The Dallas Guide
This month, goop hits Dallas’s Highland Park Village for the second time. We’ve spent time getting reacquainted with our favorite spots (the Rosewood Mansion, Forty Five Ten, you know who you are) as well as hunting down the best of the new openings (Bullion and Sachet, you guys are just the best). In true goop form, we’ve sipped our share of mezcal, shopped the boutiques, and eaten perhaps more BBQ than we should have. But we did it all to bring you the best of what this city has to offer.
Carla Martinengo8300 Preston Rd., University Park | 214.739.7076
At first glance, this looks like it’s solely devoted to eveningwear—and eveningwear is its mainstay. But these aren’t your average cocktail dresses: Mary Katrantzou, Chloé, and Balenciaga all line the racks, along with Pierre Hardy shoes and a smattering of jewels.
Emily Summers Studio 5454 Highland Park Village, Highland Park | 214.521.5454
Celebrated interior designer Emily Summers just opened her own showroom in Highland Park Village, and it's is a pretty great source for inspiration. Her style is undeniably refined without being cold—lots of gorgeous velvets and other luxe fabrics on nice clean lines.
Highland Park Village47 Highland Park Village, Highland Park | 214.443.9898
Occupying a sprawling corner of one of Dallas’s busiest thoroughfares, Highland Park Village has been reigning supreme over the Dallas shopping scape since the '30s—in fact, it was the country’s first shopping center and gained historic landmark status because of that. It also has to be one of the country’s fanciest: Stella McCartney, Hermeès, Harry Winston, Tom Ford, and Chanel all have outposts here. (It is also home to the goop pop.)
Ylang 238300 Preston Rd., University Park | 214.234.0002
Ylang 23 offers an encyclopedia’s worth of jewelry designers (its website is one of the better sources online). Whether it’s tiny stack rings from Jennifer Meyer or opal-bedecked earrings from Nak Armstrong, there is something for every price point.
Neiman Marcus400 Northpark Center, University Park | 214.363.8311
Neiman’s was born in Dallas, and no trip to Texas is complete without a visit to the mother ship (there’s the original downtown and a bigger outpost in Northpark). Here, you’ll experience the sort of service that Stanley Marcus described in his epic book, Minding the Store, which is a must-read for anyone who loves retail. But we digress: The shoe department here is particularly epic, and dressed models still roam the floors, making it a wonderfully old-world experience.
Forestwood Antique Mall5333 Forest Ln., North Dallas | 972.661.0001
In a state known for its antique fairs, you’re bound to stumble across great vintage troves, this one being one of the very best. As its name suggests, it’s an antique mall, not a shop, and you should expect to spend some time. You’ll find everything from Murano glass chandeliers to Art Deco dining tables to Chinese lacquered everything. Bonus: They ship everywhere.
Madison45 Highland Park Village, Highland Park | 214.528.8118
Run by interior designer sisters Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford, this shop is one of the city's best resources for great gifts. They carry Baccarat crystal, Mottahedeh ceramics, and an array of kids' books and coffee table books, but what sets them apart is their personalization service—they’ll monogram, emboss, or engrave pretty much anything. (In fact, they’re doing the monogramming for everything at the goop pop in every conceivable color, including neons.)
Grange Hall4445 Travis St., Knox / Henderson | 214.443.0609
Grange Hall, with its gothic, cabinet-of-curiosities vibe, is the yin to Dallas’s glitzier yang. There’s a pretty gorgeous range of home goods—Ted Muehling candlesticks, Astier de Villate ceramics, Cire Trudon candles—along with really stunning jewelry. They just opened an on-site café, too, that serves artfully arranged food and an encyclopedia's worth of teas. This is inarguably one of Dallas’s very best stores.
Studio Sebastian6730 Snider Plaza, University Park | 214.360.9001
Operating out of the same airy corner space since 2000 (the business dates back to 1997), husband and wife Sebastian and Kobie Ahmadi have been showing prominent international designers from Tom Ford to Matthew Williamson in their beautifully appointed, whitewashed showroom. They are often the first to get new and interesting labels (particularly since Barneys shuttered its doors in Dallas), including Paul Andrews.
Cabana4711 W. Lovers Lane, Bluffview | 214.674.9928
This store was once literally housed in a cabana on owner Merry Vose's property. However, when her covert, by-appointment operation was shut down by the city, she took her fan base to Lovers Lane. It's equally easy to miss there, which only adds to the allure and sense of discovery upon spotting the unmarked lavender door. The same mix of pretty, affordable labels—MiH, Monrow, Steven Alan, Nili Lotan—abounds. Vose has since opened a bigger sister store, Canary.
V.O.D.2418 Victory Park Ln., Downtown | 214.754.0644
Shop owners Jackie Bolin and Liz Thompson were the first to bring a new breed of understated labels to Dallas (and quite possibly to Texas as a whole)—for one, they’re known for their Isabel Marant buy. But they also stock Alexander Wang, Acne, Thierry Lasry, Coqui Coqui candles, and a trove of vintage in collaboration with Archive in Austin. You’ll find Chanel, YSL, Dior, and Hermès.
Tenoversix1511 Commerce St., Downtown | 214.261.4535
This shop lives on the ground floor of the Joule hotel. Known for their great eye and fashion-y but relaxed finds for women, men, and kids, Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham have opened a second location as delightful as their first. You’ll find familiar labels like Rachel Comey and Suno, along with planters from Kelly Lamb and Karen Kimmel’s modern dream catchers.
Canary4609 West Lovers Ln., University Park | 214.351.4400
Merry Vose’s Cabana is a siren song in Dallas for all the women who love pretty, easily wearable labels, and so in response, she opened up Canary—a bigger, splashier store just down the street. The space is equally homey and filled with a mix of lesser-known finds like Christian Wijnants, SEA New York, and Each x Other.
Forty Five Ten Dallas1615 Main St., Downtown | 214.559.4510
Brian Bolke and his late partner, Shelly Musselman, revolutionized Dallas retail when they founded the original Forty Five Ten in 2000. Now no visit to the city is complete without spending a few hours getting happily lost in the latest iteration on downtown's Main Street. You’ll find everything from Proenza Schouler, Marni, and Delpozo to Kelly Wearstler home accessories and Diptyque candles under one spectacular roof. The beautifully renovated industrial-style dark-brick-and-glass building is also home to an amazing art collection—including works by Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, as well as Catherine Opie's 700 Nimes Road—plus an excellent rooftop restaurant with amazing views and an Assouline bookshop.
Miron Crosby25 Highland Park Village, Suite 201, Highland Park | 214.238.3385
This is where to get cowboy boots. Handmade in a factory that’s been making custom boots for more than 150 years, these are the best. Full stop. The classic silhouette comes in three heights, and you can find classic stitching, metallic chili-pepper appliqués, cactus embroidery, an especially chic rock-and-roll constellation inspired by the West Texas sky—you name it.
Dolly Python1916 N. Haskell Ave., Old East Dallas | 214.887.3434
What you fall in love with when you wander into this vintage store meets flea market depends on the day: We’ve taken home a taxidermy mouse wearing a top hat, hand-painted ceramics from local musician Sarah Jaffe, and rare vinyl from Bucks Burnett’s meticulously organized booth. The selection of vintage clothes, arranged by decade, is fantastic. On the weekends, Nancy Lloyd gives disturbingly accurate tarot readings.
The Greenway Shop4715 W. Lovers Ln., Bluffview | 214.577.4077
Friends Hallie Lamont and Flauren Bender, who first met at a music class for their babies, turned their love of clean beauty products into a tightly edited shop inside of popular children’s boutique, Madre. Here, goop clean beauty shop favorites like Kypris, Shiva Rose, and Kosas line the shelves. For new mamas, there’s kid-friendly sunscreen and shampoo by Babo and body wash from Pai.
Set & Co.841 W. Davis St., Oak Cliff | 214.948.1000
Husband and wife Jennifer and Adam Littke’s incredibly charming home and kitchen store is one of the best places in Dallas to find handmade ceramics, textiles, cookbooks, and more. The clean, modern pieces have a laid-back California vibe, and they make gorgeous gift boxes—you can choose a premade one or create your own—always tied beautifully with herbs.
The Taschen Library1530 Main St., Downtown | 214.748.1300
Just inside the art-filled lobby of the Joule hotel, this small library is lined wall-to-wall with gorgeous books from the German publisher. On the weekends, they host a delightfully unfussy afternoon tea (with champagne). While the books themselves are remarkable, the ceilings—tiled with mid-century mosaics by Millard Sheets that were salvaged from the wrecking ball in 2006—are spectacular, too.
Dallas Farmers Market Food Hall920 S. Harwood St., Downtown | 214.664.9110
In 2016, the Dallas Farmers Market underwent a major renovation, and one of the unused buildings was transformed into the Shed—an amazing indoor local food hall. We love nourishing bone broth from Stocks and Bondy, Mexican furniture at the Dallas Antique Company, truffle-infused cheese from Scardello, and, of course, the fresh local produce.
Credo Dallas7700 Windrose Ave., Plano | 469.782.1407
This beauty store stocks a huge assortment of skin care and makeup from some of our favorite brands (de Mamiel, Ilia, Kypris, and RMS Beauty to name a few) along with our own goop by Juice Beauty. Bring in your makeup bag, and the Credo team will help you find clean, cruelty-free replacements for everything. There’s also a Tata Harper spa that offers facials, waxing, makeup lessons, and more.
goop DALLAS70 Highland Park Village, Highland Park | 972.803.1660
We're back in Dallas, and this time the goop pop-up has a distinct culinary edge. What was originally a cavernous space in Highland Park Village has been transformed by Kate McCollough and Max Zinser of KMZ New York into a light-filled, earthy marketplace—all neutral greys and greens interspersed with bright splashes of copper, the kind of place you feel immediately comfortable in. We wanted the store to reflect all that we love about the South, namely that incomparable Southern hospitality. The goop x Cointreau bar plays host to Margarita Mondays weekly and significant square footage has been devoted to the fully shoppable pantry of our dreams, well-stocked with Staub cookware, the finest Himalayan pink salt, gourmet condiments, and, of course, a library of cookbooks well-thumbed by the goop team in their own kitchens. Moving from the kitchen to the closet, you'll find a Dallas-specific Prada edit, G. Label everything, and a vintage selection from What Goes Around Comes Around. A special kids' corner is piled high with toys, both to shop and keep the littles occupied while the bigs shop. And it wouldn't be a goop pop-up without shelves stocked with the best edit of clean beauty and skin care.