Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
Open this week in Dallas is the Dallas Art Fair (April 13-15). For those traveling to the city for the fair, we’ve put together a list of top shops to check out while in town.
Forty Five Ten
Since 2000, Forty Five Ten has been a boutique destination, featuring top collections for men and women, home decor, fragrance, and beauty. Throughout the years, the store has hosted designers, celebrities, and clients including Narciso Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott, Cindy Crawford, Derek Lam, Erykah Badu, and Steven Tyler, and has actively supported nonprofit organizations such as The Family Place, amfAR, and the Dallas Museum of Art. With a new flagship store recently opened on Main Street, the establishment has continued to grow as a household name within the community for rare specialties for men, women, and home.
Whitewaller recommends: Sipping Ruinart in the new 37,000-square-foot flagship on Main Street.
NorthPark Center is the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including many exclusive, luxury boutiques and the top-performing Neiman Marcus in the country. In addition to shopping global brands like Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Hublot, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, and more, visitors enjoy the world-class NorthPark Art Collection on view throughout the shopping center. The 20th- and 21st-century collection features over 200 works by Andy Warhol, Jonathan Borofsky, Mark di Suvero, Roy Lichtenstein, and Sterling Ruby, among others.
Whitewaller recommends: Following @northparkcenter during the Dallas Art Fair for an inside look at the NorthPark Art Collection.
Highland Park Village
The legacy of Highland Park Village began in 1931, widely known as the first self-contained shopping center in the United States. Since, it has flourished within the community of Dallas as a trusted destination for the very best in shopping, dining, and relaxing. In 1997, the center was placed on the National Register of Historic Place, and in 2000, it was named a National Historic Landmark. Now renowned for hosting more than 50 curated boutiques (including Dior, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, and more), the Village Theatre, and some of the best restaurants in Dallas, the esteemed space is a favorite among locals and guests.
Whitewaller recommends: Grab a glass of wine on the patio of Honor Bar.
Neiman Marcus Flagship
Neiman Marcus first opened in Dallas in 1907 by Herbert Marcus, Sr., his sister, Carrie Marcus Neiman, and her husband A.L. Neiman. Since, this location has since been providing exceptional quality in shopping and cuisine. As a leader in the retail industry for quality garments and exclusive lines, the store is wholly devoted to care in selection and imported goods. With the only bridal salon in the Neiman Marcus chain, designer clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, handbags, and more, the store provides exclusive merchandise, superb value, and unparalleled customer service.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at the Zodiac restaurant.
SMINK is an internationally known showroom and gallery, exclusively dealing in Minotti, Piet Boon, Linteloo, Tacchini, Finn Juhl, Living Divani, and 17 other manufacturers. Further, SMINK’s corral of ne artists includes Dara Mark (NM), Gary Faye (CA), Robert Szot (NY), and ten others, giving a broad mix of mediums—all in the vein of American Contemporary Fine Art. The balance of design and fine art provides an unparalleled inspiration.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying SMINK’s incredible lines of luxury furniture and regional fine art.
Dolly Python since November 2005 has been Dallas’s go-to award-winning vintage emporium. A third of the store houses clothing, jewelry, and accessories dating from the 1900s to the 1990s. With over 30 vendors and consignors selling vintage garments and antiques, they offer a wide variety.
Whitewaller recommends: Resting your feet, and “testing” the new sofas.
Nicole Kwon Concept Store
Through a collaboration of fashion, art, and culture, the Nicole Kwon Concept Store offers clients an opportunity to discover budding international luxury brands like IRO Paris, Saloni, and Cortana.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the selection of environmentally friendly and cruelty-free goods.
At the intersection of luxury and wellness is Cedra Pharmacy—a full-service pharmacy that features luxury goods, unique gifts, and medical-grade aesthetic products. Within Cedra is Vitae Med Spa, offering health-focused procedures, and Substance Vitality Bar, offering organic cold pressed juices, salads, wraps, protein bars, and smoothies.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a treatment at the Vitae Med Spa.