Chanel Showcases Revamped Retail Space in Highland Park

Chanel at Highland Park
Chanel at Highland Park | Image by Highland Park Village/Instagram

High-end luxury brand Chanel has returned to Dallas after undergoing significant renovations at its Highland Park location.

Chanel is one of several luxury offerings available in Dallas. The revamped store features a new design and upgrades that leave no question as to the fanciness of the spot. The location is described as drawing inspiration from Gabrielle Chanel’s decorating style by Town and Country Magazine. Women’s Wear Daily wrote that the renovations allowed Chanel to double the amount of retail space. Renovations were completed in March.

A color palette on the lower floor featuring neutral shades accented with pink, yellow, and gold accents that bring a pop of the vibrancy of Texas to the undoubtedly French design house. Five boutique salons offer handbags, jewelry, and watches in fashionable displays. The back of the store is dominated by the perfume and fragrance salon that is painted in glittering black to give the space a touch of drama and romance.

Upstairs, customers will find the ready-to-wear clothing salon. A separate space is dedicated to the brand’s shoe lines, immensely popular with the high society of Dallas. Antique furniture and remarkable sculptures help bring a sense of being within the private residence of Gabrielle Chanel’s private apartments. The space has been specifically designed to give it a residential feel rather than seeming like a shop.

Some of the notable antiques and sculptures include ceramic sculptures by Bruno Gambone, an 18th-century Chinese coromandel screen, Chinese Sancai-glazed ceramic lions from the Ming dynasty, a Peter Marino bronze box, and antique chairs from celebrated designers. The furnishings are worth checking out.

The first showcase designer to be featured at the new store will be the Spring and Summer collection produced by Virginie Viard. The collection includes lightweight tweed and neoprene suiting, striped terry cloth jackets, swimsuits, lace dresses and trousers, and transparent organza separates made for layering, per reporting by DuJour.

“I tried to bring one thing and its opposite together in the coolest way possible,” Viard said to the luxury lifestyle magazine. “And the gardens and swimming pool of the villa Noailles, that exceptional setting, lend themselves to that rather well.”

Chanel is located at Highland Park Village, a historic location featuring Spanish-style architecture and park-like landscaping. The Village is regarded as the first shopping center with a unified design and a planned development. It originally opened in 1931 and has evolved to become a destination for luxury shopping. Development of the Village took over 20 years to complete due to the Great Depression and World War II.

Culture Map Dallas ranks the community as the most affluent neighborhood in Texas and, as of 2018, the ninth-wealthiest in the nation.

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