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These are the cutest clothing boutiques in Dallas-Fort Worth

From flowy festival dresses to weekend getaway must-haves, these DFW shops have got you covered.

While we might get more recognition for our football team and foodie gems, Dallas is also home to a vibrant fashion scene well-known to stylemakers and influencers across Texas. Whether you’re a downtown darling, an Oak Cliff free spirit, or a suburban beauty on the go, our city is rich in options that cater to every price point and personal style. Find out where to go for the latest fashion trends, must-have accessories, and personalized shopping experiences galore with our guide to the best clothing boutiques in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Forty Five Ten 

Downtown Dallas

If your highly curated closet demands reinforcements, seek out imaginative, luxurious additions at this beloved downtown Dallas fashion destination. Boasting a refined roster of designers, Forty Five Ten is a true urban icon. The spectacular four-story (five, if you count the basement) retail space fills out 45,000 impressive square feet of avant-garde looks from designers — nearby and distant — poised to satisfy all your major upcoming fashion moments. 

You’ll see chic looks by Marni, the sophisticated couture of Huishan Zhang, the experimental textiles and wild prints of Erdem, the architecturally stunning work of Melitta Baumeister, and oh, so many more. Naturally, no visit to Forty Five Ten is complete without a spin through the shoe room. This decadent space is packed full of remarkable finds you won’t locate anywhere else, like gorgeous designs by Vivienne Westwood, Pierre Hardy, and Awake Mode.

Additionally, Forty Five Ten’s top-notch team of personal shoppers is primed to doll you up for any and all upcoming affairs — they’ll even drive offerings to your house, should downtown visits be at odds with your calendar. 

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Oak Cliff

Searching for styles that are flattering, rare, and exceptionally custom? Get over to designer Julie McCullough’s shop Harkensback for a proprietary blend of “made, found, and collected apparel.” 

You’ll fall in love with the storybook nature of McCullough’s collections. The kaftans, tunics, rompers, and quilted western jackets give a stylized nod to timeless romance.

Initially, these shapes look simple, but toss them on and they drape in ways that feel rich, complex, and wearable for pretty much any occasion. These are great looks for date nights, happy hours, festivals, or even school drop-offs, and that’s because you can dress them up or wear them super casually. 

Best of all, Harkensback designs flatter an inclusive range of body shapes and sizes.

This retail treasure chest extends well beyond women’s wear to also include jewelry by local designers, quilted fanny packs, and bangles that resemble horseshoes, vintage door knockers, and even punching fists. Tack on western-tinged vintage earrings, bandana holders, rings, and bolo slides, and you’ve got accessories to amplify any look. 

Ella Bleu Boutique 

Plano, Shops at Legacy

Festival season is gearing up, and that means it’s time to stockpile darling looks that truly stand out. You’ll find those crowd-pleasers in a full spectrum of punchy, bright colors at the independently owned mainstay, Ella Bleu. This Shops of Legacy boutique has been a beloved destination for around 18 years, and it’s easy to understand why. With new inventory added daily, you can pop in and find the perfect hot pink, puffy-sleeved mini dress to compliment your cowboy boots on Monday, and the ultimate berry-hued jumpsuit for that girls’ trip to Sonoma on Wednesday. Best of all? Most items cost under $100, so you can keep it cute, but still have options. 

Looking to pump up your look with accessories? Great news: They’ve got those too. From fun dangly earrings in juicy colors to sparkly cowgirl boots, sneakers, and cutesy trucker hats, they’re all here. 

y&i Boutique 

Dallas, West Village & Plano, Shops at Legacy

Created by a pair of friends from Dallas, this fun and affordable spot has locations in Dallas, Plano, San Francisco, and Austin, and it could be your new shopping success story. Whether you need a romantically floral fit-and-flare, a little on-the-go denim romper, or a sweetly gothic two-piece look, you can track it down at y&i. Then, doll it up with a pair of gold lion earrings, fun layered necklaces, and platform heels.

You’ll find national names like Paige, Free People, Amanda Uprichard, and more, so think “quality clothes that don’t break the beauty budget,” and with two locations — West Village and Shops of Legacy — a sister store is likely close by. 

Favor the Kind 

Henderson Avenue

Before walking into this beloved Henderson Avenue mainstay, one of the best clothing boutiques in Dallas, be warned: You will fall in love — especially if you’re a mom on the go. These boho-infused fashions are perfect to throw on and carry you from morning errands to afternoon kid parties to much-needed patio evenings. After all, you deserve to look stunning — even with a kid on your hip. 

Gauzy maxis, flowy jumpsuits, and desert-inspired draped looks pack the racks, and the staff is so helpful that you’re bound to find a few things you simply cannot live without. Looking for baubles? Oh, they’ve got you covered with multiple display cases of timeless necklaces, 14K charms, and fun, on-trend earrings. You can also shop Favor The Kind’s website for cute, colorful retro-style sneakers and chunky platform loafers.

As a bonus, the gift shopping here is unmatched — so stock up on birthday or hostess presents while you head to and from the racks.  

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A coffee tour of Atlanta

We’re exploring the best local coffee shops in and around ATL.

Coffee is a pretty big deal in Atlanta. Nestled throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs, you’ll find a burgeoning coffee culture with local shops happy to offer an alternative to the big name chains and their $10 lattes. From laid-back neighborhood joints to hipster hideaways, Atlanta’s coffee scene has it all. So grab your favorite mug and join us as we take a sip-by-sip tour through the city’s coolest coffee shops, where every cuppa comes with a side of Southern hospitality.

Perc Coffee 

With locations In Virginia Highlands, Grant Park, East Lake, Tucker, and Chastain, Perc Coffee offers bright, colorful spaces and delicious craft coffee. Don’t have a favorite wake-up beverage? No problem. Their baristas are always down to give excellent recommendations based on your coffee vibe: wild, balanced, or mild. Buy a bag of one of their unique roasts to brew at home while you’re there.

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If you’re looking for a coffee shop and bar with delicious food, Muchacho is where you want to be. Housed in a former historic train stop, this spot boasts a charming blend of retro ’70s decor, complete with hanging plants that add a whimsical touch. There’s a spacious outdoor patio, ideal for sipping their locally-roasted coffee blend, Technicolor, while working or hanging with friends. And be on the lookout for their next “Backyard Boogie” event – we’ve heard it’s not to be missed.

Dancing Goats

Dancing Goats has solidified its reputation as a premier coffee retailer in Atlanta for over 25 years. Named after the Ethiopian discovery of coffee, Dancing Goats offers a wide array of flavorful ground coffee blends and single-origin coffee beans with locations in Buckhead, Midtown, Decatur, and Ponce City Market. You may also see their coffee listed on other menus, as they supply their ethically sourced beans to numerous other shops across the metro area (and around the country). 


By day, Buteco is buzzing with great coffee, and by night, it comes to life with live music events. In addition to its full menu of coffee and cocktails, Buteco also has rich Brazilian food on its menu (Grant Park location only), including yucca fries, Pão de Queijo, maduros, and more. Visit their locations in Grant Park and East Atlanta Village inside the Southern Feed Store, and keep an eye out for open mic nights, music socials, and jam band appearances.

Crema Espresso Gourmet

Located in Dunwoody, the quaint Crema specializes in gourmet beverages, featuring 100% Arabica beans. Find a cozy nook to enjoy their specialty Roma cappuccino with a decadent French pastry, or grab a spot on the cute outdoor patio when the weather cooperates. If you have more of an appetite, they also have a variety of signature quiches, salads, and sandwiches, like the Tuscan Antipasti or the Pesto, Mozzarella, and Tomato panini. 

Waller’s Coffee Shop

Waller’s Coffee Shop is more than just a caffeine haven; it’s a cultural hub where music, coffee, and community collide. Inspired by the need for communal spaces, owner Jason Waller has transformed it into a neighborhood sanctuary, hosting support groups and events in order to break the stigma around mental health. In addition, Waller’s prides itself on serving top-notch coffee and café delights, including handmade scones and fluffy biscuits crafted from the Waller family recipe.

Cafe Amico

Located in downtown Suwanee, Cafe Amico is a pristine shop with a seriously impressive and unique drink menu. Don’t miss the creme brulee latte (with caramelized sugar on top) or the Ho Chi Minh City (espresso, condensed milk, and milk), or you can choose from their broad selection of matcha and loose-leaf tea. Cafe Amico also offers a delightful food menu, filled with quality ingredients and all-day breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

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The ultimate guide to a girls’ staycation weekend in Phoenix

You don’t need to go far to get away.

It can be tempting to jet off to Mexico, or take a road trip to Vegas or San Diego, but when’s the last time you booked a staycation with your besties and enjoyed all the treasures in your own backyard? We aren’t talking about staying at your respective houses and just meeting up for an afternoon — you and your gal pals deserve a dedicated weekend with a stay at a luxury resort, delicious food and drinks at all the trendiest spots in town, and fun activities that’ll further cement your bonds and make memories to last a lifetime. Here’s your guide to the ultimate girls’ staycation itinerary: 

Where to Stay

Phoenix and Scottsdale are home to a slew of world-class resorts — with more than a dozen awesome contenders to choose from, we narrowed our picks down to two properties that specialize in showcasing the gorgeous Sonoran desert in a serene environment. 

To Get Away from It All: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale At Troon North

Tucked into the rugged landscape of far-north Scottsdale is Four Seasons Resort, the perfect place to hide out for a few days. It’s especially ideal if you truly just want to luxuriate in your adobe casita and feel far away from your everyday life (it’s nearly an hour from downtown and 40 minutes from Old Town). 

Choose a two- or three-bedroom suite — the two-bedroom comes with a heated plunge pool, gas-burning fireplace for ambiance, and telescope for late-night stargazing, while the three-bedroom has a private plunge pool, outdoor garden shower, and wood-burning fireplace. Book treatments at the onsite spa (the Himalayan Salt Journey is not to be missed), pop by Proof for a casual meal or sip cocktails at Onyx Bar & Lounge. The property has two world-class golf courses, and the hotel can help book such adventures as Jeep or ATV tours, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, and canyoneering. 

A Wellness Retreat: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa

If your besties appreciate a spa-focused getaway, look no further than Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. The Sanctuary Spa takes guests on an Asian-inspired journey of rejuvenation, complete with a dozen indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a meditation garden, and a reflection pond. Standout treatments include aquatic massages (like the Immersive Watsu and Sound Bowl Fusion), the Signature Coconut Sumatra Body Ritual, and Thai Massage.

When you aren’t spaaah-ing, try your hand at tennis or pickleball, rent a cabana and take a dip in the infinity pool, and hit some fitness classes (such as BOSU and ball & band). Enjoy cocktails accompanied by live music on Friday nights in Jade Bar (consider booking a private mixology class for a fun and boozy activity), tempt your tastebuds with weekend brunch, and plan for a dinner featuring seasonal ingredients at Elements (get here before sunset to watch the sun dip below the mountains). Villa Roca has four bedrooms and a private pool, or splurge on Villa del Sol with four bedrooms, a spa treatment room, a movement studio with fitness equipment, private pool, and hot tub.

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What to Do

Oh, you’re looking for something more to do than hanging at the pools and spas at your fancy hotel? Well, here are a few other activities to round out your weekend:

Fly High with Rainbow Ryders

The best way to experience the beauty of the Southwest is from high above with Rainbow Ryders. Take in your bird’s-eye view of the city and surrounding landscape as you glide across the sky in a hot air balloon for an unforgettable adventure. Book a sunrise (available year-round) or sunset (available November-March) ride and enjoy a celebratory toast and a commemorative flight certificate when you land.

Hike or Bike McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a protected area of land consisting of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert — it’s an ideal spot to connect with the city’s unique desert attractions, like Saguaro cacti and roadrunners. The Preserve, which is 36 times the size of Central Park, is home to more than 225 miles of trails prime for hiking and mountain biking.

Shop at Biltmore Fashion Park

Would it even be a girlfriends’ getaway without a little retail therapy? The beauty of the Biltmore Fashion Park is that it’s an outdoor mall, so you can enjoy the sunshine while popping in and out of such stores as Sephora, Anthropologie, Lululemon, My Sister’s Closet, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Skin Laundry.

Where to Eat and Drink

Brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and drinks — half the fun of a girlfriends’ getaway is trying new dishes, clinking champagne glasses, and sharing plates. These are the best of the best:

Century Grand

There’s no better place in Phoenix (or the country actually, since this three-bars-in-one concept was named Best U.S. Cocktail Bar) to grab a Prohibition-era drink than Century Grand. Grey Hen RX is an apothecary-style bar inspired by New Orleans, UnderTow serves up tropical flavors on an antique Clipper ship, and Platform 18 allows passengers to step aboard a replica of a 20th-century Pullman train car for an immersive ride through various landscapes. Make reservations ahead of time for your 90-minute experience.


Top Chef alum Angelo Sosa has opened his second restaurant at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to much acclaim — a meal here will remind global travelers of dining on street food in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan, as this is where chef Sosa gained his inspiration from. Definitely order the Green Papaya salad (it’s a flowery work of art), Mee Babi (house-made egg noodles with pork belly), Rendang Lembu (Wagyu beef with chili sambal), and the Ketam Cili (Alaskan king crab with tamarind, ginger and sambal). 


More Asian flavors await you at PYRO, the new Japanese-American bistro in Central Phoenix. This restaurant harnesses the power of open flame with fiery and flavorful dishes, including spicy salmon hand rolls, fluke crudo, a 40-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye, short rib fried rice, and Iberico pork skewers. The ambiance makes for Instagram-worthy BFF photos, as it was designed to resemble a mid-1900s Japanese casino. 

Le Âme, at the Global Ambassador 

The place to see and be seen is The Global Ambassador, famed restauranteur Sam Fox’s new hotel with four restaurants and bars in Central Phoenix. Le Âme is a particularly lovely choice for a boozy lunch or brunch, serving up oysters, truffle frites, onion dip with potato chips and caviar, Nicoise salads, Croque Madame, and quiche Florentine — dine outside if the weather allows, as you’ll swear you’re dining al fresco at a Parisian bistro. 

Hurachis Taqueria

Renowned local chef Rene Andrade’s newest creation following his James Beard Award nomination in 2022 is a casual downtown spot perfect for happy hour. He serves up comfort foods, such as tacos (try the Lala Lengua or Tripas), burritos, and ceviche — don’t miss the elote for an appetizer and wash it all down with the spicy mezcal margarita. 


For a more sophisticated evening, choose dinner downtown at Anhelo. The three-course dinner begins with one cold dish (the crudo is an excellent choice, as is the steak tartare), then a hot second course (the agnolotti is a standout dish, and the dry-aged tuna is delicious), followed by the entrée (this restaurant is known for its prime beef wellington). Add a wine pairing for each course and you have yourself a culinary experience to remember. 

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