For as long as I can remember, our mom has always placed a big importance on supporting local, small businesses. Whether its buying books from Kansas City’s “Rainy Day Books” or sending everyone she knows to The Monogram Shop when they first opened, she continuously makes a point to be supportive of smaller companies. I think that is why I have been so struck by local Hadleigh’s custom clothier and their story ever since they opened their very first boutique here in Dallas. (That, and the fact that Hadleigh is one of my most favorite little girl names)
Hadleigh’s is a Bespoke clothing boutique started by husband and wife team Ed and Gable Shaikn that, prior to moving to Dallas’ Highland Park Village shopping center just two years ago, was completely sold and run through their home’s pool cabana. Now, their store front in the village features a street level shop where you can walk and browse Hadleigh’s exclusive designs as well as an upper level atelier for all things custom. The label’s completely customizable slipper collection has been increasingly popular for both men and women alike. (The slippers are now sold online at Neimans and Bergdorfs for those of you who are not in the area!) I had yet to introduced my boyfriend to the custom clothier until just recently, but ever since then, the two of us have had our hearts set on visiting the boutique to pick out our very own pairs of the signature “H-man” slippers. With fall slowly creeping into the Dallas area, a pair of timeless slippers seems like a very obvious purchase and buying them from local Hadleigh’s is a no-brainer for us. The hardest part will be chosing our colors! Something fun, yet something that will have the ability to go with just about everything.
From following the clothier on Twitter, I saw that Hadleigh’s will hold a trunk show this coming Friday and Saturday (September 21st and 22nd) from 10-6 each day. Can you guess what we’ll be doing come Friday?
(Images via Hadleigh’s)