- July 25, 2012
Cicada Collection — an industrial-looking space tucked incongruously into Snider Plaza — has been open for more than a year, but it still may be the chicest Dallas boutique you’ve never heard of. Given its carefully edited selection of obscure European and Japanese brands, the store’s intensely loyal clientele hasn’t exactly been keen to share its whereabouts. But the low profile may change with this fall’s introduction of Mandula, a label viewed by fashion insiders to be the holy grail of unorthodox style. The collection has previously been available exclusively at designer Hainalka Mandula’s own boutique in Vancouver and Church Boutique in Los Angeles, the ultra-exclusive destination only recently opened to the public by appointment only. At Cicada Collection, Mandula joins a roster that already includes Ivan Grundahl, Verlaine, Rundholz, Anett Rostel, Elm Design, Beryll belts and Liebeskind, a Berlin-based line of handbags that gets plenty of play on serious style blogs. “Our collections don’t necessarily fall under a corporate umbrella,” says buyer and manager Cynthia Barnhouse. “We’re all about architectural cuts and smart fabric quality. Every piece is unique; it has a story.” Translation: Don’t expect to find a pair of classic black wool trousers. 6817 Snider Plaza, 214.265.3965; cicadacollection.com.
IMAGE: From the Mandula fall collection, coming soon to Dallas