Tootsies, from the store’s website

Tootsies — a fashion staple of Preston Hollow for 30 years (25 in the 8300 Preston Road address) — re-opened this week after a major facelift.

The iconic Preston Center fashion house was forced to close following the February freeze, which resulted in a busted pipe and flooding, they reported on social media at the time.

Tootsies does its share of philanthropy and fundraising for good causes around here — founder Mickey Rosmarin (who died in 2016), made a commitment that the stores and employees would give back to the communities in which they are located, according to the company literature.

The two-story boutique has been operating a nearby pop up during the past few months.

Tootsies’ top priority is creating a retail space that feels like home — the home of that one enviable friend who has racks upon racks of brilliant Alice & Olivia dresses, stunning Staud jumpsuits, glittering jewels and walls of accessories (according to the store’s Insta feed). And if it’s all a little overwhelming, the Tootsies team of personal stylists can dress and bedazzle you into perfection.

According to the website Philanthropy Lifestyles, Tootsies will host a grand re-opening/30th anniversary event Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring live music, bites and cocktails.

Philanthropy Lifestyles’ Sharon Adams spoke with Droese Raney Architects’ David Droese who led the Dallas store’s original design and, 25 years later, re-design. He describes an in-house cocktail bar, co-designed with Tootsies Visual Director Matthew Gilley, that is a tribute to the store’s founder called “Mickey’s Bar.”

“The bar will feature festive, seasonal cocktails complimentary to shoppers year-round,” Adams notes.


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