It's Valentine's month, which can mean absolutely everything to some and absolutely nothing to others. To play it safe, we've sprinkled the month's shopping lineup with a healthy balance of stores that sell great gifts for women, men, and even kids.
Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour
For one day only (February 22), this truck is posting up at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano. Guests can shop merchandise and mix and mingle with other Barbie lovers. What exactly should you expect? We're told '90s themed, limited-edition upcycled jackets, denim "dad caps," jackets, T-shirts, cosmetic bags, and necklaces.
It's part play date-part shopping spree, and parents love it. The store, which also has a cool cafe and birthday/activities area, features rotating themed experiences. The shelves are stacked with thoughtful gifts, beautiful books, and thought-provoking toys. And here's something fun they're doing for Valentine's Day: Instead of dialing up a babysitter, parents can drop their kids off for a V-Day pajama party at Camp. It will be an evening of dancing, crafts, pizza, story time, and a show for kids — and a few hours of alone time for parents. Tickets are $45, and more information can be found here.
Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio Kickoff Events
Dwell with Dignity's beloved Thrift Studio, Dallas' favorite charitable shopping event, doesn't happen until April. But there are two celebrations that help kick it off this month, and both are open to the public. The first kickoff party takes place 6-8 pm February 6 at Cantoni Trade, 960 Dragon St. It's a free party announcing the 2020 Thrift Studio Designers, with complimentary drinks and light bites. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a spot. Then, the Art & Color Party happens 6-9 pm February 20 at ALG Collective, 1302 Dragon St. This free gathering will announce the 2020 Thrift Studio Artists with complimentary drinks and light bites. No RSVP is necessary.
Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale at Dallas Market Hall
This four-day sale is sure to delight Dallasites with an affinity for fine food. During the sale, shoppers can experience exclusive discounts and find rare shapes, styles, and colors that are typically not found in the United States. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase here. Le Creuset is donating ticket proceeds to Meals on Wheels America.
Market By Macy's
In an attempt to fight the "retail apocalypse," department store chain Macy's is launching a new store concept that is smaller and has a restaurant, and the first one is debuting at Southlake Town Square. The 20,000-square-foot store opens February 6 and will feature an in-house eatery serving breakfast and lunch, as well as event spaces and a shopping experience that is more immersive, they say.
Headed out to Hurst or up to Allen? If so, make sure to check out this boutique's new locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in women's apparel, jewelry, and accessories. The grand opening celebrations for the new boutiques run February 13-15, and the first 50 guests each day get a swag bag and a gift card.
New digs, who dis? A Highland Park Village favorite has moved locations within the luxury shopping center. Sandwiched between Cartier and Ralph Lauren, this new and notably larger space now allows for the brand to showcase its killer men's collection in store.