10 Legendary Dallas Shops You Must Visit at Least Once
A little retail therapy is a must
We’re not shy about having some of the best food in the country, but if you’re just visiting, you might not realize just how much of a town we are. From Neiman Marcus headquarters to tiny hole-in-the-wall haute spots, here are ten shops that put Dallas shopping on the map.
Oh, you were wondering why your friend’s flower arrangements always look so much better than yours? Yeah… that’s because they are probably from Todd Fiscus’s floral haven in Highland Park Village. You can expect flowers flown in straight from the fields of Holland, South America and Japan.
85 1/2 Highland Park Village; 214-559-3432 or avantgarden.com
Serious fashionistas know that this luxury consignment store is basically a Dallas institution. It’s where your chicest friends find their Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo--and so much more--for prices you couldn’t even dream up.
6105 Sherry Lane; 214-696-8634 or clothescircuit.com
NorthPark Center’s most beautiful bling shop has been around since 1963. And while everything in there sparkles, nothing beats a really friendly staff at an upscale jewelry shop--even if you’re just window-shopping for Rolexes.
8687 N. Central Expy. #514; 214-369-6100 or eisemanjewels.com
Forty Five Ten
There are those who think Dallas is all big hair and cowgirl boots, and then there are actual locals who shop off-the-runway styles at this swanky clothier on McKinney Avenue. Brian Bolke offers a curated selection of both men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, sunglasses and gifts for the home. Post-shopping, pop into the back for lunch at the T Room.
4510 McKinney Ave.; 214-559-4510 or fortyfiveten.com
The Gypsy Wagon
It’s a familiar feeling: You have exactly 30 minutes to get to a birthday party and have yet to pick up a gift. This trendy feel-good shop on Henderson Avenue has a little bit of everything at reasonable price points. And whether you want to buy a candle or a cheeky kitchen towel, the Wagon has you covered.
2928 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-370-8010 or the-gypsy-wagon.com
Neiman Marcus Downtown
Since 1907, this lavish retailer has been the pride and joy of the Dallas shopping scene. And while the store now has locations all over the country, people can’t help but flock to the Dallas headquarters (and flagship) for a nostalgic window-shopping sesh. The most glamorous guests make sure to dine at the Zodiac on the sixth floor before their experience expires.
1618 Main St.; 214-741-6911 or neimanmarcus.com
Nicholson-Hardie Garden Center
Oh, sure, this place has all the best plants for both inside and out, but it’s also Dallas’s best-kept little secret when it comes to home goods. Whether you are in the mood for scented soaps, monogrammed napkins or delicious-smelling candles, this is your go-to (especially if you live in the Park Cities).
5725 W. Lovers Lane; 214-357-4348 or nicholson-hardie.com
St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange
This Highland Park Village gift shop is the best of them all. Why? Well, since 1958, every dollar spent on something in the store is given away to those in need, thanks to the fact that it is run entirely by more than a hundred volunteers.
5 Highland Park Village; 214-521-3862 or smwexchange.com
Talulah & Hess
This adorable little shop is definitely worth a trip to Lakewood. The store sells both home decor and gifts, you can shop for art while picking up a baby gift and fresh flowers for a friend. And you’ll never have to worry about running home to wrap it, because they take care of that for you.
2011 Abrams Rd.; 214-821-1927 or talulahbelle.com
The flagship may be in Houston, but this place is definitely a staple for Dallas shopaholics. Whether you are looking for a new investment bag or a head-to-toe look for a charity gala, you can count on this store’s customer service to knock your socks off. In fact, there are more thanten stylists devoted to helping you perfect your look.