Truth is, for first timers, Barneys’ tasteful exterior can come off as distant and aloof. But once inside, you’ll find dapper, friendly salespeople ready to help you. Its combination of boutique mindset with unparalleled breadth of inventory from the likes of Armani, McQueen, and Berluti makes Barneys the finest shopping experience. These days this famous department store is fairly quiet, but the selection of merchandise is as exquisite as ever. Visiting the shoe department can only be described as a religious experience. Luxurious fabrics from the world’s most coveted designer lines make up dresses, coats, suits, and evening gowns organized around the store. Head downstairs for glass cases full of lavish jewelry and beauty counters that boast cosmetic lines you can’t find anywhere else in Dallas, including Neiman Marcus.
Update: Closing March 2, 2013