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Going back to school shopping is more than just buying pencils and notebooks, it is about having a wardrobe you can feel good in as you return to school. There are several small shops in the Dallas area that will give your wardrobe a unique twist as you go back to school. With these trendy boutiques you can create your own look, get the latest styles and still not break your budget.

Dirty Laundry
3007 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 924-0445
www.facebook.com/DirtyLaundryFortWorthThis trendy boutique is on the edge of Texas Christian University, and offers a wide variety of clothing and accessories to fit the tastes of women college students. It is a small place, and charmingly cozy. All of the racks are close together, but they always have a lot of different styles to choose from. This shop has a wide variety of prices as well, aimed at fitting any college student’s budget. Also watch for sales that come along now and then.  The store has styles from California and New York, and some in between.

Lublu
Plaza At Preston Center
8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive #180
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 346-3422
www.lublukp.comKira Plastinina opened this boutique at the Preston Center in 2013. The recent SMU graduate already has a thriving boutique business in Russia, but this is her first one in the United States. She opened the store as she finished her degree at SMU. The store has trendy fashions, with a definite European flavor, and she designs most of the clothing available herself. The Dallas store has dresses that range from $250-1,500, and that is much higher than the Russian stores. While Kira designs the collections, she also sells accessories  and outerwear to go along with her creations. Her clothing is also good for back to school, because she tries to make sure everything she makes is comfortable.

Bloom
104 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
972-984-1229
www.bloomdowntown.comKendi Skeen opened this shop in McKinney in 2011 with the idea of helping people “bloom” their fashions. There are a lot of accessories and things you might add to your wardrobe, to make your style your own. This is a great one-stop for preparing your back to school wardrobe. Whether you are looking for new items, or accessories to pieces already in your closet, this is the place to find something to make your style unique. The shop has all the popular brands of clothing from around the nation.

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H.D.’s Clothing Company
3014 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
214-821-8900
www.hdsclothing.comThis clothing store was started by a Dallas couple as a men’s store, but has grown into a boutique also for women, and can help one put together a solid ensemble for a back to school wardrobe. The store has metal shelves, a concrete floor, and the couple’s dog greets visitors in this industrial area. But inside there are stylish outfits from Europe and the best markets in the United States. They pride themselves on having the very latest trends in clothing and accessories, for men and women, from the top fashion markets of Europe.

Milk & Honey Boutique
1906 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
214-826-1700
www.milkandhoneyboutique.comBrittany Thomas started this boutique in 2011 after moving to Dallas from Waco. She offers clothing in the mid-to-low price range, but she wants her customers to feel indulgent. Most outfits in the store are less than $100. There are complete outfits for back to school, along with a wide array of jewelry, handbags, scarves and shoes. There is a “sale” section in the back that is changed weekly, so you never know when you will find a great bargain for your back to school wardrobe.

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