Spring is only a month away and a great time to go shopping. And in the meantime, stepping into a warm and dry store is a nice way to get out of the cold and wet weather we have been having. In a recent reader poll conducted by County Line Magazine, a set of great shopping options were recognized. Check them out here.
Best Antique Store
Main Street Mall. Denison. Located in Downtown Denison, Main Street Mall offers the best shopping experience around. With over 22,000 square feet and lots of vendors, it has a wide variety of antiques, vintage furniture, rustic decor, and just about everything else retro one can imagine. This is the shopping destination for pickers, glass collectors, sports card collectors, or any other vintage seekers. 500 W. Main. (903) 463-1230. www.mainstreetmalldenison.com
Best Gift Shop
Kasseigh’s. Mount Pleasant. In business since 1993, Kasseigh’s has recently undergone a change of ownership and has expanded their product offerings to include a wide variety of gifts, boutique apparel and accessories, home accessories, and custom home decor. Their brand line up includes Archipelago, Arthur Court, Band of Gypsies, Ben’s Garden, Brouk & Co., Brighton, Canoe, Cooper Pearl, Elan, Focus, GG, HOBO, Jag, Jack Black, Jodiful, Lennox, Melinda Maria, Milk Barn, Miss Me, Mudpie, Musee, Niven Morgan, Nora Fleming, Paddywax, Peepers, Splendid Iris, Thymes, Twelve Little, Vera Bradley, Violet and Brooks, Vin Glace, Waterford, Willow Tree, and Winton and Waits. 118 West Second Street. (903) 572-2239. www.kasseighs.com
Honorable Mention: Shops at 107, Quitman
Best Thrift Store
Emporium on Lower Main. Mount Vernon. Thrift stores used to be frequented more by antique lovers and nostalgia seekers but there’s a growing group of consumers that feel comfortable adding second-hand items to their shopping lists for themselves and for gifts. The pre-owned market is a savvy way for shoppers to save money, discover hard-to-find items, and reuse, repurpose, and otherwise contribute to efforts to reduce landfill disposals. The Emporium on Lower Main buys and sells carefully curated mid-century, vintage, industrial, boho, eclectic products as well as used and rare furniture, books, and music. 204 Main St. (903) 563-2987. www.facebook.com/emporiumonlowermain