One of the many amazing perks of traveling for Create & Cultivate is learning about must-shop stops in the various cities. Highland Park Village is one such find— it also happens to be America’s first outdoor shopping center.
Talk about entrepreneurial spirit! Highland Park Village became the prototype for retail destinations all over the country, when it opened in 1931. Originally conceived to be a town center, it’s now a bustling hub for all things fashion and food.
Check out some of our favorite stores below, and if you’re heading to C & C Dallas, be sure to pop over to HP Village and get yourself something nice. We think you deserve it.
You cannot fathom how many amazing luxury stores are in one place. Highland Park Village is like Disneyland for the fashionable girl. So grab a latte, java-up, and get ready to shop.
The bags. The shoes. It’s every girls dream store and it so happens to be right next to Starbucks. Why not start your Highland Park Village experience off with the best that high-fashion has to offer? Chanel is fashion candy at it’s most delicious. Just be careful where you put that latte.
Maybe your #girlboss dreams of purchasing your first 2.0 Classic Chanel Flap are still only dreams, but that’s OK. 2016 is goals year. And there is plenty of casual but upscale fashion and home goods at Anthropologie. Be welcomed in by the large glass and doors framed in reclaimed wood and pick out a little treasure to take home.
St. Michael Woman’s Exchange.
More than just a gift shop, this store has raised over $4 million dollars for social service agencies and organizations through the world. Originally called The Women’s Exchange, which opened in 1939, it’s a store that gives back, which is the Texan way.
Alice + Olivia.
Next door to the Exchange is the established brand which opened its very first Texas store in Highland Park this past October. With clothes that cater to the working girl who goes from lunch meetings to drinks, Alice + Olivia is a perfect blend of flirty and sophisticated.
Next head to Balenciaga. With its high-polished black and white checkered floor, the store itself is something beautiful to marvel at. With a mixture of classic marble and modern chrome, it might be more stylish than you. But not for long. The Balenciaga Mini City bag never goes out of style. Or opt for the Papier A4 or A6 Zip Around bag. It’s a classic bag that delivers on form, function, and making you feel powerful.
Just a quick stop into the fine jewelry house that’s famous for acquiring some of the world’s most famous gemstones. You may not be able to walk out with a ring on your ringer, but a little window diamond shopping never hurt anyone.
After you visit Harry, pop over to Jimmy. That master shoemaker who can transform any outfit. Get ready to swoon. The Hart 95 boot is the perfect ankle bootie for winter to spring transition, and can be worn to the office and out at night.
Après- shoe, head into Kiehl’s— it’s right next door— and test products from the skin care line that’s been serving up fine formulations for almost 160 years. Create & Cultivate is a long day and the Midnight Recovery Oil will do wonders.
If you’re getting hungry, we don’t blame you. Everything has been a feast for your eyes, but now it’s time to grub. At Bistro 31 brunch is a celebration of lemon ricotta pancakes, short rib hash, and a full bar, so you can enjoy an afternoon cocktail or an orange juice— your call.
Highland Park Village is located at 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205. On over 10 acres of land, it’s the premier shopping experience in Dallas.