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Retail Roundup: Galleria Dallas’ Coup D’Etat

Plus: Renovations, second locations, and jewelry stores, oh my.
The newly renovated Louis Vuitton store in Galleria Dallas. Brad Dickson/Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

What’s Happening at the Galleria 

After the American Girl Doll Store announced it was moving from Galleria Dallas to the Shops at Park Lane last summer, there were murmurings about the future of the north Dallas mall. But, the shopping center was prepared with a slew of openings and renovations to replace the store. 

The mall launched outposts of BR Home, Banana Republic’s new home furnishings line, and Spanish retail giant Mango. It’s also planning to open the first H&M Home in North Texas, in a 7,500-square-foot store on Level 2. 

Mid-November, luxe French fashion house Louis Vuitton reopened its Galleria Dallas location. The redesigned storefront is double in size, and features displays of the brand’s various product lines. The store also has a leather goods hot stamping service and an on-site artisan to work with clients on custom artwork.

Also last month, longtime local jewelry store Bachendorf’s reopened its Galleria Dallas location after an extensive renovation. The newly expanded 7,000-square-foot space features a bridal atelier and displays of David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Cartier, Breitling, and other brands. The store also includes a 1,500-square-foot in-store Rolex boutique.

Veronica Moves Back In

New York-based ready-to-wear fashion brand Veronica Beard has been dressing Dallasites since it opened its third-ever storefront in Highland Park Village six years ago. Last September, it temporarily closed its doors—and moved down the block next to Yo! Lobster—for renovations. Earlier this month, the brand officially reopened its doors at 44 Highland Park Village. The posh and eclectic new digs include parquet French oak floors, Moroccan-inspired ottomans, a custom Nitika Moran jute rug, and more. “We were exceptionally thoughtful about creating an inviting atmosphere for the Dallas store,” interior designer Carolina de Neufville said in a release. “We wanted the customer to imagine she could live in this space.” 44 Highland Park Village.

Time to Get ‘Off the Floor’

Madison founders Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford had a busy November. The interior designers decorated the living room of this year’s Kips Bay show house. They also launched their new home furnishings showroom, Off the Floor, in the Design District. The 7,500-square-foot concept sells everything from rugs and antiques to decor and case goods. The warehouse-like store is fully stocked—meaning designers don’t have to order and wait months for products to arrive for clients. 114 Express St.

Other News to Know

Forth & Nomad Travels Up I-45

Houston lifestyle brand Forth & Nomad has expanded to North Texas. Last month, the store opened its second location in Dallas’ West Village. Founded by Morgan Sommer in 2017, Forth & Nomad sells a curated selection of women’s apparel and accessories, baby clothes and books, beauty products, kitchen supplies, and more. 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 317C

Nikki Smith Designs Expands … Again

Just a few months after opening its second brick and mortar—and brand headquarters—near Inwood Village, Nikki Smith Designs has expanded to Lower Greenville. On December 1, the local jewelry company opened its third location in a 900-square-foot storefront between Joy Macaroon and Greenville Avenue Pizza. 1925 Greenville Ave.  

Tanishq Comes to Texas

Last month, popular Indian jewelry brand Tanishq opened a storefront in Frisco. The luxury jewelry company, whose bracelets, rings, necklaces, and more range anywhere between $49–$65,000, also opened a location in Houston last month, too. The two Texas locations are the second and third U.S. stores for Tanishq. 2809 Preston Rd. ste. 1200, Frisco 


Catherine Wendlandt

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Catherine Wendlandt is the online associate editor for D Magazine’s Living and Home and Garden blogs, where she covers all…