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It's time to welcome spring, and that means freshening up wardrobes, ushering in new skin care routines, and looking as renewed on the outside as we feel inside. This month's Fort Worth shopping news is filled with tidbits on new stores and salons to help us spring forward in style.
Bluemercury, the luxury beauty store carrying cosmetics, skin care, makeup, perfume, hair, bath, and body products opens its first Fort Worth spot later this month. The 2,300-square-foot boutique will go into the WestBend complex, at 1701 River Run, near Drybar and Woodhouse Day Spa. Bluemercury, which has locations in Southlake and Dallas, stocks popular high-end brands like Kiehl's, Trish McEvoy, Molton Brown, Jo Malone, and two of their top sellers, Lune+Aster and M-61. Expect a late March opening.
Move Athleisure, Fort Worth's first boutique dedicated to popular and comfy "athleisure" trend, has opened at 3244 W. Seventh St. Beyond yoga pants, stylish athleisure wear combines practical workout wear and wear-anywhere fashion. "Our clothes can take you from your high-impact workout to lunch to a night out," the owners say on their Facebook page. Look for labels like Trina Turk, PE Nation, Alo, Beyond Yoga, Hard Tail, and more.
Sundance Square will host a "Spring Sip & Shop" event from 1-5 pm March 24. Participating downtown shops will offer discounts, and restaurants will pour wine tastings and serve gourmet bites. Tickets are $25-$30, and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas.
Novak Hair Studios is a new mega-salon opening in late March near downtown Fort Worth, at 250 West Lancaster Ave., No. 110. The 10,000-square-foot studio will accommodate upwards of 60 hair stylists and will be eco-friendly, too. Owner Benjamin Novak Hudgins calls it a "luxury solo artist salon" full of generous details: complimentary refreshments, free wifi, European-style adjustable shampoo bowls, a private processing lounge for donning a cape and foil in comfort, and a professionally lit studio for before and after photos. The salon has earned the Green Circle Salon Certification with its eco-friendly air and water filtration systems, participation in a "save the bees" initiative, and even an effort to recycle hair clippings to clean up oil spills in the ocean.
Lemongrass Salon in University Park Village this spring will relocate to a larger space across from Pottery Barn. The new 6,188-square-foot salon will offer a complete line of Aveda products for purchase, 10 shampoo bowls, 17 stylist stations, and two facial-waxing rooms. At double the capacity of their previous location, the salon will be able to expand their staff and offer full services seven days a week, they say. They'll be settled in around April or May.
Onyx Nail Bar will open next to Lemongrass Salon in University Park Village this summer. The 3,297-square-foot nail salon will offer manicures, pedicures, waxing, and threading — all in a "warm, tranquil ambiance" that includes tasty cocktails complimentary with services. It will be the second Onyx in Fort Worth; there's also one in the far-north Presidio Junction complex in the Alliance area.
Willow House Boutique is under way in Sundance Square, at 317 Houston St. The 2,410-square-foot store will carry fashion-forward apparel, accessories, home décor, gifts, and specialty gift items. “Kerrie and Craig Turner are the owners of two successful boutique stores in Celina and McKinney and are now bringing their style and expertise to Sundance Square,” said Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of Sundance Square, in a release. It aims to open in late April or early May.
Ylang 23 will open its first Fort Worth location in The Shops at Clearfork in June. Ylang 23 currently has a location at the Plaza at Preston Center in Dallas, but the owners say they have been thinking about Fort Worth for a while. “We have always drawn a sophisticated clientele from Fort Worth and surrounding communities and are excited to welcome these clients to a location which is more accessible than Dallas," managing director Joanne Teichman said in a release. The store sells jewelry by sought-after designers like Cathy Waterman, Irene Neuwirth, and Fort Worth's Megan Thorne.
TRG Duty Free, newly opened inside DFW Airport's Terminal D, is the largest and most fully stocked duty free store in the Western Hemisphere, coming in at over 20,000 square feet. Because everything's bigger and better in Texas, this two-level store offers everything from high-end makeup like Chanel and La Mer to Fort Worth's TX Whiskey and Micallef Cigars.
Glade Parks Town Center, going up on SH-121 in Euless, has an exciting lineup of retailers planned. They include Forever 21 RED (opening this month), Francesca's, Old Navy, and tall men's apparel shop DXL (all opening soon). There's also a Total Wine & More in the works, as well as Hopdoddy burger spot and MediCi pizza restaurant. A landscaped area in the center will serve as a location for relaxation, local entertainment, and family-friendly programming.
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