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JULY | PAGE 9 | 2015 SHERBET-HUED SHIRTING FOR COCKTAILS AL FRESCO, GOODS MADE IN THE USA. JULY HAS US FRANTICALLY CREAMS AND GELS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN AND NEW LEATHER KEVIN MARPLE SUPPLY DEMAND S tanley Korshak was the first in Dallas to be privy to menswear emporium Suitsupply's perfect-fit aesthetic when the Dutch brand's boutique opened in-store last year. The expansion continues with a new 6,700-square-foot Suitsupply flagship in the burgeoning 3700 block of McKinney in West Village that has us in awe. In stock are suits, jackets, ties, shirting and trousers, all made with the finest Italian fabrics, with special attention paid to structure and detail — particularly the jackets, which employ layers of cotton reinforced with horsehair in each lining so it smoothly conforms to the body. The emporium also has a personal tailoring department offering top- notch service and expertise. "The common denominator in everything we do, in every department, is that we offer a product that is a good fit," says Suitsupply CEO Fokke de Jong. "You can have a wool cashmere jacket in a perfect fabric that's very well-made, but if it's the wrong size, the whole effect is diminished." De Jong, who flies 600 to 700 hours every year, favors Suitsupply's travel suit in wool mohair, which is free of synthetic materials and is wrinkle resistant. "I could live in those suits because they have to be somewhat forgiving for me. And my favorite jacket right now is the basket-weave Ferla. It looks very rich, but it's breathable." A dapper shoe selection, accessories and made-to-measure services round out the offerings. 3700 McKinney Ave., 214.306.9856, Linden Wilson S tepping into Zsofia's Fine Lingerie boutique is much like entering the boudoir of a '60s screen siren. A plush pink sofa beckons in the entryway, and leopard-print carpet leads to a spacious, private dressing-room area with an elegant white vanity, fresh flowers and stacked coffee-table books. Tucked away in the Dallas Design District, Zsofia Mezey's 1,800-square-foot gem stocks luxurious lingerie brands from Europe and the States, many of which are Dallas exclusives: Cheek Frills, Fleur of England, eyelet, lace and silk creations from Salua, and Addiction pajamas and robes. "The lingerie is really beautiful and feminine, and you can feel comfortable wearing the pieces lounging around the house," she says. A longtime fashion designer and stylist originally hailing from Romania (you'll be mesmerized by her accent), Mezey has created a shopping sanctuary where a group of girlfriends or bridal parties can pop a bottle of bubbly and try on intimates during a private party while a projector above the pink couch plays Breakfast at Tiffany's or Some Like It Hot. Passionate about giving back, Mezey plans to raise awareness for women's causes both through in-store donations and future charity fund-raisers. Zsofia's Fine Lingerie, 1130 Dragon St., 214.770.7696, Linden Wilson BLUEMERCURY SOARS SHINE ON B luemercury — the makeup, skincare and spa emporium founded by husband and wife Barry Beck and Marla Malcolm Beck — has finally landed in Texas. A bevy of beauties is already flocking to the new Highland Park Village boutique to browse sought-after brands such as Nars, Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier and La Mer. "I've always loved Dallas," Marla says, recalling her first trip to the city at age 26 to visit friends she'd met at Harvard Business School. "They lived near Highland Park Village, where you can get coffee with a friend, buy a chic Chanel dress and go grocery shopping. Who doesn't want to spend the entire day there?" Post-Harvard, the Becks opened their first Washington, D.C., store and now oversee 65 locations, filled with carefully curated products from more than 90 names in beauty. Go-to brands include Oribe ("They have a brand-new brightening blonde shampoo that is flying off our shelves"), Acqua di Parma, SkinCeuticals, Molton Brown ("I have all their hand washes in my bathroom, and my husband loves their black-pepper body wash") and Darphin ("They have a really gorgeous overnight cream called Exquisâge"). But products from the Becks' own cosmeceutical label, M-61, are often what Bluemercury devotees seek. Mainly vegan and gluten- and paraben-free, coveted items include Power Glow, a "completely addictive" one-minute peel, and Power Spot, a new acne treatment. "I wanted to put out the cleanest, most natural pharmaceutical brand on the market," Marla says. "There are 100 ingredients that can't be in the line." Bluemercury's full-service spa, which offers oxygen facials, waxing, microdermabrasion and glycolic peels, is "express but super high quality," she says. With Houston and Austin next on her retail radar, her eye is on Dallas suburbs, with Southlake Town Square welcoming Texas' second Bluemercury this fall. 47 Highland Park Village, 214.520.9400, Linden Wilson C lassic, well-made and illustrative of a luxurious American aesthetic, Shinola's Detroit-built watches, bicycles, leather goods and more are a riff on nostalgia and an all-American aesthetic. Sold in cool emporiums such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Steven Alan, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, a Shinola boutique has opened in Plano — the eighth U.S. retail location and the first in Texas — and stocks a full complement of stylish bicycles (we're crushing on the baby-blue Runwell that's equal part fashion and function) and sophisticated watches, handcrafted in Shinola's Detroit flagship, plus journals, pet accessories and leather wallets, backpacks and passport holders. The 1,700-square-foot space with brick walls and a billowing floor-to-ceiling American flag also houses Shinola sister store Willys Detroit, which stocks apparel and home and apothecary goods. Shinola's brick-and-mortar introduction to Texas is not random: Its parent company, Bedrock Manufacturing, is also based in Plano. 1039 E. 15th St., Plano, 972.543.4583, Linden Wilson PACKING FOR FAR-FLUNG SHORES, BUYING UP INTIME BITS, INTIMATE DETAILS AND Shinola Plano Bluemercury KEVIN MARPLE Suitsupply CEO Fokke de Jong Zsofia Mezey Suitsupply New York on Madison Avenue STEPHEN DUX

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