Dallas is a mecca for shoppers, as it boasts more Shopping centers per capita than any other U.S. city. Not only is Dallas home to the internationally recognized specialty store Neiman Marcus and retail giant JCPenney, but it is also the site of America’s oldest shopping center, Highland Park Village.
You can spend an entire day discovering treasures of spectacular malls Dallas Shopping is home to some of the finest stores in the world.
The Galleria is an extraordinary Dallas shopping destination with more than 200 exceptional stores. Modeled after the Vittorio Emanuelle in Milan, Galleria Dallas recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of Dallas’ most dynamic shopping environments.
New escalators, seating areas, an ice skating center, and sculptures are all part of this renovation. Guests can shop at Gucci, Thomas Pink, Cartier, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, MaxMara, and Gianni Versace, to name a few.
Highland Park Village
Set in one of Dallas’ most exclusive suburbs, this high-end shopping mall was one of the first malls in America. This slightly out of town location is perfect if you fancy a day wandering around the shops with a credit card in hand… the prices in the designer shops here will set you back a small fortune and Dallas residents seem to dress up even to shop here! However even if you are just window shopping it’s a fun way to spend the day, and with brands such as Hermes, Prada, and Chanel there is certainly some fine eye candy.
Opened in 1931, Highland Park Village is a designated National Historic Landmark and is the nation’s first shopping center. Today the village continues to serve as a central square for Highland Park and University Park, cities within the city of Dallas. The developers of the shopping center traveled to Spain, Mexico, and California to find inspiration for the beautiful Spanish Mediterranean architecture.
Highland Park Village remains in pristine condition today and boasts some of the most revered boutiques and shops in the world, including Chanel, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Escada and Jimmy Choo. The village also has specialty shops, local restaurants, and a restored movie theater.
More than 100 world-class retailers call NorthPark Center home. Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Tiffany’s, Neiman Marcus, Nambe, Tumi and Armani Exchange all have stores at the Center. Complete with world-class artwork, the NorthPark experience is one of indulgence and delight.
The Dallas Shopping mall is currently undergoing a $170 million expansion project that will bring 110 new stores and dining establishments, including a Nordstrom, AMC 15 screen movie theater and 1.4-acre garden space and park.
This is arguably one of the best department stores in Dallas and really does have everything you could need under one roof. Designer brands are here as well as more everyday menswear and womenswear. There is also a comprehensive luggage and accessories section, so if you want a one-stop-shop and don’t have time to wander around different shops a visit here is a must! They do great sales as well so make sure you leave room in the case if you are traveling! There is also a restaurant and of course being a big store disabled access is great.
Established in Dallas in 1907, Neiman Marcus is the luxury department store that put Dallas Shopping on the international retail map. Founded by Herbert Marcus, sister CarrieMarcus and her husband A.L. Neiman, the store featured exclusive lines offered nowhere else in the South.
In 1926, the legendary Stanley Marcus took over the reins from his father and the store grew to become a major player in fashion. The downtown Dallas Shopping location is the flagship store and still carries the grace and style of its early beginnings.
Opened in 2004, this little boutique is a great little find and perhaps not one you will find in the guidebooks to Dallas. If you love fashion and don’t want to been seen in what everyone else is wearing this is a treasure trove of women’s clothing and accessories – they have a range of everyday and party items. They have beautiful jewelry and the boutique’s owners are friendly and helpful in choosing the perfect accompaniment to any outfit. The stock is unique, trendy, and updated regularly so call in and see what you can find!
This upmarket store is a great place to shop if you are looking for designer gifts and the outside itself looks elegant before you even step inside! It is situated at the Crescent which is in the Uptown area of Dallas and easy to find. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm, which should give you enough time to sample the designers that are stocked here as there is a wide range to choose from. There is also a home shop, fantastic cosmetics and gifts section if you want presents to take home and a beautiful bridal store.
This shopping plaza in Uptown Dallas Shopping has become a fashion destination for the younger set. With trendsetting boutiques, vintage collections, art galleries, restaurants, nightlife, and a Magnolia movie theater, the West Villages a one-stop-shop for all things new and hip.
Premium 93, Octane, The Glass Slipper, Cowboy Cool, and Ice House Jewelers are a few of the eclectic shops that visitors will find.