Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, many of us will now shift our focus to the madness that surrounds holiday shopping around the DFW area. Like most major markets around the United States, Dallas certainly isn't lacking in shopping centers, malls and retail outlets, but in a time that's usually as crazy as the Christmas and holiday season, it's always best to shop smarter, which often means only visiting the retail and shopping outlets with high concentration of stores and options in order to cut down on drive time and the inevitable holiday traffic!
So to get an early start on your holiday shopping in 2014, here's a look at some of best shopping destinations Dallas has to offer, especially when it comes to convenience, variety, and all-around atmosphere:
The Shops at Park Lane | 8080 Park Lane, Dallas TX
An incredibly diverse selection of stores makes The Shops at Park Lane a one-stop-shop for holiday shopping in DFW, and many consider it to be a great place to also find the best deals in town. In addition, it's not uncommon for there to be live music outside, while there's also plenty of restaurants and bars here that complete the overall shopping experience.
West Village | 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas TX
With over 250,000 square feet of retails space and close to 100 individual shops, retailers, and restaurants, it's safe to say you can knock out a ton of holiday shopping all in one visit to the fabulous West Village shopping district. And given its location in the heart of Dallas' most dynamic neighborhood, Uptown, you might as well stay and enjoy the perfect mix of dining, drinking and entertainment that surrounds this electric part of the city.
Allen Premium Outlets & Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
Although not technically in Dallas, we can't mention holiday shopping destinations without mentioning the area's two largest outlet malls, Allen Premium Outlets and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. If you're looking to score great deals on all the best name brands, there's no doubt an outlet mall is the only way to go. From Dallas to the Allen Premium Outlets, it's only about a 27 mile drive, while the Grand Prairie Outlet Mall is a bit shorter and only around a 21 mile hike.View Allen website | View Grand Prairie website
Galleria Dallas | 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas TX
Galleria Dallas is easily one of our favorite shopping destinations around town, especially during the holidays. It's here shoppers will find a unique mix of boutiques, restaurants, and big-box retailers, and when the mall is fully decorated for the holidays, the atmosphere truly is second-to-none.
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