It’s not like you need an excuse to go shopping, but ’tis the season to be extra spendy. Luckily Dallas is a mecca for all kinds of fantastic clothiers, jewelers, furniture stores and more. Check out these local shopping destinations to get everything you need on your gift list (and maybe your wish list, too).
1 Highland Park Village
For almost 80 years, Highland Park Village has represented the most sophisticated and fashionable stores in Texas, and arguably the South. Situated among the luxurious mansions of Highland Park, the center offers an array of couture fashion shops, cafes and even a movie theater, reopening next year with a fresh makeover. A known celebrity hangout, HPV has the best of the best: Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and more.
47 Highland Park Village, www.hpvillage.com
2 The Shops at Legacy
Plano's premiere shopping center is one of the newest in the DFW metroplex, so The Shops at Legacy have all the modern bells and whistles shopping fanatics crave. Big names like Bachendorf and unique independent boutiques like Elli Grace are just some of the jewels you'll discover here. Hungry? Go Eastern at Benihana's, or Western at Bob's Steak Chop House for some world class eats. The Shops at Legacy also offers late night fun at Cru Wine Bar, Sambuca 360 or Gordon Biersch.
7300 Lone Star Dr., 214.473.8880, www.shopsatlegacy.com
3 Snider Plaza
Families in the Park Cities area know Snider Plaza is a peaceful little haven to get your shopping done and hang out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It's almost like a step back in time when visiting the three-block center, which is full of small boutiques, independent restaurants and even an old-fashioned gas station where attendants will still happily pump for you. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Betty Cupcake, get that perfect pair of jeans at The Blues Jean Bar and get stylistically studious at Goo Goo Eyes.
4 Northpark Center
It's the perfect time of year to visit Northpark Center. Around the large mall you'll find some seasonal window displays created for a recent competition, to get you in the holiday spirit. Northpark is not only a superior place to shop, but it also plays host to many city-wide events, like the Dallas International Film Festival, and concerts by local symphonies. Head there now through January 2nd with the little ones and enjoy the annual Trains at Northpark Event, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
8687 N. Central Expressway #1030, 214.363.8347, www.northparkcenter.com
5 The Galleria
The Galleria is an architectural icon in Dallas. Centered around an ice skating rink open all year long, the myriad of great stores and haute restaurants is easy to get lost in (like you'd mind.) BCBG, Faconnable and Michael Kors just made their debut here recently, and Dooney & Bourke are opening soon.
13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 3080, 972.702.7100, www.galleriadallas.com