Shoppers Rejoice: Irving and the DFW Area Have it All December 26, 2018 / Dallas / Leave a Comment The Dallas-Fort Worth area is known for world-class shopping, and the location of our apartments in Las Colinas puts you in the heart of it with quick access to a range of shopping options.Where are the best places to shop in Las Colinas and beyond? You have plenty of places to choose from when this part of Texas is your home. Here’s a look at some of the best shopping experiences both in Las Colinas and in surrounding areas.NorthPark CenterFirst opened in 1965, NorthPark Center is one of the most highly acclaimed shopping malls in the nation. It provides an enclosed shopping experience so that you can get out of the Texas humidity in summer or an unseasonably cold afternoon in winter. NorthPark Center also offers the blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment that made Americans fall in love with the classic mall experience in the first place.At NorthPark, you’ll find large anchor stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s, Anthropologie, Apple, Bath & Body Works and many others. Take a break by grabbing a bite to eat at Maggianos, P.F. Changs, or The Mermaid Bar, and spend an afternoon at the AMC NorthPark 15 movie theater.One of the most unique aspects of NorthPark Center is the art collection on display. The museum-quality art from the 20th and 21st centuries is placed around the property for all shoppers to see, providing a slightly more cultural experience than what you’ll find at other malls.NorthPark Center is just a short drive from Irving, which means that our Las Colinas apartments put you in a prime position to make this shopping mall your destination of choice.Allen Premium OutletsLooking to save a little money while you shop? The Allen Premium Outlets provide high-quality goods at bargain prices. You’ll also find a diverse collection of different stores and restaurants, including:Fashion: Armani, Calvin Klein, Coach, H&M, J. Crew, Nautica, The North Face and more.Shoes: Adidas, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Cole Haan, Nike, Reebok, TOMS and more.Food: Great American Cookies, Starbucks, Wetzel’s Pretzels and more.If you do visit the Allen Premium Outlets, stop by The Village at Allen, too, which offers an upscale dining and shopping experience. Also, if you want to experience Friday night lights Texas-style, the Allen High School football team is one of the best in the nation and plays in a stadium that many colleges would envy.Grapevine MillsThe Grapevine Mills Mall is a short drive from Irving and many Las Colinas apartments, and it offers a day’s worth of shopping and experiences. The mall itself includes a diverse collection of stores and dining options, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic Factory, Gap and many others.But what you’ll want to do at Grapevine Mall is explore both the mall itself and the surrounding area. Grapevine is home to a 30-screen AMC movie theater, Great Wolf Lodge, Bass Pro Shops, the Gaylord Texan Resort, wineries, Lake Grapevine and much more.Living in Allura, our Las Colinas apartments, gives you access to all that Irving has to offer, but other experiences are just minutes away — like the many experiences you’ll find in Grapevine.Irving MallIrving Mall is the traditional mall experience waiting right in the heart of Irving. You can do everything from visiting the food court, to sitting on Santa’s lap, to visiting popular stores like Dillard’s, Macy’s and others.There’s also an AMC movie theater at the Irving Mall, which makes it one of the best places to catch a film. If you get the hankering to see a movie but you’ve waited until the last minute, the theater at Irving Mall is often your best bet.The Galleria DallasThe Galleria Dallas is a large shopping mall that sits in the heart of an area that is rife with shopping options. Like most mall experiences, you’ll find a number of store and dining options, all enclosed to protect you from the elements. But the Galleria Dallas does offer one unique feature that other malls do not — a skating rink.Skaters at the Galleria Dallas enjoy time on the rink while shoppers on four different levels can watch from above. You should feel free to explore the many shopping opportunities surrounding our Las Colinas apartments, but choose the Galleria Dallas when you want to add something unique to your outing.Highland Park VillageLooking for upscale shopping? Look no further than Highland Park Village, which is just a short drive to the east from our Las Colinas apartments. Highland Park Village is where you’ll find 5th Avenue-level fashion retailers, including:Alexander McQueenBalenciagaChanelDiorFendiRalph LaurenSaint LaurentTom FordTory BurchValentinoIf you’re looking for a great meal, Highland Park Village is a great destination for restaurants, too. Try eateries like Bistro 31, Café Pacific, Lounge 31, Mi Cocina, and Royal Blue Grocery. Mi Cocina is a local favorite for Tex-Mex that hits the spot after an evening of shopping.The Shops at LegacyPlano and Frisco are two of the fastest growing communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They are just a short drive from Allura and they are home to The Shops at Legacy — a new outdoor shopping and dining experience that draws a crowd seven days a week.The Shops at Legacy include a range of retailers that you won’t find at most malls, including Oil & Vinegar, Firefly Trends, Lily Rain, Dallas Running Company and more. But The Shops at Legacy also offer delicious and unique dining experiences — restaurants that go beyond the chains you mostly find at traditional malls.Popular restaurants at The Shops include Mexican Sugar, Cru, Fireside Pies, Sambuca and others. This is also a shopping destination where you can enjoy nearby amenities. The Plano-Frisco area is home to a minor league baseball team, an MLS soccer team, and the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys.Launch Your Shopping from Our Las Colinas ApartmentsWhen you choose our Las Colinas apartments, you’re surrounded by unbelievable shopping opportunities in every direction. At Allura, you’ll find apartment homes in the heart of Las Colinas that offer luxurious living in proximity to NorthPark Center, Highland Park Village and anywhere else you want to browse or dine.When you’re ready to discover the lifestyle available at Allura, contact us to request a tour.