Thursday, September 07, 2006

North Dallas Design District

One of the first places I found for furnishings when I moved to Dallas a few years ago, the area labeled the North Dallas Design District is off Alpha Road near the Galleria and features a wide assortment of furniture styles and pricing. Some of these stores have been open since the 1970s, but in the late 1990s the dealers came together to for the District. Selection varies from bulbous overstuffed leather club chairs to sleek ground-skimming European platform beds, and prices vary widely. Eurway offers European design at a modest (think "innovative, affordable") price, with some assembly required. Cantoni and its outlet are just mere blocks apart, and Roche Bobois beckons to those with splurge-ready modern tastes. The Preferred Buyer card is a secret you can't afford to miss: for $25, you get a year's worth of discounts at 22 stores in the District. A full list of perks is here. You should also know that the District's First Saturday events offer special savings in addition to the cardholder discounts.

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