Where to shop
Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for August
August does not mean the end of summer in Dallas, but instead a simple shift in mindset that fall is that much closer. The kids are back in school (for the most part) and stores even have the audacity to put out fall and winter fashion as if we don't have at least three more months of hot temps. Here are seven stores to hit this month.
Aria Stone Gallery
Big kudos to April Graves and this luxury stone purveyor, which is celebrating 10 years of providing beautiful products in the Dallas Design District. Aria Stone Gallery treks the globe to hand select natural stone directly from some of the most prestigious quarries in the world. As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, customers can pick up Collaborations: A Houston Penthouse(Images, $65), a new large-format monograph that details a project featuring a vast collection of Aria's stone slabs.
This luxury men's brand, based in Italy, has opened its first Texas location at Highland Park Village (30 Highland Park Village #200). The boutique offers bespoke looks as well as ready-to-wear pieces. Shoppers will also find leather goods, shoes, accessories, formal wear, leisurewear, and fragrance.
Platinum singer-songwriter, TV personality, and best-selling author Jessie James Decker is opening one of her playful boutiques inside Galleria Dallas on August 19. It's the second Dallas location for the Nashville-based brand, after a store that opened in West Village in 2021. The women's shop aims to make customers feel like a friend they can count on to come through with the perfect look, no matter the occasion.
Good things come to those who wait, and Nike fans have waited a long time for this one: The global brand has finally unveiled its two-story store at NorthPark Center between Nordstrom and Macy's. Shoppers can expect a larger selection of Nike athletic wear including shoes, leggings, tops, and accessories.
Nikki Smith Designs
Nikki Smith Designs has opened its second boutique (and headquarters) at The Pavilion on Lovers Lane. The jeweler is known for modern and dainty designs made to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. The brand's permanent jewelry is a cult favorite; however, it also stocks plenty of fashion and fine jewelry, too. Read more about it here.
Not Just Soccer
As kids go back to school, it can be a scramble to stock up on their athletic wear and sports gear. Not Just Soccer — now with locations in Highland Park, Southlake, and Fort Worth — is a one-stop shop for all things sports, from athletic shorts and socks in all colors to school spirit T-shirts and shoes.
This Los Angeles-based brand by Jonathan Simkhai is now open in Highland Park Village and serving up elevated everyday looks made with innovative techniques and timeless craftsmanship. This is the design house's first Texas location, and it carries ready-to-wear and swimwear alongside handbags and footwear accessories for women. Read more about it here.