12/18/13

Highland Park Village: The Magnetic Attraction Of Historic Architecture And Contemporary Fashion


Highland Park Village has a convivial atmosphere that makes you feel more like a guest than a shopper.  By combining the architectural grace of a luxury hacienda with the sophisticated etiquette of el ciudad, Highland Park Village has evolved into the premier fashion destination in Dallas.  Its prime location within an affluent neighborhood and designation as a National Historic Landmark gives the shopping center a distinctive pedigree that is maintained with an impressive register of designer boutiques. 1 


Highland Park Village
Dallas, Texas

Highland Park Village was inspired by the Spanish Mediterranean style that was popular in Southern California around the time the center was built in 1931. 2 The structures feature terracotta tile roofs, arched storefronts, and enchanting balconies decorated with traditional patterns. The vernacular of the Spanish architecture is emphasized with charming accents like decorative tile borders, heraldic symbols on stucco walls, and wrought iron light fixtures.  One of the most important landscape considerations is the delightful canopy of trees lining the pathways to shield guests from the Texas heat.   


Highland Park Village
premier shopping destination...

Upon entering each boutique you’re immersed in the unique language of the designer.  The singular voice of Tom Ford captivates you with seductive accents; Trina Turk's colorful prints inspire a lively exchange on fashion trends; and Stella McCartney’s LEED certified store speaks to her commitment to designing products that are eco-friendly and fashionable. 3 Diane Von Furstenberg’s message of glamorous empowerment is clearly articulated in her displays of take-charge handbags and feminine dresses with confident contours.  


Highland Park Village
National Historic Landmark

Ralph Lauren, a brand well versed in the equestrian lifestyle that’s so dear to Dallas, is a flagship store the size of a small hamlet within the village.  The fragrance boutique, LAFCO New York, carries the exclusive Santa Maria Novella products including their signature potpourri from the hills of Tuscany.  This symphonic bouquet of native botanicals has a transcendent fragrance that has endured for over 300 years.

Highland Park Village is a local treasure with widespread appeal.  People are attracted to the inviting layout of the Spanish architecture that welcomes friends to gather at a fashion show or sidewalk cafe.  Providing a full-service concierge and regular social events reflects Highland Park Village’s first-rate hospitality and their success at delivering the upscale fashion that Dallas craves.





Sources:

1-2  http://www.hpvillage.com

3  http://www.stellamccartney.com/experience/us/dallas-store-becomes-leed-certified/

Reference:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utaaa/00017/00017-P.html