The coffee and champagne bar.

Hometown style arbiter Neiman Marcus may have introduced the country to aspirational luxury department stores, but cool new kid on the block Forty Five Ten is ready to give it some friendly competition. Its recently opened four-floor Dallas flagship in the Main Street District has become a destination for style-conscious travelers. Warm up with a cappuccino or a flute of Dom at the first-floor coffee and Champagne bar, then flex those retail muscles. On the shopping list: Fred Leighton jewelry, Miu Miu and Gucci shoes, Smythson stationery and Assouline books, rare fragrances (including Le Labo, blended to order), and conversation-starting home goods, such as “Drip Tease” bone china mugs from Reiko Kaneko, literally dripping with gold. If you and your credit card have anything left, pop across the street to the historic Neiman Marcus flagship or the boutique Joule hotel – home to Traffic Los Angeles, the Taschen Library, an intimate afternoon tea, and an acclaimed spa.

Forty Five Ten’s Dallas flagship.
Shopping for designer dinnerware.

All photos by Korena Sinnett, associate art director for Virtuoso Life