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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 24 T he ancient Roman deity Virtus personified the masculine strengths of strength, courage, and excellence — virtues that Versace reinterprets for the new era of femininity with the release of the Virtus bag collection. Gianni Versace always believed in the power of women, and his sister, Donatella Versace — who serves as Versace's chief creative officer — has said that a woman must work three times harder than a man to achieve credibility. Thus, the Versace woman embodies strength, courage, and excellence, as exemplified by her bold fashion choices. This confident new Virtus bag collection, characterized by a central gold-tone metal Barocco letter "V" embellished with acanthus leaves from an iconic Versace 1991 print, is available in fierce colors and patterns, ranging from a hot-pink quilted evening bag to a vibrant tweed and quilted- leather shoulder bag. From $795, at the Versace boutique, The Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Road, Anne Lee Phillips S electing a location for one of Maison Goyard's comptoirs is not a decision the French fine leather goods maker takes lightly; there are only 32 worldwide. Since its inception in 1792, when it was founded by Pierre- François Martin as the House of Martin, Goyard has been the aristocratic go-to for trunks, carryalls, and totes, and has remained committed to its heritage as a family-owned business. The business was passed François Goyard, in 1852, and the house remained within the Goyard family until it was purchased and restored by current president and owner Jean-Michele Signoles in 1998. Goyard boutiques are found in the most covetable locations in the world, from Paris' rue Saint- Honoré to London's Mayfair to Tokyo's Ginza, and now Dallas' Highland Park Village, the first in Texas. Notoriously hard to find, these Goyard goods are worth a trip north. The interiors of the boutique are a departure from the masculine, 19th-century boudoir style of its other locales, VIRTUS RECLAIMED BY VERSACE gleaning inspiration from the subdued and sophisticated spirit of the French Decorative Arts from the 1930s and '40s. The light-filled space is composed of three successive rooms separated by arches that replicate the shop's arched façade, which is completed by two vintage front door handles by Maison Lalique. Goyard boutiques are decorated with antique furniture and artworks, and the Dallas location is no exception, with pedestal tables by Maison Charles, lights by Jacques Adnet, and outstanding pieces from the Goyard Heritage collection peppered throughout. On the walls are painstakingly restored vintage mahogany woodworks by Jansen, along with antique glass, brass, and oak display cabinets and mercury mirrors. Vintage chandeliers from Gilbert Poillerat hang from the coffered ceilings and reflect off the white, beige, and light-gray marble marquetry floors, streaked with black granite. The comptoir carries an extensive assortment of trunks, cases, handbags, small leather goods, and pet accessories in the signature Goyardine chevron as well as rare collectibles in full leather and exotic skins. Also offered in store is Goyard's longstanding tradition of hand-painted marquage, the personalization with monogram or initials. Goyard, 18 Highland Park Village, Dallas. Lisa Collins Shaddock T ime to kit out your kiddo's wardrobe. Itsy Bitsy has opened its beautiful new location at 2511 River Oaks Boulevard in Lamar- River Oaks Shopping Center, with interiors by Kristen Perrin of Perrin Projects. Look for owner Susan Watt's adorable baby and children's clothing, and a loft made especially for tweens … Highly anticipated Biscuit Kids, a new children's shop at 1627 Westheimer across the street from Bailey McCarthy's Montrose home decor store Biscuit, has also opened and is fully stocked with Christmas jammies. Anne Lee Phillips BABY BUZZ HOUSE OF GOYARD GOES TEXAS Versace Virtus bag Goyard malle jardinier Goyard cases in signature Goyardine chevron

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