Poking Around Deep Ellum for Unique Treasures and Vintage Finds

Deep Ellum has gone through many revivals over the years, but a flurry of new restaurants, bars– and now, retail shops– is breathing new life into one of Dallas' hippest hoods.

Most of the area is best explored by foot, and a good place to start is on Main Street where you'll find Jade & Clover–a trendy lifestyle boutique boasting an eye-catching spectrum of everything from home decor to apparel and eco-conscious gifts. Unique art, gifts and home decor can also be found across the street at Life of Riley. But be careful, it's almost impossible to walk out this store empty handed.

For a real blast to the past, check out B4's massive collection of vintage toys, vinyl records and even old Polaroid cameras. And if you want to channel your inner goddess, the female fashionistas at Dallas PinUp can glam you up from head to toe just like Marilyn Monroe.

Hop over to Elm Street next for a visit to Elluments, a vintage apparel boutique brimming with gorgeous garb. For trendy dude's, there's Epocha, an edgy menswear boutique peddling clothes, footwear and art. Get Reel Goods is the place to find locally made clothes, art and gifts. Also along Elm is The Mozzarella Company, famous for its award winning artisan cheese.

Finally, you'll want to make your way over to Commerce Street to discover the lineup of fashionable, yet reasonably priced finds at Accessory Junkie.

Jade & Clover
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Dallas-native Giselle Ruggeberg has decked out her lifestyle boutique with all her favorite things: the result is an eye-catching spectrum of merchandise ranging from clothing and jewelry to home accessories, apothecary-style beauty products and...  Read More

Accessory Junkie
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Tucked away off-the-beaten track in Deep Ellum, Accessory Junkie has built a die-hard following of fashion-conscious locals who want to shop in style without breaking the bank. Owner LaDonna High has an eye for beautiful things and keeps her...  Read More

The Mozzarella Company
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Until Fort Worth native Paula Lambert opened this tiny cheese factory in 1982, you'd have been hard-pressed to find artisanal cheeses of any kind in Dallas, much less the fresh mozzarella that Lambert found while living in Italy. Since then,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Epocha Facebook


Deep Ellum isn't exactly known as a fashion haven, but this edgy menswear boutique aims to change that. Tucked in near the entrance to The Prophet Bar, Epocha ticks all the boxes on the cool boutique hit list: cozy lounge-like furnishings, wood...  Read More

Get Reel Goods
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If you're looking for a unique gift that truly represents Big D, then Get Reel Goods is the place you want to go. Owned by some of the creative employees of the Dallas-based animation studio Reel FX, this retail shop/art studio showcases a...  Read More

Deep Vellum Books
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In an age where buying a book is as simple as a click of the mouse, brick and mortar bookstores have become a vanishing breed. Enter Deep Vellum Books, the brainchild of the folks at Deep Vellum Publishing, a nonprofit firm which specializes in...  Read More

Photo courtesy of B4 Facebook


With its cornucopia of retro collectibles spilling out onto the sidewalk, it's almost impossible to pass by B4 and not be tempted to stop in for a browse. The shop is a venerable shrine to playthings from the past, especially the toys of the...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Elluments Facebook


It's difficult to walk past this charming boutique of fashionable frocks without wanting to dive in. That's because Elluments' owner Felicia Dunnican has filled the cozy space to the brim with an impressive line-up of vintage and consignment...  Read More

Dallas PinUp
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At this retro-glamour treasure trove, you can channel your inner Marilyn Monroe with everything from clothing and sexy lingerie to make-up, hats, stockings, shoes, and one of a kind jewelry. Set up by Shoshana Portnoy, a burlesque show producer...  Read More

Life of Riley
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Interior designer Billy Milner and graphic designer Jerod Dame have decked out this lifestyle boutique with all their favorite things. The result is a 2,500-square-foot space filled with an aesthetically pleasing mix of antiques nestled in among...  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. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene