Editor’s Picks – Specialty Shops

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Weird, wacky and extraordinary—Texas has some of the most eclectic shops in the country! Take a look at the most unique stores in the state from our 2018 Shop Across Texas Best Stores List.

Atomic Candy, Denton

Denton’s Atomic Candy will bring out your inner child. Bulk candy, old-fashioned soda and nostalgic toys are all favorites of this retro paradise.

Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, Grapevine

Founded by Texas artist David Gappa, Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery is a collection of original art pieces made at the on-site studio. Itching to make your own creative masterpiece? Vetro offers classes and workshops for all skill levels.

Rose’s Costume, Denton

If you can dream it, Rose can make it. From grandiose theater performances to Halloween, Rose’s Costume is North Texas’ destination for elaborate costumes of all kinds. The endless racks of hand-tailored garments inspire the ultimate game of dress-up.

Boxcar House, Frisco

Stepping into Boxcar House is like taking a step back in time, and the name pays homage to Frisco’s unique history with railroads. Boxcar House features furniture made from authentic, reclaimed boxcar wood as well as furniture and accessories made from early 20th century machinery.

Webb Gallery, Waxahachie

Webb Gallery is a homage to unusual art. Julie and Bruce Webb curate funky pieces made from repaired objects, vintage pieces, oddball items and antiques. The gallery is known for being mysterious, unusual and striking and is the perfect stop on your weekend adventure.

Recycled Books, Denton

Located in Denton’s historical opera house, Recycled Books is over 17,000 square feet of old music, books and collectables just waiting to be explored.

Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store, Midland

Every Christmas lover must make a trip to Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland! Walking into the store is like arriving at the North Pole—from September through January, every nook and cranny of the warehouse is covered in one-of-a-kind, festive décor.

Mad World Records, Denton

New and used CDs, collectable vinyl, band merchandise and cool events make Mad World Records in Denton a music-lover’s paradise.