Stockyards Station area is truly an unique and very cosy-idyllic shopping spot. We had a lot of fun strolling along the shops. Also we had bottles of Dr. Pepper. Dr. Pepper, born in central Texas, is a native Texan soda. Very sweet and yummy. Along the shopping area, benches are provided almost at every other corner, makes shopping cosy and relaxing. Also a little train is conneting ppl from Stockyards Station to out of town. No stops in between though. Stockyards Station is a unique western destination located in the National Historic Fort Worth Stockyards district. It was once the biggest and busiest livestock-marketing center in the Southwest. Stockyards Station is now home to over 20 unique shops and fantastic restaurants, including galleries, clothing stores, jewelers, antiques, specialty stores and much more.
The Candy Barrel shop is like a paradise of sweets, it's a mix of rainbow,- melon,- lemon,- strawberries colored and smelling store. If I could have moved in, I would have done, and live there by now. Happily ever after. Eventually I yet left there. With a bag full of a dream of candies. And a black sticker saying I LOVE TEXAS. And yes, I do love Texas.
Sometimes, when you are looking for the perfect gift for that spouse or loved one, you overlook the gift of live animals. A cute puppy, or a baby kitten can sometimes be the perfect gift. Others look for the smaller creatures for a child like a fish, or a pet snake. I on the other hand prefer to give 800 pound longhorns to the people I love.
If you are the type that likes to give divine bovine to those on your loved ones list, then the Fort Worth Stock Exchange is place to get some of the best. This place has been around for over a century (not all 100 years in this location), and at one time could ship out 5 million head of livestock. That is no small feet, so you know they are well equipped to Git Er Done.
Anyway, if you want that special gift, this is the place.
What to buy: Bovine and Bovine accessories.
What to pay: $4 or $5 dollars a pound.
Leddy's Ranch is where you may want to go if you're looking for 'dressing up' your Western look. You'll find Lucchese Boots, fine men and women's clothing, snap shirts, many styles of leather belts, cool cowboy hats, comfy blue jeans and great jewelry all trimmed or decked out in Western style...but elegantly.
I like to browse through this shop to look at all the trendy clothing! I'm drawn to the Western boots each time I visit--but I'm stalled by the price. However, these boots look so well made that I'm sure they'd last a decade or more!
There is also a Leddy's Ranch at the Stockyard District in a more casual setting. In any event, there may just be something waiting here for you at either store.
Hours are Mon.-Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri. & Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 12N-5pm.
What to pay: Fairly pricey
We went into several shops in the Stockyard Station. This is a big store which has artworks (paintings and prints, both original and copies, and bronze statutes) plus collectables
Shadow Boxes & Cases - to hold collectables
Hand Painted Gourd Vases
Replica Pistols and Guns
Unique Rope Baskets & Rope Angel
Original Iron and Metal Art New
Lone Star Flag Picture
Leather & Brass Hand Tooled Hat & Coat Racks
Stained Glass Pictures and Wall Hangings New
Original Hames Mirror
Texas Red Granite Table
What to pay: It was all too expensive for me. You can look at the prices on their website.
The Fort Worth Rail Market is located in the old Santa Fe Freight House. There are around 20 permanent venders selling a wide variety of market goods from produce to crafts to entertainment in this old 40,000 sqft converted warehouse.
The Farmers' Market is held on Fridays and Saturdays under large canopies next door at the totalling over 23,000 square feet on Saturdays and Sundays at the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) house. You can find produce, plants, herbs, baked goods, honey and other specialty items. There is free parking in front of the Rail Market on Jones Street and behind the Market accessed at 12th Street. Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public Market open : Monday - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
THIS IS A PRETTY COOL STORE for those who want to get organized. There are lots of ways to do that, and the Container Store knows them all.
Container stores can also be found in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Washington D.C. and Washington.
What to buy: a huge selection of boxes, bins, suitcase organizers, shelves, trash containers, closet organizers, pantry organizers, shoe racks, etc etc etc
BE SURE TO CLICK THE PHOTO TO BRING UP ALL MY PHOTOS TAKEN INSIDE THE STORE. This will give you more of an idea about what kind of products they have.
What to pay: its reasonable
Oh if you love quality beautiful jewelry then you must venture inside the Rodeo Plaza and you will find this wonderful little jewelry store. Vice nice and the sales people are very friendly, helpful, and a joy to chat with. So don't pass up this place!
Tues - Thrus 11-5pm
Fri - Sat 11-7pm
I was told that alot of vistors don't know about this place, because it is not obvious from the street. Well it is right next door to the Stockyards Rodeo Cowtown Coliseum. Make sure you go inside. Theres lots of wonderful little shops, galleries and a restaurant in the back. Oh some really cool wall murals are located along the top of the walls. Just beautiful. Dont' miss this!
What to buy: Well there are kinds of items to look for in here. Beautiful handmand jewelry, T-shirts, all types of clothes, a art gallery and a restaurant is in the back part of the plaza.
What to pay: Prices are very reasonable!
If you like shopping, eat, and explore then this is a great place to hangout for the day. Lots and lots of wonderful shops. Some really neat places to eat at too! Some really nice gallaries too! Western-style family fun for sure!
The Longhorn General Store is located in the center of the Stockyard Shops, so it's oh-so convenient.
What most people DO NOT know is that a bottle of Dr. Pepper using the original recipe made with real cane sugar can be purchased here. Not so at the other Dr. Pepper processing plants. My husband and grandson buy a bottle each time we're at the Stockyards. It's a Texas thing to purchase the 'original' coming from Dublin, Texas!
Souvenir t-shirts, small Western toys, Blue Bell ice cream (a Texas favorite!), candy, postcards, jewelry and other keepsakes can be purchased here. Maria250 found a t-shirt to her liking to take back to Germany in memory of our Texas vt meet.
On the weekends there is usually live Texas style music offered outside the store, so stop and listen for a while. Here 's a heads-up for the guys: there are benches scattered throughout the Stockyard Shops so that you can relax while your other half is shopping.
Sundance Square has a number of shops with a Western theme--Retro Cowboy has quite alot to offer in this regard. This store is packed with gifts that shout TEXAS!
It's a great place to find Western inspired souvenirs and children's clothing, leather purses, candles, armadillo candle holders, vintage posters, specialty foods from the region, t-shirts, rhinestone buckles, leather belts, country western CD's, cowboy hats, longhorn stuffed toys, wooden signs (picture 2), candy novelties (picture 3), wines from Texas and more.
It's fun taking our visitors here because they always find something to take home. A nice perk to one's visit is that parking is free at Sundance Square on the weekends--so why not drop by!
What to buy: Western-inspired items
What to pay: moderately priced to pricier items
On a recent weekend, we popped into Schakolad Chocolate Factory after traveling to Ft.Worth. Once the front door opened, the wondrous aroma of chocolate wrapped itself around us and pulled us to the glass case, where all sorts of luscious confections were waiting.
I spied a mini-chocolate cowboy hat (picture 2) for a couple dollars that I wanted to try. Ummm, it was so creamy and delicious! I'm afraid this will be a frequent stop for this 'chocoholic' when traveling to Sundance Square.
The store specializes in handmade European-style chocolates. as well as, sugar free and low carb chocolates, wedding favors, custom chocolate designs, wedding favors and gift baskets. Stop by for a taste of the 'divine'. Their motto is "chocolate to live by".
Hours are Mon.-Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri. & Sat. 10am-9pm and Sun. 1pm-5pm.
What to buy: Everything chocolate formed and filled
What to pay: moderately priced
My husband and I love wandering the aisles of antique shops, so have searched out a few since moving to Texas. The Montgomery Street Antique Mall was recommended by several people, so while hubby was away on business a friend and I dropped in to see what all they had.
We picked a great day to visit. Not only were they celebrating the 12th year of business, but most items were 20% off and champagne was being served in recognition of the occasion.
I was a little overwhelmed at first glance, but after a moment jumped right in! There was aisle after aisle of antiques of all types and over 240 vendors. Everything and anything was here. I found some Fiesta ware--brightly colored dishes from the 50's--to add to my newly started collection. The prices seemed to be reasonable, in comparing them to similar pieces I've recently purchased.
I've noticed most antique shops include a small tearoom. In this case, it was the Secret Garden Restaurant . Hours for the antique mall are Mon.-Sat. 10 am-6pm; Sun. 12n-6pm.
UPDATE: We stopped by after the Stock Show and Rodeo and found that many vendors had sales going on once again--this is a great place!
What to buy: Anything with some age---you name it! A place this large has to have what you're looking for...
What to pay: Moderate to pricey
Fincher's is the place to go if you like the look of the Old West! They've got suede vests, gleaming silver or brass belt buckles, smart-looking cowboy boots, leather and silver studded belts, unique jewelry, spiffy children's clothing, great-looking adult clothing and other Western gear including blue jeans.
We stopped by to find a pair of cowboy boots for our grandson, who promptly found a pair of black ones he liked. He was nicely fitted by one of the sales staff and encouraged to walk around the store to adjust to his new footwear. I think he's a natural!
You'll find good quality merchandise and helpful staff here. Why not buy a token of your visit that will last...located in the heart of the Stockyards.
What to buy: Western paraphenalia