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We're back from summer with pop-ups on our mind including one in from California and another coming from Miami in late September. That's not the only shopping news in Dallas: A major Italian name has debuted a new Dallas location at NorthPark Center. There's also a new Dallas-based online-only site dedicated to children's clothes and a one stop shop for all of your Ryder Cup needs.

How's that for a well-rounded September shopping list? Enjoy!

Anyon Atelier
San Francisco-based home boutique has opened what is only its second location right here in Dallas, in a storefront off Henderson Avenue across from Fireside Pies at 5238 Milam St. The boutique features minimalist furniture, lighting, accessories, and artwork, and comes with an outdoor courtyard that makes for a great place to visualize how the pieces would perfect various spaces in your home.

Bea Collete
Call this a mother on a mission — a fashionable one at that. Dallas-based founder Meghan Guffey launched this online-only site offering a collection of posh children's clothing from European brands, featuring names from Denmark, France, Switzerland, and Italy. There are faded florals from Birinit and Petit Lucette, and darling cotton rompers from Artesanía Granlei, with some exclusives found only on the site.

Trendy California-based luggage brand founded by actress Shay Mitchell has previously been available online only or at select Nordstrom locations. But through September 28, the brand is selling its pastel, hard-shell suitcases on wheels and slouchy carry-ons in person at a month-long pop-up called "Beis Hotel" in the West Village, at 3699 McKinney Ave. #103B (the former LF Stores space next to Kendra Scott), open 11 am-7 pm daily.

The latest iteration of Gucci at NorthPark Center has debuted on level one, between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, replacing the previous storefront, which closed the day before the new store opened on August 25. Under construction for more than a year, the new store spans more than 12,000 feet, and features clothes, shoes, handbags, luggage, jewelry, watches, and a kids collection. It's the largest of six locations in Texas (including Fort Worth which opened in 2022) and one of Gucci’s 10 largest in the U.S.

Fashion brand from Barcelona began its U.S. expansion in 2022 with the opening of flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York, and has since opened stores in New York, New Jersey, Florida - and now Galleria Dallas, where it opened a boutique on level one. It's a go-to spot for stylish but affordable pieces for men, women, and children, from work professional clothes that won't break the bank to a glorious going out get up.

PGA Shop Frisco
Did you know that the PGA Shop in Frisco's PGA District is one of the only places in the country to score 2023 Ryder Cup Gear? We learn something new every day. Stack up on hats, polos by Polo, Peter Millar, and Foot Joy, cups, and other swag and look fashionable on and off the golf course while cheering on and supporting the USA as they head to Rome to compete in this year's Ryder Cup.

Thrift Studio
After years of popping up at warehouses or temporary spaces, this fund-raising pop-up shop now has its own space in the Design District at 1833 E. Levee St., where it will continue its mission to fund the Dwell with Dignity charity by selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories, and high-end designer finds. The space will be used for various events — but for now, it's time to shop, with a pop-up that runs through October 7, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 am-5 pm.

Webster x Rosewood Pop-Up at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Miami-based luxury retailer The Webster has 10 locations across the U.S. including Houston — but no storefront in Dallas. In late September, they'll make that right when they host this pop-up in Dallas from September 27–30 at one of Dallas' top hotels. The pop-up will preside from one of the Mansion's Estate Suites with a tailored selection of womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty, and home goods.

Gucci NorthPark

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New location of Gucci is now open at NorthPark Center.

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Where to shop in Dallas right now: 7 must-hit stores for July

Where to shop

Dallas is experiencing temperatures that make even getting out to shop sound taxing; however, once you get there, the air conditioning feels oh-so-satisfying. So pump yourself up for an afternoon outing perusing these shops with an iced coffee in hand and day dreaming of cooler days, when we can window shop without breaking a sweat.

Arhaus The Loft
Luxury furniture at discounted prices? Sign us up. This outlet-esque offshoot is now open in Grapevine Mills (next to Meow Wolf) and features the brand's same great stuff that just so happens to be discontinued, slightly imperfect, or overstocked. Think indoor and outdoor furniture across all categories included by not limited to dining tables, sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, beds, desks, and lighting. Read more about the new concept here.

Chic & Gold
It's not every day that Dallasites can shop Pakistani artisan-made accessories. This e-commerce shop focuses on slow fashion and is the creation of Munira Syeda, who decided during COVID to blaze this new career path for herself. Born in Pakistan but now living in Dallas, Syeda selects natural materials such as handloomed cotton, which is plant-dyed to create beautiful accessories in small batches. She has plans to pop up around town at Pottery Barn, Kendra Scott, and at the Dallas Farmers Market, where she is a vendor.

Centre Bishop Arts
The cult-favorite Dallas sneaker shop has opened its third DFW location, this time in the bustling Bishop Arts neighborhood. This is your go-to shop for Nikes, Jordans, and other hard-to-source shoes for men, women, and kids. The store also features sports appeal and accessories, plus spaces to hang out and play games while you're there. Read more about it here.

Fenty Beauty
Calling all makeup lovers: The beloved beauty brand by Rihanna is popping up in Dallas for a couple of days only. On Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, the pop-up will go down at the Dallas Galleria from 10 am-6 pm. Fans and newcomers to the brand can explore foundation formulas, find the perfect shades, and try other products that they may be curious about. The installation is set up on level one near the Westin Galleria Dallas.

Avant-garde fashionistas will be happy to know this Italian-based band is opening its first boutique in Texas at NorthPark Center on level one between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's. It's sure to be a destination for outfits that stand out in the very best way through mixing of bold prints and shapes in fun colors. The boutique features ready-to-wear, accessories, handbags, and fashion jewelry.

Staud at Market
Dallas' premiere boutique for a mix of sought-after and emerging designers is welcoming Staud for a six-month pop-up. The store is stacked with Staud ready-to-wear, swim, sport, shoes, and more. The pop-up begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through January 2024, at 26B Highland Park Village.

The Austin-based boots brand has opened its latest store at Dallas' NorthPark Center, on level one in between Nordstrom and Macy's. This is the brand's first location in a shopping mall and features boots, bags, apparel, and accessories. It also offers complimentary boot shines and free brews and others bevvies while guests browse and try on merchandise. Read more about the store here.

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Accessories from Chic & Gold (such as this "Ditsy" floral scrunchie scarf, $49) support artisans and refugees in Pakistan.

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Wealthy suburb's big holiday spenders top week's 5 hottest Dallas headlines

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. Wealthy Dallas suburb boasts the 3rd biggest holiday spenders in U.S. According to a new study by Wallethub, Santa's gonna be working overtime to fulfill the orders for residents of Frisco this holiday season. The personal finance experts have determined Frisco is the U.S. city with the No. 3 biggest holiday spending budget in 2023. Shoppers in the affluent Dallas suburb are expected to spend $3,546 this festive season.

2. Dallas-Fort Worth keeps winning streak with new movie filming in Granbury. Everyone loves when a movie filming is in town, and there's one going down right now in Granbury, the quaint town 70 miles southwest of Dallas. Oh and it's a holiday movie, which makes it even fuzzier. According to a release, it's called A Christmas Heart, and is a drama about faith, family, and forgiveness.

3. Dallas chef returns with innovative Mexican restaurant at West Village. A Mexican restaurant from Dallas-based Local Favorite Restaurants has debuted at the West Village: Called UnaVida, it's at 3699 McKinney Ave #307 in the former Taco Diner space, with a menu created by Executive Chef of New Concept Development, Chef Matt McCallister.

4. Post Malone collaborates on new line of Dallas Cowboys hoodies and T's. Post Malone gave us Dallas Cowboys-adorned chicken tenders, he gave us Cowboys drink cups, now he gives us Cowboys-themed hoodies. The rapper, singer, and native Texan - a self-professed die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan - has debuted a limited-edition collection of Post Malone x Dallas Cowboys merchandise featuring T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and shorts.

5. Unprecedented round of new concerts headed to Dallas in early 2024. Concert season is alive and well for 2024, with a bounty of tours in the works for spring and early summer. Eight major tours were announced on November 28, featuring a variety of well-known acts, from iconic rappers to seminal rock guitarists.

Universal theme park in Frisco will be a first-of-its-kind Kids Resort

Theme Park News

The big splashy theme park coming to Frisco has a name and identity: Called Universal Kids Resort, it's from Universal Destinations & Experiences, a division of Comcast NBCUniversal, and is the company's first-ever theme park designed specifically for families with young children.

Previously described as a "family-friendly" concept, it's doubling down on the "kids" element, vowing to bring an innovative style of storytelling to a new, younger audience. So, more Disney-ish.

According to a release, Universal Kids Resort will include a theme park featuring immersive themed lands that bring Universal's characters and stories to life in ways that will wow the youngest theme parkgoers.

It will feature family-friendly attractions, interactive and playful shows, unique merchandise, fun food and beverage venues, and character meet & greets.

A resort area will include a 300-room themed hotel, giving families a place to stay and to play.

"Universal Kids Resort will inspire the unbridled creativity of kids through imagination, discovery and most importantly – play," says Universal Creative president Molly Murphy in a statement. "We're designing the resort so kids and families can feel the thrill of being physically immersed in their most beloved stories and characters."

It'll be set in green landscape with a distinctive look, feel, and scale specifically for younger kids. Progress on the new concept is underway, following a groundbreaking in November. With more details about Universal Kids Resort to come.

Singer Michael Bublé to make appearance in Dallas for his new whiskey

Less burn, more Bublé

Singer Michael Bublé has made a career using his voice to enchant millions of fans, but he'll be using his voice in a different way when he stops in Dallas on December 6 in support of a new whiskey he's released.

Called Fraser & Thompson, it's a North American whiskey launched in 2023 by Bublé and his partner Paul Cirka, a Master Distiller and Blender with a goal to create an aromatic and approachable new-to-world whiskey.

Bublé will be at Spec’s Wines & Spirits at 9500 N. Central Expwy. on December 6 from 4-5 pm.

According to a release, he’ll be at the brand’s "Easy, Now" lounge experience (IE, the events space at Spec's), where consumers over 21 can try samples.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure they are able to meet Bublé during the allotted time.

Retailing for $29.99 with the catch phrase, "Less burn, more Bublé," the whiskey is so new that its website is still under construction.

The release describes it as having sweet fig and blood orange on the nose, with a subtle finish of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of spice.

“Michael and I bonded over our shared passion for whisky, and wanted to create a blend that was flavorful but more light-hearted than the category at large can be known for," says Fraser & Thompson co-founder Cirka.

According to Bublé, the name Fraser Thompson references a location in his hometown Canada.

"I spent many summers with my grandfather at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers in British Columbia," Bublé says. "When I heard Paul’s vision for creating a new kind of whiskey, I knew instantly what I wanted to call it. For the last three years, we worked together to perfect a whiskey blend that is equally elegant and approachable."

Bublé, of course, is doing just fine, even before making the jump into the celebrity liquor game. He's released 11 albums in his 20+ year singing career, selling millions of albums and almost singlehandedly reviving the jazz standards genre.

He's also not new to the beverage world, having partnered with Pepsi on a series of amusing commercials for their Bubly sparkling water.