Haberdasher Cassie MacGregor, founder of haute Dallas hat label The House of MacGregor, gives DFW Style Daily a peek at her Christmas list before she mails it off to Santa.
Cassie MacGregor is responsible for our city’s most amazing millinery. In fact, you may have spotted her gorgeous work on display at the Dallas Museum of Art in recent weeks. Tapped to create a line of hats for release alongside the museum’s Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition, Cassie’s goods sold out almost immediately. She’ll return to the DMA for a trunk show event on December 6th and 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the meantime, this Oak Cliff resident indulges in a little wishful thinking here today. Perhaps a few items from her very local list will inspire give-ables for the stylish folks in your life.
Ginger and Marianne toffee from Dude, Sweet Chocolate (408. W. 8th Street, #102, Dallas) combines ginger, raisins, and of course, chocolate, in one unique bite. Cassie notes that these treats will be her go-to gifting option this season for friends and family.
“The DMA has these fabulous little notebooks in the gift shop. They are perfect for your girlfriends to stash in their purses for some fashionable note taking,” our expert says of her second find. The Gaultier-inspired style shown here is just $9.95 at ShopDMA.org or the Dallas Museum of Art Gift Shop (1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas).
DIRT (417 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas, or 1517 Main Street, Dallas) is a fun floral boutique known for its cool designs and unusual selection of greenery and flowers. Cassie loves succulents in DIRT’s vintage containers with crushed glass.
Want to inspire your stylish man all year ‘round? The Bow Tie of the Month Club by The House of MacGregor lets you give a new, handmade accessory once a month. Cassie explains, “On the fifteenth of every month, he’ll get a new, gift wrapped bow tie to keep him snazzy.” Choose a one year ($600) or six month ($300) subscription. Visit The House of MacGregor at 614 W. Davis Street, #203, in Dallas or call 214-942-1966 for more information.
In case you happen to need a present for a very polished milliner (hint, hint), Cassie is currently devoted to restorative foot treatments at YaYa Foot Spa (509D N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas). The newly-opened pedi palace provides a 45-minute reflexology service for only $26.
Finally, this designing woman is officially obsessed with IndieGenius (409 N. Zang Boulevard, Dallas), a multi-vendor shop featuring exclusively Texas-made goods from fashion to furniture. She says it’s an ideal place to snag last-minute gifts at any price point.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. Dude Sweet Chocolate, 2. ShopDMA.org, 3. DIRT, 4. The House of MacGregor, 5. YaYa Foot Spa, 6. IndieGenius)