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Retail Roundup: Ear Piercing and Hunting Gear Are Trending in Dallas

Plus, new collections, collections on tour, and Día de los Muertos.
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Rowan is the latest ear piercing studio to open in Dallas. Courtesy of Rowan

Rowan Pierces Its Way into Dallas

Earlier this month, ear-piercer Rowan opened its doors in Preston Royal Village. Founded by Louisa Serene Schneider six years ago, Rowan is the fourth ear piercing brand to poke its way into the Dallas market in the past three years, joining Wildlike, Maria Tash, and, most recently, Studs. The Preston Royal store is the brand’s fifth Texas location, which already has outposts in Southlake and Fort Worth. Here, you can pick from gold vermeil or sterling silver jewelry. Rowan will do lobe piercings in children as young as 2 months old, and all piercings—no matter where—are done by licensed nurses. Learn more here about the new store and its aftercare services. 10854 Preston Rd.

Kuiu Sets Up Shop 

This month, luxury hunting gear brand Kuiu opened its second-ever outpost in Dallas. Founded in 2011, the California direct-to-consumer company sells hunting apparel and gear, like tents, gaiters, packs, and more. At this new location, customers can test those products and work with a store expert to build gear packs. Kuiu has several brick-and-mortar stores beyond its West Coast flagship planned, with the Dallas location is the first. According to the company, it chose Dallas based on the number of online sales in the area and the city’s hunter population. (The annual Dallas Safari Club convention, for example, has around 40,000 attendees each year.) The brand is also the third high-end hunting apparel store to open in North Texas since the summer, with King Ranch Saddle Shop opening in Frisco last June, and Sitka opening last month on McKinney Avenue. 13846 Dallas Pkwy. Ste. 100

Boll & Branch’s New Local Branch 

Luxury bedding and home furnishing brand Boll & Branch opened a new flagship store on Knox Street earlier this month. The 3,300 square feet spans two stories and is the New Jersey-based retailer’s sixth and largest store. The Dallas location showcases the brand’s debut furniture collection. It also features textile and raw materials displays and complimentary consultations with the store’s home styling team. Known for its sheets and bath essentials, like robes and rugs, the brand has long had a loyal following in Dallas, says founder and CEO Scott Tanen. “We were also compelled by Dallas’ rich sense of community, which aligns with our brand’s deep rooted values of connection and inclusivity,” he says, “and so we aim to tap into this spirit by welcoming customers, designers, and artists into our new home so we can engage with them in a more high touch, personal way.” 3213 Knox St.*

Other News to Know 

Loloi’s New Collection

Dallas-based rug brand Loloi has partnered with Los Angeles-based interior designer Amber Lewis on a new textile collection, which launched October 23. The earthy, vintage, and California-inspired line includes rugs, accent pillows, and woven wall art, which range $40–$3,000-plus. 

How FoundRae Found Highland Park Village

Last month, New York City jewelry brand FoundRae opened in Highland Park Village. After visiting the jewelry store in New York, Conservatory founder Brian Bolke offered his space to FoundRae founder Beth Hutchens. The Dallas FoundRae location occupies The Conservatory’s original first floor 500-square-foot storefront near Sadelle’s.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Every season, The Shops at Park Lane switches up the art around the outdoor shopping center. Most recently, it unveiled a pop-up mural celebrating Día de los Muertos by local Chicano artist Eric Rodriguez, or Drigo, who’s also done pieces for Louis Vuitton and MeowWolf. See his mural honoring the Mexican holiday through November 3. It’s located next to DSW.  

How ‘Bout Them Cowboys

If you’re a diehard fan of anything, you want to see associated memorabilia. So, the Dallas Cowboys have been taking like team photos and a Super Bowl 28 team-signed football around to its retail stores across North Texas. The traveling “Collections on Tour” is making its final stop November 4 at none-other than AT&T Stadium. Check it out, and enter a giveaway for specialty merch.

*There had previously been a typo in the Boll & Branch address. This has been corrected.


Catherine Wendlandt

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