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lieve your home could look like it if you just spent a little bit more money, but extrava-gant enough to remind you that you don’t actually need anything it’s selling. But you’ll want it all ... oh, how you’ll want it. A Missoni rug? Yes, please. Designer coast-ers? Must have for coffee table. A golden wishbone ring-holder? Spoil yourself with jewelry and then spoil the jewelry. That’s the kind of place you’ve walked into. You’ll leave with empty pockets but a really chic set of silicone place mats. Your duplex in Old East Dallas will never have looked so cool. 4524 McKinney Ave., 214-373-4444, nestdallas.com. Best Jewelry Line Bracha Your arms are looking a little bare, and you could use a new pair of earrings. But maybe you haven’t hit your do-gooder quotient for the week. Not to worry, you selfless, fashion-able, charming human, you. Bracha is a local jewelry line that’s about more than classic styles and on-trend statements; buying these one-of-a-kind, locally designed pieces also gives you something to feel good about. Owned by two sisters, Sayra and Michelle, who make their jewelry with hearts of gold, Bracha donates 20 percent of every sale to or-ganizations fighting to end human trafficking, including local nonprofit Rescue Her. So next time you’re looking to splurge, you can do it for a good cause and look good, all at the same time. Wearbracha.com the newest, and perhaps trendiest, boutique in Dallas: Lion & Witch. Just a few weeks into its time on Oak Lawn Avenue, this place has already proven to be perfect for grabbing a new outfit for a special occasion or a night out. You’ll leave more fashionable than you entered and with some money to spare for a nice glass of bubbly when you’re out on the town. 4252 Oak Lawn Ave., 469-914-5611, lionandwitch.com Best World Tour NorthPark Center Some people in these offices snidely refer to NorthPark as the rich, white people’s mall. We have a lot of class anger here at the Ob-server . You might have noticed. Obviously, some of our broke-ass, reverse-snobbish staff haven’t been to NorthPark in awhile, because a trip there is a like a world tour in air-conditioned comfort, with no TSA and more familiar food. Walk NorthPark’s long, art-filled halls, and we promise you’ll hear more languages and see more saris, hijabs, stylish sagging and straight-up high and avant-garde fashion than anywhere this side of Manhattan. Goth girls and punks, hip-hoppers and models rub shoulders with hoi polloi, the rich and the in-between here, making for the best people-watching in Dal-las, inspiring us to quote Willy Shakes: “O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!” Fancy, eh? And, ya know, the shopping is pretty freakin’ awesome too. Think North-Park is uniformly out of your price range? Well, yes, it can be, but when you’re done watching people, take a look at what’s in the shops. You’ll be surprised at what you can walk away with, feeling fancy without going broke. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214-363-7441, northparkcenter.com dallasobserver.com dallasobserver.com SHOPPING/SERVICES CULTURE/PEOPLE | FOOD/DRINK | NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC | | MUsiC SPORTS/RECREATI | Contents | the thread | | Unfair Park | sChUtze | featUre | night+day | CUltUre | Movies | stage | dish | Classified O | N Readers’ Pick: Nordstrom NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway Best Place to See a Celebrity Highland Park Village Kim Kardashian? Check. Gwyneth Paltrow? Check. That one model from that spread in Vanity Fair ? Check. Well, maybe. Not sure it was actually her, whoever she is. The next time a celebrity, or even semi-famous but fab-ulously wealthy person is rumored to be in Dallas, our advice to you is to camp out some-where in Highland Park Village. Probably the Starbucks, because you can’t afford to take up space anywhere else. It’s the ritzy shopping and dining strip that selfie queens and holistic lifestyle blogging Hollywood types flock to when they’re in town. But don’t tell ’em we sent you. 47 Highland Park Village, 214-443-9898 Best Vape Shop Flavor Vapor It may not confer the same sort of James Dean coolness, but vaping is infinitely health-ier — well, maybe — than smoking cigarettes, which means that many of us have begrudg-ingly made the transition. For those times when you’re craving a maybe-better-for-you nicotine fix, Flavor Vapor at Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue is an obvious first choice. Beginners can count on an edu-cated staff who will walk you through the ins and outs of setting up your own smoke-free smoking rig, along with an impressive selec-tion of e-liquid flavors and just about any other vaping accessories you can think of. Whether you’re chasing hella large vape clouds, bro, or just interested in no longer smelling like an ashtray, this is the spot. 5706 E. Mockingbird Lane, No. 140, 214-484-7467 Best Women’s Clothing Store Lion & Witch In a world in which you had everything you ever wanted hanging in your wardrobe al-ready, or in a world where clothes did not ex-ist, or perhaps in Narnia, you would have no need for a boutique. But we live in fashion-centric Dallas, where being well-dressed is equal to cleanliness, which is equal to godli-ness. At least, we think that’s how the saying goes. 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