Best Boutiques Close to Campus

It’s no shock that fashion is a way to express yourself. From going out 3+ nights a week, Boulevards, day parties, formals, and more there are plenty of events to showcase your style. But what happens when you run out of outfits? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of Dallas boutiques perfect for grabbing a last-minute outfit.

Esther Penn
Located on Knox-Henderson, Esther Penn is only a short drive from SMU. The store is filled with on-trend accessories, boulevard and formal dresses, and tons of going out necessities. Before heading over, make sure to check out their Instagram @esther_penn. They constantly post their newest pieces on Insta to keep their followers updated on what’s in store. Also, almost everything is under $70!

L.Bartlett a walk across the street from SMU, Snider Plaza is home to the adorable boutique L. Bartlett. Featuring the always on-trend For Love & Lemons, Faithfull the Brand, Dolce Vita, Blue Life, and more, L.Bartlett is like your favorite online store in person. The selection is giant and they are constantly getting new merchandise. It’s the perfect place to look for a dress for formal, a bathing suit for a pool party, or a cute new top. Be sure to check out their Instagram @lbartlettdallas

Dear Hannah

A few stores up from L. Bartlett, you can find Dear Hannah. Dear Hannah is not only a great place to grab a new outfit, but they carry tons of accessories and great gift ideas! From beaded earrings to acrylic clutches, Dear Hannah is you’re one-stop-shop to accessorize any outfit. This is also a great place to pick up cute and trendy party supplies. They carry everything you could possibly need such as paper cups, straws, cards, napkins, and signs! Check out their Instagram @shopdearhannah

Blue Jean Baby

Blue Jean Baby is a relatively new boutique located on the outer rim of Snider Plaza, just short walk from campus. The vibe of most of their inventory is girly and frilly. Not only does the shop carry new items, but you can also find amazing vintage clothes, bags, and jewlery. From statement dresses and tops to vintage Levi’s, you’ll walk out with an outfit that is sure to turn heads. Check out their website and Instagram @shopbluejeanbaby


If time is not an issue and you want to browse even more options, head over to NorthPark. Just a 10-minute drive from campus, NorthPark is home to over 235 retail stores. Here you can find Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Zara, Lululemon, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Outdoor Voices, and so much more!! Check out their website for a complete list of stores!

Emma Castner

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