At the first CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop, we are bringing together more than 25 of our favorite local retailers and brands for a day-long shop-a-thon, complete with cocktails and entertainment, to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Speaking of holiday spirit, a portion of the proceeds from the event benefits Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Family Place.
The event, which takes place December 7, noon-6 pm, at Sixty Five Hundred, will be your one-stop shop for holiday gifts: clothing, jewelry, home accents, edibles, paper goods and pet essentials. Here is a preview of the options for the ladies in your life:
Affordability is all the rage at Lucy Huang’s shop in Mockingbird Station. Find the latest tops, dresses, handbags and accessories — at a fraction of department-store prices, proving that it’s possible to be on trend and on a budget. Once a style sells out, it’s gone for good, so you won’t have to worry about seeing yourself around town.
Amanda Sterett’s jewelry company was born nearly a decade ago when she started designing the pieces that she wanted to wear. Her designs have been featured in stores such as Anthropologie, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus CUSP and Calypso, among others, and her jewelry is made by women who have traveled to the U.S. in search of a new life. They make each piece to order in Sterett’s Uptown Dallas studio.
What began as a friendship with a common love for art and fashion culminates today in jewelry line B.Stellar. Nancy Koen and Misty Incontrera founded the company in 2013, and their jewelry is a striking blend of natural and modern. Every piece is handmade in Dallas and beautifully unique. You can find their designs in local boutiques such as Sussie’s, Lou Lou, Nasher Sculpture Center Store and Stanley Korshak.
The Gypsy Wagon carries an eclectic selection that includes handmade jewelry, gifts made from recycled materials, worldly home decor, country-chic clothing and vintage cowboy boots. Think embroidered pillows, recycled glass tumblers, feminine printed blouses, silver cuffs and leather bracelets, and monster tees for the tots.
“There are lots of shopping options for women in Dallas, but not many for the girl who isn’t into glamour,” says fashion designer Nicole Kwon. “If you want the young, hip, European style with bohemian and contemporary flair, it’s a bit more difficult to find at an accessible price point.” So Kwon set about to change that at her West Village shop.
Young Texas stylemaker John Piermarini had a vision to bring affordable yet edgy designs to Dallas. At his Snider Plaza shop, he offers men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, but he orders only one size of each piece and doesn’t reorder, so if you see something you like, you’d better buy it before it’s gone. He has also launched a line of beauty products.
Owner Rory Boyd does more than just operate this women’s boutique in Frisco. She serves as personal shopper, friend and, sometimes, therapist to her fiercely loyal clients, who turn to her to lift their wardrobe and their spirits. Boyd carries lines such as Rebecca Taylor, Trina Turk, Milly, Joie and Vince, as well as jewelry from local designers such as B.Stellar.
Tootsies has all the conveniences of a department store but the personal attention of a luxury boutique, thanks to savvy in-house stylists. Shop for contemporary styles by Theory, Parker and Elizabeth & James, as well as cocktail and formal gowns from the likes of Marchesa Notte, Sue Wong and Theia. The shoe and handbag salon is stocked with Chloe, Guiseppe Zanotti and Tory Burch.
Proprietor Nasrin Hormozi has years of experience helping women look their best — starting with the all-important, well-fitting bra. Her lingerie selection — bras, panties, pajamas, loungewear, gowns and body shapers — ranges from practical to sinful and everything in between. Brands include Chantelle, Simone Perele, La Perla, Myla, Gilda Pearl, Fred and Ginger, Wolford, Parah, and many more.
Tickets for the CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop are $10, and a portion of the proceeds benefits our charity partners.