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If you haven’t spent much time in the Dallas, you probably don’t realize all the amazing things the little cities around it have to offer. I’m sure you know about AT&T and Six Flags in Arlington or The Gaylord and Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, but have you heard about all the great shopping the rest of the metroplex has to offer?
I’m sure you don’t want to read about ALL the great shopping locations surrounding Dallas/Fort worth, so I have narrowed down a few of my favorite boutiques.
Another great city to check out is Denton. A favorite spot amongst locals is The Square. Here you will find the best food, records, and fashion that Denton has to offer. As far as boutiques go La Di Da is a must shop. Here you will find a truly unique fashion experience. There is something here for everyone.
Highland Village has a new town center, The Shops at Highland Village. The Shops has classic shopping favorites such as Victoria’s Secrect, and Francesca’s, but also has great local boutiques like, Megan’s Lifestyle Boutique. At Megan’s you can find a great selection of woman and children’s clothing and accessories. They sell popular brands like Seychelles, Kut from the Kloth, and Free People. You can find their lovely styles online or in store!
If you want to find more places to shop or have any questions, feel free to comment!
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Sustainability has always been a passion of mine. By “sustainability” I mean using resources that are already available in order to reduce the pollution created when new materials are produced, basically just eco-friendly. The first, and maybe hardest, thing to becoming sustainable is to reduce consumption. This means a lot less shopping and buying things that you don’t need. Fortunately, there is hope for those of us who still crave something “new” every once in awhile.
It was reported by L.A. Times that the average American throws away 54 pounds of clothing and shoes each year. That is an astonishing total of 9 million pounds annually! While many of us hate to hear it, the best way to stop this incredible amount of waste is to significantly reduce the amount of unnecessary things we buy. Cutting down to 1 impulse buy per week instead 3 can make a significant change! If you are like me this probably comes as a challenge, so you may need to ease your way into it. The best way to start this is by avoiding fast fashion stores like Forever 21 and A'gaci, and start buying products that have been recycled or sourced from natural fibers like organic cotton, linen, or hemp. There are many brands that offer items that are made with renewable energy and environmentally safe dyes. Of course many of the sustainably made and biodegradable products can be expensive. An even better option is to buy less frequently in order to save up for a higher quality garment that you can appreciate more.
Another fun option that I recommend for everyone is to go to consignment, vintage, or thrift stores. One of my favorite things to do with my old clothing is to exchange it for something “new” at Buffalo Exchange. Buffalo offers 30% in cash for items that you bring in or 50% store credit. There has never been a time when I have gone in and didn’t find something that I absolutely loved, and it’s all a great price! They only take the newest trends or vintage items that are still in great condition so you don’t have to dig through piles of gross hand me downs from someone’s great uncle. There are a few other stores around Austin that offer a similar service including Plato’s Closet, Second Time Around, and Restyle. You can also find many great vintage shops in Austin that aren’t very expensive at all. Some of my favorites are Big Bertha's Paradise, Blue Velvet, and Ermine Vintage. There are also many great thrift stores in the Austin area.
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