When we think of fashion-forward destinations, cities such as New York City and Paris immediately come to mind. However, every stylish jet-setter knows chic, under-the-radar locales make for a truly unique, unforgettable getaway. Thus, we think our latest obsession should be added to your travel list this summer—Texas. While many attribute barbecue and cowboys to the Lone Star State (never a bad thing in our book), it actually offers a range of one-of-a-kind experiences in fashion, relaxation, food and art that span multiple cities. Ahead, get our tips on how to do Texas the fashion-girl way.
Stanley Korshak, Dallas
The legendary fashion emporium happens to be our EIC Rachel Zoe's go-to shopping destination when she stops in Dallas, and we totally get why. Located at the heart of the city's Uptown area, the store boasts over 65,000 square feet of expansive selections from luxury and contemporary designers—everything you could possibly need, from denim to couture.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
In need of major R&R? Look no further than this 16th-century Italian Renaissance-style estate tucked away in a private neighborhood of Uptown Dallas. You'll be transported to an intimate, charming resort known for its beautiful private pool and the spa that offers massage services to reconnect mind, body and spirit.
South Congress Hotel, Austin
This boutique hotel only opened last year but has garnered a lot of attention from locals and visitors alike. Located in Austin's trendy South Congress neighborhood, the swanky rooftop pool, modern architecture laced with rugged accents and midcentury modern decor make it the perfect temporary abode during your getaway to Texas' most stylish city.
Kick Pleat, Austin
A favorite of Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott—who flourished thanks to the city's support of local businesses—Kick Pleat is an airy, artsy boutique that carries unique minimalist staples from cool-girl designers.
Josephine House, Austin
A sweet cottage set in the historic nabe of Clarksville radiates the South's charming, amiable hospitality while serving up gorgeous healthy meals (everything from fresh, colorful salads to hearty roasted chicken). The menu changes daily so there's always something new to try.
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa
The quiet town of Marfa is home to a burgeoning modern-art scene worth making the trek to witness. Responsible for the mysterious and now iconic Prada Marfa, Ballroom Marfa (a space built in 1927 as a dancehall) supports and showcases international, national and local artists in visual art, film, music and performance.