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If you've earned the title of "Avid Shopper Extra-ordinaire," you'd better pack an extra comfy pair of shoes before you head for Dallas. In fact, with over 36 shopping malls, and hundreds of tempting boutiques waiting for you, maybe you'd better make that two pairs!
One of the fun places you'll want to explore is the 10 block Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, on Exchange Ave and North Main Street, North Fort Worth. Here you'll find wonderful stores like Texas Hot Stuff and the Stockyards Station, a festive marketplace. For those of you hankering for a little cowboy gear, head to the corner of Main & exchange, where you'll find M.L. Leddy's Boot & Saddlery. Located here since 1941, this local hangout specializes in custom hats and boots. Need more gear? Then walk across the street to Maverick Fine Western Wear for even more choices of wonderful Native American made jewelry. You'll also want to wander along Greenville Ave, from LBJ Frwy. to downtown's Ross Ave, where you'll find unique shops, restaurants, and a roaring night life.
What other neat shopping districts does the Metro area have to offer? Don't miss Historic Downtown Grapevine, TX; where you may "need" to stop for dessert at the Main Street Bread Baking Company on Main Street to keep your energy level up, the Travis Walk District, Travis St. and Armstrong Ave at Knox and McKinney Streets; and the McKinney Avenue District, with its historic electric trolleys that connect to the downtown Dallas Arts District. Then head to West End MarketPlace, 1701 N Market St, 214-748-4801, to explore four floors of unique stores, fun dining at restaurants or just rest your feet a bit in one of the nice, cool, dark theaters at the West End MarketPlace Cinema.
Antique shoppers will want to browse through Antiques-Antiques, 6010 S Kettering Ct, Dallas 972-239-6124; and Trudy Miller Antiques, 15201 Midway Road, Addison, TX, 972-490-4085. For more antique shopping adventures drive to Grapevine and enjoy the neat stores like A Place in Time 210 North Main Street, 817-329-0622; and Main Street Antiques, 423 S Main Street, 817-488-3666.
If you consider anything with the Beatles on it a marvelous antique, then you'll want to stop by Pepperland,17194 Preston Rd, 972-612-0867 , where you'll find one of the country's largest collections of Beatles goodies and other rock 'n roll memorabilia.
Does your face light up at the sight of a flea market? Then get ready to beam when you see the 7,000 or so dealers showing their wares at the First Monday Flea Market, Canton, TX, about an hour east of Dallas on I-20, runs Friday-Sunday before the 1st Monday of every month, 8:00 a.m. to dusk, 903-567-2991. Here you'll find antiques, tools, collectable Barbies, antique jewelry, junk, and all sorts of other stuff you can no longer live without. To shop like a pro at this largest flea market in the US, which is spread out over about 300 acres, bring some comfy shoes, sun screen, a hat, something to carry or cart your purchases in, a pocket full of change, your negotiating skills, and patience!
For more bargains you can visit the Denton Factory Stores, 5800 N I-35 at N Loop 288, Denton, TX, 940-565-5040. Here you'll find 30+ stores like Van Heusen, Izod, and Oneida. Or head to Dallas, TX and the Sam Moon Trading Company, 11826 Harry Hines Blvd, 972-484-3084, where you will find amazing buys on accessories, jewelry, and purses. Now just up the road from Sam Moon, you'll find the fun to explore town of Carrollton with neat stores like A Honey of A Deal, 1106 Main St, 972-446-5654; Heart of the Home Gallery, 1104 W Main St, 972-446-4090; the Old Craft Store, 1110 W Main St, 972-242-9111; and Silver Star Mercantile & Co, 1102 W Main St, 972-242-4490.
If you're tired of off price goods and crave some upscale excitement, head to the Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, 972-702-7100. As you stroll its four levels, you'll run onto 200 stores like Tiffany & Company and Louis Vuitton, an ice ring, and wonderful restaurants. For more mall shopping head to the 160+ store NorthPark Center, 1030 Northpark Ctr, 214-363-7441; or the 165+ store Prestonwood Town Center, 5301 Belt Line Rd., 972-980-4275. And, I'm sure I'm a little prejudice in this area, but I just don't think a visit to Dallas is complete without at least one visit to the first and foremost Neiman-Marcus Department Store, 1618 Main St, 214-741-6911.
Do you love discovering beautiful fabrics and handwork supplies? Then you'll want to be sure and visit Best Fabrics, 10901 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-350-2583; Calico Corners, 12370 Inwood Rd., 972-386-5081; Bennos Button Store, 5611 W Lovers Ln, 214-352-0534; and the Falk Fabric Outlet, 2633 McKinney Ave, 214-855-0636.
Still not found what you want? Don't worry, you've still got to visit the Needle In A Haystack, 6911 Preston Rd., 214-528-2850; the Needlework Patio, 3516 Amerst Ave, 214-363-0351; Orb Fabrics, 11613 N Central Expressway, 214-369-3700; and Richard Brooks Fabrics, 6131 Luther Ln, 214-739-2772.
If you are in desperate need of more toys for your RV, and, who isn't, then you won't want to leave town without spending some time in Camping World, 5209 I-35 North, 800-527- 4812; 940-898-8906. Here you will find everything from that sewer hose you've been needing to replace to neat gadgets you didn't even know existed but now realize you can't live without.
Is your milk and butter beginning to get pretty lonely in the fridge? Then maybe you'd better grab your shopping list and buy them some friends at Carnival Food Store, 1120 S Westmoreland Rd., 214-337-6754. If you just need basic household supplies head instead to Wal-Mart, 13307 Midway Rd., 972-980-2195; or Target, 13131 Montfort Dr., 972-239-8161.
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