Top Shops for Women
Dallas may be better known for fashion-forward frocks, but Fort Worth is stocked with chic boutiques aplenty. From vintage to pricey to buzzy, these shops keep women on the west side of DFW dressing their best.
This Austin-based shop off the bricks of Camp Bowie is filled with bold statement-makers like floral dresses, embroidered tops, and sequin pants. It’s the perfect run-in-and-find-something-trendy spot before a night out, and it won’t break the bank. We love the accessories for no-fail gift shopping, including clutches from DVRA and Austin-based Realm, plus tassel earrings, sunglasses, and dainty rings.
Coyote Urban Boutique
Boho meets the West at this Sundance Square boutique in downtown Fort Worth that concentrates on well-made, comfortable, and fashion-forward clothing like maxi dresses, caftans, and rompers. Brands include Alice & Trixie, Free People, and Gypsy 05. The clothes pair perfectly with the jewelry, from Texas-made gemstones to one-of-a-kind turquoise baubles from New Mexico.
Duo Alyson Johnson and Kacey Cargile opened Esther Penn, where affordable fashion is the name of the game, nearly a year ago, and it was an immediate hit. TCU students and twentysomethings love the shop for easy party looks like patterned dresses and crop tops, which hang alongside everyday staples. And, thanks to grungy tanks and ripped jeans, this Seventh Street store provides just the right amount of edge. Look for brands like One Teaspoon and Yellow 108, plus accessories from Fort Worth brand Tribe Alive.
This West 7th vintage boutique owned by a mother-daughter duo is all about funky vintage and designer finds. Shop Chanel backpacks, Louis Vuitton luggage, fun party frocks, and a shoe section overflowing with Western boots. Local bloggers love this shop for ’50s dresses from the likes of Pucci, Diane von Furstenberg, and Ungaro.
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Owners Anne Walker Miller and Joanna Bennett started the store as a pop-up shop in 2011 before parlaying their customer base into a permanent spot. The 1,000 square-foot space is tiny, but it never feels like anything is missing, thanks to the well-curated selection that includes high-end casual cool labels like Lemlem, 360 Cashmere, Dallas-based Koch, Clare Vivier, and Day Birger et Mikkelsen. Keep an eye out for the semiannual sales — the discounts are major. Think $25 Elizabeth and James culottes and printed kaftans at 75 percent off. Plan your visit wisely, as this shop is only open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10 am-3 pm.