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View Poll Results: Which has the best upscale shopping in Texas?
Dallas 37 61.67%
Houston 23 38.33%
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Fashion flop: Armani closes Dallas store - 2010-May-11 - CultureMap Houston

What do you think this says about the Dallas fashion scene? Have their been other high profile stores that haven't made it in Dallas as well? I know Prada closed its boutique here in the past. Were there any others and how does this affect Dallas' ranks in the fashion world?
You have to think about it you have what 3 neimans 2 Saks in the area then you have Barney NY that sales the same stuff. Maybe the market is over saturated with highend.

Houston has the 1 mall it doesnt have any other mall too compete with so anything highend will always end up in the Galleria. The only place I know that can handle that much highend retail is MIAMI

 
Old 05-13-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Fashion flop: Armani closes Dallas store - 2010-May-11 - CultureMap Houston

What do you think this says about the Dallas fashion scene? Have their been other high profile stores that haven't made it in Dallas as well? I know Prada closed its boutique here in the past. Were there any others and how does this affect Dallas' ranks in the fashion world?
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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That's why I've never been impressed with the fact that Dallas offered the most shopping per capita. It's really not that impressive once you've been to Dallas and seen that majority of the shopping centers offer nothing above average.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Max Mara and Custo Barcelona recently closed their doors at NorthPark Center this spring. I wonder whats going on there.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Shopping: I give the slight edge to Dallas.
Houston's no slouch.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Max Mara and Custo Barcelona recently closed their doors at NorthPark Center this spring. I wonder whats going on there.
What's going on is that it's in a mall. Don't care how many world class high end fashion retailers you have. It's in a mall. It would be better suited in a shopping district on the street. This IMO is both Houston and Dallas problem. The potential for high end boutiques are there. But they put them all in a mall and as the traffic in the mall goes down, the stores start to leave. Just another reason why I hate malls.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The City
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What's going on is that it's in a mall. Don't care how many world class high end fashion retailers you have. It's in a mall. It would be better suited in a shopping district on the street. This IMO is both Houston and Dallas problem. The potential for high end boutiques are there. But they put them all in a mall and as the traffic in the mall goes down, the stores start to leave. Just another reason why I hate malls.

I agree - malls are the worst - if an area touts its shopping by malls it really isnt high-end or different from any place anywhere - the malls (or at least in major metros) all have the same crap

I think of shopping as access to boutiques that are unique and carry one of kind or limited offerings in any specific item. It also should be in a pedestrian friendly environment; a place with identity
 
Old 05-13-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yes this could be very true. Highland Park Village in Dallas is a historic outdoor shopping area with tons of character and its store lineup is pretty impressive with nice additions such as Leggiadro, Vilebrequin, Christian Louboutin. With Yves Saint Laurent & Diane Von Furstenberg opening as well. There really isnt any room for HPV to grow though unfortunately. If it could I'm sure it would have an even more impressive lineup.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Highland Park Village courting 'unique, rare' boutiques | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-hpvillage_13bus.ART0.State.Edition1.3dd3b1a.html - broken link)
 
Old 05-13-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Most of the best shopping areas are usually on the street. If it is in an enclosed area, it's still facing the street and has better access for pedestrian instead of crossing large swaths of parking lots. I never see malls in these conversation for a reason. In conclusion, malls suck. Also, yes, I love HPV. Imagine if Dallas made that area it's ideal shopping area instead of nice state of the art mall. They would probably attract many fashion boutiques that Miami currently has now.
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