From the business-savvy local who brought us popular and affordable Henderson Avenue boutique, Milk & Honey, comes another cool, wallet-friendly women’s concept. Read on for the scoop on Lion & Witch, now open at 4252A Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas.
Open for business as of Monday, July 6, Lion & Witch
is the latest bright idea from local entrepreneur, Brittany York. We first met York upon the 2011 launch of Milk & Honey
on bustling Henderson Avenue. Within the blink of an eye, her savvy selection of budget-minded clothing, accessories, and gifts gained a loyal following with Dallas shoppers. The store went on to pick up more than a few awards in the subsequent four years.
As both a retail concept designer and buyer, York has proved to have a finger on the pulse of our city’s young and fashionable female set. Her second area shop is set up for similar success at the Shops of Highland Park
. Honing in on gently priced dresses, separates, and jewelry, as does its older sister, Lion & Witch differentiates as “a touch more elegant” than Milk & Honey. That is, without topping out prices in its tonier neighborhood.
Says a statement on the new boutique’s website, “In comparison to its peers in the Highland Park area, Lion & Witch will deliver a fresh take on designer-inspired looks, at a fraction of the price.”
In fact, the lion’s share (get it?
) of the finds in store ring in at or below the $100 mark. Popular lines spotted on our scouting trip included Amanda Uprichard, Stylestalker, The Coverii, and BCBGeneration. Some of these brands crossover from Milk & Honey’s largely bohemian mix, but in general, Lion & Witch takes a contemporary spin on its selection.
Also key among offerings is private label, B. York, a project of the owner herself. Look sharp for these distinctive items, including trendy tops and blazers in bright solids and graphic prints. A nice range of denim, jewelry both statement making and delicate, and hats and bags round out the selection.
All are showcased within an industrial-chic décor scheme, also designed by York. Think exposed ductwork, copper pipes, and plenty of black and white. We also loved the cheeky, upbeat wall art. Not forgetting the guys, a small staircase leads to a second-floor “man cave” in which boyfriends or husbands (or dads or brothers) can lounge while ladies shop.
If Lion & Witch looks like a fantasy come true, don’t miss the boutique’s launch party tonight.
Details can be found on our Event Calendar
, or visit www.lionandwitch.com
for more information and regular store hours.
All photos, credit DFW Style Daily.