Fashion / Style File

Easy Elegance

A Dallas Boutique Takes the Chore Out of Dressing Well

BY // 06.17.16

When it comes to my wardrobe, I follow two rules. The first was made famous by Coco Chanel: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” The second was advice from a dear friend: Everything should match, to make for easy dressing, whether for day, evening, travel, even black tie.

Dallas womenswear boutique Mill No. 3 seems to share this philosophy. The Turtle Creek Village shop is minimalist heaven: Ready-to-wear hangs, organized by color, from copper racks along the perimeter, while clever wall notes address trends and how to pair garments together. Patterns are scarce; most pieces are hued in neutral palettes.

Mill No. 3 is a minimalist's heaven.
Mill No. 3 is a minimalist’s heaven.

Silhouettes are at once classic and contemporary, and the designers (Michael Stars, Twenty, Blaque Label, Bella Luxx, Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia) offer top quality at pocketbook-friendly prices. I love the dainty gold necklace with a tiny baroque pearl from Hawaii- and Dallas–based jeweler Salt Water Swim (I never take mine off.)

Stay tuned: To support emerging designers and Texas fashion, Mill No. 3 will play host to a run of pop-up shops, including shoes from Suavs of Austin, New York–based Margaux and more. (The April pop-up for Breda, a watch company based in Deep Ellum, was a runaway success.) Mill No. 3, 3888 Oak Lawn Ave., 972.331.0187.

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