What was the top shop to hit the Dallas fashion scene in fall 2012?
If there’s one thing we know how to do in Dallas, it’s shop. Fall 2012 brought with it many fashionable openings, including a new Highland Park Village boutique from Brian Bolke and first shops for designers Angela Scott and Nicole Kwon. Men hit the jackpot too, with two service-driven spots in West Village: WAREhaus and Rye 51. Vote daily for your favorite new store through December 30.
When Q Clothier moved to bigger digs in West Village, it added a more casual sibling called Rye 51. The two store concepts are connected by a well-stocked zebra-wood bar, and the man-friendly shop also includes TVs, a pool table and luxe leather loungers to make customers feel at home.
South Korean-born designer Nicole Kwon opened her first boutique in West Village this fall, targeting women who want hip, European style with bohemian flair. “I’m not a girl who wants precious,” says Kwon of her designs.
After working out of her home for nearly two years, designer Angela Scott opened her first boutique in Victory Park, showcasing her incredible women’s shoes. Every pair is bench-made by a real craftsman, from the shoe-last to the finest Italian leathers and linings to the hand-fashioned details.
The latest from trendsetter Brian Bolke also features an in-house cafe to showcase the pressed organic juices of Le Jus founder Dana Card. The Highland Village shop, filled with plenty of lines exclusive to Dallas, doesn’t disappoint.
Patrick Ware has teamed up with his old friend from LFT Erin McBriar to open a small, personal, male-driven boutique in West Village. The store carries exclusive labels like Percival, Wolf vs. Goat and Riviera Club, and an in-store bar encourages lingering.
Dallas got one of 10 boutiques of this celebrity-coveted line that started with a pair of jeans in 2002. Designer David Neville came to town to celebrate the new women’s boutique in Highland Park Village, which offers the full line of clothes, shoes and accessories.