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JUN 27

Store Spotlight :: Melissa Benge Collection

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Melissa Benge, of the chic Henderson Ave. boutique Melissa Benge Collection, has been in the retail industry for over 25 years. She started out making and featuring her own jewelry and custom designs in her storefronts before venturing into contemporary fashion and home goods. And although she's slimmed down to only 3 stores now, she has had a string of 9 in various locations, over the years.

Melissa loves to travel and incorporate finds from her trips into her concepts. She described her Henderson boutique as “a collection of [her] favorite clothing, jewelry, boots… artfully displayed among vintage and repurposed treasures.” Her store is brimming with adorable clothing and fantastically unique vintage headboards, end tables, and chairs, all of which are for sale.

Her other current concepts are located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. She started her two stores, Graceful and Gunslinger, in Bandera, a quaint little town with the perfect atmosphere for an upscale, western concept. After six years, and many other simultaneous projects, Melissa and her husband (they met on a blind date!) decided to open the Dallas location. Melissa’s husband is a general contractor, and makes her exquisite visions come to life. The storefront is in the old Alamo Glass building, which she completely remodeled - the grand staircase is a must see!

Melissa describes her boutique as “brimming with unique ‘head to toe’ looks [of] various styles… both ‘impulse/affordable’ and ‘one of a kind costume/investment pieces.’” She also carries an eclectic selection of cowboy boots, architectural relics, reclaimed and repurposed items, home goods, and more. Her self-described “sassy boho cowgirl” meets “ vintage French romantic” has things for every room of the home, not just your closet.

She also dabbles in styling, focusing on customer service and personalization for each client. She is constantly taking pictures, sketching, and thinking about individual client relations. She claims her “text-styling” relationship with clientele makes her an especially intriguing stylist.

MBC carries some great FIG lines like Lola and Sophie, Illia P, CP Shades, and more. She is particularly loving all the fringe this season, in both her contemporary and western brands. MBC is open Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM and Sunday 12PM – 5PM, stop by this summer and check out all her fabulous finds for yourself!

You can also check them out on their Facebook page!

Melissa Benge Collection

2823 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

 

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Newton Newton said...
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