This past Sunday CultureMap Dallas paired up with a list of local retailers to provide Dallas shoppers with some festive options at its Holiday Pop Up Shop, benefitting The Family Place and Ronald McDonald House. My friend Meagan invited me and another mutual friend, Kerri, and we sipped champagne while we shopped, sampled cheese from Scardello and fabulous macarons from Sucre Sucré by Lucia, took a break for some holiday crafts and enjoyed the live entertainment, including carolers. I discovered some Dallas names new to me, fell in love with a local jeweler’s work (Amanda Sterett), knocked a few gifts off my list, and walked away with a hot shade of lipstick and new eye shadow from Piermarini.
While the event has passed, you can still shop these local finds to check everyone off your personal shopping list (even if that someone is you):
Accents is located in Mockingbird Station and known for affordable fashion.
Amanda Sterett is a local jewelry maker who works out of her Uptown studio where she makes pieces to order.
Stellar is another local jeweler whose work can be found in a variety of local boutiques.
Baby Bow Tie is available locally at Kidswap and Tiny Hiney Baby Boutique, as well as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
DMA Museum Store provides unique, artful gifts for all ages and occasions.
Dirt is a local flower shop in Bishop Arts that specializes in sculpture-like plans and succulents.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate has a solid reputation in DFW for it’s artisan chocolate, available at the several locations in Dallas and one in Fort Worth.
Ellis Hill is a stationary shop in Highland Park Village with a variety of feminine papers and letterpress options, as well as monogrammed linens and trays.
Foot Cardigan is an online sock-of-the-month club that started in Dallas in 2012, delivering fun socks to the door.
The GEM in Preston Center is more than a cold-pressed juice shop, with healthy snacks and products, as well as smoothies and lunch options.
The Gypsy Wagon on Henderson and 75 delights with eclectic gifts and home accents with subtle Texas-cool flair for both men and women.
KidBiz in Preston Center offers up some of the best current styles, available in mini-me versions.
Life of Riley in Deep Ellum offers a collection of unique lifestyle pieces including furniture, candles and more.
Lucky Dog Barkery in Preston Center has everything a dog-love could want, from sweaters and scarves, to hand-decorated treats and plush toys.
Mizzen+Main in the Deign District was brought to life to redesign men’s fashion for CEOs and athletes alike, with moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free options.
Need is an ecommerce men’s shop for high-quality, unique menswear and related items curated in a monthly collection.
Neighborhood in Bishop Arts is funky home décor store with furniture and gifts, and interior designers and architects on staff to guide you.
Nicole Kwon in West Village offers an alternative to the glamour girl, with more bohemian and European-inspired looks.
Piermarini in Snider Plaza is a boutique for men and women with a goal to deliver, unique and affordable fashion, plus he recently launched his own beauty line.
Q Clothier and Rye 51 are sibling men’s stores with a shared space in the West Village, complete with a pool table, lounge chairs and complimentary whiskey while you shop. Q Clothier provides custom suits and Rye 51 has more casual, ready-to-wear pieces.
Scardello on Oak Lawn is a cheese and wine lovers’ dream and the cheese mongers will help you pick out the perfect wheel or wedge, or a great gift box.
Sucre Sucré by Lucia is an online macaron store from local baker Lucia, serving up equally delicious and beautiful sweets.
Sussie’s in Frisco offers designer brands as well as local jewelry at this women’s boutique.
Tootsie’s in Preston Center is a more personal and luxury alternative to department stores, complete with contemporary fashions, cocktail and evening dresses, and personal styling.
Trousseau on Oak Lawn is a lingerie store specializing in a woman’s first layer of dress, whether it’s about fit and shape, or something a little more special.
Check out more about each retailer here. Happy shopping!