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Shop Handmade in Dallas

 
Pop-ups and markets and stores, oh my! Shopping (and gifting) handmade ain't what it used to be. You'll find unique gifts (and gotta-haves for yourself) at a wide array of shopping venues  - from online stores to pop-up markets and brick and mortar stores. I've got the scoop for you on five of my favorites.

The Boho Market


The Boho Market brings vendors with local, handcrafted, and vintage items to events and venues that are already fun to attend. With regularly scheduled appearances at the Dallas Farmers Market and The Hill shopping center, the market makes it easy to discover unique finds for gifting or for yourself.

You can also shop this market at Toyota Music Factory in Irving,  at The Shacks of Austin Ranch, or at scheduled pop-ups at local DFW businesses. Shop for apparel, accessories, grooming products, home decor products, pet products, and so much more. Have a blast and don’t miss getting a pic for the gram at the flower wall.

To take a peek at their goodies and see where they’ll be, follow @thebohomarket on Instagram.

Mosaic Makers Collective

The Bishop Arts neighborhood was already known for its independent shopping when Mosaic Makers Collective opened their shop on Bishop Avenue. This all-female group of makers offer their handmade goods in the retail shop and online. My favorite makers duo, LuckyFranklin.com, is just one of the fantastic artisan vendors you’ll find onsite. The collective also hosts crafting events, from specialty arts instruction in calligraphy to a fun recurring “snail mail” night where you write letters and make cards (and they mail them for you!)

Head over to Bishop Arts to peruse their wares, or visit their website to shop online.

Etsy Dallas

Several of the makers from Mosaic Makers Collective and other handmade markets and groups got their start with their own Etsy shops. In 2007 a group of makers got together and formed a co-op venture,  Etsy Dallas, to promote the handmade movement in the Dallas area.The non-profit association hosts two major annual events - Spring Bash and Jingle Bash - that draw thousands of locals and make craft shopping a delight.

Etsy Dallas also offers a few other events throughout the year, and you can shop the Etsy shops of all their vendors any time through links from their website.

Flea Style

Originally named The Dallas Flea, Flea Style got its start as a one-time holiday shopping event. That led to an online store and more events and eventually to a giant brick and mortar store in a historic Deep Ellum building. Fast forward to 2019, and they’ve opened a store at The Star in Frisco with its own restaurant, Heirloom Hall. Both locations also offer Studio Space for workshops and events.

It seems to me this tribute to vintage treasures has been a roaring success, and don’t let that shabby chic vibe fool you. Flea Style’s team has got tech savvy on lock. Their website is state of the art and they’ve also logged 87 episodes of a weekly Friday podcast. If you’re ready to find some goods (and people) you’ll adore, plan a visit to one of their stores soon or go take a look around their website now.

Favor the Kind

The Knox-Henderson neighborhood is changing so fast it’s impossible to keep up. We hope it won’t lose its fanciful flavor that’s so apparent especially on the Henderson side. For now (and we hope forever) you can find boutique shopping at its best. If you’re looking for home goods, gifts, and apparel in Knox-Henderson, you’ve come to the right place.

One twelve-year-old business in the neighborhood, Favor the Kind, is unique in its approach to boutique retail. Its focus on handmade and sustainably produced goods  yields a collection that’s both unique and quirky .Visit them when you’re in the neighborhood, or shop their online store for must-have apparel and other fun finds.
I hope you liked this list - I made it myself!

Truly, I hope you'll experience and enjoy the opportunity to shop handmade in Dallas. It's a vibrant part of the smaller side of Big D.

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