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Vancouver design house debuts new Dallas boutique at NorthPark Center

Vancouver design house debuts new Dallas boutique at NorthPark Center

Aritzia boutique
The Wilfred "Aude," a ruffled, boho maxi dress, from Aritzia. Facebook/Aritzia

An innovative design house from Vancouver that aims to "create beautifully made clothes and curate exceptional experiences for each individual" is such a fan of Dallas-Fort Worth, it's opening a second location in the area. Aritzia will debut at NorthPark Center on May 2.

The 3,175-square-foot boutique will mark only the second Aritzia in Texas and the first in Dallas proper; the other location is way up north at The Shops at Willow Bend, on the planet of Plano. 

The pretty new boutique will feature masonry walls and custom millwork floor fixtures, creating a studio ambiance, the company says. The space also has an eclectic selection of new and vintage artwork, with greenery throughout the retail area, they say.

"Each Aritzia destination — physical and digital — is considered individually, taking the time and effort to create places that provide the most beautiful and immersive shopping experience," the company says in a release. "The goal is to create places for rich, memorable, human experiences — something Aritzia believes people crave today more than ever before.

Aritzia started inside a 70-year-old, family-owned department store in Vancouver. The first standalone boutique opened in 1984, and the company has kept growing.

"We develop our own brands, treating each as an independent label with its own creative team and aesthetic," the company says on its website. "As a group, they have a few things in common: an effortless appeal, a focus on fit and an of-the-moment point of view.

"We sweat the small stuff. It's why we search out the best mills and factories around the world. It's why we consider (and reconsider) every last seam, pleat and button."

To celebrate grand opening weekend, a flower shop by Grange Hall florists will pop up at the NorthPark store from noon to 5 pm May 2-5, creating custom bouquets that will be gifted with each purchase.

Aritzia at NorthPark Center is on Level One near Dillard's, between Lucky Brand and Johnston & Murphy. Hours are 10 am to 9 pm Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 pm Sunday. For more information and the latest looks, follow them on Instagram and Facebook.