September brings to mind two of our favorite things: football and fashion. (And sometimes we get to combine the two.) This month, we look at what's new at some of our favorite shopping destinations so we can freshen up our closets — and homes — for fall.
This West Village favorite moved to Mockingbird Station, and the new store is 40 percent larger. That means more space for clothing, accessories and gifts from local designers, LA-based indie lines, and labels out of Italy and Hong Kong. Owner Lucy Huang says the new boutique reflects the shop's maturation from accessories to all wardrobe essentials.
One of the best furniture stores in Dallas has a new Calligaris Studio, with 1,600 square feet of luxurious Italian furnishings, lighting and accessories. Exclusive to Cantoni, this studio is the brand's first shop-in-shop in Texas. Additionally, Cantoni is getting ready to launch Re-Vive, the world's first performance recliner with three flex movements, available in three leather options.
Now that football is back in play, it's time to add a some school spirit to your wardrobe. But forget about jerseys; the Design District's Chantilly boutique has styled series of ensembles to match your school's alma matter. Think purple blouses for LSU, burnt orange dresses for UT and black-and-red maxis for Texas Tech.
Those who covet Christian Louboutin's red soles but who can't bear to spend $1,000 on a pair of pumps can now get a taste of that luxury with Louboutin's high-gloss nail lacquer. Available at Neiman Marcus for $50 a bottle, the polish comes in 30 colors. With the highest percentage of pigment in the nail industry, the polish has maximum impact — not unlike the shoes.
A recent addition to the Plaza at Preston Center, Arkansas-based Riffraff offers fun, affordable fashions ranging from casual daytime outfits to fierce nighttime ensembles. Riffraff is also the biggest distributor of Show Me Your Mumu, a chic California-based line featuring bold prints and boho styles worn by Jessica Alba, Andi Dorfman from ABC's The Bachelor and model Ali Landry.
Men, you're in luck: Suitsupply is now open on the Men's Shak courtyard, becoming the brand's second Texas store and its first shop-in-shop concept. Suitsupply's new spot features a full collection and an in-store tailor. With exceptional fabrics from the Northern Italian region of Biella, suits come in classic, contemporary or formal fits and range in price from $399-$999. The shop also features ties, jackets, pants, dress shirts, shoes and more.
Altuzarra for Target — a complete line of clothing, shoes and accessories — arrives in stores September 14. Brand creative director Joseph Altuzarra, winner of the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2014, believes fashion can be transformative. Among our favorite looks are python-printed skirts, blouses and jackets that can go from a day at the office to a night on the town.
With a newly revamped e-commerce site, Ylang 23 is making resisting its baubles an even more impossible feat. Especially when you consider that in addition to designers Jennifer Meyer, Irene Neuwirth and Cathy Waterman, the jewelry store recently welcomed Larkspur & Hawk to its roster. Exclusive to Ylang 23 in Dallas, Larkspur & Hawk boasts beautiful necklaces and earrings made with luxurious topaz stones and hand-foiled metal.