BOUTIQUES AND ANTIQUES
Folks needing some retail therapy will find plenty of options in Fort Worth. There's something for every taste and budget - authentic Western wear, chic fashions, home furnishings, custom jewelry and unique gifts. Home to some of the best malls and shopping centers in the Southwest, the city boasts national department stores, one-of-a-kind boutiques, upscale shops and outfits specializing in antiques. If you can't find it in Fort Worth, it probably can't be found.
Shopping takes center stage at West 7th, a growing urban community at the juncture of six major streets in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District. Filling the demand for style, taste and new experiences, shoppers find everything from fashion and accessory boutiques to furniture and accent stores. Domain XCIV, one of the premier showrooms of fine furniture in North Texas, is a treasure trove of accents and gifts gathered from travels to the far corners of the world. Nearby, dh Collection offers luxury furnishings for the modern home. When it comes to clothing and footwear, Teskey's Uptown is where rock'n'roll meets cowboy soul. The full-line Western store carries everything from conchos and buckles to kitchen canisters and bathroom decor to saddles, bits and spurs. Peruvian Atelier produces women's apparel made of native Peruvian alpaca and pima cotton fibers. And, for a taste of made-to-order European fashion, there's FIG Designers.
Fronting West 7th Street, connecting the Cultural District with downtown, is Montgomery Plaza. A former regional retail and mail-order warehouse for Montgomery Ward, built in 1928 and redeveloped in 2004, the plaza is home to a number of small retail shops, including the unique and quirky art gift shop Uncommon Angles, sports outfitter Luke's Locker and wine retailer Wine Styles. The center is anchored by department stores like Super Target, Ross, Famous Footwear and Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports.
Nearby is the Montgomery Street Antique Mall where more than 200 dealers showcase books and magazines from yesteryear, dish and kitchenware collections, handmade quilts and Depression-era glass pieces. Cookie jars, salt-and-pepper shakers, iron cooking utensils and old metal signs grace almost every stall.
Another favorite is the Chapel Hill Shopping Center. The center boasts a variety of unique stores, including World Market, Lane Knight Boutique, Lawrence's and James Avery Craftsman, a family-owned business that offers high-quality, well-priced jewelry, most with inspirational themes. For imported foods, hard-to-find spices, fresh produce and chef-prepared meals, there's Central Market. Another great place to find spices unique to the Southwest is Pendery's World of Chiles & Spices. Established in Fort Worth in 1870, the retail and online shop also offers a great selection of cookbooks and healing balms.
Not far from Texas Christian University, but in opposite directions, are University Park Village and Hulen Mall. Both offer the perfect place to shop for the latest fashions or home furnishings. University Park Village is home to 30 stores, including Ann Taylor, Apple, J. Crew, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Gap, Nine West, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma. One of Fort Worth's largest and most popular shopping complexes, Hulen - just off Interstate 20 - features anchor stores like Macy's, Dillard's and Sears, as well as some 100 sophisticated specialty shops.
Talk about specialty shops - many family-owned for years - Fort Worth has more than a few. There's M.L. Leddy's, where customers feel like they've taken a trip back in time. Leddy's (as it's referred to by locals) is an 85-year-old, family-owned business in Fort Worth's Stockyards National Historic District, with a second more contemporary Western clothing and jewelry shop in Sundance Square. Leddy's is best known for its custom, handmade boots, belts, buckles, saddles and more. Sean Ryon Western Store & Saddle Shop (since 1883) in the Stockyards also is known worldwide for its custom leather work, as is Ponder Boot Company, home of custom golf bags, briefcases and shoes. Other Stockyards favorites include Maverick Fine Western Wear and Rios Interiors (furniture created with leather, wrought iron and weathered board). At Stockyards Station, shoppers can browse several unique shops, including The Spice & Tea Exchange, Stockyards Treasures (one-of-a-kind jewelry, rare gemstones and gifts), the Cowtown Winery and an art gallery. For a custom-made Western hat or even a fedora, there's Peters Bros. Hats in downtown Fort Worth, around since 1911. The hatters have created headwear for everyone from Billy Graham to Jimmy Stewart and stock everything from Stetsons to straws.
Downtown also is home to the famed Sundance Square where each block is lined with notable stores like Barnes & Noble, JoS. A. Bank and Pappagallo Classiques. Nestled among them are specialty boutiques like Earth Bones, offering humorous greeting cards and unique home decor, Retro Cowboy, featuring everything Fort Worth, and Barse Jewelry, specializing in designer sterling silver and bronze jewelry with a focus on the uncommon use of stones.
A few minutes west of downtown, shoppers can explore more than 30 blocks of some of the city's finest upscale specialty shops along historic Camp Bowie Boulevard. In fact, shoppers can spend a full day in the Camp Bowie District, traveling the famous brick road, without visiting all of the stores. The Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile is the perfect one-stop-shop to look for everything from quality antiques to upscale jewelry. There are also one-of-a-kind shops like Byrd & Bleecker, Portfolio, Prim & Proper, Inside Out Designs, Studio Seven, Miss Molly's Toy & Candy Shop, and Wright At Home.
Farther west is Ridgmar Mall and the only Tarrant County outpost of Texas' most famous luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Other popular stores include American Eagle Outfitters, JCPenney, Old Navy, The Children's Place and Victoria's Secret.
Whether it's a Western hat, home furnishings or custom-designed jewelry, shoppers are sure to find it in Fort Worth. Regardless of taste or budget, shoppers can fill their bags in Fort Worth.
For more information about all that Fort Worth has to offer its residents and visitors visit www.FortWorth.com.
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