Dallas Design District

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Dallas Design District

Once isolated from downtown, the Dallas Design District has now evolved into a shopping and dining destination that's welcoming to all, not just designers. From eclectic art galleries to treasure-filled furniture and accessory shops, delectable restaurants and hip bars, this area—which covers Dragon, Slocum, Oak Lawn, Howell and others—is situated right next to the Trinity River and its booming renovation plans.