|Fancy Fixtures at Uncommon Market|
|Home Decor, Uncommon Market Style|
|Home on the Range at Anteks|
|A Wallscape at Anteks|
City View Antique Mall (909 N Riverfront Blvd. #B; 214/824-4136) is so much like the antique shops I’ve frequented in downtown MckInney and Jefferson that I didn't believe I was in Dallas anymore. You’ll walk down aisles flanked with a hodgepodge of goods spanning many decades, even centuries. The place is chock-full of stuff--from Fiesta Ware to jewelry and mirrors; bed frames to timeworn framed art. Take it slow or suffer sensory overload! There are some deals to be had.
|Leatherbound Decanters from Italy at City View Antique Mall|
|The Patio at City View Antique Mall|
|One of City View Antique Mall's Eccentric Displays|
Modern furniture retailer Smink (1019 Dragon St., 214/350-0542) is another newbie formerly located on Lovers Lane. The store also offers a chic array of oversize photographs and super-sleek pottery. At Big Mango Trading Company (1130 N Riverfront Blvd.; 214/752-4755) you can secure a towering tiki figure to place in your front yard, as well as a reclaimed wood table for your dining room. If you’re in search of an odd object and don’t mind wandering a maze of aisles looking for it, then Lula B's (1010 N Riverfront Blvd. 214/749-1929), which runs the gamut from cowboy to kitsch to collectible, is your spot. Well-edited sister shops Lost and Found (1225 N Riverfront Blvd.) aren't quite as overwhelming. You'll find Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture, fine art, and a vintage motorcycle collection at Lost, while Found features fine antiques.
And because we all know nothing builds an appetite like shopping, you’ve got plenty to choose from: Mama’s Daughters Diner (2014 Irving Blvd.) for daily meat-and-three specials, Bleu Artichoke Café (1225 N Riverfront Blvd.), housed inside Found and a fine spot for a sandwich break, and Meddlesome Moth (1621 Oak Lawn Ave.) a hip, months-old gastropub with a wall full of craft beer taps.
|Meddlesome Moth's Patio|
A great time to do some exploring is Saturday, October 23,
when the Riverfront Antiques District is hosting a streetwide sale. Here's a map: