Some Like It Tot
The go-to online shop for mothers in search of stylish, sustainable, and eco-friendly goods opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Highland Park Village late last year. Now, fans of The Tot have another spot to grab some goods—such as the GB Pockit Stroller, Playsam’s Saab Roadster, and DL 1961’s toddler jeans—curated by mothers and street-style mavens Nasiba Adilova and Miroslava Duma.
Opened (fittingly) over Mother’s Day weekend in a charming cottage along West Lovers Lane, THE TOT PLAYHOUSE uses its cozy setting to create an immersive, welcoming, and kid-friendly shopping experience. Concierge specialists are on hand for demonstrations or to help pick out a gift, while nationally known speakers will drop by for the occasional “Tot Talk,” sharing their expertise on everything from birth to childhood nutrition. 4607 W. Lovers Ln. 469-917-8715. thetot.com
Missing No More
After a brief move to Kansas City, Jason McDaniel, letterpress stationer and owner of Missing Q Press, has returned to Dallas with an online shop and a by-appointment studio. Look out for new stationery, cards, and coasters this fall, or sign up for Missing Q’s newly launched private letterpress parties, complete with champagne, cupcakes, and personalized plates for each attendee. 9978 Monroe St., Ste. 306. 214-673-8857. missingqpress.com
Blooms To Go
Fans of Todd Fiscus’ flower shop Avant Garden can get a grab-and-go fix inside Royal Blue Grocery. The new shop-in-shop features pre-made floral arrangements, orchids in decorative containers, and styled bouquets.
1 Highland Park Village. 214-526-9516. royalbluegrocery.com
Life Moves Pretty Fast
When a vacancy in Deep Ellum’s historic Carson Warehouse building came up, Life of Riley owner Billy Milner acted fast and moved his polished vintage gifts, Brad Oldham sculptures, and noteworthy candle collection just around the corner—to the other side of Pecan Lodge—this summer. “There is something about that building that has always drawn me in,” Milner says. 2814 Main St., Ste. 102. 214-749-0509. lifeofrileyhome.com
Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, the mother-daughter duo behind Coco & Dash, know they have a great gift selection. In fact, the charming home accessories staple in the historic H Street Shops on Henderson Avenue recently expanded to the 2,500-square-foot space next door to fit their inventory, all while adding a slew of new lines. New brands include Dallas-based Handley Drive, Merry Cheese Crisps and Mama’s Secrets cookies (gourmet goods from another mother-daughter duo), Reese Lusk silk panels, and Louis Sherry chocolates, whose pretty pastel tins might be even sweeter than the French-made candy inside. “It’s still us,” Courtney says. “It’s just bigger, brighter, and better.” 2819 N. Henderson Ave. 214-370-9743. cocoanddash.com
All Together Now
After closing the doors to her retail store in Highland Park Village last January, designer Emily Summers moved to a new studio on Insurance Lane. Find Saridis of Athens, KGBL NYC, Cedric Hartman, and Emily Summers Studio Line. The gallerylike feel of the space serves as a perfect backdrop for Mark Shaw vintage photography. 4639 Insurance Ln. 214-521-5454. emilysummersstudio.com