Dallas is renowned as a shopping destination with great malls, open shopping districts and boutiques. The first and closest shopping is available in The Crescent itself. Our spa boutique offers great skin care lines used by the spa in the services. In addition there are great workout and fashion clothing options and unique gift items. Across the Fountain Courtyard is Stanley Korshak, and men’s and women’s specialty store featuring the very latest fashions, a bridal boutique, a home store, Pratesi linens and The Shak, designer wear for the younger more fashion forward woman.
A trip to Dallas cannot be complete without a visit to the original Neiman Marcus store in Downtown Dallas, where service counts for everything and the company is still headquartered.
North Park Mall is the largest of the malls and is located just a short drive from Rosewood Crescent Hotel. It is anchored by five large department stores including Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York and Nordstrom. The hollow square design on two levels allows for two sides of luxury brands including jewelers Cartier and Tiffany and De Beers, designers Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. There is a section for kids including Osh Kosh, J Crew Kids and Build-a-Bear. There is a large selection of food featured in the extensive food court, with some smarter options in bistros in Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. North Park also includes a 15 screen AMC Movie Theatre showing all the latest releases. All of the other retail staples such as Gap, Banana Republic, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch are featured at the mall along with specialty stores like Tumi and Bose.
The second large mall in Dallas is The Galleria, which is twice the distance of North Park but features some unique amenities worth the ten mile drive up the Dallas North Tollroad. The mall is built in two wings over three floors with the center of the mall featuring an ice skating rink. It is anchored by three department stores, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sachs Fifth Avenue, with one end of the mall the site for a huge Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy. The food offerings are extensive with everything from a Taco Bell to the upscale Grand Lux Café.
A short on mile free trolley ride from The Crescent is West Village. An open mall with a mixture of great restaurants, boutiques and salons, it is one of the social centers of the Uptown neighborhood. It also features Magnolia Cinema, an art-house cinema screening some mainstream movies, but also foreign language and off-beat movies. A similar structure is featured in the oldest open mall Highland Park Village but the shops are altogether higher-end reflecting the neighborhood in which it sits. Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo and Beretta spring to mind. There are also some classic Dallas restaurants including Patrizio for great Italian food and the seafood restaurant Café Pacific to name but two. Village Theatre has now been modernized and features first run movies in two upgraded theatres with digital screening and plush seats.
For the more adventurous shopper a trip to Bishop Arts District is a must. The district prides itself on only local boutiques and restaurants. The largest store is the Artisan’s Collective a wonderful collection of multiple artists’ work from the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Shambala has soaps, lotions and candles made locally. Clothing stores Epiphany for men and women and Indigo bring an eclectic vibe along with a great vintage clothing store. Bishop Street Market and Fete-ish have unique gifts, cards, candles and art. The district is a gastronomic delight! Lucia, which recently won five star standing in the Dallas Morning News, has the best Italian food in Dallas, but book early as the 36 seats fill quickly. Hatties has a plantation southern vibe and Tillman’s Roadhouse steps up the southern a bit further. Enos is a great pizza restaurant with an extensive selection of draft beers.