Posted Wednesday, Sep. 04, 2013

Shopping News for September

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LYLE STYLE

Kelly and David Hamilton, owners of Houston-based Hamilton Shirts, have teamed up with one of their most well-known clients, musician Lyle Lovett, to create a special collection of men’s shirts. There are 22 styles, all hand-cut and sewn in Houston, and each one channels the country crooner’s distinct Western style through such design elements as pocket flaps, three-button barrel cuffs with horn buttons and a slimmer silhouette. Fabrics range from cotton poplins to cotton-cashmere blend twills, with a variety of prints like ranch-ready plaids and a soft, subtle paisley. Prices range from $225 to $265, and the shirts can be found locally at M.L. Leddy’s, 2455 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 888-565-2668; www.leddys.com.

For information on Lovett’s Sept. 9 Fort Worth show, see page 101.

THE WILD WEST

Into the West in Fort Worth has relocated from Denton Highway to a new space on Park Vista Circle in far north Fort Worth. The new store, which is just four miles from the original, carries a wide selection of Western-inspired home furnishings and accessories. Made from rustic materials like reclaimed wood, top grain leather and naturally aged metals, the store’s handcrafted furniture pieces are ruggedly beautiful and unique. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 5970 Park Vista Circle, Suite 100, Fort Worth. 817-514-6810, www.intothewestrustic.com.

VA-VOOM VINTAGE, APPEARING MONTHLY

Great design transcends time, but when it comes to designer clothing, it can be challenging to find those special pieces, especially in pristine condition. Cameron Silver has become a household name — at least in fashionista-headed households — doing just that through the Los Angeles boutique he co-owns called Decades (if you haven’t yet caught his reality show, Kings of Melrose, be sure to set your DVR). Now he has partnered with Forty Five Ten in Dallas to bring a different, carefully curated collection of special pieces to the posh Dallas boutique every month. What arrives is up to Silver and Forty Five Ten’s Brian Bolke, but September promises to be all about elegant silk blouses from design houses like Céline, Hermès and YSL. And be sure to mark your calendars now, ladies: October’s theme is black-and-white eveningwear, November will bring furs and coats, and vintage Chanel arrives in December. 4510 McKinney Ave, Dallas, 214-559-4510; www.fortyfiveten.com.

PANTONE'S NEW PALETTE

This month, the new fall colors debut from Sephora + Pantone Universe, a limited-edition collection called Elemental Energy. Full of mineral metallics, pearlescent finishes and rich autumnal shades like deep blue, plum and gray, each product, from nail lacquer ($10) to the spectacular 16-color eye shadow palette ($48) is meant to evoke the feelings of earth, air, fire and water. Find it at all Sephora stores; www.sephora.com.

GUCCI'S MADE TO MEASURE

It’s fitting that Gucci chose September — fall’s marquee fashion month — to launch its latest men’s fragrance, Made to Measure. Meant as a companion to the Gucci women’s scent, Premiere, Made to Measure is formulated in a spicy, Oriental style with top notes of Calabrian bergamot, Tunisian orange flower and aniseed and heart notes of Sri Lankan nutmeg, rum and cinnamon. It’s all bottled in a bespoke package bearing iconic Gucci symbols dating to the house’s early days under Guccio Gucci, like the horse bit on the cap and the diamante pattern on the box. $28-$88, available at Macy’s; www.macys.com.

SHINY, HAPPY NAILS

Boutique nail polish brand Deborah Lippmann has launched its blingiest colors yet this fall with the limited-edition Jewel Heist collection. All six shades incorporate a base of gold, emerald or sapphire, and the shine starts there, with either a finish of high-shine creme, high-impact glitter or an over-the-top multicolor glitter finish. $17-$19 at Nordstrom (1101 Melbourne Road, Suite 4000, Hurst, 817-590-2599) and Neiman Marcus Ridgmar (2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, 817-738-3581).

A NEW KIND OF CRUZ WEAR

London’s most notorious luxury lingerie line, Agent Provocateur, has just launched a more accessibly priced secondary line called L’Agent, available at www.nordstrom.com and at Nordstrom’s NorthPark Center store (8687 N. Central Expwy., Suite 2000, Dallas, 214-231-3900), with prices ranging from $30 to $154. The new line was co-designed by actress Penelope Cruz and her sister, Monica. It’s meant to channel the sexy vibe of their native Spain with bras, panties and corsets, while retaining all the detailing and confident styling of the main line, which counts as fans celebs ranging from Paris Hilton to Kate Moss.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Lublu Kira Plastinina, the first U.S. boutique for Russian-born designer Kira Plastinina, just opened in The Plaza at Preston Center in Dallas. Lublu means “I love” in Russian, and it’s also the name of a Plastinina high-end fashion line, which is already a top-seller from Moscow to Vladivostok. Plastinina is a master of multitasking — in addition to running her international design biz (which she launched while just a teen thanks to funding from her billionaire dad), she’s also a full-time student at SMU and a sorority woman — and her collection is infused with her high-energy style, from spirited silk dresses in whimsical custom prints to sparkly bangles, all priced from $200 to $1,200. 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 180, Dallas, 214-346-3922; www.lublukiraplastinina.com.

RED SWAGGER OPENS IN SOUTHLAKE

It’s a wonderful year for independent retail in Southlake, as the tony town welcomes yet another fashionable boutique this month, Red Swagger. It’s the third location for this spirited, family-owned boutique, which carries on-trend designer gear for men and women. Inside the ultra-sleek, red-splashed space, you’ll find a wide mix of must-have clothing and accessories brands like French Connection and BCBGeneration for women and Robert Graham and SWIMS shoes for men and premium denim lines for men and women from True Religion, Hudson and more. 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 341, Southlake, 817-375-1140; also in Arlington at 3901 Arlington Highlands, Suite 117, 817-375-1140; www.redswagger.com.

NOTES

Ming Wang has long been coveted by career women who love easy, colorful knit sportswear — so much so that Dillard’s is dedicating an entire week to showing off the latest looks from the Grapevine-based designer. From Sept. 29 through Oct. 5, all regularly priced Ming Wang purchases of $350 or more will earn a $75 reward certificate good toward another Ming Wang piece from Dillard’s.

Simple Things Furniture Company has opened its doors in its new space on West Vickery Boulevard. Now housed in an old 6,000-square-foot warehouse, the once-dreary space has been beautifully renovated to house the brand’s wide selection of home furnishings. Featuring special details like a pair of reclaimed sliding barn doors and salvaged cast-iron windows from a schoolhouse in Kansas, the store is just as much a spectacle as the items it sells. While the store has taken on a new address and look, it’s still chock-full of the one-of-a-kind finds its regulars have grown to love in fine bedding, lighting fixtures and furniture. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 7401 W. Vickery Blvd., Benbrook, 817-332-1772, www.simplethingsblog.com.

Konstantino Sioulas comes to the Neiman Marcus Ridgmar fine jewelry counter 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1. The Greek jewelry designer behind the ultra-popular Konstantino line will personally present his gold collection, which has never before been shown in Fort Worth. Meet him in person and have him sign the pieces you purchase that day. 2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, 817-738-3581.

Fashion shows are always fabulous, and Fort Worth’s Finest Hour: Runway Show & Cocktail Soiree on Sept. 5 promises to be just that. The red-carpet event showcases the work of Fort Worth’s own Eduar Lamprea Couture and Georgina Estefania Knits, along with merchandise from Fort Worth boutiques Flirt and Beehive. Plus there will be drinks, light bites, live jazz and a good cause — proceeds will benefit The Warm Place. It all begins at 7 p.m. at 809 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth. $15; purchase tickets at www.fortworthsfinesthour.eventbrite.com.

The Blow Dry Bar has added a new service to its hairdo lineup, the High Roller. For a $10 additional fee, stylists will add a roller-set to any blow-out to create smooth, touchable waves to thrill any Don Draper type. 1007 Foch St., Fort Worth, 817-332-2569.

Tom Ford, the Texas-born fashion design icon, continues his national retail expansion with a new flagship boutique set to open mid-month at 50 Highland Park Village.

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