A weekend shopping getaway takes on a whole new meaning in Southlake. And if you and your girlfriends are scouting out your next city to hit for some serious retail exploration and discovery, you won’t go home empty-handed in this town.
Minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and just off Hwy 114 and Hwy 121 (if you’re driving in), Southlake is home to 14 major centers totaling more than 250 shops (premier boutique to popular brands) and most are within a small radius of one another.
Whether you drive between locations or take the tranquil walking paths, you never have far to go to get from one center to the next. (Just remember you may have bags in hand!) In fact, you never have far to go for the entire weekend to accomplish your shopping mission. You have every kind of restaurant – healthy and not-so – for refueling and the award-winning hotel, Hilton Southlake Town Square, onsite to kick up your aching feet at the end of each day and treat yourself to a delicious nibble or specialty cocktail.
Southlake’s original retail hub, Southlake Town Square, will remind you of a charming historical downtown but it couldn’t be more young at heart (“17 years young”) if it tried. This outdoor shopping district offers today’s most popular brands, including Altar’d State, Athleta, Anthropologie, and everything from Bluemercury (luxury beauty retailer), jewelry designer favorite Kendra Scott; Lily Rain apparel and accessories and preppy-style icon Vineyard Vines. While shopping, listen for the extraordinary resident violinist serenading all who pass by him (most often outside of Brio). You may also witness a bride and groom coming down the steps of Southlake Town Hall.
Beside it is Carroll Pointe and as one of Southlake’s newest shopping centers you’ll find some recognizably newer hot spots like Bicycle World and Robert Morales Studio. Whatever energy boost you need to keep shopping, Carroll Pointe has Chuy’s Tex-Mex, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles (it has more than a half-dozen kinds) or Salata where you can keep it light and build your own salad from over fifty ingredients. By the way, this is also where you can take a breather and debate ‘need it vs. want it’ at the Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Directly across from Town Square is the Shops of Southlake. Locals also like this spot because of the Central Market, which is essentially a gourmet grocer with a great selection of food and wine. This is also where you and your girlfriends can browse Nordstrom Rack and DSW Shoes. They have the Corinthian Wellness Spa at this one…In case you were curious.
Park Village is located just across the street at the corner of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue. It has an amazing fountain out front that was inspired by the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. If you’re into outdoor activities, you’ll find Orvis and REI and if cooking’s your thing there’s the culinary favorite Sur La Table. For when you get hungry, you’ve got Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Malai Kitchen, RA Sushi or Taverna Rossa.
It’s pretty safe to say when it comes to shopping, Southlake has got it covered. And, believe it or not, there’s even more premier shopping if you head east down Southlake Boulevard…But let’s save that for another post and another weekend.
Images Courtesy of City of Southlake