- Maria Halkias, Dallas Morning News

About 10,000 people with an average household income of almost $160k live within a 10-minute walk of West Village.

West Village is filling spaces left vacant by national chain closings with smaller retail brands that are seeking its walkable neighborhood vibe.

“We’re actively leasing and trying to build up our women’s fashion retailers beginning with Trina Turk,” said Aaron Stephenson of Dallas-based Retail Street Advisors who was hired in May to help lease the west side of West Village. CBRE leases the area east of McKinney toward Cityplace.

A view of the West Village neighborhood.

The street-level shopping and residential development was built in 2001 and expanded over the years just north of downtown Dallas between Uptown and North Central Expressway.

  • Trina Turk opened Friday on McKinney Avenue after leaving Highland Park Village. The California-based designer’s boutique is located next to M.K.T. and with other small boutiques is filling larger spaces left vacant by Ann Taylor, Loft and Banana Republic.
  • Forth & Nomad is a women’s apparel and accessories retailer with a mix of beauty, kitchen and home from Houston that plans to open by Thanksgiving.
  • State & Liberty, a men’s clothing and accessories retailer based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is opening this fall. The retailer, which also sells formal wear, has 23 stores including one other in Texas in Houston.
  • Face Foundrie will open later this fall. It focuses on facials and other services such as accelerated exfoliating, chemical peels and face massage. It’s open in Colleyville and Houston and says on its website that stores are also coming soon to Fort Worth and Austin.
  • The re-leasing of the high-profile block of McKinney started last year with the addition of Southern California jewelry brand Gorjana on the corner at Thompson Street.
  • Béis, a luggage and accessories brand by Canadian actress Shay Mitchell, opens a popup store on Saturday (Sept. 2) and will remain open through September 28. It’s next to Kendra Scott, the Austin-based jeweler who opened her first tiny Dallas store in West Village in 2011 and replaced it with a larger store in 2019.

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