Gregory's first opened it's doors over 30 years ago in Dallas, TX and has remained a hidden gem for fashion lovers all over the world throughout the decades. A dream brought to life by Leslie and Larry Matney, who continue striving every day to set their store apart, it is one of the last independent "mom and pop shops" still thriving in today's world and a trusted go-to spot for celebrities and all who enjoy creativity in the way they dress and value having something different.
Always known for being first to market with the hottest new products, Gregory's was one of the first stores to carry Jimmy Choo Shoes in the USA, as well as the first to carry Rene Caovilla and the second in the country to carry Christian Louboutin. Gregory's has also helped introduce several clothing brands into the USA, as one of the first stores to carry Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, and list goes on. Both Leslie and Larry have always had an eye for what's next in fashion and continue to showcase the newest looks you won't find anywhere else. They have created a fun-filled environment for clients to escape and unwind while shopping and trying on all of the latest finds.
We pride ourselves on having the highest quality and most fashion forward products in the market today, and providing exceptional customer service with our southern hospitality. Come enjoy our unique atmosphere and treat yourself to something special, you deserve it.
Leslie Matney seemed destined to become a leader in the fashion industry from the time she began working at the age of 15 years old and quickly rose to a regional manager position in a chain of clothing stores by the age of 20. Growing up as the middle child in a family of five kids, she developed the perfect balance of a strong yet easy going personality, the ability to roll with the punches and a desire to help her mother by being able to take care of herself. To be so young and manage a group of stores, increasing their sales and growing their client bases was a rare accomplishment, so Leslie stood out and was consistently given more responsibility as she exceeded expectations with every new challenge. She eventually became the lead buyer and head of merchandising for the retail chain, and continued to soak up every ounce of knowledge the fashion industry had to offer. As the daughter of a teacher, Leslie loved to learn, and understood the value of hark work and self motivation. Her mother, Jody, an English professor has always been her shining example of working hard, honing your craft and helping others to do the same. Now over 40 years later, Leslie still sets the tone of constant learning and striving for greatness in her own stores. The example she sets on a daily basis is second to none. As a strong female entrepreneur she prides herself on being an outstanding mentor for not only her employees, but for anyone and everyone who loves fashion and has a desire to learn. Her work ethic is unmatched and inspires everyone around her to be better, and her amazing eye for the next new trends in fashion has always proven correct and sets us apart from the competition.
Larry Matney has always been known as a true shoe connoisseur. He grew up as the son of a shoe salesman and developed a passion for shoes from a very early age. His vision for product and strong sense of style has propelled him to become one of the most respected minds in the shoe industry and a consistent trend setter in the field. As young boy working in the stock room of his dad's shoe store, he dreamed of one day having a store of his own and set his sights on achieving that goal. He began working on the sales floor as a teenager and was a natural in sales. He continued working through the ranks and eventually became a shoe buyer for a chain of stores. He was so enthralled with the process of designing and building shoes, he spent years soaking up every moment he had in the shoe factories of Italy and really honed in on the craft of shoe making. By combining their talents and vast experience in the fashion industry, Leslie and Larry were able to create a truly unique fashion/retail business. Their vision was bold and the values they set forth early on still hold their business together and allow them to continue to grow and evolve it as the years go on