Shop Harry Hines Boulevard
Thanks to savvy Korean merchants, Harry Hines has dozens of shops with bargain fabrics, party notions, and Asian kitsch.
Where to Shop
Sam Moon Home D’cor: Open two years, Sam Moon Home DÃ©cor is like a kitschy Pier One. Moon has populated the shopping complex with small import stores ranging from clothes to discount furniture and kitchen gadgets. Don’t go unless you’re willing to dig. At Sam Moon Home, we unearthed pretty, polka-dotted Kate Spade-like bedspreads, napkins, and table cloths; pewter tableware and accessories; oversized mirrors; and lamps. Sam Moon Home Dcor. 11822 Harry Hines Blvd. 972-484-3084.
New York Home Style: Down from Sam Moon at New York Home Style, we found brightly colored, pneumatic lift metal bar stools for a mere $59″great for the kitchen bar in your lake house. New York Home Style. 11834 Harry Hines Blvd. 972-620-2999.
Living World: This store specializes in custom-made window treatments, pillows, bedspreads, and will re-upholster small furniture pieces. We suggest you bring your own fabric. Living World. 11834 Harry Hines Blvd. 972-406-9680.
Best Fabrics: A hush-hush fabric source for designers, this 20,000-square-foot warehouse is brimming with silk taffeta, iridescent dupioni, pleated and embroidered silk sheers, and velvets. The cost per yard is insanely cheap. Best Fabrics. 10850 Harry Hines Blvd. 214-350-2583. www.ebestfabric.com.
Golden D’Or Fabric Outlet: In business since 1959, it sells fabric for up to 70 percent off retail. The outlet boasts more than 6 million yards of fabrics. Golden D’Or Fabric Outlet. 10795 Harry Hines Blvd. 214-351-2339.
Amore Homemaker: Here’s where you get your indoor fish grill, electric sprout maker, Shiseido makeup, and $300 Japanese knives. It’s a wonderful and oddball assortment of Asian dry goods. Amore Homemaker. 2529 Royal Ln., Ste. 205. 972-620-7206.
Where to Eat
The Mecca: Get started on your day of bargain shopping at The Mecca, which is known for its big ham-and-egg breakfasts and yummy cinnamon rolls. Breakfast and lunch only. The Mecca. 10422 Harry Hines Blvd. 214-352-0051.
Momma’s Daughter’s Diner: An old-fashioned Southern noontime meal can be had here, including chicken n dumplings, turnip greens, corn on the cob, and yams. Momma’s Daughter’s Diner. 2610 Royal Ln. 972-241-8646.
Korea House BBQ: Not feeling particularly down home? Go across the street to this Korean food standout, where you can order sushi as well as Korean barbecued beef. Korea House BBQ. 2598 Royal Ln. 972-243-0434.