Retail Rap

Dallas Shopping News for December 2012

Savannah Christian
December 03, 2012

’Tis the season for getting your shop on.

Pop into the Aether apparel Airstream trailer (designed by Philippe Starck cohort Thierry Gaugain) parked at The Plaza at Preston Center through December 29 for a Gstaad-ready wardrobe 

Heritage Auctions’ Holiday Luxury Auction happens Tuesday, December 4, live and online, featuring more than 900 items, including a black-crocodile-and-diamond Birkin, a Gucci diamond-and-gold pineapple minaudière, a shearling Hermès Kelly handbag, a Louis Vuitton jewelry box by Takashi Murakami, a red crocodile YSL tote and a range of Hermès scarves, with all lots starting at one dollar. Check out the action at

Shop Ralph Lauren in Highland Park Village Thursday, December 6, 6 to 8 pm; 15 percent of proceeds benefit The Wilson Foundation, serving disadvantaged children of South Africa …

LF in West Village hosts a holiday party Saturday, December 8, with sweet treats and its new Youth in Revolt fashion collection 

Forty Five Ten decks the halls with its Shiny Happy People holiday party Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm, with DJ Lucy Wrubel and jewelry designer Dean Harris

Also December 13, Danish model/singer/fashion designer Anine Bing joins local fashion bloggers Jane and Judy Aldridge at Elements for a trunk show 

Throughout NorthPark Center, the holiday festivities are in full swing. Your $5 raffle ticket for the Home for the Holidays campaign might win your pup new digs and will definitely provide a better life for animals living at the SPCA.

Meanwhile, NorthPark’s renowned trains are back for another season, venturing through local cityscapes. And don’t miss a photo op — or the chance to tell Mr. Claus what’s on your wish list — through December 24 in NorthPark’s Macy’s Court …

Stanley Korshak glitters this month with a Sylva & Cie jewelry trunk show and PA from designer Sylva Yepremian December 6 through 8, followed by a Carolina Bucci show December 19 through 22 

Tootsies hosts the Children at Risk Mother-Daughter Fashion Show Thursday, December 6, 6 to 8 pm; Leigh Elena Navarro, designer of Leighelena jewelry, is in store December 13 and 14 for a trunk show 

Neiman Marcus NorthPark welcomes a host of talents this month: Emily Armenta, December 5; Sylvie Chantecaille, December 7; Stephanie Anne, December 13 and 14; and Cynthia Bach, December 15 

Keep an eye open for the new Natuzzi Italia shop in the Cantoni showroom, debuting early this month at 4800 Alpha Road 

Flash forward to February when Ornare — the end-all, be-all of closet, kitchen and bathroom makeovers — makes its Dallas debut in the Design District, only the second such showroom in the U.S.