THE WEST COAST COMES TO TEXAS
When North Texas local, Lori Landes’, favorite retail stores Fred Segal and Kitson closed, she saw a gap in the ever-growing Dallas retail space: fashions from the West Coast. The number of women entrepreneurs has grown 58 percent in the past five years and Landes proudly joined the booming community by launching her very own retail shop. Landes’ boutique, West Coast Vibes, is located in Snyder Plaza and puts California fashions on any Dallasite’s map. Dallas fashion, there’s a new neighbor on the block.
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/from-pumpkins-to-glamour/427182745 If you grew up in Dallas you might remember going to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch. Lori grew up on a farm and used to sell pumpkins on her front porch. Her family still owns the 25 acre farm that hosts birthdays, hayrides and events for the community. "It really taught me the work ethic. I will always remember going out and cleaning horse stalls on Saturday at 7am because I'm burning daylight". - Lori Landes
"Longing to infuse a bit of Los Angeles cool into your wardrobe? West Coast Vibes is a one-stop shop for casual, comfortable apparel, and unique jewelry and gifts otherwise hard to find in Big D.
Entrepreneur Lori Landes opened the Snider Plaza boutique last month to fill a gap in Dallas’ retail landscape. Landes grew up summering — and more to the point, shopping — in Southern California and yearned to bring her favorite brands to her hometown..."
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"Plans are well underway for our prom, Empire State of Mind on April 22nd at the Belo Mansion. We are extremely fortunate to have amazing community support for our high school and the prom and are very pleased to announce that Lori Landes and her new store in Snider Plaza, West Coast Vibes, has agreed to sponsor our prom t-shirts this year! Prom would not be possible without the generous donations from all our families and community!"
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We're stoked to be giving back to our community! Check out the video and write up below detailing our partnership this Christmas with the Wilkinson Center.
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new boutique in Dallas is spending the day helping Santa with a little gift giving. Workers at the store are busy trying to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of North Texas kids.
It’s kind of like Santa’s workshop inside West Coast Vibes, in University Park.
Lori Landes, the owner of West Coast, opened the boutique less than two months ago and is already finding ways to give back to the community.
Today Landes and employees at her store are packing goody bags filled with new backpacks, clothes and other items for children at the Wilkinson Center.
Landes will be taking the gift bags to the Wilkinson Center toy distribution event on December 17. While children have fun at a special Christmas party their parents will be in a separate area “shopping” from the items donated. The event means parents will be able to have gifts for their children on Christmas Day.
The Wilkinson Center works to help kids and families in East Dallas who are living in poverty. Executive director Anne Reeder said, “Oh my gosh. I just can’t tell you how excited they are. Because it (Christmas gifts) just wouldn’t happen for a lot of these families. People think of low-income people as maybe not employed, but in most of these families both parents are working two or three jobs just to make ends meet.”
The assembly of gift packing will be happening all day.
Landes said she’s participating in the event so that she could provide a Merry Christmas for more than her family this year.