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View Poll Results: Which has the best upscale shopping in Texas?
Dallas 37 61.67%
Houston 23 38.33%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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My post was directed towards Houston/Dallas and the ATL comment. If I were comparing other cities New York would win hands down in the retail game.

Everyone knows Bal Harbour and Palm Beach and world renown for their fabulous shopping and tourism. But I find Houston and Dallas to be interesting markets as the traffic supporting these boutiques are primarily locals, with tourism on a much smaller scale than N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., L.V., P.B., etc.

I referenced only Prada and Dolce & Gabbana as missing from our market because these are the only two labels available in similar markets but not ours. No one in Houston/Dallas is going to die without a Chloe boutique , Pucci bikini, or one-shoulder Lanvin dress, they can just go to 1 of 4 NM's or Barney's and get their designer goods there.

And I would hardly consider any of the labels you mentioned as must have's for any market. While I love Lanvin, the line has very few boutiques and 90% of business come's from wholesale (Barney's), same with Chloe, and Pucci is evolving but still regarded by the majority as a seasonal (spring) brand and not a must.

On a side note, does anyone even wear Marc Jacobs anymore? What he does for Vuitton is usually very good, but the **** sure hits the fan at his own house.



B

What's wrong with Marc Jacobs? I don't wear fashion clothes or shop in them. Too edgy?

Lanvin only has two boutiques I think (Vegas and Bal Harbour).

 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Prive212 View Post
My post was directed towards Houston/Dallas and the ATL comment. If I were comparing other cities New York would win hands down in the retail game.

Everyone knows Bal Harbour and Palm Beach and world renown for their fabulous shopping and tourism. But I find Houston and Dallas to be interesting markets as the traffic supporting these boutiques are primarily locals, with tourism on a much smaller scale than N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., L.V., P.B., etc.

I referenced only Prada and Dolce & Gabbana as missing from our market because these are the only two labels available in similar markets but not ours. No one in Houston/Dallas is going to die without a Chloe boutique , Pucci bikini, or one-shoulder Lanvin dress, they can just go to 1 of 4 NM's or Barney's and get their designer goods there.

And I would hardly consider any of the labels you mentioned as must have's for any market. While I love Lanvin, the line has very few boutiques and 90% of business come's from wholesale (Barney's), same with Chloe, and Pucci is evolving but still regarded by the majority as a seasonal (spring) brand and not a must.

On a side note, does anyone even wear Marc Jacobs anymore? What he does for Vuitton is usually very good, but the **** sure hits the fan at his own house.



B
Their is only 1 Neiman Marcus in Houston and Barneys New York is only in Dallas plus you forgot to mention Stanley Korshak and the Two other Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dallas.

And I don't believe Houston is close to Dallas shopping capability.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Their is only 1 Neiman Marcus in Houston and Barneys New York is only in Dallas plus you forgot to mention Stanley Korshak and the Two other Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dallas.

And I don't believe Houston is close to Dallas shopping capability.
Why because Houston doesn't have an "upscale Wal Mart"? LOL ... The Saks in Houston is one of the best stores in the company, its bigger and offers a better selection. The Saks in Plano is a joke ... I don't think I would drive that far out to shop at mediocre stores.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Their is only 1 Neiman Marcus in Houston and Barneys New York is only in Dallas plus you forgot to mention Stanley Korshak and the Two other Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dallas.

And I don't believe Houston is close to Dallas shopping capability.
Trust me; no one is complaining about the shopping in Houston. We don't need tons of upscale stores just to boost our egos when you can get plenty of those same type of designs and fashion in the variety of stores we already have here.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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What's wrong with Marc Jacobs? I don't wear fashion clothes or shop in them. Too edgy?

Lanvin only has two boutiques I think (Vegas and Bal Harbour).
Marc Jacobs leaves me with a sloppy imprression of his personal line. I loathe grunge, plaid and anything sweet so his line personally irritates me. I like a stronger woman in fashion, a la Phoebe Philo for Celine or Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent. These women seem to know what they want out of life and they have the attitude and funds to get them there there.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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This poll is getting close, not that it matters lol.
 
Old 06-24-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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Northpark Center
 
Old 06-24-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Northpark Center

is getting an OMEGA
 
Old 06-24-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Here we go again!
 
Old 06-25-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Northpark Center

is getting an OMEGA
I'm not sure how much I would believe that one.
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