Ever wonder why Dallas women look so wonderfully styled? Perhaps it’s the abundance of upscale boutiques in the area. Here are 5 of our favorites:
1 Rich Hippie
Where do you go when you want to find a quirky jumpsuit for a casual cocktail party? Head to Inwood Village and pop into Rich Hippie. And because you never know when the weather will turn, you might also want to pick up a Christiansen metallic leather scarf ($748). You'll find both at the Rich Hippie. As the name implies, this boutique offers upscale bohemian fashions that reflect the owners’ passions for finding unique designers.
5350 West Lovers Lane No. 127, 214-358-1968
2 Forty Five Ten
Forty Five Ten is the grande dame of Dallas boutique shops, featuring high-end looks that have attracted not just Dallas stars but plenty of visiting celebrities as well. (If Gwyneth Paltrow shops there, you know it must be stylish.) Come in for the well-curated collection by designers including J. Brand, Alberta Ferretti, Celine, and Victoria Beckham. Then stay for lunch at the equally stylish T Room Cafe.
4510 McKinney Ave., 214-559-4510
Malouf’s packs plenty of high-end designers (Rag + Bone, Tory Burch, Derek Lam, Trina Turk and plenty more) in a relatively small space, making it like a finely condensed luxury department store. Expect excellent service, including personal shoppers who will pull items before you visit. It’s located in Southlake Town Square, an upscale, outdoor shopping center featuring well-known retailers in addition to boutiques and plenty of dining (Mi Cocina is just across the street from Malouf's)--well worth the twenty minute drive from Dallas.
190 State St., Southlake
4 The Gypsy Wagon
You can’t shop Dallas without at least a nod to true Texas style, and this Henderson Avenue boutique is the place to indulge your inner cowgirl. If the free-flowing floral dresses are too much Texas for you to handle, opt instead for accessories, like vintage turquoise cuffs (from $188) or a pair of Old Gringo Cactus Visuvio boots in turquoise, chocolate and warm tan ($594).
2928 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, (214) 370-8010
5 Nicole Kwon
It’s a testament to Dallas that New York designer Nicole Kwon selected the city as the site of her concept store in Uptown. Before heading west and launching her own line (NKWON), she worked for Vivienne Westwood, Peter Som and Hussein Chalayan. Kwon’s clean and refined style is evident not just in her eponymous line but in all the styles she carries.
3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 312, Dallas, 214-526-7000