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The Coolest Ways to Shop in Dallas This May

The New Stores and Investment Worthy Events to Know

BY // 05.12.23

Dallas shopping is always good, but unique events, brand pop-ups, and new local stores make it even better. These are the coolest ways to shop in Dallas this May 2023.



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The Dolly Parton Pop-Up

Through Sunday, May 14, the music legend is blessing Frisco (home of this year’s ACM Awards, co-hosted by Parton) with a pop-up at The Star. From the music played to the merchandise stocked, it’s all Dolly all the time. There are books (including Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones), Dolly-sanctioned products (like party goods by Creative Converting or cake mixes by Duncan Hines), the star’s cleverly named canine collection Doggy Parton, classic merchandise, and the opportunity to pre-order her buzzy upcoming album, Rockstar. 

Dolly! All Access is located at 3620 The Star Boulevard, Suite 1205. Hours through the weekend include: 

  • Friday, May 12: 12 pm-8 pm CT
  • Saturday, May 13: 12 pm-8 pm CT
  • Sunday, May 14: 12 pm-6 pm CT


Krewe’s tiny house in Houston’s River Oaks District.

The Krewe Sample Sale

Score up to 80% off the New Orleans-based brand’s frames through Sunday, May 14 during the Krewe sample sale in West Village. The amount of styles available is as staggering as the discounts (and include Krewe’s signature St. Louis silhouette), but store traffic has been heavy s be sure to stop in fast.


National piercing chain Studs just opened a Dallas outpost in West Village.

Get Pierced at Studs in West Village

After recent openings in Houston (Rice Village) and Austin (South Congress), the national piercing chain beloved by the Gen Z crowd completes its Texas trifecta with the brand’s first Dallas outpost. Now open in Uptown’s West Village, Studs delivers on vibes and expertise (trained piercers use needles, not piercing guns), with trendy hoops and huggies ranging in price from $20 to $300.


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Kat+Noelle founder Shannon Jud flanked by her daughters in her Dallas boutique.

Meet Kat + Noelle on West Lovers Lane

A brand new lifestyle boutique recently opened in the Pavilion on Lovers Lane. Named after the owner’s two daughters, Kat + Noelle carries a thoughtfully curated selection of apparel, shoes, and home goods by brands you won’t often see in Dallas. Expect chic cowboy boots by Toral, Columbian womenswear label Atelier 1756, and handcrafted Italian glasses by Vietri.



Vessels Ceramic Shop, a sister store to Oasis Plant Shop, offers locally made goods and homewares in the Bishops Arts District.

Visit Vessels in the Bishops Arts District

A sister store to Oasis Plant Shop, the cozy new shop (located directly across the street in Bishops Arts District) features pottery made in-house along with works by local ceramicists. Discover wabi-sabi coffee mugs, bowls, or chic new homes for your houseplants.


The Olive top and Eryn short, part of the Marie Oliver summer 2023 collection
Marie Oliver’s playful party dresses are coming to Tootsie’s in Dallas this May. (courtesy)

Marie Oliver in Dallas

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing “Marie Oliver” everywhere. The North Carolina-based brand founded by Sarah Doggett Evenson in 2017 is slowly infiltrating our favorite southern boutiques (like Carriage House in Decatur, Alabama and Merit in Alys Beach, Florida) with its playful party dresses.

This May, Dallas can shop Evenson’s breezy designs at Toostie’s on Thursday, May 18 (from 5 – 7 pm), where the founder and creative director will be on hand with cocktails — and donating a percentage of the sales to The Birthday Party Project.



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Lele Sadoughi celebrated the opening of her first brick-and-mortar with a garden party in Highland Park Village. (Photo by Bryson G Visuals)

Celebrate Lele Sadoughi’s Second Anniversary in Highland Park Village

Stocked with the designer’s maximalist accessories (including her signature headbands), Lele Sadoughi’s jewel box of a boutique has been open in Highland Park Village for two years. Come celebrate Sadoughi’s first Texas store on Thursday, May 18, with refreshments, cocktails, and sweet bouquets from En Fleur.

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