Dallas is considered the city with the most shopping centers in US. Where this information comes from, I have no idea. But here, shopping is taken seriously. For the first time in my life I listened to guy friends saying: I’m hanging out at the mall. What? The obvious choices are NorthPark Mall (the biggest in Texas) with Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Tiffany’s and the big Nordstrom, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus among others. Smaller and less luxurious is the Galleria Mall where I go for shirts at the english Thomas Pink and new less pricey clothes at Zara.
If you want to escape from the malls but still find the nice stuff splurge at the Highland Park Village (reportedly the first shopping mall in US) where Hermés, Chanel and Vince attracts wealthy middle-age couples from all north Texas. For girls like me, some browsing at Anthropologie and a fast salad at Café Pacific. Avoid Patrizio’s, which has a nice patio but mediocre pastas. From here, head to West Village. We need some Banana Republic after Chanel to bring us to reality. Do some people watch at Taco Diner and Mi Cocina but don’t waste your time with this type of Dallas crowd (guys with perfect biceps, blonde girls with fake boobs) and have a glass of wine at Cork, just across the corner. That’s a serious wine shop with well trained servers. One must rest in peace after practicing its fav sport!