Find a back issue

Making Dallas Even Better

Get to Know Esther Penn, Dallas’ Newest Fort Worth Transplant

Since opening their first store in Fort Worth back in October 2014, Esther Penn owners Alyson Johnson and Kacey Cargile are making moves to open their second store right here in Dallas. Blank NYC, Tiger Mist, and Free People will feature among the trendy designer ranks when the boutique opens along Henderson Avenue later this spring, and […]

Read More

Store Opening: Bullzerk

You can do a lot on Lowest Greenville these days. Eat. Drink. Learn how to change a flat bike tire (thanks, Transit!). And now you can shop for “hyper-local” t-shirts and gifts. Dan Bradley opened Bullzerk on Jan. 29, selling American-made graphic t-shirts with taglines like “I Can’t Afford Dallas Women” and “My A.A. Center Serves Booze,” (referring, of course, to our popular event center).

Read More

New Shop Riffraff Is Boho-Chic

Our latest store crush? Fayetteville-transplant Riffraff, which opened in the Plaza at Preston Center and will bring out the urban hippie in you. Owner Kirsten Blowers chose Dallas as Riffraff’s second brick-and-mortar location because of the strong fan base she already has in the city. Lines like Show Me Your Mumu, Outline the Sky, Wildfox, and MinkPink fill […]

Read More

A Peek Inside Canary Boutique on Lovers Lane

I have always loved Cabana, the beach house-ish boutique on Lovers Lane. I love its cashmere sweaters, casual dresses, bohemian jewelry, collection of sandals, and an occasional head-turner like a sequined frock or neon leather jacket. When I heard owner Merry Vose was opening a more upscale boutique nearby, I wondered if it was necessary. The threads aren’t exactly inexpensive at Cabana, and along with Forty Five Ten and Neiman Marcus, Highland Park Village has a slew of designer storefronts to provide our label fix, so do we really need more of the same? But sister store Canary is not more of the same. And despite its higher priced lines, it’s totally approachable. You can even pop by for an iced tea. In the March issue of D Magazine, Cristina Daglas reviews the shop.

Read More

Peek Inside Planet Bardot on Knox Street

A high-end boutique opened  quietly in October in the blossoming Knox Street area. Don’t worry that you didn’t know. Now’s the time you need to pop in. Owner Diana Tabeshi moved back to Dallas from Los Angeles, bringing with her a West Coast sensibility that fills her shop with all the lines you love to wear in warm weather months. And those are practically here.

Read More

Traffic LA at the Joule Hotel is Emerging from Friday’s Exploding Manhole Cover

When that manhole in front of the Joule exploded last Friday, it threw a wrench in the works for the newly opened Traffic LA. The Men’s, Women’s and Play stores were forced to close until the smoke literally cleared. But things are swiftly getting back to normal. According to Traffic LA Dallas’ guru of great […]

Read More