Shopping in Dallas, TX
When most people think of a farmer’s market, they think of fresh-from-the-farm fruits and veggies and locally raised, organic meats, but the Dallas Farmer’s Market is that and much, much more. One of the largest public markets of its type in the country, the Dallas Farmer’s Market now includes a unique handcrafter’s program every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every artist you’ll find at the Dallas Farmer’s Market sells their own handmade, original creations (no reselling allowed). From jewelry and clothing to home decorating and furnishings, anything you find at the Handcrafter’s Market is a few-of-its-kind treasure guaranteed to make your purchase the center of attention.
One of the premier shopping destinations in the DFW area, the Galleria Dallas features some of the best shopping in Big D. In addition to anchor scores like Macy’s and Sak’s Fifth Avenue, the Galleria is home to the Westin Galleria Hotel and a massive indoor ice skating rink.
But what makes the Galleria a must-stop shopping Mecca? This three-level mega-mall has over 200 stores and countless aisle carts selling just about anything a girl could want. While you’re at the Galleria, pick up a Gucci bag, your favorite Michael Kors fashions, or Sephora makeup, then stop at the Nestle Toll House Cafe for the world’s best chocolate chip cookie and a cup of cap.
For a true Yellow Rose, nothing compares to the leathery aroma of a custom Western-wear shop. And nobody does it better than Wild Bill Dewbre. Wild Bill’s in the Historic West End of Dallas takes custom boot-making very seriously. Every pair is designed by a trained craftsman to be a one (er, two?)-of-a-kind creation made to your specifications and style. But it’s not just about a beautiful boot. They’re also guaranteed to be the perfect fit. While you’re waiting to be measured, you can peruse Wild Bill’s selection of quality belts or have your cowboy hat shaped and steamed to fit perfectly.
Texas Couture in Historic Downtown Grapevine combines design, embroidery, rhinestones and high-quality fabrics to create Texas-inspired wearables like T-shirts, denim jackets and more. All designs are 50 percent cowgirl, 50 percent diva and 100 percent original! These high-end fashions are pricey, but worth every penny. Popular designs include the “Cowboy Take Me Away” tops, Fleur-de-lis T-shirts and beautiful embroidered denim jackets. Texas Couture also carries children’s clothing and Western-inspired accessories like turquoise-embellished flip-flops and Texas-themed necklaces and bracelets. If cowgirl-chic is your style, Texas Couture is the ultimate shopping destination.
If the local malls have you yawning, head on down to Stockyards Station for a collection of 15 unique shops you won’t find anywhere else. Start your day at Sassy Pantz to infuse some flash into your wardrobe, then make your own costume jewelry to match at Brazos Collection before browsing the authentic Southwestern and Western art at Stockyards Treasures. Take a break for some Blue Bell Ice Cream and real Dublin Dr. Pepper at the Longhorn General Store then grab some zesty sauces and marinades for dinner at Texas Hot Stuff. Cap off a great day with your girlfriends with a wine tasting at Stockyards Wines. Just watch out for the daily cattle drive!