Last year husband-and-wife business partners Ed and Gable Shaikh moved their Hadleigh’s Bespoke clothing boutique out of the poolside cabana of their Kessler Park home and into a private upstairs atelier at Highland Park Village, one of the most prestigious shopping centers in Dallas. Now they are expanding again with the opening of a street-level store below the atelier called Hadleigh’s Bespoke Ground Floor. The new 600-square-foot shop, which opened September 8, presents many of its customizable signature collections, including velvet slippers, navy roadster blazers, cashmere knitwear and scarves, and for added service and privacy, customers can schedule an appointment at the upstairs atelier.
With its cobalt blue walls and flannel seating, “the upstairs will remain more like a private lounge where you can have your lunch and a glass of Champagne while you shop, while the downstairs will be a more modern retail setting,” says Ed Shaikh, noting how the new store, timed to open with this year’s 85th anniversary of Highland Park Village, is outfitted with Carrara marble walls, circa-1950s Marco Zanuso chairs, Ulrich benches, and a massive Barovier Murano glass light fixture Shaikh refers to as “the vicuña jacket of chandeliers.”
“The idea is for the new store to serve as a sort of stepping-stone to the atelier,” says Shaikh, who hopes to whet clients’ sartorial appetites with stock items such as Cesare Attolini formal jackets, Tardini leather goods, Barker Black English-made footwear, BRM timepieces, and Cutler and Gross eyewear. The store’s private concierge will encourage customers who want a more personalized shopping experience to sample the bespoke atelier upstairs. (214.770.4743, www.hadleighsbespoke.com)