Can we all agree that October is the best weather month in Dallas? Or are we unable to agree on even that these days? Regardless of what you are wearing this month — sweaters and boots or sundresses and sandals — there is something on this list that'll excite you. From a true Dallas darling creating couture gowns to wild and cray caftans at a fabulous flagship in Highland Park Village, the gang's all here.
The Alabama-based fashion designer has returned to Dallas to open a new boutique in NorthPark Center, on level one in between Nordstrom and Macy's. Billy Reid is known for clothing and accessories crafted with high-quality fabrics, unexpected detailing, and careful consideration given to every button, thread, and stitch. The new boutique, which opened October 8, sells both men's and women's clothing. Cashmere tee or quilted jacket anyone? Read more about the new shop here.
Known for luxurious scents and lifestyle products, the European brand is opening its first concept in Texas at NorthPark Center, on level one between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The shop features fragrances, candles, home goods, eyewear, and Byredo’s newly launched makeup collection.
Dondolo + Pencil & Paper Co.
Dallas' beloved children's clothing company is introducing Dondolo Mommy and Me this season. The new collaboration with Pencil + Paper Co. features gorgeous dresses and heirloom pieces for both boys and girls. Even better? A portion of the proceeds from each Dondolo purchase supports organizations that help mothers and their children.
It's not new to Dallas or even Highland Park Village, but the London-based brand that is all about the French "dressed-up casual" look is making its move over to a permanent location between St. Michael's Woman's Exchange and Bird Bakery this month.
The Highland Park Village custom clothier has a lot happening this fall. For starters, customers can now design their own slippers down to the canvas color and personal monogram. Headed to an intimate gathering or need to create a fabulous gown for the next big wedding or gala? Gable Shaikh is now officially launching her custom gown services, too.
The Dallas-based footwear brand just launched a new fall collection and is using it to raise awareness for a new focus: truth and redemption in the criminal justice system. The face of the men's boot collection campaign is athlete Greg Kelley, who was wrongfully convicted of child sexual assault and is the subject of Showtime's documentary Outcry. Prices range from $120-$220. Read more about the collection and campaign here.
La Vie Style House
These chic caftans have finally found a permanent home in Highland Park Village. Owner Lindsey McClain and Jamie Coulter have opened the doors to this perfectly posh, pink shop next to Deno's. In addition to caftans, La Vie offers oversized button downs, kimonos, and even dusters. Read more about it here.
The Pillow Bar
Dallas favorite The Pillow Bar will open a pop-up shop next to The Linen Boutique in the Pavilion Shopping Center, 5600 W. Lovers Ln., from October 19-December 31. For the first time ever, the pop-up will display the complete selection of The Pillow Bar products for customers to see and touch before they place custom orders. Use a Partners Card benefiting The Family Place, October 30-November 8, to receive 20 percent off everything. Hours are 10 am-4 pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.