Leaving only their outlet shops behind, Saks Fifth Avenue is closing their Dallas Galleria doors in June. In its place we’ll gain a cheaper department store, Belk. Hm. The Dallas Morning News has more information. If you want it.
Some of my absolute favorite emails to ever hit my inbox come from Jim Myers of NorthPark’s Barneys New York women’s shoe department. It’s the best midday treat to click through his New Shoe Arrivals albums, and I will sincerely miss them come March 2, when the Dallas location closes up shop. Until then, enjoy this album of shoes, which just hit shelves. It might be the last shipment, but you have five beautiful weeks to hit the store before closing time.
(clockwise from top left) Pierre Hardy ankle strap skimmer $425
Gianvito Rossi posted ankle strap sandal, $720
Givenchy wide band halter sandal, $1,095
Manolo Blahnik Audi ankle strap pump, $775
Guiseppe Zanotti fluorescent t-strap platform sandal, $695
Sadly, our last year’s editors’ pick for Best Place to Shop for Jeans has closed in The Shops at Park Lane. REUSE, an 80-percent recycled denim line, can still be purchased online. In its place will be a store decidedly less earth-friendly: Koslow’s, “the finest in fur & leather.”
Nooooo. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Barney’s New York (the only Texas outpost of the New York-based luxury retailer, besides a Co-Op in Austin) is closing its NorthPark Center store. I just experienced the full range of human emotions in about 2.5 seconds—sadness (because it’s such a beautiful place), rage (where else am I supposed to buy my REN moisturizer/drool over an very specific selection of clothes I’ll never own), and then a twisted sort of hope (is there a huge sale in our future?).
This is the second time Barney’s has departed our fair city. Again: sad.
Turtletique of Inwood Village is closing doors this month. Last day of business is September 15, according to owner Barbara Kille.
Sad news. Uptown’s Archive vintage store is closing doors on August 25. According to DFW Style Daily, when the cottage that housed the boutique sold, owner Kerry Bonnell decided to flee the coup and will be trying her luck in Austin. Details here.
This news rolls in from Twitter:
A former GiltCity employee has confirmed the sad news. I’ll admit the sales on GiltCity Dallas didn’t always blow my skirt up, but there were, on occasion, some steals. Don’t worry, though; the warehouse sale is still on.
Both the Dallas and McKinney locations of Another Time & Place are closing their doors, but don’t be too sad. Plano’s staying open. No, we won’t be able to find the chunky cocktail rings, exotic necklaces, Middle Eastern candle holders up the street, but if we hop in the car and head north for a few, we’ll be reunited with the rows of colorful cloth cowboy boots, Turkish Suzanis, and odds and ends from far, far away again. In the meantime, shop the soon-t0-be-gone stores, which are completely on sale at 60 percent off through the end of the year. I recommend perusing the amazing jewelry collection. Baubles in every color–turquoise, magenta, green, purple, whatever–fabric handbags, and rock bracelets with cool stones. Jump for my favorite finds today.
Michael Longcrier, owner of Uptown vintage shop Ahab Bowen, has confirmed the sad news. The pillar of vintage shopping in Big D will make its final sale in the cozy cottage at the end of the day on July 30. Even former mayor Laura Miller has called the shop “a Dallas institution,” according to Michael, and it’s true. We’ll really miss trying on all the full skirts, band tees, and jackets (oh, how I love the jacket rack), perusing the funky assortment of shoes and hats, and the room full of chunky costume jewelry. There is a silver lining, however. Everything in the shop is 25 percent off right now, and the floor is still being restocked daily. Come Monday, everything will be 50 percent off. There might even be a warehouse selling off the rest of the merchandise in the future, but stay tuned. Until then, we’ll see you soon, Ahab Bowen, to stock up on some vintage gems to remember you by.
*Update: A reader asked for the reason the store is closing: Michael told me after three years without seeing much profit, the store was becoming more of a hobby than a business. It’s financial, folks.
My favorite funky jewelry boutique on Henderson is closing its doors. The last day of business for The Shining is next Saturday, May 7. According to the owner, Victoria Tollemache, the traffic just wasn’t enough to sustain our beloved shop. As usual, we find the silver lining in the deeply discounted leftover merchandise. Head in now to find the goods on serious sale.
Talented design team, Sue Yang and Lamarr Nanton, have decided to shut down the Willow Bend store and move back to NYC to continue pursuing design goals. We’ll miss shopping at Elli Grace when we make it to the Shops at Willow Bend once in a Blue Moon. (Without Foxy Paws and Elli Grace, what will bring us to Plano?!) From the designers:
We are designers more than anything, as the business grew bigger we were going further away from what love to do best…We had to make the decision to be 100% focused as designers…In order to do that, we will be closing our store location at the shops at willow bend & moving back to New York to create a better collection with a more inspired & refreshed mind.
Best of luck, guys!
This darling boutique in the Shops at Willow Bend will be closed March 25. According to owner Michelle Lamont, 278 dogs were adopted with the help of her business since its opening. I know for sure the store made a lot of people smile. Foxy Paws will be greatly missed, but until then, go enjoy the store a little more. Everything in it is being sold for 50 percent off right now. You’ll find collars in every color, costumes for every occasion, shampoo, perfume, sustainable toys, sweet treats, and more.
The Inwood village shop is closing its doors for a bit to work on the store’s content. From the press release:
In conjunction with the new, modern face of Turtletique, merchandise assortments have been tweaked. Shoes have been added including Donald Pliner, Stuart Weitzman, Isola, and Andree Assous. Turtletique is known for fashionable work attire, casual “lifestyle” sportswear and special occasion apparel. Collections, many exclusive to the store, include European standouts Marc Cain, Apriori, Luisa Cerano, Javier Simorra, a brand new JS collection that is younger and more contemporary; Ambiente and Marc Aurel. A sampling of American designers includes Lafayette 148, Yansi Fugel, Chan Luu and Finley shirts, which is local.
Looking forward to the new version, which is supposed to open doors March 4.
The Feast thinks so, and we wouldn’t be surprised. Shopping in that store is painful. (Not because of the price tags, but the ghost town vibe.) How long will the forsaken fashion shop last?
Update: Barneys’ receptionist says these rumors are “not true.” But I’m waiting for a call back from the store’s manager.
Update: I’m waiting for a statement of sorts from the company’s communications and marketing team.