We’ve been out and about “shopping” (yes, our job doesn’t stink) the stores as we gear up to produce the March/April issue and we’ve come across some cool new finds, as well as stores that we’re highly anticipating. If you have store scoop and news, always feel free to share!
Richardson Mercantile: Check out the not-your-average-antique-mall space. The sister store to the popular Frisco Mercantile brings “suites” from R&R Designworks by Sarah Reiss, Uptown Country Home, Back Alley Furniture, Mulligan’s Market, and more. There’s about 52,000 square feet of gifts, antiques, furniture, accessories, party supplies, clothing, and more. Grab a coffee in the little cafe/coffee shop in the back of the store and make your way around the different stalls.
BelAir Home: Bel Air is moving! They packed up their tiny Lovers Lane bungalow for a bigger space in the former Wild Birds Unlimited space on Lovers. We’re excited to see what owner Shannon VanBeber will have in store: I hear they are picking up a new artist or two as well as some great gift-y items in a price point that is easy to shop. Stay tuned for more details on when they open. I will be first in line.
Read Between the Lines: Melinda Jones, creative director of stationery company Read Between the Lines, tells me that the electricity is being wired right now at the new storefront in Victory Park. We can’t wait to see what the paper goods goddess has up her sleeve. We will, of course, report back when she opens her doors.
Madre Dallas: I am guilty of creeping on Madre’s Instagram page. I found it through Little Bean’s page and I immediately “liked” every interior the gals from Madre posted. (Okay, wow, I feel so much better getting that stalking situation off my chest.) The fun and vibrant interiors for kids caught my eye, and I’m excited to see what Little Bean’s Bianca Colgin Watson will stock in the clothing department. And perhaps some cool kids toys/accessories/gifts, too? (Just guessing. And hoping.) They will move in next door to D Magazine favorite Bungalow. I think I know where I’ll be spending some shopping afternoons.