| Fashion |

Dallas Is So In Fashion

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning wants to know why at least one high-end clothing retailer who was considering Atlanta opted instead to move to Dallas -- ya know, "a city associated with big hair and bright colors," argh. The retailer in question is "hip Spanish retail chain" MNG by Mango, which decided after some deliberation to open a store in NorthPark Center rather than in Atlanta. And why?

Because "Dallas is up and coming," says franchise owner Garo Ghevondian -- and the fact NorthPark now hosts its own Fashion Week, Fashion at the Park (coming again in November, incidentally), didn't hurt. Also quoted in the piece is Ed Fox, director of the J.C. Penney Center for Retail Excellence at SMU's Cox School of Business. Figures Fox at Cox, without Neiman Marcus, we'd be lost. Instead, it turned this city into an "an area in the Sunbelt where fashion mattered and people paid attention to it." Yes, thank God. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.