4711 W. Lovers Lane, Bluffview
This store was once literally housed in a cabana on owner Merry Vose's property. However, when her covert, by-appointment operation was shut down by the city, she took her fan base to Lovers Lane. It's equally easy to miss there, which only adds to the allure and sense of discovery upon spotting the unmarked lavender door. The same mix of pretty, affordable labels—MiH, Monrow, Steven Alan, Nili Lotan—abounds. Vose has since opened a bigger sister store, Canary.
4609 West Lovers Ln., University Park
Merry Vose’s Cabana is a siren song in Dallas for all the women who love pretty, easily wearable labels, and so in response, she opened up Canary—a bigger, splashier store just down the street. The space is equally homey and filled with a mix of lesser-known finds like Christian Wijnants, SEA New York, and Each x Other.
8300 Preston Rd., University Park
At first glance, this looks like it’s solely devoted to eveningwear—and eveningwear is its mainstay. But these aren’t your average cocktail dresses: Mary Katrantzou, Chloé, and Balenciaga all line the racks, along with Pierre Hardy shoes and a smattering of jewels.
Cebolla Fine Flowers
4415 Lovers Lane, University Park
Cebolla Fine Flowers is owned by couple and business partners Luit and Jamie Huizenga, who have been running the business since shortly after Luit emigrated from Holland in the '80s. Their state-of-the-art warehouse (where they also live with their daughter) is equipped with geothermal heating, which keeps the countless orchid plants healthy year-round. In the summer months, they actually offer monarch butterfly chrysalises, which eventually hatch and fly away. If you can't make it to their shop on Lover's Lane, they deliver to almost every neighborhood in the city.
Ceylon et Cie
1319 Dragon St., Arts District
Michelle Nussbaumer, the interior designer we collaborated with on the first goop pop-up, has a not-to-be-missed showroom of her own. The best part is that it is literally packed to the gills, which makes it feel like an amazing treasure hunt. Nussbaumer has nailed a distinctly Texan brand of luxury. You’ll find an eclectic mix of antiques of all ages and styles (her eighteenth-century French tabletop is particularly great), sitting next to African and Middle Eastern tribal relics, mid-century modern furniture, and Nussbaumer’s own line of contemporary designs. Anyone in the market for top-quality antiques, including copious varieties of porcelain chinoiserie, would want to move in here.
1916 N. Haskell Ave., Old East Dallas
What you fall in love with when you wander into this vintage store meets flea market depends on the day: We’ve taken home a taxidermy mouse wearing a top hat, hand-painted ceramics from local musician Sarah Jaffe, and rare vinyl from Bucks Burnett’s meticulously organized booth. The selection of vintage clothes, arranged by decade, is fantastic. On the weekends, Nancy Lloyd gives disturbingly accurate tarot readings.
Emily Summers Studio 54
54 Highland Park Village, Highland Park
Celebrated interior designer Emily Summers just opened her own showroom in Highland Park Village, and it's is a pretty great source for inspiration. Her style is undeniably refined without being cold—lots of gorgeous velvets and other luxe fabrics on nice clean lines.
Forestwood Antique Mall
5333 Forest Ln., North Dallas
In a state known for its antique fairs, you’re bound to stumble across great vintage troves, this one being one of the very best. As its name suggests, it’s an antique mall, not a shop, and you should expect to spend some time. You’ll find everything from Murano glass chandeliers to Art Deco dining tables to Chinese lacquered everything. Bonus: They ship everywhere.
Forty Five Ten (Closed)
4510 McKinney Ave.
Brian Bolke and his late partner, Shelly Musselman, revolutionized retail in town back when they opened in 2000, bringing some of the world’s best designers, homeware, and a restaurant— T —all under one beautiful roof. You’ll find Proenza Schouler, Marni and Delpozo, to Kelly Wearstler home accessories, and Diptyque candles—and most recently, the goop line of organic skincare.
Forty Five Ten Dallas
1615 Main St., Downtown
Brian Bolke and his late partner, Shelly Musselman, revolutionized Dallas retail when they founded the original Forty Five Ten in 2000. Now no visit to the city is complete without spending a few hours getting happily lost in the latest iteration on downtown's Main Street. You’ll find everything from Proenza Schouler, Marni, and Delpozo to Kelly Wearstler home accessories and Diptyque candles under one spectacular roof. The beautifully renovated industrial-style dark-brick-and-glass building is also home to an amazing art collection—including works by Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, as well as Catherine Opie's 700 Nimes Road—plus an excellent rooftop restaurant with amazing views and an Assouline bookshop.
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