Invest in Style

Three top Dallas fashion directors tell us what to invest in this fall—and what to avoid.

$260, Tootsies, The Plaza at Preston Center.

Nerissa von Helpenstill

Store Director at Tootsies

Invest in
“New ways to wear daily denim. Look for ruffled hemlines, cropped and full-length flares, and undone hems. My current obsession is the Citizens of Humanity Drew Flounce jeans. Every time I wear them, women stop me on the street to offer compliments.”

Don’t buy into
“Wearing your politics on your sleeve.” 

$8,450, Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main St.

Nick Wooster

Men’s Fashion Director at Forty Five Ten

Invest in
“The Berluti military coat with astrakhan fur collar. A little bit glam, a little bit tough—which is all I really want in clothes. This one will cost you, but think about how it will make you feel: taller and trimmer.”

Don’t buy into

$2,830, exclusively at Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main St.

Ken Downing

Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus

Invest in
“A leather biker jacket with a decidedly rebellious punk point of view, like this oversize, studded Galilee jacket by Nour Hammour. Put it over everything, please.”

Don’t buy into
“Hot rollers!”

Handbag, $2,700; mules, $780. Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main St.

How to Celebrate 110 Years of Neiman Marcus

This fall, Dallas’ own luxury retailer is offering exclusive Gucci handbags—with on-trend Princetown mules to match—that the couture house created to mark Neiman’s milestone 110th anniversary. Inside each item, you’ll find a commemorative label.


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