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Try Riverfront Shopping in Dallas

Spending time on the boulevard-formerly-known-as-Industrial is better than ever.
photography: James McInroe by Dan Piassick; White Elephant Antiques by Josh Martin

Thanks to a fresh name change (goodbye, boring Industrial; hello, sassy Riverfront Boulevard!), shopping on the street is even more fun. Whether you’re in the market for midcentury modern treasures or a vase from the 1880s, you can find it here. Bonus: if for any reason you need to employ the services of a bail bondsman, options abound.

photography: James McInroe by Dan Piassick; White Elephant Antiques by Josh Martin

Big Mango Trading Company
A visit to Big Mango is like a visit to another land—and that’s just how the owners intended it. They get their merchandise from buying trips to Indonesia, and the result is a bounty of handcrafted furniture, outdoor sculptures, and home accessories with a decidedly Asian flair. Teakwood features prominently in everything from mirrors to headboards, and Buddha statues dot the gorgeous courtyard entrance. Don’t miss their selection of petrified wood side tables, some of which weigh up to 600 pounds. 1130 N. Riverfront Blvd.

Lost Antiques
At 15,000 square feet, this antique mall is a favorite among collectors around town. Much larger than its sister store Found Antiques, the showroom features Texas-based dealers who sell everything from Art Deco furniture to pink velvet Pearson sofas. We have our eye on a 1970s chrome and glass coffee table, a colorful Japanese samurai warrior vase from the 1880s, and a clay sculpture from Denton-based artist Joni Beamish. Another reason it’s a standout? Lost’s vintage motorcycle shop with restored BMWs and Triumphs next to vintage saddlebags, leather motorcycle jackets, and cycling-related artwork. 1201 N. Riverfront Blvd.

Found Antiques
Lost’s older sibling Found is directly next door. It’s a bit smaller, but it  also specializes in antique furniture and accessories that are sold as-is (that means sans refurbishment, reupholstering, and/or rewiring). You’re sure to work up an appetite while hunting for treasure, so check out the Bleu Artichoke Café, also located in Found. An egg salad sandwich or the award-winning curried chicken salad will have you back in action in no time. 1225 N. Riverfront Blvd.

photography: Antiques Moderne by Elizabeth Lavin; Lost by Josh Martin

White Elephant Antiques Warehouse
Despite its massive size—23,000 square feet—this showroom feels cozy, possibly as a result of friendly service. It boasts several rooms with a variety of vendors. On a recent visit we found many treasures, including a symphony model harp, an enormous French mirror, turquoise foo dog lamps, and much more. 1026 Riverfront Blvd.

Lula B’s West Antique Mall
The large shop carries mostly merchandise from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, and it’s more like walking into your funky aunt’s house than an antiques showroom. We gawked at a tie-dyed bull’s-eye painting from 1962, an authentic pod chair, acrylic nesting tables, and dozens of fun light fixtures. Vintage clothing lovers will be in heaven here. We found blue suede boots we love more than life. 1010 N. Riverfront Blvd.

Lots of Furniture Antique Warehouse
Looking to fill large rooms with armoires, religious art, and stained glass windows? You can totally do that here. But Lost also has tribal art, a variety of antique rugs, and petite furniture, too. Spent too much money already? No problem. Layaway is available. (Not sure why we love this, but we do.) Even better, you can even make money here as they’re willing to take your old furniture on consignment. Check back often—they get new merchandise frequently. 910 N. Riverfront Blvd.

Collage 20th Century Classics
Owned by Abby and Wlodek Malowanczyk, this world-class shop opened in 1990 and features rare and collectible pieces like an all-original, early-production Chieftain Chair by Finn Juhl, an early pair of Hans Wegner Ox chairs with matching ottoman, and credenzas by Gio Ponti. Also big news: Collage is opening a sister space in the New York Design Center. 1300 N. Riverfront Blvd.

photography by Josh Martin

Antiques Moderne
Not only is owner John Bacile beyond knowledgeable, he’s also incredibly nice. He’s just expanded his space, and now he has 20,000 square feet of midcentury modern heaven. You’ll find high-style furniture and accessories by designers such as Milo Baughman, Hollywood Regency, Baker, and Kittinger. And don’t worry if your find needs a little TLC. Antiques Moderne  offers refinishing, touch-up, or lacquering services on every wood piece. Upholstery services are also available at cost. 1208 N. Riverfront Blvd.

James McInroe
This store isn’t technically on Riverfront, but we’re obsessed with all things McInroe. He’s consistently on D Home’s Best Designers List. We named his store Best New Showroom last year. We’ve photographed his house and his projects. So it stands to reason that we can’t make a trip to this part of town without popping in. We love his collections of modern and midcentury furnishings. 200 Cole St.

City View Antique Mall
Treasure hunters, this is your place. One of the oldest antiques malls in Dallas, City View plays host to more than 30 dealers. They tout a mix of furniture, art, and crafts. A single corner might boast a credenza, multiple candelabras, lamps, a Christmas tree, and vintage Christmas ornaments. So go when you have a lot of time—you’re going to want to comb every inch of the place. 909 B Riverfront Blvd.