We thought the newest member of our team, Dallas stylist Heather Pujol-Cuffee, deserved a little extra Q&A love so that you could get to know and adore her as much as we do.
Heather specifically talks shop(ping) in Dallas, and we’ve interspersed her insights with a few fun facts about fashion in the big D. If you’re in Dallas and looking for some wardrobe flair, Heather is your girl.
Q&A with our Dallas Stylist, Heather
“Just a Nashville Girl Living in a Dallas World,” which is appropriately the name of her fashion blog, Heather knows Dallas and its shops from the perspective of a local and a visitor. Translate: trust her advice.
NorthPark Center is home to your typical mall stores, such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Gap. However, it also includes more unique and European brands, such as trendy Zara, minimalist Cuyana, boot-maker Frye, or (one that needs no introduction) Gucci. There is certainly something for everyone.
Opened in 1931 in the town of Highland Park, which at the time rivaled Beverly Hills because of their shared architect, Highland Park Village is America’s first shopping center and is known for its quaint, historic charm. Highland Park is all things luxe with shops from the world’s most recognized designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Tom Ford. I’m afraid you won’t find an Auntie Anne’s pretzel stand here, folks, but–wow–the high-end fashion.
2. How is shopping in Dallas different from other big cities / what are your favorite things about shopping in Dallas?
I love that the DFW area has such a wide variety of shopping pockets throughout. There are just so many different ways to shop here, whether it’s a boutique or luxury store. Whatever your preference, the DFW area has it!
Besides having the first shopping center in America, Dallas is also the birthplace of department store royalty, Neiman Marcus. Neiman’s flagship and corporate headquarters, built in 1914 at the corner of Main and Ervay Streets downtown, still stands today, in its beautiful Renaissance revival architectural style. It no doubt makes a dazzling shopping experience and establishes Dallas as a style capital.
3. Much like Nashville, a lot of people think stereotypically of Dallas fashion–cowboy boots, rhinestones, fringe, fitted denim. How does Dallas fashion in your experience buck (no pun intended ha!) the stereotype?
I think it’s true some people still have a picture of John Travolta from the Urban Cowboy movie in their minds when they think of Dallas style–ha! I know Nashville sometimes gets this reaction, too. But Dallas, like Nashville, is a very fashion forward city, and in all honesty I see more Chanel bags than I do cowboy boots. This is a very cutting edge and diverse city, and it is completely evident in the fashion I see on a daily basis.
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