Eight years ago, ownership of Plano’s High Street Antiques & Design was taken over by a business duo of antiques aficionados. Since then, the store has seen a constantly rotating selection of treasures move through the shop every year. Vendors sell different items in booths throughout the store, including antique clocks and lamps, high-quality dining tables, chairs, armoires, dressers, old film cameras, beautiful dishware and silverware, clothing, paintings and photographs – they even sell chalk paint.
Tena Wilson, the store manager, has been with High Street since the beginning. “To find something in our store, you don’t even have to necessarily love antiques. You can work them into your home, and it gives the room a whole new flavor. Plus, you can’t beat the quality of the antiques. They just don’t make stuff the way they used to,” she said.
Shopping secondhand is also a fun way to ensure that you’re not contributing to the manufacturing of new items and those negative effects on the environment. “A lot of people who come into the store find something old and refurbish it. Instead of ending up in a trash pile, it’s turned into something new,” Tena said.
High Street is 50,000 square feet, making it the largest indoor antiques mall in DFW. Visitors often wander the aisles for hours, unable to pick just one thing to take home.
The store also has a tea room in the back called The Chocolate Angel which is frequently host to birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers and in-store events like February’s Valentine’s Tea.High Street Antiques & Design>
High Street Antiques & Design
800 N. Central Expressway