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February 5, 2020


The best designer vintage store in Dallas

When it launched in New York this Spring, Travel + Leisure called Forty Five Ten Vintage “one of the best-curated vintage stores in Manhattan.” Now expanded to the Dallas flagship store, it features a tightly edited selection of designer luxury ready-to-wear, handbags, design, and beyond.

“I wanted to do something really special that designers, stylists, and all fashion girls would love,” says Kristen Cole, Forty Five Ten’s President and Chief Creative Officer.

To source the collection, Cole and her buying team work with individual vintage collectors, each specializing in their unique categories. “The relationship with our collectors has evolved and grown,” says Cole. “To start, I gave a very loose directive of what I was looking for—what inspires me—and from there, they took a deep dive into what they know best.”

What they know best includes fashion, art, books, jewelry, handbags, and furniture. Women’s ready-to-wear sourced by Austin-based friends at Archive—rare runway from CHANEL, Zandra Rhodes, Moschino, Hermès, and more—is currently focused through a ’70s–’90s lens. (“I love how these pieces tie so effortlessly to the trends we’re seeing on the runway today, and to the rest of our assortment.” says Cole.)

The handbag selection, with a range of decades and designers, including ’80s CHANEL quilted bags and ’90s Moschino. Printed matter sourced by a longtime LA-based friend at The Librarian, includes vintage fashion magazines and titles on art and New York culture. And in the jewelry cases, statement pieces collected by Vada are arranged by decade and mood to create little vignettes. (Think Victorian, ’50s pop, Art Deco…) Also leading the jewelry charge is Houston-based Tenenbaum Jewelers, the largest modern, estate and antique fine jewelry store in the southern US.

Of course, given the nature of vintage, all pieces are stocked one-of-one and the inventory is constantly refreshing as the collectors’ add their finds. We hope you enjoy the hunt!

The Details: Shop Forty Five Ten Vintage on Level 1 near the Elm Street entrance. 1615 Main Street.