When you’re looking for a way to spend a weekend afternoon, drive on down to the historic Downtown Plano Arts District. You will have every opportunity to stay busy with the many art galleries, historic buildings, restaurants, and local parks from the moment you arrive until you head home. You can also enjoy a stroll down 15th Avenue while window shopping and sipping on a specialty coffee.
Downtown Plano is also well-known for its local and boutique retail shops. This unique marketplace features locally owned and operated shops with an assortment of goods and wares such as vintage clothing, pottery, home decor, natural body care, craft goods, and so much more. At Huffines Hyundai Plano we recommend you hit these four unique shops the next time you find yourself walking through downtown Plano.
Sweet Home Bath & Body
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Sweet Home Bath & Body specializes in home, bath, and body products made in their production space located right in their retail store. They have everything you could want to pamper and spoil yourself. From handmade soap bars and bath bombs to facial clay masks and serums, you will find something that will give you the spa-like treatment you deserve. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or buying a gift for that special someone, you will definitely find an item or two at Sweet Home Bath & Body.
Their handmade soaps are packaged in eco-friendly boxes that are 100% recyclable and feature scents like raspberry vanilla, lavender chamomile, and oat milk with honey. Indulge in whipped body soap and scrubs, soaking bath salts, and hand, foot, and body cream. Give your home that cozy feeling with a natural coconut wax candle that is hand-poured in recycled glass. These candles burn longer and cleaner than traditional candles you would find elsewhere.
They also feature 100% cotton washcloths that are hand-knitted, super soft, and machine washable. Choose from several beautiful colors like ecru, mauve, mustard, and denim. Facial care, lip balms, bath bombs, and more await you at this handmade body care boutique.
Lyla’s Clothing, Decor & More
After working in the corporate world for nine years, Lyla’s Clothing, Decor & More owner Meagan Wauters opened up this downtown Plano boutique in 2014. This lovely retail space has slowly expanded into home decor, gifts, vintage and painted furniture, ladies’ and vintage clothing, and more. While they have a remarkable selection of ladies’ clothing and accessories like dresses, loungewear, handbags, and jewelry, they have a remarkable display of gifts, kitchen items, and home decor.
If you’re looking for a special gift for an upcoming child’s birthday party or wedding shower, Lyla’s is the place to be. Children will absolutely love the Tattoo Palooza Party Animals temporary tattoos, Sleepy Sloths scented stickers, or Totally Magical Unicorns Glitter & Foil Art Set. Bring a creative gift to that wedding shower by purchasing a Texas-shaped platter, a whimsical oven mitt or tea towel, or a gift for the groom with a Welcome to the Man Cave wall sign.
Don’t forget about taking home a gift for yourself! Lyla’s also has one-of-a-kind home decor like Fruit Loops Fun soy candles, Lima Llama planters, and soap bottles with playful phrases. There are several gifts to choose from as well, like Life is Better with Sprinkles bath bombs, inspirational and motivational journals, funny office signs, and quirky wine accessories for your next outdoor BBQ.
Holman Pottery was opened in 1989 by Tony and Debbie Holman. Tony is a Master Potter and is responsible for designing, throwing, and decorating the pottery. Debbie is the brains behind the business and also assists with some steps of pottery production and design. Along with offering their creative and artistic pieces at their downtown Plano retail space, Holman Pottery also offers one-night workshops for adults in throwing pottery.
The pottery they create is designed for everyday use and can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. The shop features several different collections, including standard designs, an Epicurean gourmet line, and Fossilware designs. Tony makes everything, such as mugs and wine glasses, dinnerware sets, specialty bowls, and holiday ware.
The Epicurean line at Holman Potter includes items like apple bakers, batter bowls, guacamole bowls, brie bakers, French butter crocks, salt pigs, and many more kitchen and dining accessories. The various seasonal and holiday pieces include Jug-o-Lanterns, limited edition Santas, nativity scenes, and snowmen. The Fossilware Design collection is made using pressed-in images such as plants and herbs. All of these designs are individually created and are one-of-a-kind pieces.
Fur Babies Bakery
While you’re shopping for yourself in downtown Plano, you can’t forget about your fur babies. This is where Fur Babies Bakery comes in. They specialize in creating tasty dog treats that are an alternative to preservative-laden mass-produced treats found in supermarkets and pet stores. Not only do they provide healthy treats your pets will love, but they also feature natural pet care supplies to pamper your pooch.
While Fur Babies offers a variety of snacks for your favorite pup, we love their Sybil’s PB Punkin Treats. These are made with natural xylitol-free peanut butter, pumpkin, raw honey, whole wheat flour, and coconut flour. Miley’s Doggie Fries are a dry treat made with cheese, carrots, and whole wheat flour. They also feature a German-inspired grain-free dinner, called Hasen Duckenpfeffer, prepared with rabbit, duck, peas, potatoes, and several other fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to celebrate your canine’s birthday with their Barktastic party cake, made with peanut butter, wheat flour, coconut flour, water, coconut oil, egg, and baking powder.
These bakers also offer natural body care products for your dog by Natural Dog Company, such as a paw soother for dry dog pads, a soft shampoo bar for their next bath, and a snout soother when their noses are dry and cracked. They also feature several natural treats like cow hooves, beef tracheas, bully sticks, and large tendons.
Which of these boutiques do you plan on visiting first? Are there any of your favorite downtown Plano shops that we missed? If so, let us know. Simply contact us, and we’ll be happy to add it to our list.