Yesterday D CEO reported that there are nine new retailers heading to NorthPark Center — Rolex, J. Crew Men’s Shop, Tourbillon Boutique, Tory Burch, Nespresso, Green House Market, and See’s Candies. To get all the details on when they are opening and where they’ll be calling home, click here.
It’s time to strap on your tennis shoes and face the crowds — this weekend most back-to-school necessities are tax-free. That includes the majority of backpacks, school supplies, clothing, and footwear (under $100) that your kiddos will need to look and stay sharp this year.
Before you hit the ground running, check out our back-to-school spread in this week’s Preston Hollow People, featuring adorable sisters Lauren and Julia Hicks (ESD).
For all the nitty-gritty details, click here.
If you were following me on Twitter, you’d have seen this joke 17 hours ago:
It looks like Glamour Shots has closed @NorthParkCenter. Where am I going to get my boudoir photos done in time for my wife's birthday?
— Dan Koller (@DanKollerPeople) July 28, 2013
You have the chance to possibly save a life by donating 15 minutes of your time — and maybe even some bone marrow — this weekend at NorthPark.
Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, stop by Dillard’s Court to take part in the Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive.
The only requirements: You must be between 18 — 44 years old and in good health, and you must provide a cheek swab sample. Donations will not take place on-site; the event is meant to encourage joining the national registry. Donations from minorities are especially needed.
To learn more, check out www.BeTheMatch.org.
Yes, you read that correctly — something free at the mall! These classes are for those of you who don’t consider “shopping” a “workout.” All of the classes take place in the 1.4 acre CenterPark Garden, where you can use window shopping for your inspiration. Here are the details on the weekly classes:
Boot Camp Class hosted by lululemon athletica
- Tuesdays at 7 a.m.
- Bring a water bottle, towel, yoga mat, and running shoes
SWEAT Boot Camp Class
- Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
- Bring a water bottle, towel, and light dumbells
Nike Training Club
- Saturday 9:00 a.m.
- Sign up at Nike Dallas (214) 363 – 4127
- Bring a water bottle and a towel
The Apple store in NorthPark Center has moved to a corner location, specifically the corner on your left as you exit Nordstrom on the first floor. My sainted mother, who is known in our family as the Queen of NorthPark, labeled this a bad decision. She theorized that easier access to an exterior door would make it more tempting for shoplifters to target Apple.
To hear her tell it, creeps are helping themselves to five-finger discounts at Apple all the time. But a search of dallaspolice.net shows only two thefts were reported there in the first half of this year, after only five in 2012.
By comparison, the Macy’s at NorthPark reported 90 thefts in 2012. And the department store is on pace to surpass that number in 2013, having reported 58 thefts since Jan. 1. Similarly, Dillard’s has reported 54 thefts this year, a statistical increase when compared to its 75 reports last year.
Shoplifters don’t go after the mall’s other two anchors nearly as much — or those stores don’t call the cops nearly as much. Nordstrom reported only 16 thefts in 2012, but it has already reported 17 this year. And Neiman Marcus has reported only 12 thefts in 2013, after reporting 26 last year.
Starting on June 22 you’ll be able to stock up on all the One Direction gear
youyour tween’s heart desires thanks to 1D World. This includes shirts, jewelry, life size posters, and what the website describes as “the famous 1D onsie,” whatever that is.
To be honest, I’m a little scared of One Direction fans and a little too old to know that much or care about the band. But if this is something you’re interested in, make sure you scoop it all up while you can — the store will only be open for two weeks.
Here are the details: 1D World will be located at The Shops at Park Lane, snuggled between Bowl & Barrel and Gordon Biersch. It is open from June 22 to July 7. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
At around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman left her purse containing $30 cash and several credit, Social Security, and ID cards in the shoe department of Dillard’s in NorthPark Center. By the time she realized her purse was missing one hour later, it was long gone.
At around 4 p.m. on Thursday, a white SUV pulled up between two black SUVs in a parking lot in the 7600 block of Inwood Road. A thief then exited the white SUV and broke a window on each black SUV and stole a stereo from each.
At around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, a shoplifter exchanged a pair of shoes at Nordstrom in NorthPark Center. On his way out of the store, however, he took a detour through a stock room, where he swiped a $495 pair of shoes which he hid in the box of the pair he had just exchanged. He was caught and promptly arrested.
After 11 p.m. on Friday, a burglar broke into a Ford SUV in the 6900 block of Lupton Drive and stole a $10 atlas.
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It’s been a few months since the Rev. Stephen Swann, ESD’s founder and headmaster retired, and Kimberly A. MaGee has been serving as interim head of school since his November departure. Meredyth Moredock Cole will be taking the reins on July 1, and if you’d like to learn more about her and her vision for the school, tonight’s your chance. She’ll be hosting an open session at 5:30 p.m. tonight, so head to ESD if you’d like to get to know her better.
If you’ve been giving up your Saturday mornings to volunteer with Hockaday and Habitat for Humanity, tomorrow you get to finally see the culmination of your hard work. The dedication ceremony is at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday is all about personal improvement and self-help. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mikki C. Zimmerman will discuss and sign Can I Get a Witness? at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble. Also at 2 p.m., David J. Bates will discuss Narrow it Down at the Preston Royal Barnes & Noble.
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At around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, police arrested a shoplifter at Whole Foods Market in Preston Forest Shopping Center for trying to steal more than $25 worth of food from the food bar, at least six pastries, $9 worth of miscellaneous grocery items, three mini chicken sandwiches, and a mini turkey sandwich by hiding them in her purse. I just have one question – how big was this purse?
At 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, mall security detained a high school student for stealing a $285 belt from Gucci at NorthPark Center, but the thief managed to escape. He dropped his student ID in the scuffle, however, and returned to the mall two hours later. He was issued a criminal trespass warning, arrested, and taken to a youth detention center, but he returned to the mall the very next day and was promptly arrested again.
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