By  on February 5, 2008

Carolina Herrera is heading to the Lone Star State and will open a freestanding store in Dallas next month.

Mario Grauso, president of Puig Fashion, the Spanish-owned company that controls Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci, said, "The Dallas woman has always been a great supporter of the house, so when this property became available, we did not hesitate."

The store will be located in Highland Park Village, where Herrera will join the ranks of Chanel, Hermès, Harry Winston and Ralph Lauren.

The 3,600-square-foot shop will be the designer's third, and its decor will reflect the modern decor of its Madison Avenue and Melrose Place stores. Designed by the New York-based architectural firm a + i Designs, the Texas boutique will have rich Macassar wood finishes and upholstered furniture with the signature brown-and-ivory satin stripe the designer also has in her showroom and Madison Avenue store.

The Carolina Herrera New York collection and the designer's bridal line will be sold in the Dallas store, as well as accessories done in collaboration with Judith Leiber, Nancy Gonzalez, Manolo Blahnik and Basecurve. Faraone Mennella's signature jewelry also will be available, as well as the collection she designs exclusively for Herrera.

Grauso declined to comment on projected volume or identify any other cities that are being considered for future Carolina Herrera stores.

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