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By September 30, 2020 No Comments

EXPANSIONS MOVES

Photo by Meda Kessler

Hale House Owner Bekah Hale Pollock celebrated her reopening last month in a big way: a reveal of the shop’s expansion, as her women’s fashion, accessories and gift boutique has taken over the space adjacent to her corner location. The store feels and looks good, with more room to spread out and lots of natural light. A plus for the staff: real office space and more storage. Check out the store for new fall inventory, and don’t miss Hale House’s windows during holiday season. Online shopping also is available. 4900 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-349-0535, shophalehouse.com

The Squire Shop No move is fun, but at least the staff didn’t have to go far for their new digs. The longtime menswear shop has moved next door, taking over the spot previously home to The Wardrobe (look for the bright blue doors). Stop by to check out the new space. 4528 Hartwood Drive, Fort Worth, 817-927-8722, thesquireshop.net

Photo courtesy of Peter Millar

Photo courtesy of Reads Jewelers

The longtime tenant of the Crockett Row development in Fort Worth is moving to the Camp Bowie District this month. For almost 35 years, this family-owned business has offered an appealing collection of jewelry and accessories for men and women, including bridal pieces. Among the standouts are the hand-engraved gold-and-titanium bands. They also offer in-house appraisals and jewelry cleaning. 4696 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-386-5412

Owner and sharp-dressed man about town Roy Rizwan is combining his men’s and women’s boutiques into one destination at Southlake Town Square. Look for XAR’s selection of casual (including premium denim), business and special-occasion outfits inside the former Columbia Sportswear location, less than a block away from the current locations, starting in early October. Southlake Town Square, 1253 Main St., xarclothier.com

IN THE WORKS

Look good, feel good (even if you’re hanging out on the sofa) With comfortable leisurewear continuing to trend, Tommy John’s decision to expand its brick-and-mortars could not be more welcome. The men’s underwear brand already has a cult following — TJ added a women’s collection in 2018 — and a new store is in the works in Southlake Town Square, the first in North Texas. Founder Tom Patterson wasn’t happy with his underwear options and came up with the idea to focus on fabric, fit and function. He partnered with wife Erin Fujimoto, and Tommy John became a reality in 2008. Now we all want soft undergarments, be it bras, boxers, briefs, boy shorts or thongs. Guys can choose from six styles of underwear, different fabrics and multiple colors (gray, black, navy and white are still the most popular). Women also get a few more choices, with multiple fabric options and colors depending on the style. And don’t forget the rest of the lineup: joggers, sleepwear, T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, socks, leggings. Watch the website for an opening date. Southlake Town Square, 1440 Main St., tommyjohn.com

The Tommy John brand gives men (and women) more options when it comes to undergarments and loungewear. Photos courtesy of Tommy John

POINT CLICK SHOP

Photo courtesy of The Modern Shop

Although the Fort Worth museums are open, we’ve been taking advantage of the online shopping and shipping services available from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Modern Shop. Browse everything from art books to baby gifts to jewelry, including this rubber and Murano glass bead necklace from Samuel Coraux, who was inspired by mobile master Alexander Calder, $200. shop.themodern.org.