In the land where everything is bigger and better – The higher the hair, bevy of blondes and a collection of some of the freshest bloggers in the game – Sea of Shoes, Atlantis Home, Bag Snob, Life in Travel, Nini Style and with many more popping up everyday. You can only expect the fashion to be over the top as well. So whether you’re just visiting, passing through on a long layover, or have lived in Big D for years; here is a compilation of some of the best shopping Dallas has to offer.
Vintage Martini – My personal favorite vintage store, as well as well visited by bloggers: Jane, Judy and Tina. Check out their amazing sales, and dig in the “Graveyard” for ridiculously frugal finds. In-store and online, there is a mix of well preserved vintage threads to designer wares from pre-Victorian days to recent releases on consignment. The jewelry and shoes selection are worth a viewing, while the furs are a must see! Tell Ken I sent you and perhaps he’ll mix up a batch of his special Texas tea.
Northpark Center – The place where art and fashion meet and created you have with such a mix of Neiman’s, Barney’s, Sunglass Hut, and recently a slew of designer stores have opened up shop Versace, You’ll forget you’re in a mall and perusing a museum instead. The H&M temporary Pop-Up shop is tiding over until the real deal opens in October 2011.
Highland Park Village – Home of all things high class, this premier shopping area includes some impressive boutiques that will give your wallet a workout, such as: Chanel, Louboutin, Hermes, Harry Winston, and the newly open DVF. For more reasonably priced shopping revelry; try Anthropologie, Scoop, and Hadleigh’s.
Fourty Five Ten – Craving a midday shopping and carb binge? Then you can find your fix at this Dallas staple. Take a second glance, and you’ll realize you’re lunching next to model Erin Wasson or Jessica Simpson within the delectable T Room. Grab that Alaia, McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Margiela, Stella McCartney, or Balenciaga before a Southern celebrity does.
Dolly Python – Eclectic and antique finds with the right amount of vintage; you never know what surprises are in store. Neon lights will lead you into the land of furniture, housewares, couture clothing, and never ending knick knacks. Stop by on certain days where you can get a psychic reading while you shop.
V.O.D. – Located within Victory Park, marvel at Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno and all the pieces to fill your Francophile obsession. The perfectly edited store carries all modern and upcoming lines you desire, but cannot find elsewhere in the city limits. Get on their guest list for some fashionable fetes and trunk shows with Olsen twin’s favorites like Madga Berliner.
While your stimilating the city’s economy also take in all the sights to see: Traveling Men, JFK Memorial and 6th Floor Museum, Nasher Sculpture Center, the new Arts District with the Winspear Opera House, and of course finish it all off with a few sporting events with the Dallas Stars, Mavs, and Cowboys.