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.