Shopping in Dallas

Things to Do — By marylynsimpson on April 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm

“Everything’s bigger in Texas,” or so the saying goes. Texan size malls are popular shopping destinations for locals and tourists alike, but be sure to make Dallas’s local boutiques apart of your shopping agenda during your trip to the Lone Star State. From affordable to vintage to high-end clothing, Dallas is the city to find whatever you’re looking for, whether it be a signature Texan cowboy hat or beautiful handmade jewelry from local designers.

Forty Five Ten– Pegged as the Dallas boutique offering “the best of the best,” Forty Five Ten truly lives up to its reputation as Dallas’s premiere boutique. Forty Five Ten not only offers high-end women’s and men’s fashions but also expands its repertoire to cater the best in home décor and culinary experience. You don’t have to go to L.A. for a chance to rub elbows with celebrities. The T Room, located inside Forty Five Ten, is one of Dallas’s trendiest lunch spots and known for its occasional celebrity sightings. Whether you’re looking to shop, dine or just take in the gorgeous scenery, Forty Five Ten should be part of every traveler’s must-see list.

Movida– One of Dallas’s best kept shopping secrets, Movida is the go-to store for fashionistas on any budget. Whether you are looking to buy your next favorite pair of jeans or need that perfect little black dress, Movida is the place to go. If you are planning a trip to the Dallas area in the next few weeks, be sure to check out their newest shipment of summer dresses. With the latest trends and designs, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. Price points start at $38 for their summer dresses and tops. Be sure to check out Movida during your Dallas shopping spree!

Flirt– Nestled in Uptown Dallas, Flirt is a Texan boutique with a West Coast vibe.  Another great boutique for young fashionistas looking to find the trendiest clothing at affordable prices, Flirt offers a large selection of clothing and accessory brands including Seychelles’s Shoes, BCBG, Miss Me Denim and Dallas native, Ashley LaRocca’s jewelry line, Roc Candy Jewelry. Flirt’s inviting atmosphere will keep you coming back for more; between their lounge area and wine bar, you will be able to do some stress-free shopping even at the end of a long day of sightseeing.

Mine– If you’re looking to find a boutique with some of the best women’s clothing brands with a shabby chic atmosphere, then you’ve come to the right place. Mine’s floor-to-ceiling white interiors and open layout make for an inviting and relaxing shopping experience. The selection of merchandise ranges form labels like Tom Ford, BB Dakota and Denim of Virtue. Be sure to keep an eye out for the store greeter, Chi Chi, a fawn colored pug that will be sure to grab your attention with his little grunts and snorts. Between the beautiful interiors, wide selection of clothing and Chi Chi, it would be hard not to stop by Mine and make it a shopping experience all your own.

Again and Again– One look at the vintage finds at Again and Again and you will be sure to come back wanting more and more. The eco-friendly vintage furniture shop has eclectic, one-of-a-kind refurnished and reupholstered furniture. Each piece has its own distinct design, and the color patterns are like something out of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. If bringing a back a full size couch back to your home state isn’t in the cards, be sure to check out Again and Again for its beautiful designs that will be sure to inspire your own home furnishings.

Images via Forty Five Ten and Mine

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