Shopping Dallas 2004

An insider’s guide to 11 distinct retail shopping districts in and around Dallas—including tips on where to shop, where to eat, and who you’ll meet.

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Our Favorite Shopping Destinations:
KNOX-HENDERSON
SNIDER PLAZA & BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT
GALLERIA NORTH (Alpha Road)
UPTOWN/OAK LAWN & HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE
LOVERS LANE
PLANO
THE PRESTONS & FRISCO

Shopping Dallas 2004

Okay. We’ll admit it. We’re hooked. We are now officially shopaholics. And that’s saying a lot, because this isn’t our first time around a sales rack. For you see, we here at D Home pride ourselves on our knowledge of the retail arts. Looking for linens? Need more knickknacks? Craving a corner hutch? Not a problem. We have your back. But our latest endeavor—uncovering the best shopping districts in Dallas—pushed even us (and our credit cards) to the limit. From North Oak Cliff to Downtown Plano and all boffo boutiques in between, we scoured the area. We uncovered everything from the finest antiques to the best bargains and confirmed what we knew all along: Dallas has the best shopping. Period. No, this isn’t an exhaustive list. (Quit your griping, Lakewood. You’ll get your turn next year.) But it’s a fine fix for those who—like us—have that retail monkey on their backs. Yes, we’re the editors of D Home, and we’re shopaholics. There. We’ve said it. Now, let’s go find that darn corner hutch. >>

 

KNOX-HENDERSON

 

The Lowdown

Location: Sandwiched between Highland Park and Uptown.

Who’s There: Anyone jonesing for a sassy little sofa.

What to Wear: Comfortable shoes. This street was made for walkin’.

 

Talk about your urban renewal. Long before Starbucks and Pottery Barn took over this mile-long stretch of road, Knox-Henderson was a seedy little street with very little shopping. Ten years have passed, and now it’s all loveseats and lattes. Lauded as Dallas’ furnishings mecca, Knox Street is home to fabulous national chains (Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel) and small but equally stylish local shops (Forty Five Ten, Domestic Bliss). Across Central Expressway, Knox becomes Henderson Avenue, filled with quaint antiques stores and funky boutiques. It’s easy and fun to make a day and night of it on Knox-Henderson, charging and chomping your way down the strip. Morning coffee and pastries at Torrefazione Italia get the day started right. Drop next door to Sur La Table for the best cookware. Across the street, DL Lifestyle carries a slick line of contemporary furnishings. For traditional tastes, furniture store Weirs has been a Knox Street mainstay since 1948. Time to recharge the batteries? Indulge your sweet tooth at La Duni Latin cafe, home to the best tres leche cake in Dallas. A quick jaunt across Central finds you on Henderson Avenue where you can discover hidden treasures within The Whimsey Shoppe and Milton-Kent Antiques, or colorful folk art at La Mariposa. Then collapse under a heap of shopping bags at Cuba Libre, where the Caribbean lounge’s frozen mojito will help you forget how much money you just spent. Maybe Knox-Henderson is still a little dangerous—to your wallet.

 
Forty Five Ten

For the Home

Brant Laird Antiques

2901 N. Henderson Ave.

214-823-4100

French, English, and continental furniture, buys from local estates, consignment pieces

Canterbury Antiques

2923-A N. Henderson Ave.

214-821-5265

English furniture, accessories

Cierra Furniture

2920 N. Henderson Ave.

214-887-8772

www.cierrainteriors.com

Mexican furniture, accessories

Crate & Barrel

3104 Knox St.

214-219-1500

www.crateandbarrel.com

National store with clean-lined furniture, etc.

Design Within Reach

4524 McKinney Ave.,

Ste. 103. 214-521-0100 www.dwr.com

Modern furniture and accessories

DL Lifestyle

4514 Travis St., Ste. 125

214-522-3220

Soft-contemporary furniture, etc.

Domestic Bliss

4532 Cole Ave.

214-393-1100

www.domesticblissfurniture.com

Furniture, accessories with a modern edge

El Paso Import Co.

4524 McKinney Ave.,

Ste. 102

214-559-0907

www.elpasoimportco.com

Furniture, accessories with Southwestern flair

Forty Five Ten

4510 McKinney Ave.

214-559-4510

www.fortyfiveten.com

Chic tabletop and gifts

Grange Hall/Urban Flower

4445 Travis St., Ste. 101

214-443-0600

www.urbanflower-grangehall.com

Flowers, fragrances, Marriage Freres candles

Hidell Hardware

4507 Travis St.

214-528-0331

 
The Whimsey Shoppe

High-end hardware

Highland Park Frame & Gallery

4514 Travis St.

214-526-2800

Framing

In Good Company

2933 N. Henderson Ave.

214-826-0020

Mostly English and American country antiques, proprietor Russell O’Neil

Knox Street Market

3207 Knox St.

214-520-6262

Vintage-feel furniture, etc.

La Mariposa

2813 N. Henderson Ave.

214-826-0069

www.lamariposa-imports.com

Central American accessories and housewares

Lamps Plus

3319 Knox St.

214-520-2995

www.lampsplus.com

Every kind of lighting

The Luxury of Leather

3003 Knox St., Ste. 102

214-252-0100

www.theluxuryof-leather.com

Leather furniture in all colors imaginable

Milton Kent Antiques

2819 N. Henderson Ave.

214-826-7553

Very fine English and Continental antiques

Nick Brock Antiques

2909 N. Henderson Ave.

214-828-0624

Antiques, especially Empire and 19th-century French

Norwalk Furniture

4615 Cole Ave.

214-521-5222

www.norwalkfurniture-idea.com

Furniture; all styles, custom options

Potter Art/Metal Studios

4500 N. Central Expy.

214-821-1419

Original metalwork

Pottery Barn

3212 Knox St.

214-252-9106

www.potterybarn.com

National store with furniture, accessories, tabletop

Quatrine

3120 Knox St.

214-522-2214

www.quatrine.com

Washable, slip-covered furniture

Restoration Hardware

3133 Knox St.

214-520-7255

www.restoration-hardware.com

National store with nostalgia angle

Rose Tree Linens

3201 Knox St.

214-520-6400

All manner of lovely linens and accessories

Throne

4441 McKinney Ave.

214-219-4441

Spanish/Italian-style furniture, etc.

Urban Home

3010 N. Henderson Ave.

214-887-1711

www.urbanhome.com

Well-designed custom contemporary furniture

Voyager Trading Co.

4525 McKinney Ave.

214-939-9500
www.voyagertrading.com
Imports, furniture, etc.

Weir’s Furniture Village

3219 Knox St.

214-528-0321

www.weirsfurniture.com

Furniture, accessories, plus a large assortment of mattresses

The Whimsey Shoppe

2923 N. Henderson Ave.

214-824-6300

Dallas favorite, chockablock with French country furniture, charming accessories

Z Gallerie

4600 McKinney Ave.

214-526-4568

www.zgallerie.com

Furniture, etc. for twenty- to thirtysomethings

 

For the Garden

Into The Garden

4527 McKinney Ave.

214-351-5125

Stylish garden accessories and gifts, new and antique

Smith & Hawken

3300 Knox St.

214-522-6522
www.smithhawken.com

National purveyor of stylish garden accessories

An Uptown Bloom

4539 Travis St.

214-522-1901

Quality flowers, arrangements

Your Florist

3010 Knox St.

214-361-7707

Flowers, gifts, accessories

 

For the Gourmet

Bodum

3103 Knox St.

214-522-0800

www.bodum.com

Gourmet tools, tea and kitchen accessories

Morgen Chocolate
4516 McKinney Ave.

214-520-2462
www.morgenchocolate.com

Exquisite European-style chocolates

Sur La Table

4527 Travis St., Ste. A

214-219-4404

www.surlatable.com

Gourmet tools, kitchenware, espresso bar

Viking

4531 McKinney Ave.

214-526-3942

www.vikingrange.com

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SNIDER PLAZA

 
The Lowdown

 
Lisa Luby Ryan… At Home With A Past

Location: University Park, between Lovers Lane and University, off Hillcrest.

Who’s There: This is the town square for Park Cities moms, school kids, and SMU prepsters.

What to Wear:Anything Lacoste.

 

One of Dallas’ oldest shopping centers, Snider Plaza was an open field until 1927, when Mr. Snider from Wichita Falls purchased the 1,000-acre area at 80 cents an acre. (Yes, 1,000 multiplied by 80 cents is $800.) He put in the original fountain, as well as paving and street lights long before there was even a shred of commerce. Today, this five-block enclave still has a hodgepodge charm, with its collection of original boutiques, salons, and services. Home accessories abound: Rue No. 1 and Lisa Luby Ryan’s are among the best shops in the city. Parking is a pain, and after your second round of looking for a spot, you’ll be tempted to throw in the towel. Don’t.

The food at Snider Plaza is also fabulous: Peggy Sue BBQ (order the fried pie and buttermilk-battered onion rings) and Kuby’s Sausage House draw large, loyal crowds for their authentic cuisine. For burgers and salads, head to Cisco Grill, and for seafood, try Picardy’s Shrimp Shop or Half Shell’s Oyster Bar & Grill.

For the Home

Bwana Trading Co.

6914 Snider Plaza

214-794-8178

By appointment only

Exotic game skins, African horn sconces, etc.

Hillcrest Floors

6915 Hillcrest Ave.

214-368-1257

www.hillcrestfloors.com

Where Park Cities floors go for coverage: marble, hardwood, vinyl

The Ivy House

6925 Snider Plaza

214-369-2411

Hard-to-find silver and china patterns

Lisa Luby Ryan…At Home with a Past

6712 Snider Plaza

214-696-9991

Vintage florals, linens, accessories; cottage style

The Nest

6731 Snider Plaza

214-373-4444

www.shopthenest.com

Artsy-craftsy furniture, accessories

Pierce Hardware

6823 Snider Plaza

214-368-2851

Top-of-the-line fixtures and hardware for baths and kitchens

Rue No. 1

6701 Snider Plaza

214-265-0900
Parisian flea market

Sarkis Oriental Rugs

6604 Snider Plaza

214-373-1515

Oriental rugs

Simply Sterling

6611 Snider Plaza

214-739-2844

Fine silver; American, English, and continental

Snider Plaza Antique Shops

6929 Snider Plaza

214-373-0822

Traditional English and European antiques

 

For the Gourmet

Flavors from Afar

6705 Snider Plaza

214-696-2327

www.flavorsfromafar.com

Gourmet tools, exotic ingredients, kitchen accessories

 

 
Atelier

Gifts & Accessories

Atelier…A Work Shop

6819 Snider Plaza

214-750-7622

Everything for the pampered pooch, plus lush floral arrangements and gifts

Carté

6719 Snider Plaza

214-559-6168

Gifts, accessories, great hostess gifts

Mallie

6700 Snider Plaza

214-361-8500

Trendy accessories; reasonable prices

A Peek in the Attic

6722 Snider Plaza

214-750-7335

www.peekintheattic.com

Wall-to-wall gift shop; bath and beauty, pottery, collectibles

Suzanne Roberts Gifts

6718 Snider Plaza

214-369-8336

www.suzannerobertsgifts.com
Unique gifts; great tabletop: Spode, Waterford; and Halcyon-Days boxes

Unmistakably Molly

6619 Snider Plaza

214-696-8686

Great gifts for teachers and hostesses

 



 

BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

 
Bishop Arts District

The Lowdown

Location: North Oak Cliff, at Bishop Avenue and 7th Street.

Who’s There: Treasure hunters and shoppers in the know.

What to Wear: Less designer duds and more Austin-like relaxed.

 

The historic Bishop Arts District of Old Oak Cliff, c. 1920, is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the hippest shopping neighborhoods in Dallas-Fort Worth. Located just three miles south of downtown, this trendy area has recently added a new mix of home-furnishing shops, restaurants, and intimate hangouts. Winner of the 2001 Preservation Dallas best non-residential revitalization award, the district sports new sidewalks, resurfaced streets, vintage street lamps, and a tree-lined thoroughfare along Bishop Avenue and 7th Street. The shops each have their own personality, from the Bayou-found treasures of Patina Bleu to the fine antiques of B. Gover, Limited to whimsical gifts at Bishop Street Market. For a respite, there’s a wonderful meal to be had at Hattie’s American Bistro (ex-Parigi chef, Lisa Kelley, runs this kitchen) or the new Mayan restaurant, Veracruz Café (a favorite of the local shop owners). For those seeking a more traditional, home-cooked meal, try Tillman’s Corner. To wet one’s whistle, don’t miss Ifs Ands & Butts, a truly unique micro soda bar and cigar shop. And, for that mid-afternoon buzz, step into Nodding Dog Coffee Company for a fresh cup of La Créme.

 
Bishop Street Market

For the Home

B & M Venetian Blinds

310 W. Seventh St.

214-942-4031

Custom draperies, blinds, and shades

Beckie’s Antiques

1008 W. Davis St.

214-942-8626
Antiques

B. Gover, Limited

410 N. Bishop Ave.

214-941-4070

Brilliant selection, antiques

Bishop Arts Custom Framing

601 Haines Ave.

214-943-2469

Beautiful custom frames

Bishop Arts Floral

412 N. Bishop Ave.

214-941-8744

www.bishopartsfloral.com

Unique style; rose topiaries; exotic plants

Bishop Street Market

419 N. Bishop Ave.

214-941-0907

www.bishopstreetmarket.com

Scented candles by Votivo and Kenneth Turner, Caldrea cleaning products

Bryan Christian

837 W. Seventh St.

214-943-1868

Sat and Sun hours only

Furniture, gifts, accessories

Dave’s Place

408 N. Bishop Ave., Ste. 102

214-948-0779

Furniture and accessories, plus a huge selection of Fiestaware

Eclectic Ideas

417 N. Bishop Ave.

214-943-2300

www.eclecticideasonline.com

Furniture, accessories, silk flowers, unusual antiques, oil paintings

Féte! Home Collection

322 W. Seventh St.

214-948-9874

Unique furniture, etc.

Oak Cliff Mercantile

330 W. Davis St., Ste. A

214-948-8080

www.oakcliffmercantile.com

Architectural antiques: windows, doors, claw-foot tubs, wrought iron

Patina Bleu

835 W. Seventh St.

214-941-1131

New Orleans-style antiques

Veronica’s Creations

408 N. Bishop Ave.,

Ste. 104

214-942-5880

Large variety of accessories

Victoria’s Lace

336 W. Eighth St.

214-942-5664

Furniture, accessories

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GALLERIA NORTH (Alpha Road)

 
Roche-Bobois

The Lowdown
Location: North of LBJ,on either side of the Tollway.

Who’s There: Shoppers on a mission.

What to Wear: Driving gloves. You couldn’t walk this if you tried.

 

If there is a “furniture district” in Dallas, this is it. Though they’re driving distance apart, more than 35 furniture and accessories stores are clustered along Alpha Road and the surrounding streets, within five miles of the Galleria. Showrooms in this area are vast in size, offering thousands of square feet of home furnishings—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Shops run the decorative gamut from Cantoni’s contemporary furnishings to Bombay’s traditional tastes. There’s also a plethora of accessories shops such as Pier 1, Z Gallerie, and the always-festive Cookworks. West of the Tollway, there are showrooms with a to-the-trade-only ambience (but public access), complete with in-house designers and a few earnest workrooms. Dining is not a high point here, unless you’re willing to drive a little north or pop into the Galleria. With the exception of Jenn’s Place and Mondo’s, restaurants are scarce; pack an apple and a bottle of water.

For the Home

Aaron Brothers

14060 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 200

214-572-0741

www.aaronbrothers.com

Custom framing

Baby World

13615 Inwood Rd.

972-387-4893

Nursery furniture and accessories

Bellagio

13617 Inwood Rd., Ste. 240

972-239-5278

www.bellagiocf.com

Contemporary furniture, accessories; modern, traditional, and unique pieces

Bombay Company

13710 Dallas Pkwy.

972-716-9989

www.bombaycompany.com

Traditional furniture, classic accessories

Bombay Kids

13710 Dallas Pkwy.

972-716-9989

www.bombaykids.com

Children’s furniture, accessories

Bova

4490 Alpha Rd.

972-716-9600

www.bovafurniture.com

Contemporary furniture, etc., modular units for entertainment

 
Cantoni

Cantoni

4800 Alpha Rd.

972-934-9191

www.cantoni.com

Sleek, European contemporary furniture, accessories; things you’ll never see anywhere else.

Carpet Exchange

4901 Alpha Rd.

972-385-3545

Beautiful rugs and carpets

Carpet Tree

4887 Alpha Rd., Ste. 260

972-241-9036

www.carpettree.com

Every type of floor covering from hardwood to wool rugs to tile, plus draperies

The Container Store

5203 Alpha Rd.

972-458-9228

www.containerstore.com

Organizer’s paradise

Crate & Barrel

5221 Alpha Rd.

972-934-1800

www.crateandbarrel.com

Housewares, tabletop, textiles, casual furniture

Cutting Corners

13720 Midway Rd.

972-233-1741

Drapery/upholstery fabrics

Danish Inspirations

4630 Alpha Rd.

972-490-9141

www.danishinspirations.com

Affordable contemporary furniture; accessories with clean, Scandinavian style

DeVogue

13520 Inwood Rd.

972-503-3864

Contemporary furniture, lighting

Ethan Allen

13920 North Dallas Pkwy.

972-726-6633

www.ethanallen.com

Traditional furniture

Eurway Superstore

4720 Alpha Rd.

972-386-0389

www.eurway.com

Affordable contemporary furniture, accessories

Expo Design Center

13900 Dallas Pkwy.

972-934-2900

www.expo.com

Furniture, fixtures, accessories, textiles, tabletop; the high-end of Home Depot

Fabric Factory

12330 Inwood Rd.

972-720-1400

Dallas’ fabulous fabrics and trim shop for DIYers and custom work

Gabberts

13342 Midway Rd.

972-233-3232

www.gabberts.com

Many styles of furniture, plus a full, in-house interior design service

The Great Indoors

5000 Alpha Rd.

214-764-1000

www.thegreatindoors.co

One-stop shopping for everything but furniture

Homteriors, II

13619 Inwood Rd. Ste. 340

972-239-3323

Furniture, accessories

Home Theater Store

13330 N. Preston Rd.

972-404-9500

Home theater equipment

Infinity Leather

4901 Alpha Rd.

972-866-6700

www.infinityleather.com

Leather furniture, custom designs available

Leather Inspirations

5322 Alpha Rd.

972-661-1077

www.leatherinspirations.com

Leather furniture and accessories

The Leather Sofa Co.

13615 Inwood Rd., Ste. 100

972-980-7866

Leather furniture

Linens-n-Things

13710 Dallas Pkwy.

972-385-3518

www.lnt.com

Textiles, bedding, housewares

The Luxury of Leather

13460 Inwood Rd.

972-233-3630

www.theluxuryofleather.com

Leather furniture in traditional and modern styles

MBZ Design

13618 Gamma Rd.

972-503-1999

Furniture, accessories

Media Design Gallery

13510 Inwood Rd., Ste. 100

972-720-0700

Furniture, media centers

Modern Lifestyle

4515 Alpha Rd.

972-788-2400

Contemporary furniture, accessories

Pier 1 Imports

13710 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. A

972-490-0822

www.pier1.com

Furniture, accessories, tabletop, textiles

Prestige Furniture

4452 Alpha Rd.

972-661-2323

www.prestigefurniture.com

Furniture, accessories, bedroom and dinning room sets, custom upholstery

Restoration Hardware

5217 Alpha Rd.

972-404-8707

www.restorationhardware.com

Arts and Crafts, high-end furniture, accessories for the modern home

Roche-Bobois

5304 Alpha Rd.

972-239-4430

www.roche-bobois.com

Top-of-the-line European contemporary furniture, accessories

Rug Gallery

4700 Alpha Rd.

972-404-3026

Rugs, carpet

Silks A Bloom

13615 Inwood Rd.

972-991-4866

www.silksabloom.com

Silk florals, either pre-arranged or individual stems

Stonecreek Furniture Factory

4548 McEwen Rd.

972-490-9998

www.stonecreekfurniture.com

Traditional styles; wood cabinetry, and furniture

Storehouse

13710 Dallas Pkwy.

972-490-3299

www.storehouse.com

Furniture, accessories

The Wooden Swing Co. and Children’s Furniture Store

13617 Inwood Rd., Ste. 200

972-386-6280

www.woodenswing.com

Children’s furniture, accessories

Z Gallerie

5225 Alpha Rd.

972-458-8266

www.zgallerie.com

California-based art and accessories, specializing in metal, glass, “avant-garde” furniture designs

 

 
Cookworks

For the Gourmet

Cookworks

5213 Alpha Rd.

972-960-2665

Awesome cooking tools, tabletop, gourmet takeout; everything for the high-end kitchen, including cooking classes and lectures

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UPTOWN & OAK LAWN

 

 
Legacy Trading

The Lowdown
Location: McKinney Avenue (from The Crescent to The West Village), Cedar Springs Road, and Oak Lawn Avenue.

Who’s There: Fashion-happy singles and urbanistas.

What to Wear: Only designer labels, darling.

 

Just north of downtown Dallas, you’ll find a wildly eclectic mix of retail ranging from fine antiques to tanning salons. Development here picked up the pace in the late ’90s, and now two key districts—Uptown and Oak Lawn—have emerged as the hottest destination shopping in Dallas. Uptown, which includes the jazzy West Village, actually has cobbled streets in places (a reconditioned trolley runs north and south on McKinney Avenue throughout the day). Side streets such as Fairmont and Routh have some of the best galleries in town, and there are retail gems on every block. Plan on spending at least two hours in West Village, which not only has strong home and design stores but also great people-watching—and dining, of course—at Ferre, Taco Diner, Paris Vendome, and Tom-Tom Noodle.
           

Meanwhile, the Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs area, populated mostly by gay and straight professionals, has had some of the city’s most original (read: offbeat) stores over the years, but today it’s all grown up. Yves Delorme and Peacock Alley recently set up shop there, alongside such national chains as Bombay Company. But not to worry: you can still get a funky hand-painted rice bowl from Nuvo.

 

UPTOWN

 

For the Home

Beaudry Gallery

2400 McKinney Ave.

214-880-0424

Framing, art glass

Douglas Picture Frames

2613 Fairmount St.

214-969-5350

Framing

The Eagles Antiques

2711 Fairmount St.

214-871-9301

English/French antiques

The Frame House

2723 Routh St.

214-871-5001

Framing

John Robert Clark Antiques

2723 Routh St.

214-871-3388

Russian and French antiques, especially Empire and Directoire

Jones Walker

3317 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100101

469-916-5500

www.joneswalkerfurniture.com

Custom leather seating

Lady Primrose’s

500 Crescent Court

214-871-8333

www.ladyprimrose.com

Luxury bath and skin products; fine English antiques

LeMonde Antiques

2601 Routh St.

214-871-1915

Accessories, rare prints

McKinney Avenue Antique Market

2710 McKinney Ave.

214-871-9803

www.mckinneyantiques.com

Outstanding English, French, American antiques

On Consignment

2717 Fairmount St.

214-720-1818

Antiques, furniture, accessories, lighting

Routh Street Antiques

2736 Routh St.

214-855-0008

Antiques, collectibles

Stanley Korshak

500 Crescent Court

214-871-3620

www.stanleykorshak.com

Unique accessories, tabletop

The Uncommon Market

2703 Fairmount St.

214-871-2775

Architectural salvage

 

Gifts & Accessories

The Garden Gate

2615 Routh St.

214-220-1272

Gorgeous flowers, gifts

WEST VILLAGE

 

For the Home

Design House Stockholm

3699 McKinney Ave.

214-520-0045

www.designhouse2.com
Chic Swedish contemporary

Legacy Trading

3699 McKinney Ave.

214-953-2222

www.legacytrading.com

Funky to contemporary imports, furniture, pillows

 

For the Gourmet

Chocolate Secrets

3699 McKinney Ave.

214-252-9801

www.chocolatesecrets.net

Gifts, chocolates

 

Gifts & Accessories

Near & Far

3699 McKinney Ave.

214-219-3839

www.nearandfargifts.com

Candles, gifts

Tommy Bahama’s

3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 403

214-219-8688

www.tommybahama.com

Preppy tropical gifts, accessories

 

 
Peacock Alley

UPPER OAK LAWN & CEDAR SPRINGS

For the Home

B.A. Framer

4250 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-219-1850

Framing

Barking Frog

3824 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-526-7759

www.barkingfrogimports.com

Furniture, gifts, linens

Bombay Co.

4234 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-219-5357

www.bombaycompany.com

Budget traditional furniture and accessories

Dulce Interior Consignment Showplace

2914 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-219-5656

www.mydulce.com

All manner of furniture, accessories, consignment showroom

Esfahani Oriental Rug

1505 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-749-4000

www.esfahani.com

Oriental rugs, new and antique, plus cleaning and repair

Esmaili Oriental Rugs

3911 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-526-9600

Oriental rugs

Framer’s Corner

3818 Cedar Springs Rd.

214-526-3854

Framing

Mann’s Art & Frame

3888 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-528-1010

Framing, wall art

The Market

2512 Cedar Springs Rd.

214-999-0999

Antiques, accessories

Peacock Alley

4311 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-520-6736

www.peacockalley.com

Sophisticated, chic linens and bedding

Richard Hecht Antiques

2520 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-520-1359

Antiques, accessories

World Market

3888 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-521-1028

www.costplusworldmarket.com

Budget tabletop, candles, accessories, food and wine, imports

Yves Delorme

4270 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-526-2955

www.yvesdelorme.com

French luxury linens, towels, fabulous gifts

 

Gifts & Accessories

Nuvo

3900 Cedar Springs Rd.

214-522-6886

Cool home accessories, gifts

The Sample House & Candle Shop

4252 Oak Lawn Ave.

214-599-0335

www.samplehousecandleshop.com

Gift-giver’s paradise, candles, tchotchkes




 

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE

 
Gerald Tomlin Antiques

The Lowdown

Location: Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane.

Who’s There: Swank locals, celebrities in town, HPISD school kids.

What to Wear: If you have to ask…

 

Developed in 1930, Highland Park Village was the second shopping center in the country and the prototype for others across the country. Fooshee & Cheek designed the Spanish Mediterranean architecture, which is punctuated with arched doors and windows, overhanging balconies, fountains, colorful tiles, and tree-lined avenues. The mood is posh but relaxed. Great stops: Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein for their home collections, Avant Garden for chic floral design, St. Michaels Women’s Exchange for home accessories, Madison for tabletop and linens, and Hermés, well, just because. Dining opportunities are limited but perfect: Cafe Pacific for 5-star seafood, Mi Cocina, Patrizio’s, and Kobe beef burgers at Who’s Who Burgers.

 

For the Home

Anthropologie

100 Highland Park Village, Ste. 105

214-219-4510

www.anthropologie.com

Cottage chic at the highest level

Beretta Gallery

41 Highland Park Village

214-559-9800

Manly, traditional gifts; hunting, Austrian, Tyrolian-themed items for men and women

Calvin Klein

44 Highland Park Village

214-520-9222

Très cool linens, tabletop, and home décor

Collector’s Covey

15 Highland Park Village

214-521-7880

www.collectorscovey.com

For the decoy set

Gerald Tomlin Antiques

54 Highland Park Village

214-526-3702

www.tomlinantiques.com

Pedigreed 18th- and 20th-century European; Tomlinson is also seen on Antiques Road Show

 

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LOVERS LANE

 

 
The Curtain Exchange

The Lowdown
Location: North of Mockingbird Lane, south of Northwest Highway, stretched between Preston Road a bit west of Inwood Road.

Who’s There: A bevy of Bluffview beauties.

What to Wear: A smart clutch with plenty of room for your credit cards.

 

Originally a winding road full of Bois D’Arc hedges, Lovers Lane emerged as a shopping district in 1949, when the Caruth family developed Inwood Village at the southwest corner of Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. This shopping area has had several face lifts over the years, but is still quaintly anchored by the original Inwood Theater, an art-film house famous for its smoky lounge and subtitles. In recent years, a bevy of remarkable independent shops have popped up on Lovers Lane, elevating it to destination status. Best restaurants are Iris or Cafe Italia for a sophisticated meal, Lover’s Pizza for a New York-style slice, Bread Winners for a sandwich or salad, City Cafe To Go or Kathleen’s Art Cafe Market for a bite on-the-run, Hofstetter’s for German fare, and Maudee’s for a cup of tea and light meal (and Highland Park ladies who lunch).

 

WEST OF INWOOD ROAD

 

For the Home

Antique Row

5013 W. Lovers Ln.

214-353-0080

Eclectic collection of dealers, emphasis on English

Chris’ Craft

5211 W. Lovers Ln.

214-351-4094

Framing

Inessa Stewart’s Antiques

5201 W. Lovers Ln.

214-366-2660

www.inessa.com

French furniture, all periods, styles, and prices

John Phifer Marrs

5021 W. Lovers Ln.

214-352-4949

www.johnmarrs.com

Fine antiques and collectibles from leading local designer, wonderful antique china

Junkadoodle

4402 W. Lovers Ln.

214-350-5755

Funky, fun furniture and eccentric objects

 
Lovers Lane Antique Market

Lovers Lane Antique Market

5001 W. Lovers Ln.

214-351-5656

www.loverslaneantiques.com

Everything from 18th-century English to deco

Mary Cates and Co.

5015 W. Lovers Ln.

214-871-7953

Local designer offering antiques, quilts, Americana, folk art

Shabby Shop

4246 W. Lovers Ln.

214-654-0868

Rustic accessories, gifts

EAST OF INWOOD ROAD/WEST OF DALLAS TOLLWAY

 

For the Home

Aaron Brothers

5360 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 208

214-904-8493

www.aaronbrother.com

Framing

Artiste

5470 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 332

214-350-3536

www.texasartandfurniture.com

Texas furniture, art

Bellini

5600 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 142

214-352-2512

www.bellini.com

Charming collection of children’s furniture, etc.

Buffalo Gap Trading Company

5710 W. Lovers Ln.

214-654-9355

www.buffalo-gap.com

Western, rustic furniture and accessories

 

Consignment Galleries

5627 W. Lovers Ln.

214-357-3925

Furniture, rugs, tabletop, antiques; everything from ’80s acrylic to fine French

The Curtain Exchange

5470 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 334A

214-350-3045

www.thecurtainexchange.com

Draperies, from plain linens to brocade silks

Elephant Walk

5560 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 243

214-351-0115

Antiques, furniture, etc.

Fabricadabra

5535 W. Lovers Ln.

214-357-3555

Fabrics of all kinds

The Fan and Lighting Gallery

5570 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 389

214-353-9112

Interesting lighting

Jaya

5370 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 322

214-352-5115

Asian farmhouse furniture, accessories

Kid’s Supply Co.

5450 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 230

214-351-4030

www.kidssupplyco.com

Children’s furniture, etc.

Kwal-Howells Paint

5529 W. Lovers Ln.

214-353-0584

www.kwalhowells.com

Interior/exterior paint

The Market

5470 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 335

214-352-1220

Antique furniture, etc.,

Nob Hill

5370 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 325

214-358-3358

www.nobhillonline.com

Very fine decorative hardware

Pier 1 Imports

5427 W. Lovers Ln.

214-351-5691

www.pier1.com

Casual furniture, gifts

Pranee’s

5541 W. Lovers Ln.

214-353-0100

Oriental imports

Rutherford’s

5647 W. Lovers Ln.

214-357-0888

www.rutherfordsdesign.com

Fabulous fabrics, trims, gifts, accessories

Sherwin Williams

5711 W. Lovers Lane

214-351-0634

www.sherwin-williams.com

Interior/exterior paint

Silver Vault

5655 W. Lovers Ln.

214-357-7115

Fine silver

Smink

5370 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 314

214-350-0542

www.sminkinc.com

Italian and French contemporary furniture, chic pure-cotton contemporary linens

Texas Art Gallery

5570 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 396

214-350-8500

www.txartgallery.com

Framing and art

Westside Kitchen & Bath

5425 W. Lovers Ln.

214-351-2020

Hardware and bath fixtures

For the Garden

Nicholson Hardie

5725 W. Lovers Ln.

214-357-4348

www.nicholson-hardie.com

Park Cities favorite; plants, garden tools, and accessories

 

Gifts & Accessories

New Asia Shop

5637 W. Lovers Ln.

214-350-8737

Gifts, accessories

Special Effects

5450 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 229

214-357-0030

Gifts, accessories

The Wicker Basket

7817 Eastern Ave.

214-353-0578

Baskets, gifts

EAST OF DALLAS TOLLWAY

 

For the Home

Antèks

5814. W. Lovers Ln.

214-528-5567

www.antekshome.com

Rustic furniture, etc., home of the M Streets Mission look

The British Trading Co.

Pine Shop

4518 Lovers Ln.

214-373-9071

English antiques; best local selection of 19th-century British pine

California Closets

4441 Lovers Ln.

214-351-1000

www.calclosets.com

Custom closet systems and storage solutions

Enchanted Lighting

6909 Preston Rd.

214-521-9623

Charming selection of lamps, lighting, accessories

Fashion Lamps

4416 Lovers Ln.

214-987-1004

Lighting

Gallery Frames

4355 Lovers Ln.

214-528-9742

www.gallfram.com

Framing

The Linen Gallery

7001 Preston Rd., Ste. 100

214-522-6700

Über-sophisticated bedding; Frette, fine embroidery

Park Cities Oriental Rugs

6915 Preston Rd.

214-526-8500

Oriental rugs, repairs

Peek’s Carpet and Tile

6925 Preston Rd.

214-528-4808

www.peekscarpet.com

Dallas favorite for flooring

Room Service by Ann Fox

4354 Lovers Ln.

214-369-7666

www.roomservicehome.com

Full-service design plus charming cottage-style furniture and fabrics

 

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PLANO

 
Downtown Plano

The Lowdown

Location: North of Dallas, silly.

Who’s There: Volvo-driving yuppies with plastic to burn.

What to Wear: Beige. Lots of it.

 

The booming metropolis of Plano is chockful of shopping goodness, with an identical concrete strip center on almost every corner. But the best shopping in Plano is carved into three neat districts, each of which has its own personality. Historic Downtown Plano: Every major metropolitan area needs its own town square, and, just 25 minutes from Dallas, this is it. Twenty-five years ago Plano was mostly open fields and flat prairie land, and the majority of the street life centered around what is now the historic downtown on 15th Street. This quaint, brick-paved enclave sprinkles new restaurants, coffee shops, and condominiums amidst some highly varied retail. Tearooms adjoin antique shops. Hard-to-find gifts, crafts, pottery, furniture, and accessories fill a host of charming stores manned by shop owners who like to chat. Poppy’s Italian Restaurant and Jorg’s Cafe Vienna serve a pleasing European-style lunch. For something more homespun, try Into My Garden tearoom. The Shops at Legacy: Everyone who lives south of LBJ and has only seen Plano through the car window on the way to Oklahoma, raise your hand. It’s time for a field trip, people. If for no other reason than intellectual curiosity, you should check out Legacy. “New Urbanism” developers Duany-Plater-Zyberk & Co. (planners of Seaside, Florida) and Karahan Co. engineered this first live-work-play environment in the center of an existing business park. Buildings have been constructed in varying heights, streets are both narrow and wide, trees line brick sidewalks, and cafes commingle with high-end retail to create the appearance of a small town that has evolved over many years. Great people-watching. Great home and design shops. Dining is superb here: for a manly serving of beef, try Bob’s Steak & Chop House; for light seafood fare, go to Half Shell’s Oyster Bar Grill; and for superior Thai cuisine, don’t miss Samui Thai. Lakeside Market: Today the idea of open-air retail dominates, and this Austin-stone shopping center with colorful awnings and a perfectly manicured lake is now home to some of the best national and local home décor and tabletop retailers. Once a cattle trail connecting Dallas and Kansas City, the property has been held by the same family for five generations. You can actually eat on the lake at Mi Cocina and Mignon, a French bistro. Or just opt for a quick burger and shake at Purple Cow.

 

THE SHOPS AT LEGACY

 

 
Robb & Stucky

For the Home

Be-dazzled

5760 Legacy Dr., Ste. B9

972-378-3211

www.be-dazzledonline.com

Children’s furniture

Culinary Connection

5700 Legacy Dr., Ste. A3

972-398-9009

www.culinaryconnection.biz

Tabletop, gifts

Fiore Bello

7161 Bishop Rd., Ste. G3

972-673-0411

www.fiorebello.com

Accessories, floral

Images of Nature

5800 Legacy Dr., Ste. C3

972-781-0400

www.mangelsen.com

Wildlife images, nature-themed gifts

The Iron Bed/Bliss Linens

5760 Legacy Dr., Ste. B2

469-241-9387

Largest selection of iron beds, gorgeous linens

Legacy Interiors

7200 Bishop Rd., Ste. B13

214-473-9621

Furniture, accessories

Robb & Stucky

7240 North Dallas Pkwy.

972-403-3000

www.robbstucky.com

One-stop shopping for the home

Sara Gates Gallery

7140 Bishop Rd.

972-758-8602

Framing

 

Gifts & Accessories

Another Time & Place

7200 Bishop Rd., Ste. D6

972-398-0101

www.anothertimeandplace.com

Gifts, accessories

Near & Far

5800 Legacy Dr., Ste. C8

214-473-8768

www.nearandfargifts.com

Gifts, accessories

Socially Write

5760 Legacy Dr., Ste. B11

469-241-0059

www.sociallywrite.com

Gifts, stationary

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PLANO

 

For the Home

Ambiance Décor

1414 Avenue J

469-241-9799

Furniture, accessories

Auntie Q’s

1006 E. 15th St.

972-943-8565

Antiques, linens, collectibles

The Blue Goose

1007 E. 15th St.

972-881-9295

Antiques, accessories

Cobwebs Antiques

1400 Avenue J

972-423-8697

Antiques, accessories

Just Gotta Have It

1004 E. 15th St.

972-633-5000

Antiques, accessories

Nanny Granny’s Antiques

1408 Avenue J

972-423-3552

Antiques, collectibles

Nooks ’n’ Krannies

1017 E. 15th St.

972-578-7062

Antiques, collectibles

Old Towne Gallery and Frame

1012 E. 15th St.

972-516-9944

www.oldtowngallery.com

Framing, traditional to modern

Red Awning Antiques and Collectibles

1024 E. 15th St.

972-424-3003

Antiques, collectibles

Simple Country Pleasures

1013 E. 15th St.

972-422-0642

Antiques, collectibles

Sutton Place

1035 E. 15th St.

972-578-1282

Furniture, accessories

 

Gifts & Accessories

Dutch Mill Flowers

1029 E. 15th St., Ste. A

972-235-7123

www.dutchmillflowers.com

Gifts, floral

Nikki’s

1011 E. 15th St.

972-423-4441

Gifts

Sherwood House

1010 E. 15th St.

972-633-9501

Gifts, accessories

Wooden Spoon

1617 K Avenue

972-424-6867

Scandinavian gifts, food, crafts

 

LAKESIDE MARKET

 

For the Home

The Curtain Exchange

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 565

972-473-2300

www.thecurtainexchange.com

Gorgeous curtains, every style and fabric

D’Hierro

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 5552

972-943-9924

www.dhierro.com

Iron furniture, accessories

Fitz and Floyd

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 570

972-781-1888

www.fitzandfloyd.com

Famous for affordable china, holiday décor, gifts

Lakeside Rug Gallery

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 556

972-781-1700

Rugs

Norwalk

5809 Preston Rd., Ste. 576

972-781-0494

www.norwalkfurniture.com

Custom furniture, fabrics

Storehouse

4017 Preston Rd., Ste. 540

972-473-6261

www.storehouse.com

Soft, clean-lined furniture, accessories

Tapestries & More

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 554

972-781-2434

www.tapestries-more.com

Accessories

Weir’s Furniture Village

5801 Preston Rd.

972-403-7878

www.weirsfurniture.com

Dallas original, mainly traditional furniture

 

For the Gourmet

Sur La Table

5809 Preston Rd., Ste. 580

972-378-5532

www.surlatable.com

Awesome gourmet tools, tabletop

 

Gifts & Accessories

Cat and the Fiddle

5813 Preston Rd., Ste. 560

972-943-1005

Accessories

Luxe Design

4017 Preston Rd., Ste. 525

972-781-1720

www.luxegiftshop.com

Accessories, home décor

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THE PRESTONS

 

 
Sanctuary

The Lowdown
Location: Preston Road and Northwest Highway.

Who’s There: Soccer moms and more soccer moms.

What to Wear: Espadrilles for happy walking.

 

There are two sides to Preston Center; the east is newer and, frankly, tonier, and includes nationally owned boutiques (Waterworks and Anichini) and local gems such as Sanctuary, Zen, Translations, and Rebecca Collins. Bachendorf’s, a long-time Dallas family jeweler, has a vast collection of china and silver. This area, albeit small, radiates charm and neighborhood appeal. For a quick lunch, try Corner Bakery; for something more leisurely, drop in at Houston’s.

Preston west will never be a place of beauty; in the center is an oafish parking garage that perverts the very idea of “town square.” But no matter. There are a handful of must-see home and design stores here—and a burgeoning restaurant scene. The reworked Foley’s building (before that, Sanger Harris), now filled with discount stores and salon services, is starting to give an upbeat, urban feel to the center. Best bets for lunch: the brand-new Flying Fish and Pei Wei, a more casual version of P. F. Chang. And there’s Cafe Express for an afternoon coffee and dessert.

 

PRESTON EAST

 

For the Home

Anichini

4040 Villanova Dr.

214-827-6566

www.anichini.com

One of the best linen selections in the area; pricey but well worth it

Bachendorf’s

8400 Preston Rd.

214-692-8400

www.bachendorfs.com

Fine crystal and porcelain, every major brand

Sanctuary

4020 Villanova Dr.

214-739-0767

www.sanctuarystoreonline.com

Dallas gem with well-priced 18th- and 19th-century Italian and French furniture and accessories

Shelbi’s Stuff

8318 Preston Center Plaza

214-346-0404

Darling nursery furniture

Waterworks

8416 Preston Rd.

469-232-9962

www.waterworks.com

Gorgeous fixtures and accessories for the bath

 
Apples To Zinnias

Gifts & Accessories

Apples to Zinnias

4024 Villanova Dr.

214-361-2200

www.applestozinnias.com

Anything, everything floral

Rebecca Collins

8319 Preston Center Plaza

214-346-0221

Victoriana meets New Age, awesome gifts, great semiprecious-stone jewelry made by owner

The Tiecoon

4015 Villanova Dr.

214-369-8437

www.thetiecoon.com

Clever guy stuff, great gifts

Translations

4014 Villanova Dr.

214-373-8391

Legendary collection of Asian, modern, Calvin Klein, and Juliska

Zen

4024 Villanova Dr.

214-361-2340

Flowers and unique gifts

PRESTON WEST

 

For the Home

Duxiana

6134 Berkshire Ln.

214-739-8133

www.duxbeds.com

Premium mattresses, linens, and beds

Serapi Antique Rugs

6132 Luther Ln.

214-739-8200

Mostly Persian rugs; antique, vintage, and new; all handmade

 

Gifts & Accessories

Carlyn Galerie

6137 Luther Ln.

214-368-2828

www.carlyngalerie.com

Handblown glass by some of America’s best artists

My Obsession

6119 Berkshire Ln.

214-373-1800

www.myobsessionflorist.com

Roses, tropicals, gift baskets, worldwide delivery

Pomegranates

8411 Preston Rd., Ste. 102

214-696-4550

Invitations and custom printing, party favors, gifts




 

FRISCO
 

 
Bridges Of Frisco

The Lowdown

Location: Between Preston Road and Dallas North Tollway.

Who’s There: Minivan-loving families of four.

What to Wear: What you just bought at Foley’s Red Apple sale.

 

The Bridges of Frisco, a brand-new, strolling shopping center, is smack in the middle of a retail area of more than 4 million square feet. Strategically located off the Dallas North Tollway and Highway 121, Bridges is bordered by Gaylord and Warren parkways and is distinguished by several large, stone arches at either entrance. Everything about this newly developed sector is exploding, from its population to its commercial development. Retail stretches in every direction—as far as the eye can see—guaranteeing even the most die-hard shopper a satisfying experience. And, as if all the existing stores were not enough, ever-enterprising Ikea is expected to move in next year with a 310,000-square-foot store full of furniture and lifestyle accessories.

Restaurants practically outnumber the stores, and you can choose from established standbys Applebee’s, Macaroni Grill, Texas Land & Cattle, and Corner Bakery, or elect to try more eclectic establishments such as 9 Fish, Crescent City, or Down Under Pub & Grub. For a burst of energy, stop by Maggie Moo’s ice cream shop or Starbucks.

 

For the Home

Aaron Brothers

3333 Preston Rd., Ste. 112

972-668-3620

www.aaronbrothers.com

Framing

Amish Furniture Showcase

3411 Preston Rd., Ste. 9

214-387-0204

www.amishfurnitureshowcase.com

Amish-made furniture

Art Frame Expo

3311 Preston Rd., Ste. 14

972-668-7480

Framing

 
Australian Rules Furniture

Australian Rules Furniture

3311 Preston Rd., Ste. 2

972-668-6273

Native Australian furniture, accessories

Bombay Kids

8549 Gaylord Pkwy.,

Ste. 107

972-334-9254

www.bombaykids.com

Affordable, great-looking childrens’ furniture

Ethan Allen

2100 Parkwood Blvd.

214-397-9300

www.ethanallen.com

From traditional to soft-contemporary

Floor Expo

3332 Preston Rd., Ste. 110

972-668-3530

www.floorexpotexas.com

Custom flooring, carpet, tile

The Furniture Girl

3333 Preston Rd., Ste. 404

214-618-1608

www.thefurnituregirl.com

Furniture

Havertys

8049 Gaylord Pkwy.

972-668-5820

www.havertys.com

Affordable furniture, accessories

Linens-n-Things

3333 Preston Rd., Ste. 700

972-668-2081

www.linensnthings.com

Warehouse of bedding

The Luxury of Leather

3211 Preston Rd., Ste. 12

972-668-5199

www.theluxuryofleather.com

Leather furniture

Nude Furniture

3333 Preston Rd.

972-668-3699

Unfinished furniture, DIYer heaven

Oriental Rug Gallery

8250 Gaylord Pkwy.

214-387-8787

www.rugstudio.com

Oriental rugs

Pier 1 Imports

3321 Preston Rd., Ste. 1017

972-668-4620

www.pier1.com

Furniture, etc., housewares

Three Day Blinds

2809 Preston Rd., Ste. 1212

972-712-9920

www.threedayblinds.com

Custom blinds

 

Gifts & Accessories

Sample House & Candleshop

3241 Preston Rd., Ste. 8

972-668-6208

www.samplehousecandleshop.com

Gifts, accessories

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