dallas design guide {UPDATE}


illustration by julia rothman

today’s dallas city guide update come to us from local graphic and interior designer , writer, and blogger samantha reitmayer sano. samantha defines herself as a “lover of design, food and all things stylish,” and today she so graciously shares with us all of her “loves” in this thorough guide of Big D. thanks samantha!–stephanie

*to preserve the original guide’s url, we’ve made these changes to the original guide. so some of the comments you see below will be from the original posting back in 20
07.

CLICK HERE for the full dallas guide after the jump!

I’m thrilled to participate in the Dallas update because I love the city I live in. Every time I go on vacation I have a targeted shopping mission with my design*sponge city guide in hand (truly) that I am so thankful for. I love new places and new stores but I am quickly reminded of how fortunate we are with our very own shopping extravaganza at our fingertips daily. Fashion and food are everywhere. Dallas is the home of Neiman Marcus and the first indoor shopping mall in the country, NorthPark Mall, and it is arguably still one of the most amazing malls in the country today. There are still a few Cowboy hats and boots lying around but no one is riding horses to work here people. This is a metropolitan city full of much more than big hair, think more along the lines of big shopping and high style.

—Knox-Henderson—

To shop:
Sputnik Modern
:From Italian gilt to mod mid-century, this local guy finds awesome, eye-popping seating, tables, lighting and accessories for your home.

Form: Right across Henderson from Sputnik Modern is where you can find this little gem full of mid-century greatness.

Again Design Studio: The most amazing collection of consignment in the city, this tiny store is jam packed with gorgeous furniture just waiting for a great home. Leslie Pritchard, treasure seeker + reinvention genius founded ADS after her first shop, Again & Again, was/is such a huge success. A must see.

We Are 1976: Nothing like it in this city or any other I can think of for that matter. A new addition to the Dallas design scene and we are so thrilled to have them land here. This store is overflowing with design happiness. Founded by Vynsie Law (a graphic designer), her brother and sister-in-law, together they seek out a well-edited array of toys, home goods, art objects, books, jewelry and apparel from local and international designers. Lots of indie love here.

Again and Again: A small shop with a lot of heart. Find estate cast-aways that owner Leslie Pritchard has recovered, repainted and reinvented in to cool, chic furnishings.

Gypsy Wagon: Next door to A&A a fun and funky gift shop, filled with a whimsical and eclectic mix of flea market finds, antiques, jewelry, apparel and housewares

La Mariposa: The oldest retailer of Mexican Imports this side of the border. Mexican Imports and Folk Art.

Consignment Heaven: A consignment store in the midst of high end antique shops but don’t be fooled by it’s high end appearance at first glance. There are deals to be had on great pieces.

Nick Brock Antiques: A stockpile of magnificent antiques. Definitely worth a walk through even if you’re just window shopping.

William Christopher: A finer home furnishings store with so much oohlala and fab style it’s hard to take (not really). 2933 North Henderson Avenue, 214.528.3434

Forty Five Ten: A boutique known for selling Derek Lam, Marni and other straight-from-the-runway brands of clothing, Forty Five Ten also has a wonderful collection of accessories for the home like crystal logs for your faux fireplace, pewter dinnerware and John Derian products among much more. In the back with an adorable patio is a perfect spot for lunching ladies, the T room. A jewel of the city.

Quatrine Custom: slip-covered furniture that looks feminine and cozy. Livable and washable luxury. Think beachy, think Hamptons, think lovely.

Mecox Gardens: Enter Mecox for jaw-droppingly beautiful home furnishings from bookends to sofas. Every bit is more lovely than the last.

Urban Flower/Grange Hall: Honestly one of the most unique shops in the entire city, well, country really. You will find unique flowers and amazing succulents but this boutique is primarily a gift gallery for lovers of the bizarre and gorgeous. Strangely stunning taxidermy, faux-alibaster trophy animal heads, Nymphenburg porcelain, to call it fashion-forward would be behind the times. Do NOT miss.

To eat:
The Pearl Cup: Grab a super large latte and kick your feet up at this cute indie spirited coffee shop with a side of pbjb (that would be an organic peanut butter, jam and banana sandwich of course!)

Park: Inspired by the free-spirited culture of the 1960’s and nature-centric architecture of that same period, Park is a full on indoor/outdoor dining heaven. The feel of Austin and the buzz of Dallas collide for a great must stop dinner spot.

Kozy Kitchen: Quaint little organic and partly gluten free uber yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner spot. Great food, great people.

Café Madrid: Old world charm in the form of a tiny space and Spanish tapas.

—Uptown and Highland Park area—

To shop:

Haven: A former executive with IMG and Trump Models has come home to Texas and set up shop. Find Harry Allen products, pillows, home fragrance and furnishings.

Froggies: Froggies: Two locations, Uptown and Knox street. Channel your inner kiddo with fun vintage toys and funny gifts.

Stephanie Anne: A sophisticated spot for china, glassware and home accessories. Fabergé, Niderviller, Arte Italica and Juliska are among the many brands found here.

Napa Home: Napa Home: Oh the luxury! $285 is a mighty price for bath salts, but the gorgeous double-blown crystal container filled with salts from Italian company Santuario di Bellezza can be refilled for much less dough the next time; also swoon-worthy, china from Sieger, lacquer boxes in pretty colors and metal/paper prints from Beth Weintraub.

Uncommon Market: Uncommon Market: Two adjacent Victorian homes and a three story 15,000 square foot warehouse stocked with hand picked antiques from all over the world. The finds here are staggering.

On Consignment: Next door to Uncommon Market, much smaller but overflowing with little gems. 2717 Fairmount Street, 214.720.1818

Stanley Korshak: Handmade glassware, pewter birch vases, fine china, cashmere throws and interesting art and accessories fill this 3,500-square-foot shop.

Nuvo: Offerings from Dallas-based Global Views to barware from local Polly Gessell, there are a ton of options here.

Scardello: Artisan cheese shop with classes and tastings for cheese enthusiasts

Molto Formaggio: More than 150 cheeses from sixteen countries, all yours for the tasting

—Oak Cliff—

To shop:
Belmont Hotel
: renovated 1940’s hotel, great bar overlooking the skyline of Dallas and the restaurant Smoke is good barbeque with fab décor.

Bishop Arts District: Bishop Arts District: a great place to spend an evening, dining, shopping, art galleries

Make: Shop Local Artists and Designers with Handmade Gifts, Handbags, Jewelry, Art, Home Décor, Clothing and Baby Items. Plus take classes to learn how to make stuff yourself.

Bishop Street Market: Located in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District you’ll find Thymes Limited, local fragrance designer Niven Morgan’s line, Jimmie Belasco and more.

The Soda Gallery: The Soda Gallery: From nostalgic to international drinks. Mix your own six pack or assemble a case.

Dude Sweet Chocolate: Handmade artisan chocolates with a twist like roasted beet and Texas olive oil or dried pear, basil and rosemary salt

To eat:

Tillmans Roadhouse: Fun. An old roadhouse started by Sara Tillman and revamped to Rustic Cowboy Chic by Todd Fiscus and Rob Dailey. Fun food, fun décor and fun website.

Hatties: Hatties: Bisto with a lovely monochromatic interior with delicious southern low-country influence. If it’s Sunday brunch, try the Chicken and Waffles.

Eno’s Pizza: Eno’s Pizza: Great little Pizzeria.

—East Dallas and Deep Ellum—

To shop:
Bows and Arrows: Brooklyn transplants Alicia and Adam Rico are the most darling couple with a flair for beautiful, unusual and handmade. Alicia comes from Seaport Flowers and with her talents creates some of the most gorgeous flowers in the city. Their new boutique is part flowers shop, part art gallery and part gift gallery of indie happiness. Definitely do not miss this stop.

Casa Mexicana: If you’re in the market for Day of the Dead art, Oaxacan woodcarvings, beautiful ceramic trees of life and Mexican patio furniture, you’ve come to the right place

Curiosities: Spend a rainy day looking through the weird and wacky array of items, like memorabilia from the circus, paint-by-numbers materpieces, reclaimed furniture and so, so much more.

Century Modern: A favorite spot for Mid Century lovers in the heart of Deep Ellum. You can find everything from lighting and microphones to notable furniture pieces at reasonable prices.

Lula B’s Antique Mall: This is the newest location after closing the original on Greenville and opening their second store on Riverfront. The store is loaded with fun and funky odds and ends from the 50s, 60s, and 70s there’s no doubt you will leave with something.

To eat:
Murray Street Coffee Shop: Great little two story coffee shop with a menu of small but delicious bites, coffee, good tunes, local artwork and free wifi. Perfect place to kick up your feet and relax. 103 Murray Street, 214. 655.2808

Cowboy Chow: Cowboy Chow: Go hungry and try the “grilled cheese” or fried green tomato lollipops. And be prepared to take a nap afterwards!

Mozzarella Cheese Company : Founded by Paula Lambert, if you are a cheese fiend then you must stop here for a tasting or just to grab a few to try. Ask for the Queso Blano with Chiles and the smoky Scamorza.

Local: If fancy fare in a very cool setting is what you are hunting give Local a whirl. An intimate little restaurant of tasty delights located in the oldest standing hotel in Dallas, the Boyd Hotel built in 1908 – great interior and even better food.

All Good Café : Pure awesomeness. Good old fashioned comfort food. Started by Mike Snider from Austin, All Good is a place to channel your inner Austinite with hipster waitresses and live music. The motto here: Make Love, Not Money. Bonus: breakfast served all day.

—Riverfront Boulevard and Design District—

To Shop:
Lots of Furniture
: You never know what you’ll find in here. Run by brothers (and twins) Ted and Chris this store is overflowing of amazing antiques from French to Polynesian. Be sure to ask the boys about a deal because they are looking to keep things moving and are usually willing to make a deal!

White Elephant: For decorators, White Elephant has been their not-so-closely guarded secret for years now. A funky consignment store with everything from precious antiques to mid-century modern finds to strange cast-aways, there is something for everybody and at awesome prices. This is a fav, DO NOT MISS. 1026 Riverfront Blvd, 214-871-7966

Big Mango Trading: Imported home and outdoor furnishing with an Asian influence and is one of the coolest and more unusual places in the city.

Antiques Moderne: Wall to wall Mid-Century jackpot and if you like it, buy it. Inventory is incredible and moves fast around here.

Collage: 20th Century Classics For the best mid-century finds in tip-top condition, Collage is your store. An import from Laguna Beach, CA, this store is considered one of the most respected galleries in the country and their items are featured in museums worldwide.

Ceylon et Cie: Michelle Nussbaumer lives a charmed life, a movie producer husband, a home in Switzerland, a jewelry line, and a past that includes residence in Rome and a showroom in L.A, so you can imagine her impeccable, imaginative taste. Finds from India, Turkey, Europe and the good ole U.S. of A. make her store a smorgasbord of fresh design. Dig in.

Parkhouse Antiques: A haven for French and European antiques.

City View Antiques: Great little antique mall good to include in an afternoon of treasure hunting.

Country Garden Antiques: High on the list of Dallasites with a great eye for antiques. 147 Parkhouse Street, 214.741.9331

20C Design: Ryan Rucker and Barry Gream really know how to pick ‘em. These two are the masters of seeking out exceptional mid-century pieces. From Paul Evans to Karl Springer, we are talking rare and breath taking. They even have a pair of leg chairs from the movie Clockwork Orange. The 20C showroom is available by appointment only (online store open 24/7).

James McInroe Inc: Prepare to get your socks knocked off by James McInroe’s Collection of vintage-inspired home furnishings aka eye candy. You can bet you will dream about this glam struck depot for days to come. 200 Cole Street, 214.526.8078

Positive Space: On tap: Extremis from Denmark, wallpaper from London designer David Roos, the brightly colored, weather-resistant Louis chairs from Sixinch, and Emeco.

Smink: Artecnica, Knoll Space, Divani, Minotti, if these names mean anything to you, you’ve got the classic Italian modern aesthetic (and pocketbook) to shop this chic store.

Scott and Cooner: Seventy contemporary furniture—Louis ghost chairs, Kartell— manufacturers under one roof, thanks to two Dallas women with backgrounds in architecture and an interior designer.

Lost: Booths of beautiful objects and accessories you couldn’t have thought up if you tried 1201 Riverfront Blvd, 214-741-5533

Found: antiques and fine art, this is the sister shop to Found. 1225 Riverfront Blvd., 214-741-5533

—Snider Plaza to West Lovers Lane—

To Shop:
Nest
: Heather Alexander of Bell’Invito (see stationery) reinvented Dallas staple Nest to now carry beautiful letterpress, Jonathan Adler pillows and ceramics, DL&Co. candles, Roost products and much more.

Vintage Living: Soft Gustavian and French Moderne furnishings fill this chic store filled with antique mirrors, garden ornaments. Glamorous in a fantastically serene way.

Uptown Country Home: Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, original “Frantiques” and artwork from owner Jenny Grumbles. This is the place for preppies who love shabby chic.

Nicholson-Hardie: A garden boutique and gift shop. With mercury glass, terra cotta pots of all kinds, great gifts, candles and plenty for the gardener you will find something to love. Be sure to visit the bigger sister store down the street for larger garden goodies and fountains. 214-357-4348

City Craft: Adorable little modern fabric store carrying unique prints and offering sewing classes. The fabric is so cute it will definitely inspire you to get a jump on your next DIY.

Jaya: A worldly collaboration of imports from handcrafted wood furniture to gorgeous ceramics.

Ballard and Blakely: Cute little home and floral shop. Great little vintage finds.

Area 25: Opened by a local home stager this store is filled with treasures from her many years of staging from art to cowhide rugs at prices you can swallow. 4901 West Lovers Lane, 214.352.6925

Arteriors too: Open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, this boutique is stocked with sample and slightly damaged home goods from of the lighting and furniture manufacturer Arteriors’, (sold to the trade only). Be sure to check out the room filled only with lamp shades! We all know good shades are hard to find. 4811 West Lovers Lane, 214.352.1920

Junkadoodle: A campy boutique with funky estate sale and flea market-like merchandise. Score unique home accessories, fun furniture and eccentric objects from the tacky to the tasteful. Tons of salvaged letters in the back!

To eat:
Olivella’s: Quaint Little Pizza place. Get the dessert aka adult s’mores a la pizza!

—Just outside of Dallas but worth the drive—

Wisteria Outlet: We are fortunate to have this at our fingertips. If you have time, it promises not to disappoint. Wisteria home goods that are typically only online, in person, on mega sale? Um, yes, please.

The Iron Bed: A luxury emporium, a melting pot of Old-World tradition, modern furnishings and oh-so yummy linens. A gorgeous store if you are up in this neck of the woods.

Williams Sonoma Home: It’s not an individual store but it’s rare to see a Williams Sonoma Home, they are only in a few states so it seems crucial to point out that this swanky and traditional with absolutely fabulous style is here at your disposal.

Forestwood Antique Mall: Treasure hunters galore! Don’t be fooled by the storefront, this is not a small place and there are big bargains to be had. 5333 Forest Lane, 972.661.0001

—Happenings to check and see if they coincide with your stay—

The Dallas Flea: quarterly flea market of great vendors from jewelry to food to antiques.

Buchanans: monthly antiques and collectibles market. Excellent scavenger hunting.

—Local Letterpress—

Bell’Invito Letterpress: from a 19th century printer that happened to be in her husband’s family, Heather Alexander creates her stationery and invitations by hand with heirloom-quality paper and pretty vintage prints for the envelope lining.

Missing Q Press: Jason McDaniel, with six presses ranging in size from a teeny tiny envelope to a large poster Missing Q has mastered the art of jaw-droppingly gorgeous letterpress.

Three Designing Women: Not letterpress but these Dallasites make the cutest custom stamps for return addresses and D.I.Y. letterhead.

Inky Lips Letterpress: Custom woodcuts and letterpress printing and posters, think Hatch Show Print.

Color Box Design: A small but great letterpress shop from beautiful invitations to business cards you will find that quality and design in instances like this are a must. Much like a good pair of shoes.

Lilco: All wood cut patterns done by hand by the talented Lily Smith+Kirkley.You can find her chic designs and letterpress work at Forty Five Ten.

Studio204: Located in Arlington, this is the wonderful little letterpress shop of Virgil Scott and Kim Neiman. Kim is also a fantastic bookbinder. Feel free to stop by! 204 South Tyler Street, 214.942.6100

—ONLINE but not on your trip—

Jimmy Belasco: Jimmy Belasco says he makes “happy candles” and it’s pretty darn true. His soy candles are packaged with designs from local artists and a portion of the profits from his new dog (and one cat) line supports pet charities.

Red Llama Studio: Shari Lidji makes couture quilts by hand, but these are contemporary works of art commissioned by the nation’s top Interior Designers. King-size quilts start at five grand but more affordable are her stockings, which are mod and simple, at $375.

Brad Oldham International: Custom door handles, sconces, any architectural element you need, Brad can masterfully create. If you wander down to Deep Ellum you can see Brad’s latest installation, The Traveling Man. A multi-story

Studio Bon: Bonnee Sharp’s studio of personally designed, hand-printed textile beauties.

Bee Things: Shay Ometz and Jeff Barfoot’s studio of art prints, posters, apparel and products for kiddos and home. We heart them.

I have highlighted a few food hot spots but if you really want the scoop on food visit Guidelive.com. We are lucky to have this resource and if you are visiting I highly recommend using it to guide you for eats. Dallas LOVES to eat and if you follow the recommendations you will not be disappointed!

Cassie Holdridge

finally! this is amazing. I am an avid d*sponge reader and a dallasite. so happy you added us to the city guides! yay!

Mel

MY favorite shop for vintage finds is LuLu B’s. And big hair DOES still exist in dallas, and always will.

erin- traphic.signs

yay yay yay!!! I must say Paige this is the BEST most extensive and may i say Thorough city guide yet!!! and i am not just saying that because i live here. Grace, good pick on the help for this one! I love the catagories!!

thank you.

Margie

I just went to Dallas in November — I could have used this guide. I’ll be sure to bring it with me next time.

ashc

Armoires & More on Lovers and Inwood is a great place for custom ordered furniture. Great selection of fabrics, etc. and Libby, the owner, is very helpful.

Daniel

LuLa B’s is great, also there is a new store Pop Logic across the street that also has great vintage finds.

Ed Sexton

We are so honored that Paige chose to include SwankLighting in this great guide to a great city. The link, however, goes to our ebay store instead of our website with Dallas Showroom pictures. The correct link is http://www.swanklighting.com
Thanks So Much!!
Ed Sexton
SwankLighting

Phoebe

Thank you so much! My family is about to close our new home and I am so excited to decorate the interior. As a native Dallas/Fort Worth-er, I really appreciate this design guide!

Marlo

I also am a huge design sponge fan and think that its about time that this city of ours sheds its stereotype. Thanks Paige and design sponge.

Carolyn Rekerdres

Grace I feel like your blog reads my mind! You always makes guides that are pertinent for me. I live in Dallas and love the city but didn’t know about at least half of these places. I would like to add that a relatively new and more affordable place for modern furniture is Design Gallerie on Dragon St. The link is http://www.designgallerie.com

katelyn

forestwood antique mall is really great too! it’s at forest and inwood behind that old car wash and kellers.

Wendy

Thanks to Paige for a nod to the hipper Dallas. As a native Dallasite I get preturbed when my hometown is portrayed in extremes. To the outsider it seems residents either live in barns and ride horses to work or that the women wear Easter hats and gloves on a daily basis. I think Dallas is trying (and succeeding) to reinvent itself and this article certainly helps.

veronica

thanks for the great guide. dallas is often absent from the lists of “hip” cities…
some additions…
nicholson hardie, although a garden store they have an extensive gift area…fab finds… also a place called root, in inwood village…candles and such but also lots of cool gifts…i hear lam lee (also in inwood village) is cool. never been though. thanks again. oh also, benno’s has incredible buttons and an incredible source for ribbon.

James

Great guide! I’ll be working in Dallas in few couple weeks, so I will definitely check some of these places out.

Tammy

Tho Room Service is mentioned above, wanted to say that if you like the aesthetic of Room Service Home, definitely go by Room Service storefront, 4354 Lovers Ln., if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. They have a terrific selection of fabrics (be sure go upstairs), and if you’re in Dallas in January, definitely stop by — that’s when they have their annual 50% off fabrics sale. (I noticed fabrics are not sold on the website.)

House of Dang, 4219 Bryan Street, is another store you may want to visit. Funky, hip, you feel you’re walking in to a store that you’d be more likely to find in Austin than Dallas. The owners have started their own line of clothes, that are well-made, and have a retro feel to them. They also carry other indie lines of clothings as well as other various things well-suited as gifts or as items for the home.

Tammy

Follow-up re Room Service – apparently they announced on Tuesday they are closing its storefront; online store will remain open. At this point, 1/25/2008, still open with closeout sale going on.

orly angelo

This is such a great design resourse + it’s all in my backyard. Thanks & Bravo!

ali

Also check out Dallas webstore avid-home.com that offers alot of the above mentioned shops wares for way less – check out the starburst mirrors – they look better than some of the French antique ones for way less!

Tessi

House of Dang and Pandemonium are two of my favorite stores. House of Dang is owned by an art institute friend of mine….Andy. He reminds me of Andy Dick the comedian….ironically with the same name. Pandemonium is vintage clothing on LSD….the place is SO clogged…literally….full of clothes…claustrophobia will come about…I PROMISE!

Tessi

Pandemonium is vintage clothing on LSD….the place is SO clogged…literally….full of clothes…claustrophobia will come about…I PROMISE!

Andrew

I was called out as looking like Andy Dick… I am much less creepy and a bit more heavy set! Why is House of Dang not listed? We have great legs and design*sponge is our all time favorite!!!!!

elen cristina

gostaria de saber se eu posso usar uma imagem de vcs para meu blog

lynn

This is a great listing! But you forgot my favorite store RESELL IT on Northwest Highway in Lake Highlands. The best prices on all types of consignment furniture. The inventory changes alot.

christina

i’ve lived in dallas for a few weeks now and just happened upon house of dang! last night and thought i had died and gone to heaven. i am so SO excited about having such a great place like this in my new city and i think other d*s readers would love to know about it. please add them, they’re super nice folks and their space is full of wonderful design details and beautiful products.

Emilee

This website was beyond helpful for decorating my apartment. I found so many wonderful stores in Dallas that I haven’t even heard of before. Great vintage furniture at Again & Again, very fun!! Consignment Heaven was really heaven to me..I found some of the greatest furniture that was extremely well priced. & of course, I loved Lula B’s!

Rita

I see that Bishop Arts District located in Oak Cliff is on here however one shop IN PARTICULAR is one that any DIY or Vintage loving person HAS to visit. It is the Make Shop. I’ve lived in Dallas All my life but when I walk in this store it feels like I’m in a Chicago or New York Shop. It is quite unreal http://www.themakesite.com/

Brandi

This is great! Design Sponge ROCKS. I will be moving to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and look forward to shopping at these great stores. I never would have known about them had I not seen this great guide! Can’t wait.

Michele

If you’re in Dallas, you should definitely check out
Uncommon Market http://www.uncommonmarketinc.com
2701 Fairmount Street
Dallas, TX 75201-1959
(214) 871-2775
The have awesome lighting and all kinds of fun stuff.

Katie

I wish there were some restaurant suggestions here. :/

grace

katie

the dallas guide is being updated as we speak and will include restaurants :)

grace

Zoe

Heading to Dallas this weekend for a quick visit, would love to see the updated Dallas guide before I go!

Sarah

I just moved to Dallas two weeks ago and am so excited to have stumbled across this info. This is so comprehensive and insider – I love it! Thanks a million!

mixette

I’m going there next week to dog-sit for my parents. Thanks for giving me a slew of new “must check outs!”

kristen

this is great! local Dallasite here. super list of places to shop and eat! can’t wait to make some new discoveries based on this list :)

Martha Rose

I am so excited that this guide was updated! I live in Dallas and consider myself informed and this guide opened my eyes to some places to check out. I have to throw in my recommendation for Again & Again. They did a great job redoing an old buffet of mine. I can’t wait to go check out all the places on the list :)

Laura

This is such a great representation. I have to amen everything listed in the Knox/Henderson area. This list will definitely come in handy to send to some of my friends moving to the area

Ashley R

SO glad to see my hometown make the cut for a D*S roundup! And SO happy to see my favorite, Curiousities, made the list. It is truly a gem! And Bows & Arrows did our wedding in March. They are so great!

christina

great update! so many fantastic dallas spots. i’ll add that the BEST coffee shop in uptown, and possibly all of dallas is crooked tree on routh street! crookedtreecoffeehouse.com

Cowboy Q

Great updates! Unfortunately, Lula B’s is closed down :(

DIY Design Diva

I haven’t even read this yet! Just saw it in my RSS Feed and I’m sooooo excited! Thank you for FINALLY covering one of the finest cities in the States! :)

Haley (Cardigan Junkie)

This may get asked often, but is there any way that we can purchase the Julia Rothman cityscape illustrations? Her site doesn’t show them for sale and I can’t find a clear answer anywhere. I live in Dallas and would like to have this one.

grace

hi haley

julia’s not offering these in print form right now, so sorry. :(

g

Wendy

This is a great list for those willing to plunk down a pretty penny for home furnishings and decor. For those Dallasites on a much stricter budget (like me) check out A Ladies Guide to Thrifting in Dallas for the best places to find rock-bottom bargains in Dallas.

Lee

THANK YOU! I’m being transfered to Dallas and I was really worried that I’d be stuck in a cowboy town! I can’t tell you how much you’re blog and eased my mind. Now, I can’t wait to be in Dallas and shop!

Lee

Cristy

great list! I LOVE Scardello! Many an afternoon of shopping has ended with a cheese plate and glass of wine in their gorgeous store…

Kelley

Just what I’ve been looking for! Merci beaucoup!

Cathleen

The Gypsy Wagon moved back in May of this year. They are now on Henderson Ave, near 75 ,on the corner of Henderson and Miller. You can’t miss it!

Dana

Not sure if this was posted, but Lula B’s has a second location on Main St in Deep Ellum where they moved after closing the original location. (so there are two). Also, Casa Mexicana has closed. Thanks for the rest of the great finds!

Casey

Wisteria Outlet has moved from outside of Dallas to Mockingbird and Cedar Springs across from Love Field. It is a much bigger store front and tons of great stuff.

Baja Hoodies

The Bishop Art’s District is like a diamond in the rough, so much variety, some excellent restaurants including Thai, Japanese, and Mexican food. Does anyone know the name of the Sushi restaurant. The owner/lead cook uses original sauces. And the atmosphere is great too.

kate

Great guide! Just moved to Dallas and this will come in handy. Quick correction though – the NorthPark statement is not accurate. It is ONE of the first, but the first actual indoor shopping mall is Southdale Center in Edina, MN. Just have to give credit where credit is due……

Samantha Livermore

What are the great blogs and guides to look for guidance in Dallas?

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