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We’ve all got some shopping to do this season, whether for friends and family or for ourselves (it’s called “self care”). Where’s one place you’re guaranteed to source all your sartorial needs? WestBend in Fort Worth.

Nestled along the Trinity Trails, WestBend offers a curated collection of contemporary fashion retailers, such as Pax & Parker, Marine Layer, Bonobos and Warby Parker.

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, Neil Patel of @dallasurbanite recently visited WestBend to explore what the development has to offer. Whether you’re shopping for the men in your life or for yourself, keep reading to get inspired by Patel’s must-shop looks.

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You might already know WestBendas a shopping and dining destination that sits just off the Trinity River, but the must-visit development also contains a tranquil escape from the everyday world: The Woodhouse Day Spa.

The spa is one of WestBend’s growing mix of beauty retailers and specialty service providers, and Fleurdille blogger Anna Cobbs stopped by recently to try one of Woodhouse’s signature services.

The part-time speech therapist and full-time mom indulged in the Woodhouse Hydrafacial, an 80-minute service that…

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Holiday Bazaar at the Bend returns in collaboration with Fort Worth Makers

WHO: WestBend and Fort Worth Makers

WHAT: Find creative holiday gifts for everyone on your list at WestBend’s second annual Holiday Bazaar at the Bend!

Presented in collaboration with Fort Worth Makers, the event will feature a hand-crafted gift market with more than 20 local artisan vendors, including Not by Sight Illustrations, Stayin’ Alive Succulents, Tucker Ink. and Untangled Collective.

WestBend’s many shops and restaurants will offer exclusive specials and activities all day long, including raffling off WestBend prizes totaling more than $750. Event attendees can enter to win by shopping at participating retailers.

Visit the Facebook event for a list of participating vendors.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: WestBend – 1701 River Run, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

COST: Attendance is free!

PARKING: Free garage and lot parking is available on-site.

For more information, visit and or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include Bluemercury, Bonobos, CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Popbar, Silver Fox, Susiecakes, Tyler’s, Warby Parker, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit and or follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Heather Hughston
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Written by: Samantha Calimbahin

Luxury beauty retailer Bluemercury is expected to open its first Fort Worth location at WestBend in March, near Drybar and Woodhouse Day Spa.

The 2,300-square-foot store will carry cosmetics, skin care, makeup and perfume, along with other hair, bath and body products.

“Opening in WestBend was the obvious choice for us as the client is incredibly chic and on-trend,” Bluemercury COO and co-founder Barry Beck said in a statement. “With our latest Bluemercury store, our eighth in Texas, we will bring luxury beauty products to the doorstep of the superwomen of Fort Worth.”

WestBend is located at University Drive and River Run. Developer Trademark Property Company is planning Phase II of the project, which will expand the property south on an adjacent 3.5-acre tract. According to a news release, conceptual planning is underway for additional retail space, a hotel and multifamily units. WestBend will span 670,000 square feet at full build-out.

“We are creating a unique collection of stores and restaurants at the property for both our guests and office tenants, which have been fully leased [Trademark reports WestBend’s 190,203 square feet of office space is occupied],” Trademark Property CEO Terry Montesi said in a statement. “The coming months will be exciting as the local community gets to experience everything new WestBend has to offer.”

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Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property.

The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national artists, including 10 murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, a site-specific “love” sculpture by San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton, and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs. These join prior works by local artist Devon Nowlin and a rotating photography exhibit from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

To celebrate its public art program, WestBend will host a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek with artists Lauren Childs, Devon Nowlin, and an Instagram takeover by Kyle Steed. The first 50 guests to check in will receive a free swag bag illustrated by Steed. #WestBendLove will feature a Polaroid scavenger hunt, frozen treats, drinks from HG Sply Co., surprises, and the opportunity to meet the artists in attendance.



7.20.17 | 7:00 pm


1701 River Run
Fort Worth, TX 76107




Admission is free with RSVP.