WWD - Hermès Quarter 4 Sales Are Soaring

According to WWDHermès International said Tuesday it expected to post a record operating margin in 2012 - beating its target for annual sales growth after a surge in revenues during last year’s fourth quarter.   The luxury French fashion house, famous for its silk scarves and the Birkin bag’s 4th quarter 2012 sales were up 22.5% from 2011. Hermès attributes much of its success to consumers turning to exquisitely crafted understated luxury goods rather than over-the-top luxury. Hermès chief executive officer Patrick Thomas told WWD: “What we do is perfectly in sync with the aspirations of consumers, first in Europe and the United States, now also in China, since more and more Chinese consumers are looking for discretion and quality objects for pleasurable living, rather than the ostentatious luxury that symbolized the early days of luxury.”  A return to true craftsmanship and simplicity in the fashion market seems to suit Hermès well.

Check out the full article on WWD here.


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Valentine’s Day Specials at Highland Park Village

Don’t miss these Valentine’s Day dinner specials at Highland Park Village this week. Marquee Grill, Bistro 31, and Cafe Pacific are all offering special menus. There are so many delicious options that you will be sure to share the perfect date with a loved one.

Check out the menus and sweet offerings:

Marquee Grill - call (214) 522-6035

Bistro 31 - call (214) 420-3900

Cafe Pacific - call (214) 526-1170

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Sail Away With ESCADA Spring/Summer 2013


We couldn’t be more in love with the ESCADA spring/summer 2013 ad campaign!  Bursting with gorgeous yellows and bubblegum pinks - we’ve certainly added these vacation-ready pieces to our wish list.  Inspired by Miami, with its distinct architecture and modern art, palm tress and pools, the collection is infused with a feeling of celebration and ease.  A bright color palette of sunshine yellow, midnight blue, and leaf green form a vibrant setting, while artful prints reflect the city’s effervescence.  Don’t miss the handknitted leathers and embroidered laces create lightness and a new summer luxury.



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Look for Thrills Without the Frills from Thursday Styles


Fashion designer Jil Sander told The New York Times  she prefers the word purity to minimalism when describing the consumer trend of moving away from often over-the-top garment details in fashion.  “Consumers are getting sophisticated enough to understand pure design,” fashion trend forecaster Sharon Graubard told the Times, “They don’t need junk on their clothes to feel like they’re getting bang for their buck.”

So, say goodbye to ruffles, fringe, gems, and gold?  Is polished the new glam? After seasons of lavish embellishments, it seems consumers will lean towards more tailored, well-cut, and streamlined looks in the coming seasons.

To jump on board, checkout spring 2013 looks from Akris, Stella McCartney, and Rag & Bone at Highland Park Village.  All of these pieces focus on beautiful cuts and tailoring and are still quite striking.

Read “Designers Look for Thrills Without the Frills” By Ruth La Ferla

from left: Rag & Bone Jefferson Blazer, Stella McCartney Mix Cady Collins Dress, Akris spring/summer 2013

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Stella McCartney Summer 2013 Campaign with Natalie Vodianova

2013 campaign photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott featuring Natalia Vodianova.

How gorgeous is the summer 2013 ad campaign from Stella McCartney?  The campaign features Russian model Natalia Vodianova and was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.  The images are graphic, bold, and highlight the exquisite (and juicy) colors of the collection.  The photos are sporty, bright, and the python accessories are certainly swoon-worthy.  We can’t wait to shop these pieces at our Stella McCartney boutique.

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Tory Burch Spring Florals

From top left: Tory Burch Lanai Caftan, Tory Burch Printed Robinson Dome Satchel, Tory Burch Miles Sneaker,  Tory Burch Floral Resin Drop Earrings

We are smitten with spring florals at Tory Burch.  From tunics, to swimwear, handbags, jewelry, and comfy (yet, stylish) shoes - you have to love these vibrant pink and red flowery fabrics.  And, we must add, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  We think these just might make the perfect gifts and additions to your wish list.  Which is your favorite?


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FoundDog Day Success at Highland Park Village

Jeffrey Doman with Chowder

This past Saturday, Highland Park Village was honored to host FoundDog Day with Angie’s Friends and White Rock Dog Rescue.  We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Saturday. Thirty puppies made a visit to Highland Park Village over the weekend – ready to meet their new families.  Because of this event, nearly 20 dogs have found new homes!

Our hearts were warmed when Jeffrey Doman took home a Brindle puppy he named Chowder for his little boy.  It was the first adoption of the day. Next, we saw a family playing with Oliver – an adorable Labrador mix.  They submitted an application for him right away.  Anita took home a sweet Terrier mix, Henry, and he was wagging his tail when he found out he had found a new mom.

Thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend to celebrate the first FoundDog Day with us at Highland Park Village.  We can’t thank you enough for your support .  And, we are so happy for all of the families who are welcoming a new furry friend into their homes.

Larry is still looking for a loving home and could use your help.  Do you know a family that might be able to care for him?  He’s a very sweet dog.


Anita with her new friend- Henry!

Oliver with his new family!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him at Highland Park Village

From top left: Rag & Bone Suede Patch Sweater, Ralph Lauren Auto Aviator Sunglasses, Harry Winston Cuff Links, Loro Piana Ski Boot Bag, Hermes Tie, Cole Haan Great Jones Saddle Shoes

Looking for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day for the man on your list?  We have the perfect pieces at Highland Park Village to accent his spring wardrobe.  How about a cozy sweater from Rag & Bone?  We love the suede patch sleeves.  You can’t go wrong with a pair of Ralph Lauren Auto Aviator Sunglasses.  Or, if you are feeling extra luxe, pick up a pair of Harry Winston Cuff Links that he can treasure forever.

Is your loved one the athletic type?  This gorgeous Loro Piana Ski Boot Bag is sure to keep him in style on his way to the slopes. And, the gift of a gorgeous Hermes Tie or a brand new pair of Cole Haan Great Jones Saddle Shoes is a classic way to say “I love you.”

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her at Highland Park Village

From Top Left: Jimmy Choo Lola Pumps, Christian Louboutin Cris Case, Chanel spring 2013 nail colors,  Tory Burch 797 Medium Satchel, LAFCO New York Santa Maria Novella’s Cioccolatini Alla Rosa, Stella McCartney Love Charm Necklace, Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit, Escada sunglasses

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner: tomorrow, it’s hello, February.  In some of our favorite shades of rose and rouge, we’ve found some very pretty ways to say I love you.  From Jimmy Choo, check out the romantic Lola Pumps in the color of the season- orchid.  Is your loved one tech-savvy?  You can’t go wrong with this fiercely studded Christian Louboutin Cris Case for her tablet. Present her with the colors of the season when it comes  Chanel beauty and gift them in a very confident looking purse from Tory Burch.

For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to try Santa Maria Novella’s Cioccolatini Alla Rosa from LAFCO New York.  They’re delicious seasonal dark chocolate squares flavored with rose essential oil.  Looking for a piece of jewelry?  We LOVE this Stella McCartney charm necklace and she will too.  When it comes to fragrance, don’t miss the new Aromatic Blends from Kiehl’s.  The Nashi Blossom and Pink Grapefruit scent is divine.  And, last but certainly not least, help her see the world through rose colored glasses with these gorgeous pink shades from Escada.  Our hearts have never beat so fashionably.

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Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to Dress Crystal Charity 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon


According to CultureMap Dallas, the Crystal Charity Ball committee recently announced that Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen would be the featured designer at the highly anticipated 10 Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon this fall which honors the most stylish and philanthropic ladies in Dallas.



Lucky for us, the Alexander McQueen boutique is coming soon to Highland Park Village - so get ready to shop these looks straight from the racks of the designer’s new Dallas boutique.  Check out the CultureMap Dallas article here.



* images from Alexander McQueen: Introducing the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, featuring Raquel Zimmerman photographed by David Sims.

To experience more of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 collection, visit: http://bit.ly/XQXPMM

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