When your job is to dissect, explore, and report on one city, you get pretty good at uncovering all the sweet spots. We have a stellar lineup of shop-savvy editors who are especially in the know when it comes to embellishing homes, creating wardrobes, and delighting friends with the perfect gift. Put us to the test this holiday season. Shop this list of our favorite gift stores.
Candles. They’re a common go-to gift. But they can also be uninspired (and sometimes stinky when the candles are cheap) presents. Not so at Society. Local interior designers Pamela Jackson and Jeremi Headrick recently opened their chic Bishop Arts shop and it’s full of great smelling candles, vintage holders, and the like. My favorite is Society’s three proprietary blends which are a steal for only $32 each.
-Todd Johnson, corporate creative director, D Magazine
Little Bean “for kiddos”
This children’s boutique, tucked away on a leafy Junius Heights street, feels like it’s been curated by your hippest mom friend. The shop is blissfully void of any blinking plastic gizmos, stocked instead with unique, artful (read: pretty to look at) goods that are as fun for kiddos as they are for adults. My go-to items for gifting include the clever Seedling craft kits, tissue surprise balls filled with little treasures (my girls go crazy over these), and any of the smart books on offer.
-Joslyn Taylor, executive editor, D Moms
When Charlotte Anderson, Jennifer Clark, Alyson Griffith, Capa Mooty, and Wendy Poston huddled up with their (designer) thinking caps on, it became a recipe for a new Dallas venture that I’m sure is going to make shopaholics squeal with delight. Meet LuxeLiner, a boutique on wheels. Think food truck but with jewelry and handbags instead of tacos and baked potatoes. Tagline: Style Driven. Cute, right? We were lucky enough to be part of LuxeLiner’s exclusive launch party recently, so I got there early to sort through the display tables of the truck’s merchandise. There were cuffs, chained double rings, Western but contemporary belt buckles, heavy, beaded statement necklaces, soft-as-butter tanks and cool, raglan tees, skull print scarves à la McQueen, gold and silver bangles and bracelets for layering, and locally designed accessories, like colorful, oversized leather ring keychains and Jenny Galbraith’s wood bead bracelets. Check out some of the merch below.
Weekly stops are scheduled for deBoulle Diamond and Jewelry store (first appearance: Tuesday, December 4, between 2 pm and 6 pm) and Hotel Lumen (first appearance: TBA). You can follow @luxeliner to keep up with the most current stops.