The only service DFW dishes up better
than food is its retail industry, giving
shoppers an endless list of high-end, vintage,
contemporary and every-thing-in-between
DFW is a shopping Mecca. The Metroplex
boasts more shopping centers per capita than
any other U.S. city. Not only is Dallas home
to the internationally recognized specialty
store Neiman Marcus and retail giant JC
Penney, but it is also the site of America’s oldest shopping center, Highland Park
Village, developed in 1931. Another fun fact
offered by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau: North Park Center was the first
covered shopping mall in the country and
today features the largest-grossing Dillard’s
and Neiman Marcus stores in the nation.
The following is a list of some of the
must-see shopping destinations in the Dallas/
Fort Worth area, listed by city. Now get out
there and discover why the Metroplex is truly
a shopper’s paradise.
Allen Premium Outlets
820 W Stacy Road, Allen, 75013
Over 100 retail outlets for fashion, sportswear, children, leather and luggage, jewelry,
housewares, gifts and good.
Twin Creeks Village
906 W. McDermott, Allen, 75013
Major Retailers: All American Flooring,
At&T Wireless, Bath & Body Works,
GameStop, PETCO, Staples, Starbucks, The
UPS Store. Twenty-five other retailers.
I- 20 at Matlock Road and Center Street
Arlington, 76018; 817-468-5800
Shop, dine, work, play and stay at the trendy
Arlington Highlands. The shopping experi-
ence rises above the rest as visitors are treated
to an old-fashioned breath-taking outdoor
atmosphere while searching for their hearts’
desire, be it apparel, the cinema, unique gifts,
great food or even bowling, to name just a
few of the treasures that can be found there.
The Highlands’ many amenities were added
on to in 2007, when construction began on
a 157,000-square-foot expansion project that
included space for boutiques, two entertain-
ment venues and five restaurants surrounded
by park-like landscaping.
The Parks of Arlington
3811 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, 76015
Major Retailers: Abercrombie & Fitch, J.C.
Penney, Kay Jewelers, Footlocker (multiple
stores), Lenscrafters, Barnes & Noble,
Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, as
well as over 150 other retailers.
I-635 at Dallas N Tollway, Dallas, 75240
The Galleria is an extraordinary shopping
destination with more than 200 exceptional
stores. Modeled after the Vittorio Eman-uelle in Milan, Galleria Dallas recently
underwent a multi-million dollar renovation
that transformed it into one of Dallas’ most
dynamic shopping environments. New escalators, seating areas, an ice-skating center
and sculptures are all part of this renovation.
Guests can shop at Gucci, Thomas Pink,
Cartier, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, MaxMara
and Gianni Versace, to name a few.
Highland Park Village
At Mockingbird and Preston, Dallas, 75205
Opened in 1931, Highland Park Village is a
designated National Historic Landmark and
is the nation’s first shopping center. Today
the village continues to serve as a central
square for Highland Park and University
Park, cities within the city of Dallas. The
developers of the shopping center traveled to
Spain, Mexico and California to find inspira-
tion for the beautiful Spanish Mediterranean
architecture. Highland Park Village remains
in pristine condition today and boasts some
of the most revered boutiques and shops
in the world, including Chanel, Christian
Dior, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Hermes,
Escada and Jimmy Choo. The village also
has specialty shops, local restaurants and a
restored movie theater.
1201 Elm St 2800, Dallas, 75270
Established in Dallas in 1907, Neiman
Marcus is the luxury department store that
put Dallas on the international retail map.
Founded by Herbert Marcus, sister Carrie
Marcus and her husband A.L. Neiman, the
store featured exclusive lines offered nowhere
else in the South. In 1926, the legendary
Stanley Marcus took over the reigns from his
father and the store grew to become a major
player in fashion. The downtown Dallas
location is the flagship store and still carries
the grace and style of its early beginnings.
8687 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 1030
Dallas, 75225; 214-363-7441
More than 100 world-class retailers call
NorthPark Center home. Kate Spade,
Stuart Weitzman, Ralph Lauren, Burberry,
Tiffany’s, Neiman Marcus, Nambe, Tumi
and Armani Exchange all have stores at the
Center. Complete with world-class artwork,
the NorthPark experience is one of indulgence and delight. The mall is currently
undergoing a massive, 3-year, $235 million
expansion and renovation project that will
bring 110 new stores and dining establishments, including a Nordstrom, AMC
15-screen movie theater and 1.4-acre garden
space and park.
Inwood Village Shopping Center
5370 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 75209
The Inwood Village Shopping Center’s
impressive, one-of-a-kind collection of
unique retail shops and critically recognized