Dallas Opening: Make Up For Ever

Although we all wish that the ability to make up forever in relationships could be purchased over the counter, Make Up For Ever at least promises you’ll look beautiful even when love has brought you to an impasse. And in a true Paris, Texas story, the French beauty brand has just opened this new Dallas boutique.

Living up to its reputation as the "candy store" of the cosmetics world, MUFE stocks more than 1,500 products, including hard-to-find specialty items used for film and TV. It’s also a high-tech wonderland with a Smart Board interactive touch screen and a Video Make Up Lesson Recording Studio, which can create a permanent record of your personalized makeup session and an interactive Make Up School. 

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Hamptons Preview: C. Wonder

With barely a snowflake having touched down in the New York Metro area all winter, suddenly the Hamptons season is upon us. And these days even the Jitney crowd craves style at an attainable price. And so J. Christopher Burch’s C. Wonder will be–literally–popping up along Southampton’s Main Street just in time for the sound of popping beach umbrellas.

A sensation when it debuted in Soho this past October, C. Wonder’s new Hamptons summer pop-up shop will cater to more breezy concerns, with fanciful gifts, brightly-hued fashions and flip flops, roller skates, and picnic baskets–along with specialized monogramming and engraving services to make your friends jealous. The brand’s whimsical, wildly colorful aesthetic inclinations (interiors are done up with animal motifs and nautical-themed window displays) are bested only by its friendly price points–the average product costs only about $40. A corresponding pop-up will also open in Nantucket. Opens Memorial Day. 

San Francisco Opening: Department 17

Having grown out of its cult status since opening in its Nob Hill location in 2010, revered indie menswear shop Department 17 now has a shiny new (and bigger) home along a more trod path in Hayes Valley. With a philosophy summed up as "stylish and appropriate", D17 proffers a collection for gents with a classic sense of aesthetics but a distinctly modern attitude.

In addition to their eponymous label, the newly expanded offerings will include apparel, shoes and accessories by Kitsune, Industry of All Nations, Norse Projects and Richer Poorer, amongst others. The space has a charmingly unfinished look, further emphasizing the D17’s casual, inclusive vibe. 17‚Ķagain!

San Francisco Opening: Dior Homme

Things have certainly seemed slightly less fabulous since the heady days of Hedi, but Kris Van Assche has, one must admit, been a formidable successor, and as they say, the glamour must go on. This spectacular new Dior Homme boutique in San Francisco joins already existing, freestanding DH stores in New York and Beverly Hills, but it nevertheless has the scale of a flagship.

Indeed, spread over two floors and 2200 square feet, the ground floor is sportswear and accessories, while upstairs is for gents who are looking to get all suited and booted. The subdued but striking chrome, white and grey interior is meant to feel not unlike a posh Parisian bachelor pad. A Homme run.