Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

For shoppers in the DFW area, black Friday is the jackpot of all shopping meccas. Ranked only second as the best cities for shopping in the country and beaten only by Houston, Dallas offers deals so big it’s hard to stay home the day after Thanksgiving. The following list of the best five places to shop will help you stay organized as you check off the toys, clothing, shoes and even jewelry on your list. Save some room in your billfold and pay less for all the things that make your wish list grand this year. Remember to set your alarm and beat the seasoned rush of shoppers who are likely on the same sort of hunt.

6609 A. Hillcrest
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 837-5300

This small and charming, frilly boutique won’t break your budget plans whether you’re shopping for a Christmas party dress or a special accessory for her this season. A local favorite for upscale and on-trend fashions, this sweet little spot is a gem to stroll in and offers sales that make its fashionable choices, which are usually priced at less than $100, all the more irresistable. Think ahead and snatch up that parka, denim or even a chic dress for a New Years celebration, then put a bow on it.

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Francesca’s at Mockingbird Station
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-3646

It’s deals galore at Francescas on black Friday, and that’s always a good thing because the varied selection of fashion jewelry and accessories is already budget priced. For black Friday deals, Francesca’s made your list when prices drop 40 percent on purses and clutches and up to 30 percent off jewlery. The idea is, the more you spend, the more you save. In other words, practice the motto one for you and one for me, and everyone goes home happy.

Gypsy Wagon
2928 Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-8010

Located in the hip Henderson shopping district, the Gypsy Wagon is a full lifestyle and gift shop serving up some serious eceletic Southern charm. For black Friday deals, merchandise will be marked down an additional 10 percent, which means the designer cowgirl boots which hardly ever go on sale, are finally going to be worth the splurge. Spoil the rest of the family with unique and personal treasures all packed with a bohemian charm.

Betty Reiter
4030 Villanova St.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 373-9990

For fashionable designer duds with a European flair, Betty Reiter is a local favorite that’s sure to charm you come black Friday. While sale selection is set to vary, prices will be slashed up to 40 percent for those who wake with a mission to save. Chic Paris lines including Krizia can be found at this little Parisian boutique, where the owner once lived in Paris and worked as a photographer. Bringing the charm and beauty of the City of Lights to the City of Cowboys, Betty Reiter just gets it right.

Toy Works
6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 11
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 737-8697

Fort Worth shoppers may take delight in helping Santa at the Toy Works, a local favorite with all of the magic and personalized touch of toy stores from charming days past. Located in the Village of Camp Bowie, this family friendly establishment has been delighting the eyes of little ones for more than 28 years. For special black Friday shopping, expect to see great deals on Toy Works’ hand-picked assortment of toys, trains and stuffed teddy bears. If you’re lucky, you may even catch Santa and his reindeer in front of the shop for a photo op.

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Jodie Michalak is a freelance fashion and beauty editor with over 800 published articles. She’s a cosmetologist and skincare advocate who shares her knowledge and passion with a worldwide audience. Her work can be found on