hjkll wrote:"the standalone men's boutique is dubbed a pop-up, setting the stage for a major future expansion of Louis Vuitton at Northpark Center. On the docket: a new Louis Vuitton Global Store that, much like other LV global emporiums in Tokyo and Paris, will span all LV categories in a very expansive and elevated way."
The Neimans to Nordstrom wing is basically perfection- but I wish they spent some time updating the other side of the mall. I wish they would kick out stores like Express who aren't interesting or relevant at any price point. I've also always wondered about Charlotte Russe on Level 2. That must be the most random store in Northpark, and they must have an iron clad lease. I'm shocked that store is still there.
Northpark is and will undoubtedly be the main retail destination of DFW if not Texas as a whole. Not only are they focusing on getting all the megabrands- I'm glad they're also including people like Fabiana Filippi who only has one other US store in Miami. Northpark does great in getting those "Ok we've opened in New York and LA, where next" stores, but more and more they could pick up some stores that have minimal presence anywhere. I'd still love a COS and Goyard as well as digital natives like All Birds.
I am excited to see a sort of flagship LV come together. It would be an easy move for Bvlgari & Montblanc into other spaces in the Neiman's corridor (possibly the empty space by Hublot, or the current LV Mens) to give LV the space to expand facing the center gardens.
Agreed stores that I think are at the end of days must include Express, Charlotte Russe, Bath & Body Works to name a few...
I think that if Goyard was to open it would be more inclined to open at Highland Park Village, but a store at Northpark would be just as successful. I am hopeful that COS will be opening soon in Dallas (possibly at the previous Pirch space?) now that they have Austin and Houston locations. I would like to see some more Texas exclusives open such as Acne Studios, A.P.C., Marni, Maison Kitsuné, for middle to lower high end. Or more high end luxury brands like Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Loewe, Dsquared2, Creed.
I think that Northpark has done well to include younger online retailers turned physical stores (Shinola, Warby Parker), or generally in Dallas they do well (Bonobos, Outdoor Voices, Suitsupply, Indochino, Marine Layer, Reformation, The Black Tux, etc). However, I think some online retailer pop-ups would be great while Northpark awaits permanent tenants to keep store fronts full, like Allbirds, Me Undies, Thred Up...
I would like to see the food court undergo an overhaul, it would be great to have more of a food hall type vibe to include more local or niche dining choices to accompany the center's new direction. Possibly some popular imports from Oak Cliff (C Señor, Oddfellows, Eno's, Cake Bar, etc) or even stretching out to some from Austin (Houndstooth Coffee, Hopdoddy, Tacodeli), etc.
A while ago rumors of the rest of the second level expansion mentioned being an outdoor addition, as nice as this sounds and I can't imagine it. I am sure the outdoor gardens would be immaculate with sculptures to complement but, the weather is just too intense in Dallas in my opinion. Between the heat of the summer and cold of the winter I think people from refrain from liking an outdoor setting, unless somehow covered to control the elements.