Galleria pop up features Dallas brands you didn’t know were based here

Fashion Group International of Dallas, the largest chapter of the non-profit professional organization outside of New York, is hosting a weekend pop up shop at Galleria Dallas Dec. 3 and 4.

It’s an opportunity to see in one place a dozen of the innovative brands that are based here. Some are newer companies and others are established sold by major retailers. Many sell direct to consumers online or operate a local boutique. A portion of the sales will benefit FGI Dallas’ foundation that provides scholarships to fashion design and merchandising students in North Texas.

FGI regional director Nerissa Von Helpenstill said the partnership with the Galleria “allows us to showcase both emerging brands and longstanding member ventures in a way that helps us fund important scholarships in the fashion industry.”

The FGI holiday pop up will be open this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Level 1 near Bachendorf’s.

The locally-owned boutiques, designers and services that will be featured in the shop are:

Daniela Bell Lashes features cruelty-free mink lashes and lash accessories.

DeadSoxy is a brand of socks made with patented technology that it says keeps them from slipping down.

Finley Shirts are designed shirts for women with styles that are feminine, crisp, tailored and fun. Founder Finley Moll is also an organizer of the pop up.

Harkensback, a lifestyle clothing store in the Bishop Arts District that focuses on sustainability and tries to evoke mood, voyage, cool ‘70s and urban noir.

Increased Orbit sells positive-message tees, tanks, notecards and more.

Kathy Fielder says it’s an affordably priced women’s clothing, accessories and lifestyle goods retailer including Tiffany Moon candles.

Martini Consignment will bring both contemporary luxury brands and vintage clothing and accessories to the pop up.

SEPT featuring Ferrah features styles from the eco-luxury designer.

Status is a collection of ready-to-wear clothing ranging from casual to semi-formal, all in various silhouettes and textures.

Susan Posnick Cosmetics is a cruelty-free, gluten-free line of natural makeup that’s combined with sun protection.

Tarliza Schall creates versatile pieces with chic graphic patterns that are handcrafted in Brazil.

Valerie Garmino makes a luxury brand of statement pieces that the designers have a purpose of empowering women.

If it seems like the Galleria has stepped up its marketing, it has.

Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Co., which manages the Galleria and other shopping centers, added a vice president of experience in early 2020 and hired Chuck Steelman, who had spent 16 years at Dallas-based Neiman Marcus where he was a corporate manager of special events.

Twitter: @MariaHalkias

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