It’s been a big year for new retail in Dallas. In the last few months alone, we’ve scored adorable new gift shops, a home improvement store that’s actually cool, and not one but two Aesops. But September is set to herald its own slew of exceptional local shopping. Here, we break down the ones to watch.
Beatnik Fine Goods | Oak Cliff
Anticipated Opening: September 16
Opening across the street from Set & Co. (look for Courtney Miles’ mural wall of 50s-era beatniks), Beatnik is a dream project for former Gypsy Wagon assistant manager Lyndsey Munchrath. “I’ve worn many hats over the past ten years working in retail,” Munchrath says. “I was ready to branch out on my own, and I’m super excited to get started.”
If Instagram is any indication (and why shouldn’t it be?), Oak Cliff shoppers should be excited as well. Munchrath has worked with a family friend living in Marrakesh, Morocco to handpick pieces for women, children, and the home. Head to the second level to find vintage Moroccan rugs, one-of-a-kind jewelry, leather baby moccasins, and Munchrath’s own designs for pillows and poufs brought to life by Moroccan artisans. Downstairs, women can shop from a curated collection of vintage Levis, tees, and jewelry, along with popular Australian labels and boho brands including Flynn Skye. Plus, it’s all wrapped up in an airy — and appropriately beatnik-y —black and white interior. We dig it, man.
Baldwin | Knox Street
Anticipated Opening: September 6
If Steven Alan’s swift departure sent you into a small spiral, fret not. The new shop looks very Steven Alan-esque, and (dare we say it?) may actually bring even more to the Knox Street table. (There, we said it.) Founded by husband and wife Matt and Emily Baldwin in 2009, the Kansas City-based boutique has recently begun expanding to Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas after receiving distinctions in both Vogue and GQ magazine.
The boutique specializes in high-quality, classic American denim and apparel for men and women designed out of Baldwin’s Kansas City studio. Products from Le Labo and Aesop, Golden Goose sneakers, and more also stock the walls, which have been handpainted to reflect a floral print featured in the fall collection for women.
Scout Design Studio’s Scoutlet | Just Outside the Design District
Anticipated Opening: September 2
With its extensive collection of cool art, refurbished finds, eye-catching new textile designs, and rows and rows of vintage chairs, coffee tables, dressers, tables, and more, Scout Design Studio has long been one of the best places to treasure hunt in Dallas. Starting this month, the Design District showroom is giving locals even more to discover — with even better prices.
Scoutlet opened its doors this past Saturday with a massive warehouse sale, but shoppers can visit every Saturday from 10am-5pm to score more of Scout’s vintage finds along with discounted chip and dent Scout Label pieces. The new space is located at 1272 Security Drive, across the street from the Crate & Barrel outlet. Convenient!
Keep An Eye on in October
SoCal-based eyewear entrepreneur Garrett Leight (whose chic shades have been sported by the likes of Kendal Jenner, Kristen Stewart, and Leonardo DiCaprio) debuts his eponymous shop on Knox Street next month, while The Gypsy Wagon’s new sister store, Roam Fine Goods, will be putting down permanent roots in North Dallas’ Preston Royal Village after a successful summer pop-up.