Dallas Visitors Guide to the Best Shopping
Break out your wallets — we've plotted three days of retail bliss. Go ahead, you deserve it.
DAY TWO: LIVING LIKE YOU’RE LOCAL
Enjoy a delightful breakfast in Uptown at Dream Café. The décor is darling, and our food editor says, “You haven’t lived until you’ve started the day with an order of cloud cakes.” That’s pretty serious.
Early Bird Shopping:
Because you’ve just inhaled breakfast in Uptown, we’re sending you first to West Village. Don’t miss L.barlett, a locally owned boutique stocked with designer duds on one side and affordable finds on the other. Cowboy Cool is a must-see if you’re looking to bring home some of the South. Find edgy Western gear, like skull-adorned cowboy boots and alligator cuffs.
Take a break at Mi Cocina, a Dallas Tex-Mex favorite. (Locals can’t get enough of this place.) If you’re ready to drink early, order a Mambo Taxi. It’ll do the trick.
Before you leave West Village, head to Spa Habitat for some post-lunch R&R. This beauty spot prides itself on organic treatments and products. You can’t go wrong with any massage here.
Head north toward the Knox-Henderson area, an-ever expanding street full of fabulous food and fun. Start at the Gypsy Wagon for Southern-chic shopping. Owner Carley Seale packs in locally designed jewelry, cowgirl boots, and tons of bohemian threads. Move on up to The Shining, a funky gothic-y jewelry shop, and We Are 1976, a kitschy-but-cool boutique peddling collectible toys, funky home furnishings, and letterpress cards. If you need to wet your whistle, grab a tea from neighboring Pearl Cup.
Ring the Dinner Bell:
When you’re ready for dinner, make your way to Fireside Pies, where you’ll find the most delicious pizzas in town. I recommend a margarita pie drizzled in truffle oil and the Peta Pie. Trust the bartender to make a wine selection for you.
If you’re not ready to settle down yet, walk over to Victor Tango’s, an upscale pub, with a handful of handmade cocktails on the menu for $14 a piece.