Leggiadro is Italian for aesthetically beautiful, so it’s no wonder the brand’s line of quality women’s clothing is so superior in looks and texture. Lucky for the discerning ladies of Dallas, the high-end boutique has opened its doors here at Highland Park Village, celebrating their grand opening with a champangne reception on Wednesday.
“It was a natural choice,” said Brooks Ross, president of Leggiadro, about the decision to implant a store in Dallas. “We have a very big client base here, a lot of women shop at our stores while in New York or Palm Beach.” One such client is Elisa Summers, co-owner of Highland Park Village, a fact that probably nudged the store into its current location.
Brooks Ross and his mother Ann own the company, founded in 1985 in New York City. Ann is the creative director, a former fashion editor who is known to have brought the luxurious lingerie line Wolford from Europe to the US, so she knows her stuff. The pair still make frequent trips to Italy and Switzerland to select the finest materials for their sophisticated collections of sweaters, trousers and blouses. It is the chicest of casual wear, bringing a modern, current flair into conservative dress with their unique prints and fabrics.
Leggiadro also cuts and sews all their clothing in house at their factory in New York, ensuring the finest in manufacturing and design. Shoppers can be sure they won’t encounter too many others wearing the same outfit, considering the brand is known to make as few as 40 pieces of a particular design, divided up into seven sizes and then distributed throughout their 12 national stores. Leggiadro is now open, located inside Highland Park Village between St. John and Loro Piana.