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The thrill of finding rare and unique collectibles is a hobby for some and a full-time obsession for others. Whether for sport or for fun, DFW is the host to some of the largest antique markets with some of the best antique dealers in Texas. From estate jewelry to international antiques, these five antique markets are notorious in DFW for being the best in town. So roll up your sleeves and make sure you get plenty of rest the night before, because the professional antique goers know that antique shopping is not for the weary.

Dolly Python
1914-1916 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 887-3434

Dolly Python is one of the most raved about antique stores in Dallas by both customers and residents alike. Since 2005, this 3,800-square-foot space has provided the city of Dallas and its visitors with a unique and rare selection of antique art, toys, jewelry, clothing and much more. The store boasts its involvement with over 20 antique dealers and consignors who are committed to bringing in only the best in the world of antiques and items that will make customers swoon. See what all of the talk is about and venture to one of Dallas’ best antique shops.

Benbrook Antique Mall
9250 Benbrook Blvd.
Benbrook, TX 76126
(817) 249-0844

Benbrook Antique Mall is celebrated as one of the best antique malls in Tarrant County. With antique dealers filling the vast space from wall to wall, some customers spend days venturing through the antiques just to walk away with the perfect find. From kitchen collectibles and linens to distinctive European antiques, Benbrook Antique Mall attracts antique goers from all over who are on the search for rare collectibles. Open seven days a week and notorious for high customer satisfaction, Benbrook Antique Mall has etched its name in DFW as one of the best places for antique finds.

Lula B’s Antiques
2639 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 824-2185

Reported by customers as having the same thrill as “rushing downstairs on Christmas morning,” antique shopping at Lula B’s is quite the experience. With two locations in Dallas, this larger-than-life antique gold mine hosts room for more than 80 antique vendors spread out over two stories. Stake your claim to fine art items, retro kitchen antique items and vintage entertainment memorabilia, to name a few. With so many vendors and such a wide assortment of antiques, make sure to budget your time accordingly or just make a day of sifting through all of the extraordinarily rare pieces that Lula B’s has to offer. Recognized year after year as being the best in Dallas, Lula B’s should be a definite must-see on your quest for antique shops–your greatest find awaits.

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Grapevine Antique Market
1641 W. Northwest Highway
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 329-2124

Notably one of the larger antique markets in the DFW area, this newly renovated space is the home to over 100 antique dealers spread out over 20,000 square feet and two floors. Grapevine Antique Market fares better than most antique markets not only because the layout is aesthetically pleasing but because it eliminates the stigma of a free-for-all mentality. The extreme level of organization created at this market makes it easy to drop in, browse and purchase whatever antique items may catch your eye. Offering estate items, oriental and European antiques as well as a restaurant on site, the Mason & Dixie, Grapevine Antique Market is definitely one of the best in DFW. If you are looking for a relaxed way to experience antique shopping along with a modernized atmosphere, then head down to Grapevine today.

Forestwood Antique Mall
5333 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 661-0001

Considered the largest antique market in DFW, Forestwood Antique Mall sprinkles over 200 antique dealers throughout its 45,000 square feet of space. Getting through this massive antique mall will definitely require a couple of days worth of shopping and is virtually impossible to do all in one trip. For those who need a short break during their shopping experience or maybe who become dizzy from being so overwhelmed by all of the great antique finds, Forestwood Antique Mall houses the Garden Tea Room for a short refresher of tea, coffee and desserts. If browsing through over 71 cases of collectibles and estate jewelry is your thing or maybe you have a knack for English furniture and international antiques, then Forestwood Antique Mall is your surefire destination.

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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.