Dallas' Design District: A One-Stop Shopping Mecca for Home Decor and More

The Dallas Design District has come from being known as a hub of design showrooms, open only to industry insiders– to a budding urban oasis boasting galleries, restaurants and some seriously fabulous shopping open to all.

Start your shopping pilgrimage along Dragon Street–to visit some of the District's most alluring retail gems.

At Gallerie Noir, modern furnishings and standout art are right at home alongside vintage artifacts. Cowboy chic and Southwestern decor are all the rage at Anteks Home Furnishings.
Be sure to drop in at Ceylon et Cie –where a labyrinth of striking vignettes reveal worldly treasures. More breathtaking discoveries from faraway lands can be found at Art of India.

The Design District also has a stylish side and it all started with the opening of Edo Popken, an upscale boutique selling a stellar line of menswear and accessories. Fashionistas will want to tuck into Chantilly– for trendy lady's apparel at surprisingly low prices. Then head over to Manufacturing Street to check out the jaw-dropping collection of cast pewter jewelry at F is for Frank.

Scott + Cooner, on Hi Line Drive, is the place to go for contemporary furnishings and decorative elements by top-notch European designers. Seminal mid-century and art deco gems can be found over on Riverfront Boulevard at Antiques Modern.

And amazingly priced, exceptional gems of the liquid kind can be had at the Wine Poste.

The Wine Poste
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Don't expect to see bottles of vino lining this 4,500- square-foot wine wonderland. They keep the good stuff, over 650 bottles-- stashed away in a climate controlled cellar and save the rest of the loft-style space for wine tastings, celebrity...  Read More

Anteks Home Furnishings
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For folks wanting to gussy up their home on the range, mountain hideaway or even urban apartment, this sprawling 8,000-square-foot emporium should be your first stop. It's here that you'll find a bounty of Southwestern decor, from distressed...  Read More

Art of Old India, Inc.
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It's difficult to walk into Art of India's palatial 10,000-square-foot confines and not be dazzled by the jaw-dropping collection of Asian and East African imports. It's no wonder that this is a favorite port of call for Dallas' coterie of...  Read More

Chantilly Dallas
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Style-conscious ladies will have a field day in this chic boutique, where sophisticated frocks come with wallet-friendly prices. Owner/designers Chelsea Brogdon and Caitlyn Mullanix offer a sensational mix of over fifteen different women's...  Read More

Edo Popken of Switzerland
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Swiss fashion icon Edo Popken, most known for his colorful eye-catching menswear and limited edition dress shirts (hand-numbered in a series of 111)-- made the District a little more fashionable when he opened his eponymous U.S. flagship in a...  Read More

Antiques Moderne
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Hunters of mid-century treasures could spend hours scouring the stash of vintage goodies in this 20,000-square-foot space. But they better not spend too much time sightseeing, because much of what comes in flies back out the moment it arrives....  Read More

Scott + Cooner
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If you're looking for sleek, contemporary furnishings and cutting edge decorative elements by top-notch brands such as B&B Italia, Poliform and Cassina, then this is the place for you. Owners Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner have utilized their...  Read More

Gallerie Noir
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World-class art and vintage artifacts blend together with contemporary furnishings in this 6,200-square-foot showroom-cum-gallery. Owner and interior designer Melissa Enriquez keeps the space constantly evolving with exceptional gems. Think...  Read More

F is for Frank
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Metal mavens Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton are the creative force behind the coveted brand F is for Frank, a unique line of textured jewelry crafted from cast pewter and gold-plated metals. The duo's Design District atelier doubles as a...  Read More

Ceylon et Cie
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Searching for a 17th-century Thai Buddha? Or maybe a pair of vintage Rajasthani prayer stools? Items like these and the like are just a few of the exquisite treasures to be found at Ceylon et Cie. Owner, Michelle Nussbaumer, designer...  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