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Quench your thirst for fall fash­ion at these lo­cal Dal­las bou­tiques, and ex­pand your style reper­toire with de­sign­ers and pieces to keep your closet runway-ready.

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Stay on-trend this fall with tips from fash­ion ex­perts and unique pieces from top lo­cal de­sign­ers and bou­tiques.


“Fash­ion with free­dom and pur­pose” is the motto of Dal­las cloth­ing de­signer and West Vil­lage bou­tique owner Abi Fer­rin, who cre­ates pieces that are “made for you, not the hanger.”

Fer­rin’s fall col­lec­tion con­sists of flowy silks and col­or­ful chif­fon that’ll dance in the breeze as well as fit and flat­ter all body types— while also ad­ding a bo­hemian-chic touch to pro­fes­sional wear. How­ever, this trea­sured West Vil­lage bou­tique is spe­cial to many Dal­l­a­sites be­cause of its mis­sion and val­ues: The Abi Fer­rin team gives back to the com­mu­nity by sup­port­ing in­de­pen­dent jew­elry de­sign­ers like Tribal Jew­els, gem gal­leries such as iRocks and lo­cal artists, whose works can be found on ro­ta­tion in the West Vil­lage flag­ship bou­tique. Fer­rin also founded her own ini­tia­tive called the Free­dom Project, in which she part­ners with groups in Nepal, Cam­bo­dia and Peru to help give sur­vivors of abuse, ex­ploita­tion and dis­crim­i­na­tion a chance to have ful­filled lives per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally by en­sur­ing an eth­i­cal sup­ply chain with gen­er­ous wages, pro­grams and ben­e­fits.

Sim­i­larly, Dal­las-based Roma Boots donates a pair of rain boots for each pair pur­chased. Also avail­able at Abi Fer­rin, Roma is quickly be­com­ing a world­wide name in sleek-yet-func­tional (and phil­an­thropic) footwear. 3699 McK­in­ney Ave., Ste. 103, 214.565.0055, www.ab­i­fer­


Stroll along Knox-Hen­der­son and look for the iron dou­ble doors of this newly re­mod­eled Knox Street bou­tique. Worlds away from the typ­i­cal Dal­las style scene, Planet Bar­dot nails the bal­ance be­tween street chic and West Coast cool with its col­lec­tion of ap­parel and ac­ces­sories in sleek, modern cuts and clean de­signs that you won’t have to re­tire in a few months. Still, this Dal­las fa­vorite is filled with all the es­sen­tials needed for a stylish and ver­sa­tile wardrobe this sea­son, with pieces by Rag & Bone and Frame to the coolest Phillippe Model high top sneak­ers. The store’s neatly cu­rated racks, or­ga­nized by color, size and aes­thetic, al­lows pa­trons to shop looks that fit their own per­sonal style—and per­haps dis­cover new de­sign­ers along the way. Look for men’s ap­parel to ar­rive at Planet Bar­dot this fall, ad­ding more lust-wor­thy items to its al­ready- im­pres­sive in­ven­tory. 3119 Knox St., 214.614.8128, www.plan­et­bar­


Slated to open in early Septem­ber, Jade & Clover lifts up its in­dus­tri­alchic garage door in the heart of Deep El­lum, re­veal­ing an eclec­tic mix of mer­chan­dise rang­ing from ap­parel and ac­ces­sories to home goods and eco-con­scious gifts.

The store is di­vided into vi­gnettes that feel like your in­te­rior de­signer friend’s pic­ture-per­fect digs: There’s a suc­cu­lent bar/ter­rar­ium gallery, a kitch­enette with a bar with kom­bucha on tap, and a sec­tion of ap­parel and ac­ces­sories fea­tur­ing de­signs from Texas la­bels like Brook­lynGrace, Wheron, Hari Mari, Moon River Nat­u­rals and more. Jade & Clover will de­but its own col­lab­o­ra­tive cloth­ing line later this year. 2635 Main St., www.jade­and­


This lux­ury life­style bou­tique is un­like any other store in High­land Park Vil­lage, of­fer­ing an art­fully cu­rated se­lec­tion of both time­less and trendy pieces un­der one (large) roof, from de­sign­ers that range from the most es­tab­lished fash­ion houses to up-and-com­ing la­bels.

Look out for chic prints in fall colors (as well as luxe scented can­dles) from Missoni, per­fectly dis­tressed and fit­ted styles from Bald­win Denim and a steady sup­ply of lux­eyet-laid­back shirts and shirt­dresses

by L.A.-based la­bel Frank & Eileen. When it comes to ac­ces­sories, Hoors­en­buhs’ lav­ish col­lec­tion of rose gold chains, cuffs and rings will keep your out­fits locked and loaded this sea­son with bold state­ment pieces, on-trend de­signs and qual­ity crafts­man­ship.

Shop­pers can sat­isfy their ap­petite for one-of-a-kind fash­ion and ac­ces­sories in ad­di­tion to their sweet tooth, with a sec­tion of the store ded­i­cated to Cal­i­for­nia candy pur­veyor Su­gar­fina. While the la­bel’s best­seller is eas­ily its Cham­pagne-in­fused gummy bears, shop­pers can cre­ate cus­tom­iz­a­ble bento boxes that ap­peal to all bud­gets and tastes. Get these highly cov­eted candies— es­pe­cially Su­gar­fina’s rosé-in­fused bears— be­fore they sell out (and they will); be­cause if there’s any­thing Dal­las loves more than fash­ion and jew­elry, it’s Cham­pagne. 26B High­land Park Vil­lage, 214.945.2571, www.mar­kethigh­land­


A world­wide fa­vorite among cut­ting-edge fash­ion­istas who aren’t afraid to ex­per­i­ment with new and Euro­pean trends, V.O.D. Bou­tique is a nearly 10-year vet­eran of Dal­las’ fash­ion elite anchored in the heart of Vic­tory Park. At V.O.D., own­ers Jackie Bolin and Liz Thomp­son travel the globe in search of the most cre­ative de­sign­ers and in­no­va­tive styles, de­liv­er­ing Euro­pean so­phis­ti­ca­tion straight into shop­pers’ French man­i­cured fin­ger­tips—and a breath of fresh air as they rede­fine the mean­ing of cool.

This sea­son, la­bel R13 takes the gold medal at V.O.D. on Vic­tory Av­enue with up­grades to the beloved flan­nel but­ton-up, made with Ja­panese cot­ton to add warmth as well as struc­ture.

Re­gard­less of what the weather is like, a black Is­abel Marant Étoile lamb­skin leather mo­tor­cy­cle jacket is es­sen­tial: Del­i­cate, fem­i­nine and ef­fort­lessly chic, you won’t want to go any­where this sea­son with­out it. 2418 Vic­tory Park Lane, 214.754.0644, www.vod­bou­

Abi Fer­rin

B. Stel­lar at Jade & Clover

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