305. 214-521-1133. 35Y
There are some good finds at this inexpensive Mockingbird Station
store, such as Blue Cult jeans, trendy tees, tops, and dresses, plus
colorful shoes and accessories. Create a fantastic outfit without
handing over your entire paycheck. Mockingbird Station, 5321 E.
Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 130. 214-821-8669. 36J
the rulers of the t-shirt world are here: C&C, James Perse, and
Spy. This groovy little shop also stocks only the most coveted names in
denim, such as Paper Denim & Cloth and James. Pick up a
cooler-than-Lacoste Fred Perry tracksuit. West Village, 3699 McKinney
Ave., Ste. 302. 214-219-3118. 35Y
4-year-old Coppell boutique carries denim favorites Chip & Pepper,
Red Engine, and Citizens of Humanity, as well as lines like Trina Turk.
But stylish, yoga-esque separates from B with G and unique Suva pieces
sporting reproduced photographs are the looks that really get us
moving. We also love the Design Legacy embroidered pillows, Voluspa
candles, and jewelry by Dallas girl Holly Zaves. 106 N. Denton Tap Rd.,
Ste. 330, Coppell. 972-745-1800. 1AS
Paul Frank. Famous
for its signature Julius and Skurvy clothing, Paul Frank carries fun,
casual collectibles and tees that make great gifts for anyone. The
recently launched Her House line includes stylish tees, dresses, and
sweaters. Keep an eye out for a new children’s line called Small Paul.
West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 314. 214-528-7676. www.paulfrank.com. 35Y
Hopeless romantics, take note. Much in this store is lacy, feminine,
flowing, and reflective of a bygone era. The store’s antique-inspired
jewelry completes the look. 5600 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 139. 214-352-1333.
For laid-back yet lovely clothes, stop in this boutique near SMU for
dresses, pants, and tops by designers such as Tocca, Theory, and Jade.
The absolute best brands in jeans, such as Rock & Republic, Paper
Denim & Cloth, and Sacred Blue, are here, plus James Perse tees and
Lacoste tops in every color. 6607 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 101.
St. Bernard Sports. Here’s everything
you need for the slopes, the beach, and your in-between days in Dallas.
Chip and Pepper and Seven jeans, Lilly Pulitzer, Allen Allen (like
Juicy), Puma, James Perse and C&C tees—it’s all casual chic and
suitcase-friendly. Ugg boots are back in full force. Inwood Village,
5570 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 388. 214-357-9700. www.stbernardsports.com. 34D
This destination has the latest ready-to-wear from both coasts and
beyond, including Jill Stuart, Jane Mayle, Rozae Nichols, Plein Sud,
Development, and more. You’re sure to find your next fashion true love,
such as suits by Tree or Lauren Merkin clutches made famous by the Sex and the City girls. 6730 Snider Plaza. 214-360-9001. 35H
Sussie’s. This Frisco favorite sparkles with a mix of funky
contemporary and updated classic clothing. Delicate Rebecca Taylor
suits, colorful Tracy Reese separates, and elegant Nicole Miller
dresses accompany selections of Elie Tahari, Tocca, and Trina Turk.
Other highlights are the exquisite pajamas by Wendy Glez and the newly
expanded denim collection. 4760 Preston Rd., Ste. 204, Frisco.
Turtletique. Here you’ll find lots of
classics by Lafayette 148 (Oprah loves this line) and Yansi Fugel mixed
with interchangeable pieces for a complete wardrobe. Turtletique is on
top of trends, but you’ll never walk away looking trendy—just smart.
5550 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 168. 214-350-9393. 34D
T-shirts here suit every mood. Pay homage to the Rolling Stones in ’70s
tour shirts or show Ben some love with a “Mrs. Affleck” tee. There’s no
better place for cool streetwear and shoes, retro notebooks, lamps,
books, and hip tapestry bedspreads. Mockingbird Station, 5331 E.
Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 190. 214-821-4371. www.urbanoutfitters.com. 36J
Japanese Weekend Maternity. This widely admired store stocks
chic contemporary blouses, tees, active wear, denim, and dresses for
stylish moms-to-be. The cropped jeans and strapless tops are so cute
you’ll want to wear them even when you don’t have a baby on board.
Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 469-366-4474. www.japaneseweekend.com. 655R
The off-the-shoulder sweaters, strappy tops, ponchos, and strapless
Juicy-esque terry cloth tops make those nine months bearable. Mimi
Maternity also provides surprisingly fashionable solutions for office
attire, including sharp tweedy blazers and the maternity answer to
pencil skirts. Pregnant posers will love the collection of yoga wear.
Stonebriar Centre, 2600 Preston Rd., Frisco. 469-633-1465. Multiple
locations. www.mimimaternity.com. 556B
A Pea in the Pod.
If your cravings are for designer fare, indulge in fashion’s famed
names at this shop. Seven, Joe’s Jeans, and Citizens of Humanity save
the day for denim worshippers. Other fashion lifelines include Hale Bob
boho-chic tops, Three Dots tees, Kate Spade bags, and Juicy tracksuits.
Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 469-366-1018. Multiple
locations. www.apeainthepod.com. 655R
Pickles & Ice Cream.
This charming boutique carries Michael Stars shirts, comfy Noppies
maternity pants, trendy Meet Me in Miami tops, Chiarakruza separates (a
favorite in Hollywood), and hot names in denim. Don’t leave without
stocking up on snuggly Barefoot Dreams and Little Giraffe blankets and
bathrobes. Plaza at Preston Center, 8300 Preston Rd., Ste. 700.
214-361-1898; Lakeside Market, 5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 564, Plano.
972-781-1898. www.picklesmaternity.com. 25X, 35K
JUST FOR KIDS
Animal Crackers. Fab finds for Moms and their little ones
fill this popular Plano store. Darling baby lines include Sprouties,
Kidcosmic, and Randiewear. Trendsetter kids can pick up Little Mass
ponchos and shawls (to match those for Mom), Nolita punk rock skirts,
plus shiny Tina Neümann jackets and crocheted skirts. 1900 Preston Rd.,
Ste. 260, Plano. 972-867-4802; Southlake Town Square, 120 State St.,
Southlake. 817-416-6246. 656U, 26G
Bebe Grand. This
Lakewood delight offers hard-to-find baby clothing and accessories.
Provence-inspired Petit Bateau onesies, sweet Pixie Lily and Deux Par
Deux dresses, and ultra-luxurious bedding and nursing pillows are
must-haves. You’ll also spot specially selected storybooks, Gund
stuffed animals, and Barefoot Dreams blankies. 2013 Abrams Rd.
For Children. Florence Baker owns this
20-year-old Lovers Lane shop that sells reasonably priced kids wear in
every color and design. Pink Burberry-esque plaid pants and dresses,
teddy bear-shaped Jack & Lily footwear, and butterfly-tipped
Kidorable galoshes made us long to procreate. 4408 Lovers Ln.
Goodnight Moon. With enough perfect
baby gifts to fill your SUV, this European boutique should be at the
top of your shopping list. Elegant sterling rattles, impossibly cute
little animal shoes, and personalized shadow boxes are just the
beginning. Take home a Petit Bateau outfit like the one recently
spotted on supermodel Heidi Klum’s new delivery. 207 Preston Royal
Village. 214-691-9393. www.gnmdallas.com. 25F
Future fashionistas will get hooked on looking hip with their very
first outfit from this baby store of style. Flamboyant selections
include a pink faux fur jacket and matching hat, leopard-print velvet
patch jackets, and tutus embedded with flower petals. Boys’ and girls’
sections include attire ideal for a christening or a P. Diddy bash.
Inwood Village, 5350 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 128. 214-357-3068. www.hautebaby.com. 34D
Hip Hip Hooray.
This all-white Snider Plaza boutique carries chic lines for little
girls, including trendy Miss S and Michael Simon. A gorgeous white
Helena gown made us wonder if we had a place to wear it.
Beautiful gifts include a set of four sterling utensils in the shapes
of a giraffe, zebra, elephant, and monkey. 6805 Snider Plaza.
Jacadi. You’re never too young to start learning a second language or to take a lesson in style from the French. Say oui
to the heavenly velvet footie pajamas, darling dresses, shoes, and
stuffed animals, many sporting sweet French sayings. Shops at Willow
Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 469-366-0011. www.jacadiusa.com. 655R
Janie and Jack.
The littlest Lauras and tiniest Tims will be the cutest babes on the
block in sweet ruffled tees, pint-size seersucker pants, or appliquéd
bodysuits. From corduroy caps and cashmere booties to crochet bikinis
and warm-up jackets, everything sold at the Gymboree subsidiary is
private-label, created especially for the store. Shops at Willow Bend,
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. 469-366-0707. www.janieandjack.com. 655R
Owners Jay and Janet Finegold specialize in unique and trendy items
that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. Expect Ralph Lauren
polos, Quiksilver tees, and Flapdoodles basics for boys. Little divas
love hot lines such as Les Tout Petits, Lorena’O, Shameless, and Tailor
NY. Vintage bags by Minium and Rachel Weissman grosgrain ribbon watches
make great gifts. Plaza at Preston Center, 8408 Preston Center Plaza.
Oilily. This brand is synonymous with
color. Any way you (or your offspring) mix the super bright outfits,
they always seem to match. Your kids will love the expressive hues and
innovative prints; you’ll love the global-themed designs. 216 NorthPark
Center. 214-692-5173. www.oililyusa.com. 26S
This jungle-themed store offers more than great clothes. After browsing
the racks of Lipstik (Madonna’s daughter’s fave), Little Mass, Psketti,
and the hottest in denim by My Vintage Baby, girls can get their groove
on at the karaoke machine or play dress-up at the hair and makeup
station. For boys, you can find cute casuals by Wes and Willy,
Whatever, and dressy duds by Hartstrings. 5960 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 240,
Plano. 972-473-3336. 655H
Shelbi’s Stuff. Create a
beautiful bedroom for your babe at this store. While you’re at it, fill
your own closet. Hooded monogrammed towels are a best-seller, but
there’s also a huge selection of cutesy clothing, cuddly blankets,
bibs, and toys. Also notable here is the large selection of clothes for
preemies. Plaza at Preston Center, 8318 Preston Center Plaza.
Everything is sweet at Sugar. Inside the store’s enchanted miniature
castle are prissy dresses for little girls, adorable outfits for little
boys, and our new favorite, Glamajama t-shirts. Owner Diane Stewart has
also done a great job stocking to-die-for items for moms-to-be,
making this a great place for shower gifts. 4100 Rowlett Rd., Ste. 200,
Rowlett. 972-475-6208. 30G
VINTAGE & RESALE
Ahab Bowen >> With
a collection of “Best Secondhand Store” awards lining the walls, this
Uptown destination has oodles of vintage tees and dresses from the ’40s
to the ’70s. For those who want a head-to-toe retro look, there is a
bit of everything here, including great old handbags and sunglasses.
2614 Boll St. 214-720-1874. 45B
Clothes Circuit. You never know when a fashionably fickle
Parkie will decide her once-worn Chanel dress is so last season. We
were wowed by the widespread couture and designer clothing and
accessories (lots of Gucci and Prada), especially in the shoe and
handbag sections. You might even score a previously owned diamond ring.
6105 Sherry Ln. 214-696-8634. www.clothescircuit.com. 25X
North Dallas’ consignment store of choice boasts “The Red Room,” a
distinctive section of cocktail and black-tie attire. You’ll spot
designer clothes and shoes throughout the store; on the racks we saw
finds from sources as diverse as C
Photos: Women: Bode Helm; Shoulder, Krimson & Klover: Kevin Hunter Marple; Sugar, Ahab Bowen: Scott Womack