The shopping in Dallas is some of the best in the country. As you might expect from the country’s 9th largest city, you can spend your time in large malls, splurge on luxury and designer brands, or grab a bargain at one of the city’s many flea markets or more affordable shopping destinations.
As the busiest pedestrian shopping district in the nation, it’s essential that Dallas residents stay connected. The Knox Street shopping district is home to countless shops and restaurants. Visitors will find a number of department stores and specialty shops on Knox Street. For dining out, there are lots of bars and traditional restaurants, as well as modern gourmet options. Visit knoxstreetdallas.com for more info.
With over 200 restaurants and stores, the NorthPark Center is one of the best shopping destinations in the southwest. Enjoying art here is almost as popular as shopping; throughout the sprawling mall you can find art exhibits and performances, along with imaginative landscaping. Major stores in the mall include Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Tiffany and Williams Sonoma. Another not to be missed mall is the Galleria Dallas, with its ice-skating rink and its focus on high end fashion stores.
Dallas Farmer’s Market
Shopping in Dallas doesn’t just mean the suburbs; the Dallas Farmer’s Market is located right in the heart of downtown and has been offering fresh locally produced produce since 1941. The sprawling facility features an open-air pavilion, as well as an indoor market hall, with stalls selling everything from French pastries to barbecue, and Mediterranean cuisine to Vietnamese food. The market is also home to shops selling arts and crafts and furniture, and often hosts local chef demonstrations or offers live music. And the views of the downtown skyscrapers are worth seeing too.
Highland Park Village
The city’s answer to LA’s Rodeo Drive, this neighborhood is located about 5 miles north of the central area and was one of the country’s first planned shopping centers. It’s the place to go for well-known luxury brands, including Dior, rolex submariner replica, Ralph Lauren and Van Cleef & Arpels. As well as luxury clothing and jewelry stores, there’s an auction house, plenty of cafes and restaurants and several stores selling unique or specialty items, such as gourmet cheeses or handcrafted soaps.
Deep Ellum and Greenville Avenue
For many visitors, shopping in Dallas is all about mega shopping malls and trendy designer boutiques. However, like any big city, there are some more offbeat and cheaper places to visit. Deep Ellum is known for its trendy eating places, but it’s also the home of several art galleries and a great area to shop for used records, home furnishings and accessories, and vintage clothing and consignments. Greenville Avenue is another street to stroll down if you are looking for used books, one-of-a-kind fashions, and well-known names such as Gap and Ann Taylor. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the lower part of Greenville Avenue, as well as several nightlife venues, and another trendy shopping are, M Streets, is within easy reach.
This 50-year-old western clothing store located conveniently downtown is a ‘must see’ attraction for any visitor to Dallas. There’s an overwhelming selection of cowboy boots, clothing and accessories, along with a range of souvenirs and gifts. And the owner will proudly tell you that the store has supplied the likes of Fox Sports and Disney over the years.