Shopping back on your brain? Need some new pieces for a summer road trip or (gasp!) getting on a plane in search of sunshine and white sands? Whatever your shopping needs, there's a store for you to explore safely. Shops all around Dallas have emerged from their coronavirus-related shutdowns, and they're employing lots of new health and social-distancing measures to ensure safe experiences for customers. Here are seven hot places to hit this month. Enjoy being back out there, and don't forget to wear your mask.
Jane and Coco
This beautiful backyard boutique is reinventing the way that luxury shoppers get their goods. Founded by Dallas interior designer Janet Rice, the glamorous resort-wear shop is inspired by her love and life experiences in the West Indies. Brands include St. Barth's Lolita Jaca (of which it is the exclusive retailer), as well as TAJ, Pirette, Sunday Saint Tropez, and Rosewater House. Think dresses, breezy blouses, scents, and more. Jane and Coco can be shopped by private appointment only and interested shoppers can contact Janet Rice directly at 214-563-1935 to book an appointment.
Kathy Fielder Boutique
The popular Greenville Avenue boutique is offering private shopping parties for 10 in order to ease interested shoppers back into the groove. Shopping affordable yet chic clothing and lifestyle goods while sipping champagne with your besties? Sign us up. Those that are still not quite ready to step back into retail stores can shop the well-edited collection online.
The Conservatory on Two
Magnificent and minimalistic. That sums up the impressive 4,000-square-foot space that houses Brian Bolke's latest stoke of genius. Located on the second floor of Highland Park Village (enter via the elevator between Chanel and Starbucks), the store features more than 40 brands that are new and/or exclusive to the Dallas area and range from everything from men's and women's clothing to wellness and even home goods. Read more about it in this story.
The Centre at Preston Ridge in Frisco will welcome the brand's latest brick-and-mortar store on June 18. Several health precautions have been implemented to ensure safety, including floor markings to encourage social distancing and barriers installed at the checkout to avoid person-to-person contact. The store debuts the brand’s warm-weather staples for both men and women and includes swimwear, dresses, shorts, and school uniform appeal.
The Legacy West shop is debuting "The Commons," which is helping brands get back on their feet by offering shelf space free of charge. The first 12 brands include Yourlixir, Soko, Field, and Blow Balloons. The store is also offering curbside pickup, and as well as same-day delivery. And as always, you can shop them online.
A lot of people have used quarantine as both a time to read and to support small businesses. And what better way to do both than to visit this independent bookstore, which recently moved over to Lovers Lane just a hop, skip, and a jump Eatzi's. Not only are the staff extremely knowledgeable about the books that they stock, but it is nearly impossible not to leave inspired to learn something new from someone new.
Caffeinated Beauty Bar
After COVID-related delays, Bishop Arts' newest boutique, Caffeinated Beauty Bar, is officially open for business. Co-founded by Brooke Allen, a Dallas entrepreneur with a passion for retail, Caffeinated carries size-inclusive women's clothing, jewelry, accessories and skincare, such as the CBD-infused line Fitish. They stock a range of fun, flirty, transitional styles that appeal to fabulous twentysomethings. Read more about it in this story.