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The Dallas Morning News

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Neiman Marcus dips into its history to bring back fashion awards

It’s the latest move by CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck to differentiate Neiman Marcus. The awards exposed its Dallas customers to the likes of Coco Chanel,... → Read More

Dallas shoppers headed back to the mall. Will they keep it up till Christmas?

Dallas area malls and shopping centers believe they have momentum. The National Retail Federation said 196.7 million people shopped online and in stores from... → Read More

Shopping local? Here are 14 clusters of small retailers around Dallas

Wall Street is watching the big box stores and big malls this weekend, but don’t forget the shop around the corner. Small Business Saturday is a seasonal... → Read More

A look at big box stores’ plans for the long Black Friday weekend

Black Friday finally feels like pre-pandemic times. With the exception of iPhones, which Apple has said will be in short supply due to its ongoing supply... → Read More

Tuesday Morning is closing its longtime store in Preston Center

Dallas-based closeout retailer Tuesday Morning has told customers in an email that it’s leaving one of its largest and high-profile locations. The store in... → Read More

Dallas-Fort Worth shoppers, here’s when stores and malls will open on Black Friday

Retailers scaled back their wild holiday shopping hours even before the pandemic, and since then the hours stores are open have been cut back even more.... → Read More

Dallas-Fort Worth grocery shoppers, here’s what’s open on Thanksgiving Day

You have options, but they start fading closer to dinner time. → Read More

HGTV’s No Demo Reno starring Texan Jenn Todryk gets a third season

HGTV has ordered up 12 episodes after Todryk earned some impressive ratings this year with sought-after demographics. → Read More

Galleria Dallas’ Santa will visit with families in Spanish

Scot Redman was taking photos of a Santa visit last year at Galleria Dallas when he saw a little boy’s face light up as Santa greeted him in Spanish. “His... → Read More

Galleria Dallas to make it snow every day starting Black Friday

It’s going to start snowing at Galleria Dallas on the day after Thanksgiving, and it won’t stop until Christmas Eve. The North Dallas mall is living up to its... → Read More

Martha Stewart draws a crowd at unveiling of Neiman Marcus’ Baccarat Christmas tree

The lifestyle maven has a collection with the French crystal brand that’s available in a new Baccarat shop in the downtown Dallas Neiman Marcus store. → Read More

See time lapsed video of the tallest indoor US Christmas tree at Galleria Dallas

It’s back. The 95-foot holiday tree -- located in the middle of in the mall’s ice rink -- is an annual tradition. → Read More

Sprouts Farmers Market near Lakewood is the newest in grocer’s Dallas plans

The Sprouts Farmers Market opening next week in East Dallas’ Hillside Village is the Phoenix-based retailer’s new format that’s about 20% smaller than its... → Read More

Amazon is bringing palm reading checkout stands to D-FW Whole Food Markets

Amazon One is live now in Irving and Highland Village and will be all all 16 North Texas Whole Foods stores in the coming weeks. → Read More

HGTV’s Property Brothers to appear at NFM with their new furniture

The Colony NFM location carries the entire collection created by Drew and Jonathan Scott. → Read More

Blu Dot picked Knox and McKinney to be near furniture competitors

Minneapolis-based Blu Dot said Dallas’ Knox furniture collection of stores rivals other big cities. Natuzzi Italia Dallas next door and Blu Dot are No. 20 and... → Read More

Tuesday Morning top management including CEO Fred Hand are out

Hand, Katz and Metcalf were all former executives from larger competitor and deep discounter Burlington before coming to Tuesday morning. → Read More

Walmart, H-E-B and Aldi start a turkey price war

Walmart said it’s priced all the Thanksgiving fixings at last year’s prices including turkey at less than $1 a pound, almost 50% lower than the national... → Read More

Louis Vuitton picks the Perot Museum as setting to sell its fashion

Louis Vuitton uses buildings it considers architecturally interesting. Dallas' Perot Museum joins an impressive list: Salk Institute, Japan's Miho Museum,... → Read More

Plano’s first H-E-B grocery store opens to a line of shoppers

Will the opening of the grocery chain's second Dallas-Fort Worth store take pressure off the Frisco location or will it be just as crowded? That’s the million-d... → Read More