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Akris Opens a Store in Dallas

The Swiss design house opens its third U.S. boutique in Highland Park Village

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Designer Albert Kriemler already counts Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Princess Charlene of Monaco among his impressive clientele, and now he can add the most stylish ladies of Dallas to that list with the opening of the Akris store in Highland Park Village. The ultramodern brand’s third free-standing boutique—the other two are in New York and Boston—will cater to a local fashionista’s every whim with extended hours, personal shopping, in-house alterations and even a special-order program so shoppers can acquire favorite pieces from past seasons. Also available in the 1700-square-foot shop will be Valerie Steele’s Akris (Assouline), a cloth-bound hardcover tome celebrating the sleek and minimalist craftsmanship the Swiss-family brand has been producing for 90 years. Of the philosophy behind the signature Akris look, Kriemler says, “I think today’s clothes need to be simple because our lives are so complicated.”