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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm headed to Dallas for an interview in a while and am going to have a lot of free time tommarow. Wondering where i should check out for shopping. I'm already going to the Neiman Marcus (for my interview) but wondering any other nice shops i should look at?
post #2 of 17
Stanley Korshak at the Crescent
post #3 of 17
demeis ~

Where did you decide to stay? I remember your query of several weeks ago.

Definitely Stanley Korshak, which is a 5 minute taxi ride from the downtown NM (if even that). If you're going to have a rental car, then you could head north a bit (another 5-10 minutes) to Highland Park Village, where you'll find Pockets Menswear, Hermes, Beretta, Robert Talbott (if you want to pay $225 for 7-fold ties ), etc. It's in the middle of Dallas' most upscale neighborhood, Highland Park, and is considered "America's First Shopping Center", although it is actually a pleasant outdoor "strip center", here.

BTW, good luck on the interview!!

Oh yeah, if you're shopping at the Crescent around lunchtime, snag a quick bite at Palomino. If you find yourself in Highland Park Village at mealtime, then get the grilled chicken salad at Patrizio. Mmmm. Makes me want to run across town just thinking about it! Cafe Pacific is good there, too, if you're travelling on "expense account". Otherwise, get a genuine Texas burger at Who's Who.
post #4 of 17
Also a Ralph Lauren store in Highland Park Village. They have a pretty average selection, though.

If you're interested in outlet shopping, you could hit the Grapevine Mills outlet mall, a stone's throw from the DFW airport. Skip the Brooks Brothers store (only 346 merchandise), but see the Neiman-Marcus Last Call and Saks Off 5th stores. Marshalls will have some irregular BB ties and maybe some Pantherella socks.

Best of Luck! Will you be interviewing at the NM downtown or in Northpark Mall? (Or is my memory failing me and the mall NM is in the Galleria?)
post #5 of 17
No, I believe he said his interview is the downtown store. But the other NM stores are at Northpark and Shops of Willow Bend (Far North Dallas - Plano, actually).

But good call on NM Last Call at Grapevine Mills. If you catch it on the first day of new markdowns, it can be quite the deal!
post #6 of 17
I personally recommend the.. West Village (Is this right? I only visit on breaks.. might be East Village) in Dallas, near Knox Henderson and i-75. There are a good number of excellent stores and a wonderful movie theater all within a 4 block radius!
post #7 of 17
Want to know the trad places?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Verb
I personally recommend the.. West Village (Is this right? I only visit on breaks.. might be East Village) in Dallas, near Knox Henderson and i-75. There are a good number of excellent stores and a wonderful movie theater all within a 4 block radius!
Verb, I haven't been a "214" person for many years. I gave up "the scene" for "the burbs"! The area to which you refer, though, is actually considered Highland Park, though. At least if you're referring to Knox/Henderson WEST of 75. Otherwise, it is considered part of the "M" streets. My bro lives a couple of blocks from there in high-dollar yuppie-regentrifies-the-old-neighborhood-ville.

One of the hippest new areas in town is "Uptown", which as the name indicate, is just a tad north of "Downtown". It's big on clubbing, restaurants, antique-ing, etc. But I couldn't really speak to the shopping there.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jill
One of the hippest new areas in town is "Uptown", which as the name indicate, is just a tad north of "Downtown". It's big on clubbing, restaurants, antique-ing, etc. But I couldn't really speak to the shopping there.

I must be thinking of Uptown, it's the area around the... Angelica? I believe? There are lots of nice stores stocking some mid to high end labels. Obviously it's more designer fare than the traditional gear generally sought after by people in the Men's Clothing end of things but there are definitely a few nice stores here and there. The area has just been built up as of the past year or two and really sprung up nicely. Unfortunately it doesn't compare to NYC or Chi's Michigan Ave...
post #10 of 17
Ah, no. That's Mockingbird Station, Verb. I guess it would be considered part of the M streets, since it's on the north edge, just across the highway from the Park Cities. I think there are a few neat shops and cafes there, but can't think of any good menswear shops. Although, admittedly, I've not been down there for 2 or 3 years.
post #11 of 17
Alright, you guys need a referee...

West Village is in Uptown. It has a Tommy Bahama and some m-t-m shirt place, I think. But mostly restaurants, bars and a movie theater. More of a night place (for Dallasites, it's this decades Quadrangle, which was the 80s version of West Village). Uptown is an invented neighborhood about 1.5 miles north of Downtown. It doesn't have too much shopping other than West Village and a few things sprinkled around.

Knox Henderson's only clothing store (west of 75) of note is "forty-five ten" at 4510 McKinney. That's about .5 miles north of West Village. Forty-five ten tends to be my favorite store in Dallas, but the mens' clothing selection points to trendiness. Nothing wrong with that, but more unique designers than anything else. When 4510 first opened it was a great mix of good design, a few clothes, a tea room and some great SW stuff (New Mexican cast iron and a TX boot-room). Now it's packed full of womens' clothes.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by mr. magoo
Alright, you guys need a referee... Knox Henderson's only clothing store (west of 75) of note is "forty-five ten" at 4510 McKinney.... Now it's packed full of womens' clothes.
Thanks, my memory is a bit hazy. 4510 was a huge disappointment because their Men's apparel seems to consist of a single dorm-room-sized compartment filled with only DSquared! The reason I recommend the West Village area (I did my research this time!) is that I've had alot of luck at Octane and it's "more mature" store, Premium 93, which carries Marc by Marc and Nice Collective. Also, is anyone else extremely excited about the opening of a Barneys NYC Co-op in Dallas? I'm not sure that North Park is the best place for it due to the size constraints but it should be interesting at the least! Especially since there's noone in Dallas that stocks Jil Sander (RIP), Ann Dem, Dior Homme, etc.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Verb
Thanks, my memory is a bit hazy. 4510 was a huge disappointment because their Men's apparel seems to consist of a single dorm-room-sized compartment filled with only DSquared!

Agreed that their mens clothes are pretty paltry, although I've picked up some very nice things there in the past. Generally I like the store overall and feel as though the owners/buyers have excellent taste, despite their sorry interest in overrated mens sportswear.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. DIdn't get to checkout as much as i liked. In fact nothing really at all. All i did was go to the Downtown Dallas store where my interview was, met a nice salesmen, Michael Harris, and bought myself some ties. Wish i could have gone to Stanleys or the other Neimans which i was told are a bit better for menswear than the downtown store which is almost all womens.

I wanted to check out some places in the West end to eat but never got over there. By the way downtown Dallas by Main St. and Commerace has no place to eat. I ate lunch and Dinner at the same place, Jerobaom (SP?) which was great. 4 course meal for $49 was amazing and the waitstaff was extremely nice as well, probibly cause the waiter from lunch saw me twice and ate both meals by myself, but food was great. Didn;'t venture out much due to not having a car and taxis aren't like in NYC where i could just pick one up, plus it was nice weather and wanted to walk. But felt i would get lost trying to get the west end.

I ended up staying at the worst hotel every. It was $45 a night at the Dallas plaza hotel, which was the Forth worth plaza and Ramada plaza before which my cab driver from the airport filled me in on. Condtions were awful, no internet, no room serice/restuarant, no movie rentals on line. I guess i've gotten spoiled. But i don't recommend it unless you want to save some cash and want to stay on the cusp of downtown Dallas.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Verb
Thanks, my memory is a bit hazy. 4510 was a huge disappointment because their Men's apparel seems to consist of a single dorm-room-sized compartment filled with only DSquared!

There was a store in the Galleria in Houston (housing the falgship NM and a Saks) that was like that too. All in all, the Houston Galleria was a disappointment for casualwear. You were stuck between mindnumbingly boring selections at Saks or Neimans (Saks, I can understand, since it was just an outpost, after all, but that was the flagship Neiman's!) or overpriced clubwear from the store that was a mix of the Bernini flash with Maxfield prices. Off topic, but is there any good shopping in Houston?
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