Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Fort Worth shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Fort Worth. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


This museum shop features Western gifts of all types, including clothing, hats, belts, cards, and books. Proceeds from the one-of-a-kind store benefit the museum and the Heritage of the Western Cowgirl. Annual events sponsored by the facility celebrate cowgirls who made names for themselves in the rodeo and on the ranch. Gifts and merchandise also help commemorate Texas's heritage. Although entrance to the museum isn't a requirement for visiting the gift shop, the facility is a great treat for a measure of local color.

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Since 1922, this Western clothing and boot store has been outfitting cowboys and cowgirls in style. Within the establishment, you'll discover an incredible selection of hats, boots, and belts. Along with ready-made options, you can choose to have items designed, made, and fit to order. Boot leather comes from elephant, shark, kangaroo, and anteater, among others, if you're in the market for something exotic and unusual. There's also a Sundance Square location (410 Houston St, 817-336-0800) called Leddy's Ranch which sells a bigger variety of contemporary Western apparel.

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This historic area of downtown extends across fourteen city blocks and recaptures the flair and excitement of Fort Worth's early days. Beautiful architecture, brick-paved streets, and pedestrian-friendly areas render Sundance Square a fun, safe haven for families, visitors, and residents alike. Within the district, you'll find restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, museums, galleries, theaters (live-production and movie), and Bass Performance Hall. Special events are held regularly at Sundance Square and include outdoor concerts, festivals, national touring shows, street performers and more.

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Southwest Fort Worth

James Avery has established himself as a superior craftsman of fine jewelry. Beginning his practice in a Texas Hill Country workshop, Avery now creates highly regarded and requested pieces. Silver and gold are prominent, found often in bracelets, necklaces, rings, and charms. Most items are one-of-a-kind and very desirable.

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Southwest Fort Worth

The family who owns and operates this record store knows the music industry and the sounds that please their customers. As a result, they stock current, hard-to-find, and classic releases. Music has played a large part in the lives of the Brutons, so you can count on the novel store to supply folks with the best (and most eclectic) tunes available! The store is small, but you're certain to make some great finds! The place is also fun if you just want to browse the selection and chat with the owners.

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This fun, wonderful store carries jewelry, greeting cards, home accessories, books, educational toys, and much more. There's always something new to see, and the shop is a fantastic place to pop into when you're browsing the latest exhibit or in search of a unique gift idea. Museum admissions are not necessary just to visit the shop.

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On weekends, savvy folks flock to this flea market, located in cattle barn #1. The indoor, air-conditioned market offers lots of merchandise, and numerous booths and a wide selection of goods practically ensure that you can always find something intriguing. The flea market is known for antiques, collectibles, new and used merchandise, farm and ranch items, crafts, and produce. It also features a snack bar.

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Developed from a dry goods store in 1919, this local institution is now owned and managed by the third generation of the same family. They stock practically any sort of Western wear you could imagine, including garments for both men and women. Jackets, vests, bomber jackets, boots, Wrangler jeans, cowboy hats, dress shirts and work shirts, and even gloves and cologne are available. Brand names include Justin, Tony Lama, Lucchese, Filson, and Carhartt. Handmade boots and hats are a specialty. Gorgeous, hand-tooled saddles and tack can also be purchased.

Read more about Luskey Ryon's Western Wear →

If you just can't leave Texas without a hat, make sure you look here first. Hats are all they do, so you know the quality is top-rate. Plus, you can find options extending beyond the ubiquitous cowboy headwear. Handmade hats of any style imaginable are a real treat, but you can also buy off-the-rack if you're looking for something more dress-up than everyday. Felt dress hats, straw golf hats, and even the stylish chapeau popularized by Indiana Jones are all available. The business can also clean, repair, and renovate old hats or create a replica from one in a photograph.

Read more about Peters Bros. Hats →

Southwest Fort Worth

Billed as the only Western wear resale shop in Fort Worth, this store offers brand names like Stetson, Roper, Justin, Wrangler, and Lucchese.

Read more about Western Wear Exchange →