Shopping News for October

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Tiffany & Co. has redefined its popular Roman numeral-styled Atlas collection, giving it an assertive update that’s streamlined, modern and totally chic. Think white gold, yellow gold, sterling, number cut-outs, pieces encircled with diamonds and even eye-catching oversized styles — so many amazing designs that, no matter which you choose, you’ll be ready to take on the world. 330 NorthPark Center, Dallas, 214-378-9800; 13350 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, 972-458-2800;


It all started when Fort Worth native Erin Hayes took a trip to Peru and stumbled upon one of the country’s most hidden treasures: alpaca throws. Wanting to bring the gorgeous blankets to the States, Hayes enlisted the help of her sister, Ashley. Together the duo developed the company Asher Market, whose main staple is a collection of vibrantly colored, plushy-soft alpaca throws. Lightweight enough to be used year-round (even in Texas), the machine-washable throws are so popular they’ve begun popping up on the shelves of retailers from Los Angeles to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Besides Peruvian alpaca throws, the Asher Market brand carries alpaca pillows, jewelery and handbags. The throws, $160, are available at Maven, 3811 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-731-8545; and Climate, 2972 Crockett St., Fort Worth, 817-332-1428, Fort Worth.


J.Crew Men’s Shop is opening Oct. 8 in Dallas’ NorthPark Center. This isn’t a carbon copy of the men’s department of your neighborhood J.Crew. It’s a new concept shop — the only one slated to open in Texas — that blends the best of the brand’s signature prepster-hip suits and separates with a carefully edited collection of heritage brands like vintage-inspired Mougin & Piquard watches, slim suspenders from London-based Drake’s and even groovy Delfonics notebooks. NorthPark Center, Level 1, 8687 N. Central Expy., Dallas.


Whole Earth Provision Co., local purveyor of clothing, accessories, books, toys and gifts with an environmental message, has opened a location at 321 State St. in Southlake Town Square. To celebrate this milestone — the company’s fifth location — five weekends’ worth of opening festivities, starting the weekend of Oct. 4, will take place. Housewarming celebrations will include prize drawings, games, presentations and meet-and-greets with representatives from selected brands sold in-store. For more information and a full list of events and activities, call 817-442-9132 or visit www.wholeearth


Imagine being able to buy super-chic, one-of-a-kind home decor while you’re in your PJs, scrolling through Facebook on your tablet. Lucky for us early-to-bed types, that is the concept behind Honeysuckle and Bulldog. Co-owned by Fort Worth natives and interior designers Tabitha Mahaffey and Deirdre Goodman, the social media-based online auction company, which launched late last month, offers customers a selection of stylish home furnishings and accessories at reasonable prices. Selling pieces in what Mahaffey and Goodman call “cowboy modern style” (think vintage horse-head-style bookends and chandeliers with rustic finishes), the fixed-price auctions take place 8 p.m. Thursdays on the Honeysuckle and Bulldog Facebook page. Images of items for sale are posted, and the first person to comment “SOLD” underneath the item wins the right to purchase. Invoices are emailed and paid through PayPal. To learn more about Honeysuckle and Bulldog, visit or join in on one of their auctions by visiting


This month, Swiss luxury skin-care line La Prairie redefines “beauty sleep” with the debut of a decadent new facial treatment, the Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask. It’s based on the concept that skin is most receptive to receiving nutrients at night, and it’s formulated to blend both a mask and a night cream to melt into the skin and work its magic, ensuring a fresh and revitalized you by morning. $300 at Neiman Marcus Ridgmar, 2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, 817-738-3581;


Fort Worth has another way to tone, strengthen and lengthen now that Smart Barre fitness studio has opened a second location in the Cityview neighborhood. It’s a joint venture between Smart Barre founder Allison Poston and her longtime friend and fellow ballet dancer Kristi Rittby (the duo met at the North Carolina School of the Arts). This month, both locations will be running the second annual “Work Your TuTu to Save Your TaTas” program of special classes, T-shirts and more in honor of breast cancer awareness. The program benefits the Amy T. Selkirk Fund for Breast Cancer Immunotherapy that supports research to end triple negative breast cancer. The initative bears the name of Allison’s friend, a much-missed Fort Worth mom who died from the disease in 2012. 6080 S. Hulen St., Suite 320, 817-370-2121 and 3911 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, 817-377-0261;


Southlake Town Square welcomes another independent retailer this month. Accents owner Lucy Huang has opened a second location of her popular Dallas boutique, bringing a range of hip, modern brands to the 817 with ultra-affordable price points. The selection is always changing, but Huang says her favorites right now are casual-chic shirtdresses from Naked Zebra for their versatility (they’re available in eight colors!) and a new handbag line called Izzy & Ali out of L.A. By mid-month, Huang will welcome luxurious Italian sweater wraps and capes that she sourced during a recent trip to Florence. 1251 Main St., Southlake, 817-488-6077.


Everything But Water has teamed up with Chicago-based artisan Winifred Grace to create a limited-edition cuff that honors breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by a Maya Angelou quote, this handmade bronze bracelet says “WOMAN” in Braille. A full 25 percent of proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national organization that connects people with trusted information and community support organizations. $44; available at Everything But Water, 3000 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-6824, and 1447 Main St., Southlake, 817-421-9798.


Now you can support America’s Team in a chic new way with the launch of a co-branded collaboration between the Dallas Cowboys and the luxury lifestyle brand Peace Love World. The “I Am Game” collection of sweaters, tops and lounge separates is effortless, luxurious and comfortable, says Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Jones Anderson. It’s team spirit, only more chic. Prices range from $35 to $158; find it at the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop and in the new Peace Love World Style Lounge located in section C239 in the North Main Club Section of AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington.


The chemists behind the new Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62) from Kiehl’s boast that it’s the first anti-aging cream on the market to combine three natural ingredients to create a signature mix to noticeably improve the firmness and texture of skin within four weeks. The key ingredients are jasmonic acid, a restorative serum found in plants that regulates stress responses, the sugar-protein hybrid beech tree extract and fragmented hyaluronic acid, which affects moisture retention and improves skin elasticity. Called “Tri-Active Technology,” it’s a big breakthrough for a company that got its start as an old-world apothecary in New York City’s East Village, and you can find it at Neiman Marcus Ridgmar, 2100 Green Oaks Road, Fort Worth, 817-738-3581;


Leddy’s Ranch is marking 10 years in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square with what promises to be a fabulous anniversary celebration. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., the eclectic boutique will offer libations, trunk shows featuring Texas talent like Tres Chicas and Nancy Garland Exclusives jewelry, plus giveaways and gift card drawings galore. 410 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817-336-0800,

HeartCard returns this month, offering card-holders a 20 percent discount at more than 120 participating retailers and restaurants between Oct. 25 and Nov. 3; proceeds from the $55 card benefit SafeHaven of Tarrant County, a local nonprofit that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. To purchase a card or find a list of participating businesses, go to or call 817-701-7233.

Offrez-Vous! designer consignment boutique is honoring breast cancer awareness with a monthlong special offer: Wear pink this month and get 20 percent off your total purchase. Any kind of pink will work — even nail polish, says owner Karen Murdock, who is both a fashionista and a breast cancer survivor. 5001 El Campo Ave, Suite B, Fort Worth, 817-312-9542;

The Skin Clinic, a favorite downtown Fort Worth skin-care stop, has added nail services to its beauty-service lineup of laser hair removal, laser skin treatments, Botox and more. Enjoy manicures and pedicures ($25-$70), plus acrylics, gels and tips ($40-$45). 400 W. Fourth St., Suite 404, Fort Worth, 817-203-8313,

Designer Yosi Samra will make a personal appearance and sign shoes 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Spoiled Pink. Samra launched his eponymous brand in 2009 and is considered a pioneer of the ballet flat “movement.” His flats, loafers and flip-flops are that rare combination of fashion-forward and comfy. 4824 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-737-PINK (7465);

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