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Fashion

How to Shop Lovers Lane

Boutique owner Connie Sigel unearths indie gems along our Miracle Mile.
By Raya Ramsey |
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Photography by SOHOSTORY

By the time Elements opened in 1999, the high-fashion shops of previous decades (Marie Leavell, Lou Lattimore, and the Gazebo) had closed, and the neighborhood had evolved into the Park Cities’ go-to for a little bit of everything. Since then, owner Connie Sigel says, not much has changed, and that’s just the way local retailers like it. “I have seen many businesses come and go, but Lovers Lane has stayed true to indie businesses,” Sigel says. “Most of them are still family-owned, and that’s just such a rarity.” Many of the area’s shops, salons, and restaurants are exclusive to Lovers Lane and the Miracle Mile. Some are new. Some have been catering to families for generations. Here are a few of her favorite places—besides her own luxury women’s wear boutique, of course. 



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Photography by Desiree Espada

Pogo’s
Sigel loves Pogo’s for wine tastings and limited-edition liquors. We love that they save your purchase history for future recommendations, and we dig their selection of locally brewed beer.


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Rutherford’s Design
Sigel shops this design store for designer fabrics at better price points and “the most exquisite trims, braids, and tassels.” The store has a gift selection that includes Nest candles, coffee table books, and delicious treats like cookies and toffee.


Enchanted Lighting
Find a bounty of lamps, from traditional to modern. “I scored the most amazing, one-of-a-kind rock crystal chandelier created by an artisan in Brazil,” Sigel says.


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The Linen Boutique
This is where Sigel finds “the most luxurious linens.” The store has everything from bed and table linens to bathroom accessories from brands Niven Morgan, PurCashmere, and Thea.


Cebolla Fine Flowers
The European market’s clever flower arrangements are exquisite every time. Delicate rose arrangements and beautiful orchids are just some of the shop’s specialties. 


Nicholson-Hardie
In addition to plants and gardening advice, the shop offers garden gifts and tabletop decor. Find handmade Vierti pottery from Italy, specialty soaps, and decorative pillows and candles.


St. Bernard Sports
The men’s selection caters to the preppy types and urbanites with mainstream and off-the-radar brands like Ben Sherman, Jack Spade, and John Varvatos. For the ladies, they carry designers including Lilly Pulitzer, Vince, BCBG, and Rebecca Minkoff. 


Mountain Hideout
The small shop peddles outdoor gear for backpacking excursions, camping trips, and more. “You really have to have special attire to go on a safari,” Sigel says.

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