Explore These 8 Locally-Owned Dallas Boutiques

Katherine Roberts - May 26, 2022
Maybe you’re shopping for Preston Hollow real estate because you have the chance to head down to Dallas anytime you want to shop, eat, and play. O perhaps you’ve been so busy researching Preston Hollow homes for sale that you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the area yet. Wherever you find yourself, we think you’re going to love exploring the cute, local boutiques found all throughout Dallas. This is a list of our eight favorites to help you get started.

1. Talulah & Hess

Modern living takes on a classic flair at Talulah & Hess. Stocked with beautiful gifts and chic home accessories, this is the perfect place to shop for furniture for your new home or pick up a housewarming present for a friend. Beyond just the incredible variety of unique goods here, the store itself feels like a breath of fresh air. Bright colors, friendly staff, and an air of peace permeate the shopping experience — whether you’re just popping in or ready for a shopping spree.

2. Elements

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Elements focuses on highlighting goods made by small European designers. They value style and exclusivity through simplified elegance. Visitors will notice not only the quality of the fashion and jewelry but the excellence of the service provided by the workers. Elements offers complimentary gift wrapping year-round, adding the perfect end to your in-store shopping experience. They are open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm every day except for Sunday, and they also have some of their inventory available for sale on their website.

3. Favor the Kind

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Favor the Kind features local designers and brands who emphasize giving back to their community. Its mission is to “always make the kind choice” and strive to be the “most delightful” shop around. They are located in lower Greenville and open seven days a week, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Favor the Kind also has locations in Houston and Crested Butte, CO, for those unable to make the trip to Dallas. In addition to women’s clothing, they also feature home decor and children’s clothing.

4. Forty Five Ten

Forty Five Ten has been frequently featured on several Best of Dallas lists throughout the years and has long been a favorite among owners of Preston Hollow real estate. They are located in the historic Dallas downtown district and are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. The store layout is breathtaking, spanning four stories and 37,000 square feet to make it a shopper’s paradise. At Forty Five Ten, there’s something for everyone. There’s both men's and women's clothing, footwear, and accessories laid out in an elegant design. This fantastic location also offers private appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays, which you can book in advance.

5. The Toy Maven

The Toy Maven is a family-owned toy shop with a few locations around the Dallas area. It carries all your favorite brands, as well as smaller toy manufacturers, children’s pajamas, accessories, and books. The owners channel their love of play, learning, and childlike wonder into the magic of these stores, and that magic is felt by children of all ages the moment they walk through the doors.

6. The Lucky Dog Barkery 

Deliciously healthy treats, fun toys, cozy beds, and caring people are the staples of The Lucky Dog Barkery in University Park. The store is stocked with a variety of food for dogs with all kinds of needs, and if you’re looking for a specific toy or training tool, this is the place to come. The owner, Marsha, and her staff are always excited to see pup friends when they come into the store, and they go above and beyond to make sure dogs and their humans leave satisfied.

7. Terry Costa

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Terry Costa specializes in everything from bridal gowns to prom dresses and is your one-stop shop for every celebratory event you have coming up. Located in North Dallas at Preston Road and I-635, Terry Costa is open seven days a week for you to find the perfect dress for your special occasion. Although they accept appointments made ahead of time, they are also not required. Tina Loyd, the CEO of Terry Costa, Inc, has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, and this shows in the sublime designs that Terry Costa offers. The staff provides excellent service and seeks to tailor the experience to each individual they serve.

8. Jimmy’s Food Store

In East Dallas, this specialty grocer has been serving up Italian foods for over 50 years. Multiple generations have stood behind the counter at Jimmy’s Food Store, and the brothers who currently run it have brought even more life to their legacy. With an incredible array of Italian wines, meats, cheeses, and dried goods, this is the spot to shop. Plus, they have wine tastings and dinners tastings regularly, so come here with your friends and leave with a basketful of delicious staples.

Looking for Preston Hollow homes for sale?

Whatever boutique you choose to visit from those listed above, you’re sure to find something you love. What’s even better is that the local shopping scene is just one of the many reasons why Preston Hollow real estate is so hot right now. If you’re ready to start the process of shopping for Preston Hollow homes for sale, consider reaching out to Katherine Roberts. Katherine is an award-winning agent with over 20 years of experience buying and selling homes in the Dallas area. She is ready to help make your home-buying experience a breeze and a success, so make sure to reach out if you want to start your homebuying journey in the best way possible.

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