Hunt For One-Of-A-Kind Treasures At Dallas' 10 Best Antique Shops

With more retail space per capita than any other city in the country, it's suffice to say that Dallas certainly has the market cornered when it comes to shopping. But the city's shopping scene offers more than just department stores and generic malls, it's also an antique lovers paradise packed with irresistible treasures and one-of-a-kind finds, certain to please every taste and budget.

Start your hunt in the Dallas Design District where you'll find two of the city's go-to antique emporiums: Uncommon Market and Lucas Street Antiques. Both shops boast a great spread of antique and period furniture as well as an assortment of unique vintage collectibles and architectural salvage. Also located in the Design District is Lula B's Antique Mall, a local gem featuring over eighty booths filled with mid-century modern and retro furniture, vintage clothing and kitschy collectibles.

Speaking of collectibles, those with a thirst for yesteryear will want to head over to Curiosities, a hoarders' haven that's stuffed to the gills with everything from antique furniture to vintage holiday decor, retro toys and quirky tchotchkes.

Another not-to-be-missed spot is Dolly Python, a cult fave among Dallas locals and style icons alike (even Iris Apfel and Jean Paul Gaultier have been here). The shop offers a kaleidoscope of mid-century furniture and random kitsch, plus it has the best collection of vintage duds in town.

Fan of the TV show American Pickers? Then you'll certainly want to stop off at DFW M'antiques, a veritable man cave of antiques and nostalgic knick-knacks (think: retro pinball machines, mid-century modern furnishings and vintage military miscellany) specifically geared for guys.

Lastly, no shopping trip to Dallas would be complete without a trek out to Canton's First Monday Trade Days– one of the oldest and largest flea markets in the country. It's virtually impossible to come here and not leave with something– just be sure to hit this place on the weekend preceding the first Monday of the month–as that's the only time the market is open.

Of course, these are only a few of the treasure filled places you'll find, keep reading for more of Dallas' favorite antiquing haunts. And don't forget to bring an empty suitcase, you're definitely going to need one.  

DFW M'Antiques
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Forget about fine china and granny cast-offs, the owners of this grown-up boys' paradise peddle a manly miscellany of antiques and collectibles specifically geared for guys. A veritable a one-stop shopping for your man cave (think: American...  Read More

Lucas Street Antiques
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It's not often that you can find a vintage anatomy model, a retro pinball machine and a pair of children's antique Bergere chairs all under one roof. But nothing about Lucas Street Antiques is predictable. And that's how owner Tav Walraven likes...  Read More

Consignment Heaven
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Don't let the name fool you, this isn't your run-of-the-mill consignment store, the owner has an affinity for purveying top-quality antique, vintage and designer furnishings and offers them up for a steal. Stock changes with alarming frequency,...  Read More

Lots of Furniture Antiques Warehouse
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Though slightly chaotic and packed to the gills, this mammoth Design District fixture is one of Dallas' premier treasure troves for antique furnishings and collectibles, much of which has been sourced from around the globe. From Mid-century,...  Read More

Dolly Python Vintage
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On the hunt for a pair of Harry Bertoia bar stools? Or how about a few shrunken heads and rodent skulls? With its chaotic retro jumble of mid-century furniture, random kitsch and vintage frocks, this 3,800 square-foot mecca of the macabre and...  Read More

Forestwood Antique Mall
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An antique geeks paradise, this cavernous 45,000 square-foot marketplace is filled with more than 200 dealers peddling an inventory so diverse that you could easily graze the stalls for hours and still not cover the half of it. Early American,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Curiosities

Taxidermy baboons and vintage concrete torsos are just a few of the quirky surprises in store at Curiosities, the brainchild of mother and son team Jason and Terry Cohen. The pair have an extraordinary talent for turning hoarding an art form,...  Read More

Uncommon Market
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A favorite port-of-call for design professionals– this spacious, family run Design District emporium is packed with unique antique furniture and accessories that the owners scoop up on frequent buying trips around the world. In addition to an...  Read More

Lula B's West
Photo courtesy of Lula B's- Instagram User Meemaws Treasures

If the idea of scouring aisles of bric-a-brac, rummaging through bargain bins and haggling over prices excites you, then you'll enjoy the thrill of the hunt inside this veritable department store of vintage wonders. Here, you'll find over eighty...  Read More

First Monday Trade Days
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One of the oldest and largest flea markets in the country, Canton's First Monday Trade Days (located around 50-miles southeast of Dallas) is every magpie's dream – with over 5,000 dealers, pavilions and stalls sprawled across more than 100...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. Ilene got hooked on this wanderlust lifestyle after...  More About Ilene

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