28 June 2014
Highland Park Village is an upscale shopping mall located at the southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road in Highland Park, Texas (USA) and was the first self-contained shopping center in America. The Highland Park Village was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000.
The center boasts several exclusive, luxury stores in the Texas market, including: Akris, Alexander McQueen, Brunello Cucinelli, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Fürstenberg, Escada, Harry Winston, Leggiadro, Loro Piana, Madison, Rag & Bone, Scoop NYC, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Trina Turk, Vince, Anne Fontaine, Chanel, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Lela Rose, Saint Laurent Paris, and St. John (clothing).
The Village also has a handful of dining options ranging from cafes and bistros to cheese and spirit shops.
The Village Theater, Texas’ first luxury theater, is also found at Highland Park Village. When it first opened in 1935 its construction cost more than $100,000, which is over $1,700,000 inflation adjusted and at the time was considered an astronomical amount. In 1979, the theater was renovated, with the balcony being converted into an additional screen. It was purchased by AMC Theatres in 1987, and the entire Art Deco interior was demolished, converting it into 11,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of retail space, and two brand-new theater screens upstairs. It was once again renovated in 2010.