Why not do your BIG Christmas shop in Dallas this year

With a favourable exchange rate, warm weather and the added bonus of a lively dining, entertainment and cultural scene, a trip to Texas makes perfect sense.

No trip to Dallas is complete without the ultimate shopping experience. Known for tax-free shopping, Dallas is a true retail paradise. Browse the quirky shops of Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts or go upscale with designer wear at NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, Highland Park Village or West Village.

NorthPark Center offers the unique combination of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest selection of boutiques and restaurants surrounded by world-renowned 20th-century art and award winning architecture. NorthPark is also the country’s first indoor, climate-controlled “mall.”

Opened in 1931, Highland Park Village is a designated National Historic Landmark and the nation’s first shopping center. Today the village continues to serve as a central square for Highland Park and University Park, cities within the city of Dallas.  The developers of the shopping center traveled to Spain, Mexico and California to find inspiration for the beautiful Spanish Mediterranean architecture. Highland Park Village remains in pristine condition today and boasts some of the most revered boutiques and shops in the world, including Chanel, Carolina Herra, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Escada and Jimmy Choo.  The village also has specialty shops, local restaurants and a restored movie theater.

Inspired by Milan Italy’s famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Galleria Dallas features an impressive ice rink surrounded by 200 of the most celebrated shops from around the world. Galleria Dallas recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that transformed it into one of Dallas’ most dynamic shopping environments.

Bishop Arts District – Bishop Arts District used to sell itself as Dallas’ “best kept secret,” but it would be hard to call this trendy district a secret any longer. This two-block, former warehouse area in the South Dallas, Oak Cliff area, is now home to some of Dallas’ most sought-after restaurants and its funkiest boutique shopping.

Allen Premium Outlets – Upscale outlet center with an exciting collection of 100 stores offering everyday savings of 25% to 65% on designer and top brands including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Burberry,  Guess, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Zales and more.

For more information go to www.visitdallas.com

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