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Meet the Inaugural Stores On This Year's Racked Dallas Indie 18

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It's time for Racked Dallas' first Indie 18, our annual list of the city's best independently operated clothing and accessories boutiques. The results on the map here are in no particular order. Got an addition (or a subtraction) to the list? We'll be updating the map next year, so let us know your thoughts in the comments section, or email dallas@racked.com.


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Located inside the Joule Hotel's lobby, this part-gifts, part-contemporary clothing boutique brings a Los Angeles sensibility (obvi: its owners started the Melrose Ave. original) to statement pieces. Think Robert Clergerie, Apiece Apart and lots of luscious Rachel Comey shoes.

Forty Five Ten

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Since opening in 2000, Brian Bolke's boutique has become a destination for serious fashion-forward shoppers. From Jerome C. Rousseau to Kimberly McDonald, the inventory at the 8,000-square-foot store is flush with gems.

Factory Girl

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A Deep Ellum designer vintage boutique for women, this store is a wonderland of vintage Oscar De La Renta and Norma Kamali, plus artworks and other eclectic finds.

Vintage Martini

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Founded in 1988, this Carrollton store began life as a mobile entity; now, vintage mavens flock to it. Stocked with unique finds, from Chanel to Missoni, the emporium is a true treasure trove.

Lane-Knight

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Lane-Knight offers fashion mainstays like DVF and sells newer names, too, like Clare Vivier and Gold & Gray. The mix of lines adds up to one colorful palette of clothes.

Milk & Honey

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This women's clothing boutique off Henderson offers unique and fashion-forward styles at an affordable price.

The Office of Angela Scott

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Think goodyear-welt, stripes, perforations and lots of color, and you're not far off in describing designer Angela Scott's darling shoes. The Dallas transplant's AAC-adjacent showroom is oddly located but nevertheless a must-visit for footwear fanatics. And her every-so-often sample sales make the high-end shoes accessible—not just covetable.

Elements

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Since 1999, Elements has been the gold standard store for trendy designer labels in Dallas. Think Nanette Lepore, J Brand and Rozae Nichols, plus warm customer service too.
Just next door to Angela Scott, V.O.D. complements the proceedings with fashion-forward designers such as Isabel Marant, Jerome Dreyfuss and Lizzie Fortunato.

The Gypsy Wagon

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Home decor and women's jewelry and clothing festoon this Knox-Henderson hippie haunt. Popular lines include Free People and Johnny Was, plus lots of cowboy boots.

Dolly Python

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This beloved vintage men's and women's clothing store features hand-selected items from 1940s through the 1980s. Expect to see a large selection of vintage cowboy boots, motorcycle and combat boots too.

Stanley Korshak

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This independently owned emporium features a collection of shops (The Bridal Salon, The Shak, The Home Shop and The Main Store) that cover over 65,000 square feet. Currently undergoing more refurbishment and a mini-expansion, the store pampers customers with lavish service, not to mention high-end designer clothes.

Ylang 23

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Well-known for its e-com presence, Ylang 23 opened a new store in the Plaza at Preston Center in February 2014 and hasn't looked back. The beautiful boutique stocks celebrity faves like Jennifer Meyer, gems from Fort Worth designer Megan Thorne, as well as trinkets from Irene Neuwirth and Cathy Waterman.

Grange Hall

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Jewelry, handbags, apothecary, floral and other unique "oddities of luxury." You may see candleholders made out of doll heads, stuffed peacocks, skull and crossbones stationery, and even paperweights with snake skeletons inside.

Nicole Kwon Concept Store

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Offering pieces by emerging and established designers from New York, London, Paris, Stockholm, Spain and Japan—as well as items by Kwon herself—the West Village store is quickly becoming a go-to stop for quirky essentials.

You Are Here.

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Open three days a week, You Are Here began life as a pop-up, and now does brisk business in west Fort Worth, thanks to a well-stocked floor filled with lines such as Lemlem, Equipment and Gaia.

Piermarini

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This small men's and women's boutique from Abi Ferrin disciple John Piermarini has a limited size-run of clothes but a welcome breadth of brands, from Ferrin to Mila Hermanovski's lovable leggings.

Original Octane

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With a hemming station in-store, Original Octane is the place for off-the-beaten-path brands. They've got such a great selection of under-the-radar lines like Prospective Flow and Textile by Elizabeth and James.

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Located inside the Joule Hotel's lobby, this part-gifts, part-contemporary clothing boutique brings a Los Angeles sensibility (obvi: its owners started the Melrose Ave. original) to statement pieces. Think Robert Clergerie, Apiece Apart and lots of luscious Rachel Comey shoes.

Forty Five Ten

Since opening in 2000, Brian Bolke's boutique has become a destination for serious fashion-forward shoppers. From Jerome C. Rousseau to Kimberly McDonald, the inventory at the 8,000-square-foot store is flush with gems.

Factory Girl

A Deep Ellum designer vintage boutique for women, this store is a wonderland of vintage Oscar De La Renta and Norma Kamali, plus artworks and other eclectic finds.

Vintage Martini

Founded in 1988, this Carrollton store began life as a mobile entity; now, vintage mavens flock to it. Stocked with unique finds, from Chanel to Missoni, the emporium is a true treasure trove.

Lane-Knight

Lane-Knight offers fashion mainstays like DVF and sells newer names, too, like Clare Vivier and Gold & Gray. The mix of lines adds up to one colorful palette of clothes.

Milk & Honey

This women's clothing boutique off Henderson offers unique and fashion-forward styles at an affordable price.

The Office of Angela Scott

Think goodyear-welt, stripes, perforations and lots of color, and you're not far off in describing designer Angela Scott's darling shoes. The Dallas transplant's AAC-adjacent showroom is oddly located but nevertheless a must-visit for footwear fanatics. And her every-so-often sample sales make the high-end shoes accessible—not just covetable.

Elements

Since 1999, Elements has been the gold standard store for trendy designer labels in Dallas. Think Nanette Lepore, J Brand and Rozae Nichols, plus warm customer service too.

V.O.D.

Just next door to Angela Scott, V.O.D. complements the proceedings with fashion-forward designers such as Isabel Marant, Jerome Dreyfuss and Lizzie Fortunato.

The Gypsy Wagon

Home decor and women's jewelry and clothing festoon this Knox-Henderson hippie haunt. Popular lines include Free People and Johnny Was, plus lots of cowboy boots.

Dolly Python

This beloved vintage men's and women's clothing store features hand-selected items from 1940s through the 1980s. Expect to see a large selection of vintage cowboy boots, motorcycle and combat boots too.

Stanley Korshak

This independently owned emporium features a collection of shops (The Bridal Salon, The Shak, The Home Shop and The Main Store) that cover over 65,000 square feet. Currently undergoing more refurbishment and a mini-expansion, the store pampers customers with lavish service, not to mention high-end designer clothes.

Ylang 23

Well-known for its e-com presence, Ylang 23 opened a new store in the Plaza at Preston Center in February 2014 and hasn't looked back. The beautiful boutique stocks celebrity faves like Jennifer Meyer, gems from Fort Worth designer Megan Thorne, as well as trinkets from Irene Neuwirth and Cathy Waterman.

Grange Hall

Jewelry, handbags, apothecary, floral and other unique "oddities of luxury." You may see candleholders made out of doll heads, stuffed peacocks, skull and crossbones stationery, and even paperweights with snake skeletons inside.

Nicole Kwon Concept Store

Offering pieces by emerging and established designers from New York, London, Paris, Stockholm, Spain and Japan—as well as items by Kwon herself—the West Village store is quickly becoming a go-to stop for quirky essentials.

You Are Here.

Open three days a week, You Are Here began life as a pop-up, and now does brisk business in west Fort Worth, thanks to a well-stocked floor filled with lines such as Lemlem, Equipment and Gaia.

Piermarini