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What better way to remember your visit to Denton than with a distinctive souvenir or gift from one of our many stores? Discover antique treasures and eclectic specialty stores in the historic downtown square and beyond. There are unique shops all around Denton for clothing, art, music and much more.

Click on the shopping areas in the menu on the left to see listings for retail establishments in and around Denton.

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Nostalgia in color

The exterior window is plastered with a door design that changes by season. A large head of an old-time delivery man is posted in the left side of the window, staring at passers by. Walking in the store we are greeted by the shop’s weird, imaginative décor. There’s an Indian figure with lollipops as the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

The Short List

“Sometimes, I just sit and watch people enjoying the festival.” Carol Short walks around the brightly lit office of the Denton Festival Foundation, recalling her favorite musical acts from the annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival by peering at the patchwork of colorful posters that adorn the walls, jogging her memory of 38 years of […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

A safe haven

Opening night was brisk, somewhere in the mid-40s, but if the chilly weather scared anyone away from showing up, you wouldn’t know it from the line that formed outside the Campus Theatre. The queue of people stretched down Hickory, turned on to Elm and came to an end near First People’s Jewelers. And that was […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

A DIME a dozen

Locally-sourced store shows best of Denton’s character Every day, they welcome people into their home, a small stone building on Locust Street with teal trim along the roof. The outside though, doesn’t compare in the slightest to what’s inside. The front door creaks as you enter. As soon as it swings open a soothing aroma […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

‘It’s going to be fantastic’

Local postman ready to show off hometown to state brethren “Do you want a frosty mug or plastic, Marvin?” Patrick Webb asks his guest. “Why, a frosty mug, of course,” answers Denton postman Marvin Ruyle. The jukebox against the wall was lit up, playing songs from the 1950’s. The place hasn’t changed much since Marvin […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

‘Everyone has a story to tell’

Denton’s Thin Line Festival partners with Texas Highways magazine to tell the stories of the Lone Star State He would fearlessly throw his soft pink body into the water, then furiously paddle across the blue-green expanse to get to the other side. And people would come from all over Texas and beyond just to watch […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Home is Where the Art Is

Susan Carol Davis comes back to her roots I’m banished to a brown, wooden booth with a big, black X on the top of each of my hands, still searching the room for her face. Just a few feet away, two bartenders are serving drinks to East Side’s Thursday evening crowd. “Where is she?” I […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Your Father’s Store, Revisited

Light pours through oversized windows, illuminating the large, brick-walled space. It spills onto sparkling jewelry displays, illuminating clothing-lined racks and just barely kisses the corner shelves stocked with candles and other delicate items. Like the historic building it’s in, this store has deep roots in the past, where the local haberdashery offered fine high-end tailoring […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

The Great Denton Outdoors

“Go outside and play!” is one of every moms’ favorite sayings. Now, Denton’s got an event which every mom and environmentalist will approve of. On the last Saturday of September, Denton families, students, and residents gather on the banks of Lake Ray Roberts to enjoy a unique festival that raises awareness of the great Denton […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Wassail Weekend Meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked by the Holiday Lighting Festival. […]

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