Where to shop
Where to shop in Dallas right now: 8 hot stores for gifts and more in December
Move over, Santa, we've got shopping to do. Dallas-area shoppers are big spenders at the holidays, and local stores are ready to deliver the goods. This month's Where to Shop column has holiday pop-ups, new stores, and more to make your gifting season merry and bright. Whether you're checking your list twice or treating yourself, here are eight great shops and events to check out in December.
African American Museum Christmas Marketplace
The African American Museum, Dallas in Fair Park is hosting a unique "shop local" event celebrating Black artists and businesses. Visit the holiday pop-up from 11 am-3 pm Saturday, December 10 to shop for handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and more. Admission is free, and the event will also include performances by North Texas musicians, book signings by local authors, community discussions, art workshops, films, and guided tours.
Galleria Dallas permanent jewelry pop-ups
Nothing says forever like jewelry, and if you (or a gift recipient) are ready to embrace the permanent jewelry trend, pop-ups at Galleria Dallas will help seal that commitment. On December 10, 17, and 18 from 12-7 pm, Pretty Little Links will be at Tommy Bahama. On December 17 and 31 from 11 am-3 pm, Wisely Welded will be at FleaStyle.
Gift yourself a holiday glow at Heyday, a one-stop skincare shop offering personalized facial services and products. Its first-in-Texas location opened at 3010 N. Henderson Ave., Ste. 105 on December 8. An introductory price is being offered for first-time facials, and memberships are available with monthly facials and enhancements such as Gua Sha, Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, Professional Peels, Microcurrent, and Hydration Infusion.
Milton & King
Australian wall coverings manufacturer Milton & King has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar and U.S. flagship showroom in the Dallas Design District, at 900 Dragon St. The store will also serve as the printshop to fulfill all orders domestically. You may have seen their high-end prints on the cover of Elle Decor or Better Homes & Gardens or in pictures of Jonathan Scott and Zooey Dechanel's home.
The Detroit-born brand known for leather goods, watches, jewelry, and more is hosting a personalization event at its NorthPark Center store, 12-4 pm Saturday, December 10. Texas artist Andrew Manning will offer custom, hand-painted personalization and Maddy’s Kocktails will pour custom sips. Customers will be able to get watch boxes and small leather items decorated, and there will be additional opportunities for monogramming and engraving.
Celebrity hatmaker Teressa Foglia has opened her first-ever brick-and-mortar pop-up storefront at Highland Park Village just in time for both the holidays and rodeo season. During the special six week pop-up, November 21-January 5, attendees can expect on-site custom hat making by Foglia and her team, along with an exclusive collection just for Dallas. Find it at 43 Highland Park Village.
After a multi-year hiatus, the Unbranded pop-up store has reopened for the season in downtown's historic Dallas Power & Light Building. This is the place for holiday gift shopping with Dallas brands including Ora et Labora (OETL Co.), Good Cycle Dallas, Good Things Vintage, P.B.N World, Crescente Patricio, and East on Rodeo. Hours are 11 am-8 pm Wednesday-Saturday, and 12-8 pm Sunday at 1511 Main St.
The newest DFW location of the modern home decor and design services retailer is now open in Southlake Park Village. Located at 1001 E. Southlake Blvd., the 11,500-square-foot store offers furniture and home accessories for the living room, bedroom, bathroom, home office, outdoor, and more. Hours ours are 10 am-8 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-pm Sunday.