Find the Perfect Outfit in Dallas at the City's Best Boutiques
By Denise Brandenberg
Dallas Local Expert
In Dallas, shopping is simply part of the local culture, and trendy little boutiques are a part of the Dallas flavor. No matter if you're looking for the perfect first date outfit or you want to find a cute outfit for next weekend's party, Dallas boutiques have what you're looking for.
The Uptown neighborhood features a wide variety of boutiques for women of all ages and styles. Go to Krimsom and Klover to find the perfect sundress, and go to L. Barlett to find a cocktail dress for your next soiree. Flirt Boutique even has an in-store wine bar so you can sip on a glass of bubbly while you peruse the latest fashions.
If you want to find an outfit that screams, "I was in Dallas," go to The Gypsy Wagon on Lower Greenville. This hot boutique has the most fashionable cowboy boots in town, and you don't have to even be a cowgirl to rock them, as this shop specializes in the urban bohemian-meets cowgirl style.
If you are in the market for jewelry and accessories, many Dallas boutiques have great selections as well. Bittano near Southern Methodist University has a wide variety of custom jewelry pieces and purses that are as unique as they are affordable. Happy shopping!
Debutantes and Cowboys Boutique
Debutantes and Cowboys Boutique is located in the center of Lakewood, next to Cafe Lago. This great boutique carries women's and children's boutique clothing that you won't find anywhere else from designers from New York, Los Angeles, and of course Texas! Debutantes and Cowboys Boutique also features one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories, as well as jewelry pieces from the Paws in the City collection. There's usually a sale going on, and many items may be marked down by as much as 40 percent. They get new inventory each week, as well. It's a great place to find cute day and evening outfits perfect for your time in Dallas! ((214) 324-3332)
Located in the trendy Lakewood neighborhood, Ditto Boutique is a resale boutique that has new and used clothing and accessories. But this place is not your typical thrift shop - many items still have the original price tags on them! Shoppers can find one-of-kind pieces in a wide variety of brands, including Chanel, Prada, Coach, Juicy and DKNY. Ditto Boutique also features many vintage pieces, including purses and jewelry, and they even have a vintage fur coat (everything is in GREAT condition) selection! The boutique staff is very helpful and friendly. Most of the items there were originally from Neiman Marcus, so it's truly a great find in Dallas. ((214) 370-4444)
This women's boutique in University Park is popular with SMU students and Highland Park women alike. Bittano used to be located in the Mockingbird Station shopping center, but it now resides in the Snider Plaza shopping center off of Hillcrest Ave. It features a wide selection of women's clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories that are one-of-a-kind and trendy and perfect for a night out on the town with the girls. While the items at Bittano are definitely considered high-end, they are very affordable. In fact, most pieces in the store are priced below $100. The salesgirls are very friendly and will help you put an outfit together. ((214) 827-5300)
Accents Fashion Accessories
Founded by a former electrical engineer turned retail entrepreneur, this Dallas boutique's West Village location has become a go-to spot in the city for fashion-forward styles at affordable prices. A wide selection of stylish dresses in all the colors of the rainbow, unique jewelry, trendy tops and must-have handbags guarantees that you will find the perfect piece. New fashions are brought in weekly, and limited quantities guarantee that your evening out on the town won't be ruined by a copycat. The owner is usually on hand, and both she and the sales staff are very friendly and helpful to customers. (214-252-3870)
Flirty tops and fashionable jeans hang side by side on this West Village boutique's racks, inviting patrons to find the perfect date outfit. Stylish jewelry, handbags and shoes are available to complete your look. L. Barlett also features some of the best party dresses in town. If you're looking for a unique bachelorette or birthday party venue, you can host a private fashion or makeup party in the boutique. L. Barlett features some of the latest unique fashions from designers across the country. And after you leave Dallas and can't make it to the Uptown store anymore, shop online via the boutique's well organized website. (214-521-3500)
Milk and Honey Boutique
This trendy boutique is the perfect place in Dallas to find a one-of-a-kind outfit for a day or night on the town! Located in the eclectic Lower Greenville neighborhood, Milk and Honey features a great selection of clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories at reasonable prices. They have a wide variety of items that are good for the office, the park, a restaurant or a bar. Milk and Honey boutique usually has some type of sale or promotion going on, and there's always a sales rack at the back of the door, so you can find some great items without breaking the bank. (214- 826-1700)
Krimson and Klover
Dallas shoppers enjoy this Dallas boutique's cute yellow and pink Victorian house setting in the Uptown neighborhood, as well as its offering of contemporary women's clothing. With styles ranging from fashionable printed tees to designer dresses, Krimson and Klover fits the bill for any occasion. In addition to carrying notable national and international designers, the boutique also supports local Dallas artists. Many of the pieces hanging on the walls of this trendy spot are also for sale. If you're looking for a cute summer sundress or a top to wear to work, Krimson and Klover has the outfit for you! (214-871-2334)
This boutique's Uptown Dallas, TX location offers shoppers the perfect setting for browsing affordable fashions, enjoying a glass of wine from the wine bar and relaxing in the lounge area. The boutique carries brands like BCBG, LA Made, Line and Dot, BB Dakota, Greylin, It! Jeans and other designer names for moderate prices. This Dallas boutique also carries Rory Ashton jewelry (seen on Most Eligible Dallas) and Seychelles shoes. Flirt Boutique store associates are friendly and helpful, and they know their wares well enough to assist shoppers looking for that perfect item. The owner is always introducing new fashion lines, so you're sure to find something you have to take home! (214-754-7001)
The Gypsy Wagon
Unique among boutiques in Dallas, TX, The Gypsy Wagon offers affordable fashion with a Texas twist. Between the numerous racks of ruffly tops and stylish dresses, you'll find designer cowboy boots and leather-fringed handbags. A unique accessories section includes everything from cocktail napkins to blankets to cake pans. This delightful Dallas boutique also offers kid toys and clothes, unique gifts, furniture and custom jewelry, most of which is made here in the Lone Star State. Gifts and home items made with recycled and sustainable materials also shine in this quirky boutique, housed in a 100-year-old building on Lower Greenville Avenue. (214-370-8010)
About Denise Brandenberg
Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years. Denise started her career as an advertising agency copywriter, recruiter, and manager of online forums for an international meeting planning association. She ventured off on her own a few years ago, to start an adventurous career as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. Denise’s other work can be found at Global Road Warrior, USA Today, Chron.com, The Motley Fool, LovetoKnow, The Meeting Professional, and several other online publications.
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