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Your Guide to Shopping in Mesquite

Just 15 minutes east of Downtown Dallas, Mesquite has become a destination for its wide range of shopping options. From big chains in one of the area’s largest malls to small mom-and-pop boutiques, you can spend the day enjoying the options on a trip to this Texas city—which features more than three million square feet of retail space. Here are just some of your options when you’re looking to head out for a day of shopping.

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Looking for something a little more intimate? Then head to Downtown Mesquite, where you’ll shop at smaller stores with authentic local flavor in the historic heart of the community. Here you’ll find florists, locally-owned restaurants, bootmakers, and fun neighborhood events. In Downtown start your day with gourmet coffee and pastries at Bear Cave Coffee, stop by Windsor Florist for one-of-a-kind gifts, get healthy at MVP Nutrition and Energy, and discover a treasured book at The Book Co. Also, head there in late November for Small Business Saturday where you will enjoy holiday shopping, festive surroundings and more while you support local businesses.


Looking for lots of shops in one convenient place? The opportunities for fun and fashion are endless at Town East Mall in Mesquite. More than 150 specialty shops await you, so whether it’s the holiday season or just an average weekday, you can expect to discover something for everyone on your list. Fuel your shopping spree with a bite at the 750-seat food court where you’ll have your choice of more than 8 eateries serving all your favorites.

Town East Mall is the shopping destination in Mesquite Texas

Town East Mall


Just across the street from the mall and located along Interstate 635 and Town East Blvd. the Market East Shopping Center features approximately 350,000 square feet of developed retail—and it’s growing even more, with a total of more than 475,000 square feet expected in the coming years. Here you’ll find a Super Target, Academy, Ulta, Homegoods, Marshall’s, and Burkes Outlet.. If you’re looking for a top national brand, chances are it’s in this area.


Are you up for some antiquing? Mesquite stands out as one of the top destinations in the area for one-of-a-kind items from the past. You’ll have plenty to choose from at the Antique Gallery of Mesquite, which is far from your typical antique store. The complex hosts 36,000 square feet of fabulous finds that you won’t get anywhere else, with 170 dealers and counting. Whether your decorating style is formal, modern, colorful, or retro, you’ll unearth plenty of things to choose from that will be sure to turn heads. Vendors bring in new items daily, so it’s never the same experience—and chances are there’s a hidden treasure for you somewhere. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.


If you enjoy crafting and other artistic endeavors, Mesquite has specialty shops for quilting, sewing, and other craft-oriented activities. Plan a fun night at Painting with a Twist, for those who like to dabble in art. Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts has been around for more than 70 years and inspires customers to achieve their creative visions. Mardel Christian & Education offers religious-inspired crafts and gifts. Hobby Lobby and Michaels have all sorts of materials from paint and canvases to DIY home decor. Get all the supplies and guidance for any crafty project here.


When it comes to western wear, you’ve got a lot of options in Mesquite. But let’s start with the Boot Barn, which began as a family-run store and now features more than 200 locations in 29 states. In the Mesquite store (located at 18500 on the LBJ Freeway), you can browse more than 8,000 styles of boots, jeans, shirts, hats, belts, jewelry, and more. Or head to Cavender’s in Mesquite for head-to-toe Western looks for the whole family. Vaqueros Western Wear also offers western fashion from high-quality name brand designers.

No matter when you visit, you’ll find the shopping experience in Mesquite to be a delightful way to spend time with friends—and it has just about anything you’re looking for. And with a little luck, you’ll also return with a few things you weren’t looking for (but just had to have) as well. Good luck!

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