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The Best Stores in Dallas 2008

Whether you’re a high-fashion addict or a dedicated vintage shopper, these local stores have something for you.
By D Magazine |

Ahab Bowen. Fun and funky vintage store in a little house in Uptown. Vintage clothing for men and women. Also accessories, hats, purses, gloves, shoes, boots, and feather boas. 2614 Boll St. 214-720-1874.

Allie-Coosh. This Snider Plaza women’s boutique features the designs of Paulette Martsolf. Custom-dyed fabrics, jackets, pants, shirts, dresses. Jewelry from Aaro, Terri Logan, Watchcraft, and more. 6726 Snider Plaza. 214-363-8616.

B. Whitman. The new location of this beloved store is stocked with shoes from Söfft, Born, Donald J Pliner, Dr. Scholl’s, Matisse, and Via Spiga. Unique feature of this locale: a bar for snacking and relaxing during checkout. 415 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3800.

Betty Cupcake. Newly opened mother-daughter-owned women’s boutique in Snider Plaza that carries several lines exclusive to Dallas. Labels include So Low, Hype, Aidan Mattox, Lizzie Barker bamboo shirts, Hellagant, and Zova LA. Create-your-own necklaces from Marygold, belts and handbags from Linea Pelle, and Fortune Denim. 6723 Snider Plaza. 214-369-2253.

Betty Reiter: A Dallas tradition for fine women’s clothing. Exclusive carrier
of Yeohlee in Dallas. Other designers include Krizia, Annette
Görtz, Basler, and Miller et Bertaux. Handbags from Daniela Cornaggio, and jewelry from Jose & Maria Barrera. 4030 Villanova St. 214-373-9990.
photography by Douglas Wagenhauser

Blues Jean Bar. Heaven for denim lovers. Men’s and women’s jeans from Paige Premium Denim, Rock & Republic, William Rast, 1921, AG, and People’s Liberation. Also t-shirts and jewelry. 6810 Snider Plaza Blvd. 214-368-5326.

Cabana. This hidden gem is located in owner Merry Vose’s backyard, and it’s only open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Lines include Geren Ford, Nili Lotan, Thread Social, Seaton, and Steven Alan. Also available by appointment. 9115 Devonshire Dr. 214-674-9928.

Centre. Hipster boutique with design-heavy aesthetic. Located in Mockingbird Station. Clothes from WeSC, Yoko Devereaux, Oak, b.Son, Cassette, Pegleg NYC, and Roberta Oaks. Shoes by Vans, Creative Recreation, and Converse. Vintage eyewear also available. 5331 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 105. 214-821-2028.

Clothes Circuit. Resale shop where many high-end treasures can be found. Park Cities women frequently take their old clothes here, so labels might include Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, and Prada. Shoes from Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik. 6105 Sherry Ln. 214-696-8634.

Cotton Island. Open for two decades, the Snider Plaza store sells trendy and fun clothes, shoes, and accessories from lines such as Johnny Was, Juicy Couture, Free People, and Voom. Jeans from 7 For All Mankind and True Religion. Shoes from Jeffrey Campbell and Bernardo. 6601 Hillcrest Ave. 214-373-1085; 1900 Preston Rd., Ste. 258, Plano. 972-769-1085.

Cowboy Cool. Where trendy and country come together. Jeans from Brown Label and Parasuco, boots from Stallion and J.B. Hill, sterling silver belt buckles, cowboy hats, and jewelry. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 407. 214-521-4500.

Crimson in the City: A downtown boutique stocked with the latest men’s and women’s styles. Lines include Yoana Baraschi, Abi Ferrin, and Ronen Chen for women, and Modern Amusement and Anthem Nation for men. Jeans from 7 For All Mankind, Paper Denim & Cloth; bags from Matt & Nat; and skin care from Mario Badescu. 1514 Commerce St. 214-655-2811.
photography by Douglas Wagenhauser

Culwell & Son. A tradition for generations of Park Cities men. Designers include Zanella, Scott Barber, Ike Behar, Hickey Freeman, and Oxxford. Custom suits, tuxedos, alterations, and casual wear available, as well as clothing for boys. 6319 Hillcrest Ave. 214-522-7000.

Daniel Taylor Clothier. West Village menswear boutique that carries everything from socks to suits. Lines include Ike Behar, Peter Millar, Samuelson, and St. Croix. Sportswear also available. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave. 214-521-0433.

Dolly Python. Spend hours digging through this well-stocked store that carries interesting antiques, men’s and women’s vintage clothing, shoes, and much more. A large selection of vintage jewelry also available. 1916 N. Haskell Dr. 214-887-3434.

E 61st St. Shoes from Lilly Pulitzer, Paul Mayer, Stuart Weitzman, and Donald J Pliner. Jewelry from Jenlari, and handbags from Monsac. 61 Highland Park Village. 214-521-0828.

Elements. Upscale boutique for women’s clothing and accessories. Clothing from M Missoni, See by Chloé, Galliano by John Galliano. Jeans from Notify and Earnest Sewn. Handbags from R & Y Augousti, and Pedro Garcia shoes. 4400 Lovers Ln. 214-987-0837.

Elle by Elements. Connected to Park Cities favorite Elements. Lines include Mike & Chris, Plenty by Tracy Reese, Rachel Pally, and P2 by Poleci. Jeans from Robin’s Jeans and True Religion. 4408 Lovers Ln. 214-987-0831.
photography by Douglas Wagenhauser

Forty Five Ten. Premier high-fashion boutique. Designers include Marni, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, Doo.Ri, The Row, and Marchesa. Men’s lines include Yigal Azrouël, Spurr, and Band of Outsiders. Shoes from Golden Goose and Azzedine Alaia. Jewelry from The Woods and Rosa Maria. Highly edited home collection, as well. 4510 McKinney
Ave. 214-559-4510.

Gregory’s. Upscale boutique for men and women located in the Dallas Galleria. Women’s: Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Paule Ka, Luna, and Azzedine Alaia. Dsquared² for men. Shoes and handbags from Sonia Rykiel and Lanvin, and shoes from Le Silla. Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1365. 972-490-1285.

HD’s. Men’s and women’s clothing. Open since 1981. Denim for men from Diesel and RA-RE, as well as Johnny Cotton. Women’s from Three Dots, Isabel de Pedro, and XCVI. Exclusive carrier of Maja jewelry and designs. 3014 and 3018 Greenville Ave. 214-821-5255.

House of Dang. Owned and operated by local designers Andrew Bayer and Doug Voisin. Find independent designers, vintage knick-knacks, and other random things. 4219 Bryan St. 214-827-1146.

Jean Connection. Denim for men and women from dozens of designers. Joe’s, 7 For All Mankind, Replay, True Religion, James, Diesel, and Taverniti So, to name a few. 5926 W. Northwest Hwy. 214-691-7894; 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-310-3774.

Kacky & Carl:
Fashion-forward contemporary women’s boutique in Uptown. Dolan, Ali Ro, Aidan Mattox Niteline, and more. Bags from KAGE, vintage luggage, jewelry, furniture, and clothing for baby. 2722 Routh St. 214-295-4486.
photography by Joshua Martin


Krimson and Klover. Trendy women’s clothes for Uptown girls. Madison Marcus, Yumi Kim, Blank Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, Hanky Panky underwear, and Eddiejo jewelry. 3111 Cole Ave. 214-871-2334.

Ken’s Man’s Shop. A men’s clothing tradition since 1964. Lines include Eton, Alexander Julian, Ike Behar, Brioni, and Pal Zileri. Denim from AG and International Laundry. Shoes from Donald J Pliner, and eyewear from Scrooples. 309 Preston Royal. 214-369-5367.

Klad. Men’s and women’s clothing in Victory Park. Women’s lines include Corey Lynn Calter, Tricia Fix, and Meghan Fabulous. Men’s include Rufus and 191 Unlimited. Shoes from Modern Amusement for guys, and jewelry from Virgin Saints and Angels. 2308 Victory Park Ln. 866-510-1749.

L Bartlett. Contemporary women’s boutique in Uptown. Corey Lynn Calter, Johnny Was, Fighting Eel, Twisted Heart. Handbags from Lauren Merkin, and jewelry from Dogeared. 3699 McKinney Ave., No. 302. 214-521-3500.

Linus Lounge. Small, highly edited shoe boutique. Designers include Rupert Sanderson, Ruthie Davis, Barbara Bui, LD Tuttle, and more. 2724 Routh St. 214-965-0180.

LFT. The Premium 93 boutique carries Thread Social, Rag & Bone, Rachel Comey, and more. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, James Perse, and an outpost of Dune Furniture also occupy space. Jewelry from Jennifer George and Erickson Beamon; shoes from Bloch London. 2350 Victory Park Ln. 214-635-2150.

Lou Lou. Cute and affordable shoes and accessories. Clothing from Wish, Pink Polka Dot, and Notice. Shoes by Jessica Simpson, BCBG Girls, Calvin Klein, and Volatile. 4417 Lovers Ln. 214-521-8833.

Make. Shop local artists and designers with handmade clothing, accessories, and gifts. Classes for sewing, jewelry-making, and design. 313 N. Bishop Ave. 214-256-3061.

Melanie Gayle. Women’s boutique for the style-conscious. Lines include Ali Ro, Shoshanna, Rebecca Beeson, Vanitas, and Jenny Han. Jewelry by Amanda Sterrett and Delicate Raymond. Sunglasses by Tom Ford. 6818 Snider Plaza. 214-369-1700. Coming in October: 7401 Lone Star Dr., No. B110, Plano.

Women’s include Splendid, Mint, Vince, Geren Ford. Men’s include Modern Amusement and Save Khaki. Denim from Genetic and Rock & Republic. Shoes from TOMS. Kids from Splendid, Egg and Avocado, and Puella. The Shops at Legacy, 5800 Legacy Dr. 972-378-5242; 5959 Royal Ln., Ste. 624.
photography by Joshua Martin

Mine. Reasonable and on-trend women’s fashions. Lewis Cho, Jenny Han, Chaiken, Tart, Vanitas, and Amanda Uprichard. Sunglasses from Tom Ford, jewelry from Kenneth Jay Lane, shoes from Oh Deer! 4423 Lovers Ln. 214-522-4700.

Pockets Menswear. Both made-to-measure and ready-to-wear available. Ermenegildo Zegna, John Varvatos, Canali, and Sartoria. Shoes from Moreschi, denim from 7 for All Mankind and 1921, and accessories from Schedoni. 46 Highland Park Village. 214-368-1167.
Pumps. Hip shoe and accessories boutique in downtown McKinney. Lines include Nanette Lepore, Kenzie, Faryl Robin, Beverly Feldman, and BCBG Max Azria. Sunglasses from Tom Ford. 217 N. Kentucky St., McKinney. 972-562-4555.

Q Custom Clothier. Men’s and women’s custom-made and ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. Loro Piana, Dormeuil, Zegna; ties from Valentino and Dolcepunta; and cuff links from Tateossian and Dunhill. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 303. 214-780-9888; 85 Highland Park Village. 214-780-0555.

Rich Hippie. Trendy and bohemian women’s clothing. Lines include Bo Chyll, Fighting Eel, Chaiken, Mike & Chris, and Saint Grace. Jewelry from Sue Gragg. Handbags and custom embellishment also available. 5350
Lovers Ln. 214-358-1968.

Sartel. New shop from designer Matthew Earnest and Lily Atherton Hanbury. Women’s clothing made for chic transitioning from day to evening. Candles, jewelry from Erickson Beamon and Kathryn Allsopp, and handbags. 4212 Oak Lawn Ave.

Studio Sebastian. Chic women’s boutique. Largest selection of Lanvin shoes and purses in town. Also Mayle, Ports 1961, and Pucci. Shoes from Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, and Christian Louboutin. Bags from Costume National and Mulberry. 6730 Snider Plaza. 214-360-9001.

Sebastian’s Closet. Men’s lines include Hugo Boss, Eton, and Pal Zileri. Women’s includes Save the Queen!, and denim from Paige and 1921. Shoes, handbags, and jewelry as well. 5100 Belt Line Rd., No. 540. 972-387-0888.

St. Bernard Sports. For fashion lovers as well as sports enthusiasts. Clothing lines such as Lilly Pulitzer, Trina Turk, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Penguin, and Fred Perry. 5570 W. Lovers Ln., No. 388. 214-504-1164.

Stanley Korshak. High-fashion department store. Designers include Valentino, Chloé, Missoni, Thakoon, Lela Rose, Tuleh, and Rodarte. Men’s: Etro, Ralph Lauren, Kiton, Brioni. Handbags, shoes, jewelry, and home accessories as well. 500 Crescent Ct., Ste. 100. 214-871-3600.

THE SHAK: Stanley Korshak’s contemporary store.  Fashion-forward lines include 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jenni Kayne, M Missoni, and Diane von Furstenberg. Men’s includes Trovata and John Varvatos. Also denim, jewelry, and handbags. 500 Crescent Ct., Ste. 100. 214-871-3600. (Right) Bret McKinney, Fashion Coordinator.
photography by Joshua Martin

Sussies. On-trend boutique featuring the latest styles. Lines include 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, Nanette Lepore, Ella Moss, and Elie Tahari. 4760 Preston Rd., Ste. 204, Frisco. 972-335-2792.

Tootsies. Women’s clothing boutique with lines such as Donna Karan, BCBG, Theory, Laundry, and Ralph Lauren. Shoes from Tory Burch, and bags from Elaine Turner. 8300 Preston Rd. 214-696-9993.

True Rumors. Women’s boutique featuring designers such as Didier Parakian, Yoana Baraschi, Nicole Miller, and Saga. 6851 Virginia Pkwy., Ste. 100, McKinney. 214-726-0800.

V.O.D. Chic boutique in Victory Park for women. Designers Alexander Wang, Jenni Kayne, Isabella Marant, VPL, Jane Mayle. Denim from Diane Izzedin. 2418 Victory Park Ln. 214-754-0644.

YaYa. Hip store for women in the Shops at Legacy. Denim from True Religion and J Brand, dresses from Juicy, and flip-flops from Havaianas and Dini’s. 7201 Bishop Rd., Ste. E9. 972-473-9995.

Zola’s Everyday Vintage. Funky Bishop Arts store for men’s and women’s vintage clothing. Watches, jewelry, evening bags, and hats. 414 N. Bishop Ave. 214-943-6643.

National Stores
Not to Be Missed

NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expwy.

Barneys New York
Betsey Johnson
Billy Reid
Bottega Veneta
CH Carolina Herrera
Giorgio Armani
Michael Kors
Neiman Marcus
Oscar de la Renta
Roberto Cavalli
Salvatore Ferragamo
Ted Baker of London

Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Pkwy.

Just Cavalli
Louis Vuitton
Saks Fifth Avenue
Thomas Pink

Park Village
Mockingbird Ln. @ Preston Rd.

Anne Fontaine
Carolina Herrera
Cole Haan
Loro Piana
Luca Luca
Jimmy Choo
Ralph Lauren
Scoop NYC
St. John
Tory Burch

Victory Park
2401 N. Houston St.

Duncan Quinn
Henry Beguelin

Neiman Marcus Downtown
1618 Main St.

Calypso Christiane Celle,
Plaza at Preston Center

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