From a world of options and trends that seem to change as quickly as the models walk down the fashion runway, how do our local boutiques narrow it all down to make your shopping experience as customized and streamlined as possible? Today, we are following the team of buyers at Lavish as they navigate Big D and the Dallas Market Center to identify current looks and hand-select a collection of fall/winter 2014.
The end of today’s post showcases the top 5 trends the Lavish team has identified for fall/winter 2014.
To Market With Lavish
They left from the Memphis airport mid-afternoon on Day 1. After checking into their hotel, which was conveniently steps away from the Dallas Market Center, they went to Eddie V’s, one of their favorite options for upscale dining in Dallas.
Day 2 of their buying trip is always a long one. From early morning until 6:00 p.m. at night, they checked out some of their favorite designers such as SW3 Bespoke, Drew, Lola & Sophie and Sheri Bodell, plus identified new lines to bring to the Memphis area. With appointments back to back all day, going out for lunch was not really possible, but the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) has a popular café called Bread Winners and an amazing lunch upstairs available to all who show their buyer’s badge.
They wrapped up the day with a casual dinner at Meso Maya, another of their favorite spots in Dallas. This restaurant serves great Mexican food and has outdoor seating with music.
On Day 3 they were back at the Market Center around 8:30 a.m. to check out some of their bigger lines like Vince, Haute Hippie and Red Haute. They also made a quick visit to Cheryl Dufault, a jewelry designer they particularly love.
This ended their final day of shopping in Dallas, which they say is by far their favorite Market to attend because the design reps are so helpful and accommodating!
Fall/Winter 2014 Trends
Here are five fall/winter 2014 trends that the Lavish team identified at market in Dallas. They repeatedly saw these shifts in fashion and selected their fall/winter inventory with each of these design elements in mind.
- Army green is a new take on a neutral.
- Pony hair is a popular and interesting texture.
- Lady-like silhouettes are replacing the use of shoulder pads and styles incorporate lots of lace!
- They saw tons of booties at market and picked out a fabulous Donald Pliner pair for their customers.
- Taupe, another beautiful neutral, is proving to be a rich, fun alternative to plain black for the coming seasons.
Thank you to the ladies at Lavish Boutique in Collierville for letting us follow you to Dallas! All images of the Dallas Market trip were taken by Tori Medlin—a member of the Lavish buying team, rising photographer and StyleBlueprint summer intern. For more on Lavish, click here.