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44 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 house was passed to François Goyard, in 1852, and has 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. "Dallas is a special place with a strong identity. We had been looking for the perfect place for quite some time," says the notoriously private Signoles. "But beyond the ideal retail environment, we were first and foremost seduced by the common values shared. We both are family-owned businesses GOES TEXAS BY LISA COLLINS SHADDOCK ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXCLUSIVE LEATHER GOODS MAKER FINDS A HOME IN HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE. [Highland Park Village is owned by the Summers and Washburne families] with a deep and genuine sense of excellence, heritage, and continuity." The interiors of the Dallas boutique are a departure from the masculine, 19th-century boudoir style of its other locales, gleaning inspiration from the subdued and sophisticated spirit of the French Decorative Arts from the 1930s and '40s. The light-filled space, next to Harry Winston, 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, the Dallas location is no exception, with pedestal tables by Maison Charles, wall 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, HOUSE OF GOYARD Goyard trunks in signature Goyardine chevron Shelves of Goyard's iconic leather goods

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