The Bishop Arts District: A Shopper's Paradise for One-of-a-Kind Treasures

When it comes to getting a little retail therapy, the Bishop Arts District delivers a gratifying and enjoyable shopping experience. Here you'll find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, art galleries, vintage stores and unique shops, alongside a myriad of cafes and eateries.

Looking for an incredible piece of art that won't break the bank? Then you'll want to check out the Artisan's Collective featuring fine art, crafts and jewelry by over 150 Dallas area artists. A little further down the street, is Dr Cops PopUp Shop offering art– as well as an ever changing selection of home decor and handcrafted jewelry.  

Want to take your wardrobe to the next level? Swing over to the House of MacGregor for Cassie MacGregor's one-of-a-kind head toppers. Speaking of wardrobes, Indigo 1745 is the go-to destination for men and women's upscale fashions. For choice retro garb, Zola's has an amazing selection of vintage clothing and accessories for men and women.

Looking for a unique gift? You can't go wrong with handcrafted candles from Society.

We Are 1976 is the place for graphic prints and collectibles. And for quirkier finds, you won't want to miss the selection at Fete-ish.
When you're ready for a break, head over to The Wild Detectives and enjoy coffee or a glass of wine while you search through the curated collection of books and vinyl records for sale.

And finally, no visit to Bishop Arts is complete without a tasty stop at Dude, Sweet Chocolate for Katherine Clapner's one-of-a-kind chocolate confections. 

The Wild Detectives
Photo courtesy of Kathy Tran

The Wild Detectives, named after an award-winning novel by Chilean author Roberto Bolano--is a place that's as much about being a community gathering spot as it is about books. Housed in a charming 1940's bungalow, the shop functions as a...  Read More

We Are 1976 - Bishop Ave
Photo courtesy of WE ARE 1976

Don't let the name throw you off, We Are 1976 isn't a shop filled with vintage 70's kitsch. It's actually Dallas' go-to source for affordable hip gifts, art and assorted design-inspired goods. Owners Vynsie, Jully and Derek Law have cleverly...  Read More

Dr Cops PopUp Shop
Photo courtesy of Vincent Coppolino

There's never a shortage of stylish goods in this store. It's just that what you see today might be gone tomorrow since the shop reinvents itself four times a year. Aiming to bring artful living into everyday life, owners Vincent Coppolino and...  Read More

Indigo 1745
Photo courtesy of Nathan Paul Photography

Fashion savvy shoppers know this is the place to score great fitting designer jeans. But Indigo also boasts an outstanding selection of clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories-- many of which can be had for a steal. Owners Denise Manoy and her...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Pamela Jackson & Jeremi Headrick

Looking for a perfect gift for someone special? Check out the enticing array of candles at Pamela Jackson and Jeremi V. Headrick's chic pocket-sized boutique. Here you'll find high quality soy candles in memorable scents like campfire, laundry...  Read More

House of MacGregor
Photo courtesy of Elliott Munoz

Dallas' mad hatter, Cassie MacGregor, prides herself on creating one-of-a-kind head toppers out of her atelier in a renovated 1950's automobile garage. Her customized head pieces have even been featured in the pages of W, Vogue Italia and other...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Ilene Jacobs

This emporium of all things weird and wonderful is jam packed with most anything you could think of for gifting and decorating. From candles, ceramics and paintings to kids toys, gadgets and barware, it's all here. And so are plenty of random...  Read More

Zola's Everyday Vintage
Photo courtesy of Zola's Everyday Vintage

It's difficult to walk into this adorable shop and not be dazzled by the well laid out collection of choice retro garb. Owners Annette Norman and Diedra Sutton stock their shop with everything from apparel, shoes and jewelry for the ladies to...  Read More

Artisan's Collective
Photo courtesy of Ilene Jacobs

Ted Matthews' indie art gallery is a veritable treasure trove brimming with everything from jewelry, sculpture and ceramics to fused glass, paintings and large scale installations. With over 150 local artists featured under one roof, there's no...  Read More

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Photo courtesy of Dude, Sweet Chocolate

Dude, Sweet chocolate's founder and chocolatier, Katherine Clapner, has an extraordinary knack for fusing sweet and savory ingredients into her one-of-a-kind chocolate confections. Some of the shop's most intriguing and delicious treats include...  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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