Rio Ritz 2722 Routh St. A well-run boutique needs a welcoming atmosphere, trendy clothes, and pristine changing rooms. Oh, and booze. Rio Ritz has all of this in spades. Earlier this year, Thais Moses opened the doors of her well-curated shop to the benefit of closets throughout Dallas. The store stocks all the latest trends, straight from Los Angeles at prices that rarely exceed $50. Plus, upon entering the door, you're greeted with a mimosa. Shopping doesn't get much better.
Strut 408 N Bishop Ave, Suite 101 The restaurants of Bishop Arts District earned it a reputation as a hotspot, but that's no reason to overlook the shops that fill many of the Oak Cliff neighborhood's storefronts. Nearly every store lining Bishop and 7th is at least peering into from the sidewalk. But if your wardrobe needs refreshing, you'll want to pop into Strut. The selection isn't huge, but the prices are right and they've got both the staples and the trends.
Milk & Honey 1906 N. Henderson Ave. There was a time when this little store off Henderson Avenue was Dallas fashion's best kept secret. You could pop in and buy something cuter and cheaper than Urban Outfitters or TopShop and none of your friends would already own it. Now the secret's out. The clothes are still cute, but you might have to fight your way through SMU students and trendy moms. But it's still worth the trip, because if you're looking for a colorful kimono, a black jumpsuit, or whatever the latest trend might be, they'll probably have it. And if you're lucky, it will be in your size.
Accents 3699 Mckinney Ave Suite 502 Most of West Village shopping will break your bank. But marked in orange lettering, Accents sits the corner of McKinney Ave. and Blackburn St. Both the storefront and the prices are friendly. The clothes are arranged by color, which is great if you have to send your colorblind boyfriend in to grab you a top.
Elluments 2642 Elm St. Have you ever found yourself out for a night on the town hating the outfit you squeezed into on your way out the door? Or maybe your little black dress just isn't as exciting as the night ahead of you. Elluments is the perfect store for a costume change. Grab some jewelry or a sequin jacket and head out for the evening, with just a little more sparkle than when you started.
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