Galleria adds four new stores, including a big return of Dallas boutique Gregory’s

Galleria Dallas is reclaiming one of its old stores – and it’s one of Dallas’ oldest independent fashion boutiques.

Gregory’s, a luxury clothing, footwear and accessories store for men and women, was at the Galleria for 20 years before moving to NorthPark Center in 2010. Its NorthPark store closed on March 28.

“We’re going back to where we started,” said Leslie Matney, who founded the store and still operates it with her husband Larry Matney. “The Galleria is making a comeback, and we’re helping.”

Gregory’s, which prides itself on selling unique designer brands not yet on the market, will open in a temporary space by the middle of the month across from the Apple Store on the first level.

The Anna Karin Karlsson Crystal Panther sunglasses are being sold at Gregory for $1,290.

The plan is to move next door to Gucci at its original location after that space is renovated, Matney said.

“Once I was able to get back to Paris in October, I went back twice,” Matney said. For years, Larry Matney has developed strong ties with shoe brands in Italy. The couple ran the shoe department at Fred Segal’s former location on Melrose in Los Angeles. They previously had stores in Las Vegas and Houston.

For those who have shopped in the market for a long time, yes, Gregory’s started in 1989 at the now defunct Valley View Mall when Bloomingdale’s was located there. It moved to the Galleria in 1991.

The Galleria added stores, including two more locally owned.

Inspiration Co. creates message bracelets for men, women and children.  It opened in...
Inspiration Co. creates message bracelets for men, women and children. It opened in the spring of 2022 at the Galleria Dallas.

Apricot Lane, which closed a few months ago, now has a new owner. Brieana LaCaze, owner of Apricot Lane in McKinney, tackles the Galleria store. The women’s boutique will reopen on April 7 next to Macy’s on level two. Apricot Lane stores are locally owned franchise stores where owners purchase brands and merchandise tailored to their markets.

Lizzie Lu Luxury Treats will open at the end of April on the first level across from Morphe. Entrepreneur T’Juanna Winters founded her bakery in 2019 and owns a store in Las Colinas Plaza. She makes candy apples, butter cakes, and her creations called Shookies, which are cookies that look like cobblers. Its Lu-Aid pickles are based on family recipes.

The Inspiration Co. recently opened across from H&M on level two. The Fort Lauderdale-based company was founded in 2017 and makes inspirational jewelry for men, women and children. The retailer also has stores in Arlington Parks and Stonebriar Center in Frisco.

Willow Bend shops in Plano photographed in December during the holiday season...
The nearly two-acre site has been vacant since the Galleria was built in the 1980s.

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