Shopping News for June

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CLASSIC WINE STORAGE

For many wine collectors, building an in-home cellar can be impractical or even impossible. That’s where Fort Worth’s new Classic Wine Storage & Services can help. The Southlake-based private wine collector storage company opened a two-story location in May, near South Hulen Street, providing 16,000 square feet of walk-in cellar space along with private wine lockers and racked storage areas. Targeted to oenophiles who are simply running out of room for their prized pinots and treasured tannats, Classic also provides inventory management services and refrigerated delivery. Want to sip your wines on-site? The facility is also available for private events. 2915 Riverglen Drive, Fort Worth, 817-442-0348, www.classicwinestorage.com.

DALLAS SHOWROOM NEWS

Dallas has become the new home for a bevy of international showrooms. Italian furniture manufacturer Baxter set up shop in the Design District in late 2012, next door to another European powerhouse, the French brand Roche Bobois. The new flagship showroom is Baxter’s only solo showroom in the U.S. (it also has showrooms in Milan, Sydney and London). Roche Bobois, meanwhile, recently released new pieces in its 50-year-old “Nouveaux Classiques” collection, which “transcends time and fashion” by reimagining classic styles from various periods of history. Price on request. Both showrooms are located at 1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, 972-239-4430. www.baxter.en/it; www.roche-bobois.com.

Representing Latin America, Brazilian brand Ornare recently opened a new space at 1617 Hi Line Drive in the Dallas Design District. The 4,000-square-foot showroom is the brand’s second in the U.S.; the first opened in 2007 in Miami. For more information on the Dallas location, visit www.ornare.com or call 214-377-1212. Adriana Hoyos, with showrooms in Miami and several locations in South America, has opened a 3,500-square-foot showroom at the same address as Ornare, showcasing pieces from seven collections: Africa, Cafe, Caramelo, Chocolate, Coco, Grafito and Tagua. 214-613-4149 or www.adrianahoyos.com

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FREE PEOPLE OPENS

Just in time for summer, the popular boho-chic label Free People opens its first Fort Worth freestanding store this month in University Park Village. It’ll be filled with vintage-inspired separates, shoes and accessories. 1540 S. University Drive, Suite 106, Fort Worth, 817-885-7856.

NEW FRESH FORMULAS

The FarmHouse Fresh line is breaking out the good stuff this summer with the launch of a delicious new skin-care treat, the watermelon-basil vodkatini sugar scrub ($34). It’s a blend of organic Square One vodka, rice bran, sugar, basil and watermelon seed oils, made here in North Texas. Like all FarmHouse Fresh products, it’s paraben and sulfate free, and it’s also vegan, gluten-free and 97 percent natural. Find it at Polka Dot Presents (6124 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, 817-294-5573), Prim & Proper, (3550 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817-377-3558) and the Spa Beaubelle inside the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel (1701 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-806-3700).

VERA TO GO (AND RETURN)

For those who haven’t yet invested in a tux — don’t worry, we won’t tell — or for the guy who just wants to try out a new style for the night, the rental service at Men’s Wearhouse now offers Black by Vera Wang, a line of luxury tuxedos specially developed for the chain by the legendary fashion designer. These slim-cut suits are crafted in lightweight wool and come in both gray and black. The gray suit has a two-button jacket with a satin-edge notch lapel; the black suit’s two-button jacket boasts a grosgrain-trimmed notch lapel. $220; available at all Men’s Wearhouse locations.

THE THRILL OF THE HUNT

British royalty and big-game hunters have long revered London-based Holland & Holland as the gold standard of luxury handmade shotguns, rifles and sporting accessories. Once available only in London, New York City and Moscow, deBoulle Fine Sporting Arms in Dallas now has become only the fourth location in the world to feature the brand. Inside deBoulle’s 1,500-square-foot boutique, located on the second floor of deBoulle Jewelry, you’ll find Holland & Holland’s ready-made guns (priced from $87,000), along with lifestyle accessories like signature silver cartridge cuff links ($459) and clothing designed especially for safaris, duck hunts and other gun-toting treks. You can also commission the company’s highest-end pieces, made-to-order works of exquisite craftsmanship for which every component is hand-wrought, filed and fitted through processes dating back to the company’s founding in 1835. 6821 Preston Road, Dallas, 214-522-2400.

ZOOM INTO NEIMAN MARCUS

On Thursday, June 6, Neiman Marcus Ridgmar teams up with Tumi to host the fastest event in the city — a personal appearance by Izod IndyCar Series driver E.J. Viso. The dashing Venezuelan, who currently drives for Andretti Autosport, will be in-store from 6 to 8 p.m. along with an actual Indy car, steered into Neiman’s just for the evening (thankfully the men’s department is on the store’s lower level). The event also features brew, bites and a wide selection of Tumi’s renowned bags and luggage. 2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, 817-738-3581.

TO AFRICA WITH LOVE

The work of Dallas-based hair and makeup artist Lana Adams can be seen from the covers of Lands’ End catalogs to the pages of this month’s Indulge magazine (she groomed our fashion feature model). But one of her most important projects has been co-founding Speak Hope in 2010 with her son, photographer and director Zack McDowell. The nonprofit brings together creative types to address the global need for clean water. Through its ongoing Water-Thirst project, the group funded and built an eight-mile waterline for Naomi’s Village, a children’s home in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, established by a former surgeon and his wife from Flower Mound. They also collaborated with other charities to establish a clean water system for an entire village in Zambia. Support the cause — and look chic doing it — with the Water-Thirst silver charm necklace, created by jewelry designer Helen Ficalora. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each Africa silhouette — hanging from a silver chain for women and from a black cord for men — goes to fund Water-Thirst projects. Necklaces are $150 each, available at www.water-thirst.org.

HANK’S COOL GOLF KICKS

Dallas-based golf guru Hank Haney, perhaps best known for coaching Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara, has teamed up with Crocs to create a golf shoe that’s as casual and comfy as it is cutting edge. Each shoe boasts innovative construction and materials to cushion the foot and also provide superb traction, and the designs capture the sneakerlike look and vibrant color palettes so popular right now in golf fashion. The most recent design, launched last month, is the “Karlson“ ($129.99) for men. For women, the “Bradyn“ ($99.99) comes with interchangeable leather kilties. Available at www.crocs.com.

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