Gifts & Specialty Shops
AMERICAN GIRL— American Girl is a dream come true for any little princess. The vibrant and spirited characters of the American Girl book series come to life in a sprawling space, complete with a doll hair salon and a cafe. A bubbling event schedule can keep girls and their dolls busy nearly every weekend. www.americangirl.com. 13464 Dallas Pkwy., Galleria Dallas, 877.247.5223.
ARLINGTON CAMERA— This family-owned camera store has been helping patrons capture memories for more than 20 years. This is the go-to place for albums and frames, camera cases, cameras, camcorders, tripods and other accessories. www. arlingtoncamera.com. 544 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, 817.261.8131.
ASHLINS, LTD.— This adorable boutique has remained a downtown Grapevine staple for its on-trend apparel and accessories for women and home goods such as bedding, tableware and décor since 2001. Visit Ashlins, Ltd. for gifts, bath and body products and stylish brands including Johnny Was, Dolce Vita, Waxing Poetic and more. www.ashlins.com. 413 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.442.0400.
CANDY BARREL— Located in Stockyards Station, the Candy Barrel is the Willy Wonka of Fort Worth. Satisfy your sweet tooth with its endless inventory of gumballs, lollipops, taffies, rare candies and more. www.stockyardsstation.com/shops/thecandy-barrel/. 140 E Exchange St., Ste. 109, Fort Worth, 817.626.5536.
CARLYN GALERIE— For two decades, Carlyn Galerie has been devoted to showcasing some of the finest functional and decorative glass art by American artists. Talented artists like Bob Kliss, Scott Amhrein, Ed Branson and Jeffrey Thompson display pieces of blown, fused, slumped, lamp worked and cast glass art. The result is a breathtaking gallery where one can find special gifts and delicate, decorative pieces. Alongside glass art, cases and tables display a variety of American jewelry. Ceramic pieces and wearable fiber art are also featured. www.carlyngalerie.com. 6137 Luther Ln., Preston Center, 214.368.2828.
EARTH BONES— For more than 20 years, Earth Bones has been pleasing the locals with handmade jewelry, funny cards, gag gifts, home accessories and more. This is the perfect place to find gifts for family and friends back home. 308 Main St., 817.332.2662.
ECLECTIC GALLERIES— Nestled in Snider Plaza near Southern Methodist University, Eclectic Galleries showcases elegant, handcrafted art in chic surroundings. Shop more than 200 artists who range in medium from glass, ceramics and metals, to jewelry, wood, textiles and more. www.eclecticgalleries.com. 6725 Snider Plaza, 469.759.6501.
NEW WEST ARTS— Carrying contemporary silver jewelry, pottery, wood sculpture, metal work and glass art, New West Arts in the Fort Worth Stockyards is your one-stop-shop for everything Southwestern. 140 E. Exchange Ave., Ste. 112, Fort Worth, 817.626.6633.
PLUM YOGA— This boutique yoga studio, tea bar and gift shop has something for everyone, from experienced yogis to business travelers on the go. Come for tea time or a rejuvenating workout, then snag a box of Plum Yoga’s signature Dallas-themed teas or one-of-a-kind accessories to take home. www.plumyogadallas.com. 1924 Greenville Ave., 214.792.9918.
RETRO COWBOY— If you’re in the market for a Texas souvenir, look no further. Grab some turquoise earrings, a Cowtown T-shirt, a vintage pearl-snap or a pair of boots from Retro Cowboy. 406 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817.338.1194.
ROY EARL’S METAL ART— Self-labeled “metal art with a Texas flair,” Roy Earl’s Metal Art in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards offers patrons handmade Western décor and jewelry. Pick up a custom-made steak branding iron or Southwestern Kokopelli lamp as a souvenir or gift. www.fortworthstockyards.org/Business.aspx?bId=58&type=3. 2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.626.0066.
SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY— Prepare for your mouth to water. Just the smell alone at Schakolad will bring you to your knees. And the handdipped truffles? Simply divine. www.schakolad. com. 106 E Fourth St., 817.870.2400.
SHARLA’S COSMETICS & ACCESSORIES— A charming women’s boutique in historic downtown McKinney, find high-quality beauty products, fragrances and accessories, as well as home décor. www.sharlas.com. 109 E. Virginia St., McKinney, 214.742.7527.
ST. MICHAEL’S WOMAN’S EXCHANGE— The Exchange features gifts including pillows, frames, stationery, inspirational novelties, children’s and babies’ clothing and toys and women’s accessories. A longtime Highland Park fixture, the shop raises funds for outreach programs. st-michaelswomans-exchange.com. 5 Highland Park Village, 214.521.3862.
THE STORE IN LAKE HIGHLANDS— The Store in Lake Highlands is a kitschy, eclectic boutique that carries apparel, jewelry, baby clothing, gifts and more. www.thestoreinlh.com. 10233 E. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 410, 214.553.8850.
THE WILD DETECTIVES— Part bookstore, part café and bar, The Wild Detectives is quickly becoming a favorite in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District. The quaint interior, balanced out with a large outdoor patio, is filled with individuals sipping lattés and typing away on laptops, as well as small groups stopping in for a post-work glass of wine or an afternoon charcuterie and cheese board to share. Featuring DFW microbrews and locally sourced produce and cheeses, The Wild Detectives offers both an inviting ambiance and a book and music inventory that make for a unique, relaxing experience. www.thewilddetectives.com/. 314 W. 8th St., Oak Cliff, 214.942.0108.
TYLER’S— At Tyler’s shoppers can find the newest in athletic wear for the whole family. Tyler’s carries everything from Roxy and Quicksilver to Nike and Converse. If the large selection of trendy sportswear isn’t enough, make sure and check out Tyler’s sporting accessories and outdoor recreational gear. www.tylerstx.com. 5710 E. Lovers Lane, 214.353.0068.
WILLOW COTTAGE BOUTIQUE & SOAPERY— Find small-batch handmade soaps and beauty products infused with essential oils and scents like Texas bluebonnet and Moroccan vanilla—as well as women’s and children’s apparel—at this charming boutique in downtown Grapevine. www.willowcottage-boutique-soapery.com. 326 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.310.0472.