Since opening its doors back in 2001, West Village, also sometimes called Uptown Dallas’ Downtown, has grown by leaps and bounds. The district is a hotbed for restaurants, apartments, and, most importantly, shopping. People shopping in West Village can choose from over 100 stores, including well known chains and smaller, high end boutiques.
No matter your style or budget, you’ll find a store for women’s fashion in West Village. If you like to wear trendy clothing that’s still relatively affordable, Y & I boutique is worth checking out. The store has two locations, one in San Francisco and the second in Dallas. It was started by two friends, named Robin and Robyn, who had long shared a love of fashion but who weren’t fans of spending hundreds of dollars on a single piece of clothing. The boutique’s claim to fame is that you’ll be able to find an outfit that makes you happy and that looks good for less than $300.
While many malls focus more on women’s clothing stores than on men’s, West Village has plenty to offer style conscious men. Daniel Taylor Clothier is the place to turn when a guy needs to “suit up.” Since 1986, the store has sold high end suits, tailored pants, and dress shirts. The three owners of the store are more than accommodating and are available by appointment both before the store opens and after it closes.
Men and Women
Some shops offer clothing options for both men and women. True to its Texan roots, Cowboy Cool focuses on Western clothing and boots. In fact, D magazine has named the store the “Best Cowboy Boot Shop” 10 times. It sells boots from Stallion and J.B. Hill, both based in Texas, as well cowboy hats, belt buckles, and other accessories.
Another boutique and label that’s proud of its Texan roots is Demerara. Since 2011, the boutique has offered limited quantities of select styles for women and men in its 3,000 square foot store. The limited quantities help maintain an air of exclusivity, letting shoppers know that they won’t be picking up a piece of clothing that everyone will be wearing.
Along with specialty boutiques, you’ll find a number of well-known stores in the shopping district. Look for work-ready outfits for men and women at shops such as J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Brooks Brothers.
Spruce Up the Home
If you’re looking for a few one of a kind pieces to decorate your home, Indigo might have what you need. The boutique specializes in handmade items for the home, from countries around the world. You’ll find hand-painted, woven baskets, hand-poured scented candles, and plenty of pottery in the shop. Along with items for the home, you might also find a few items for your person, including jewelry and other accessories.
Whether you live in the area or are stopping in from out of town, the shops in West Village have a lot to offer. The next time you need to refresh your wardrobe or your home furnishings, stop in and take a look around.