The first thing anyone who stops into Out of the Closet probably notices — aside from the flamingo-colored ceiling and abundance of name-brand clothing — is how modern and attractive the displays are. It doesn’t feel like you’re rifling through boxes of hand-me-downs at a garage sale, but enjoying a leisure shopping adventure at an upscale mall. Like all thrift stores, Out of the Closet may not have multiple styles in your size, but whether you’re looking for furniture, housewares, books, jewelry or a seasonal frock, there’s always something new to find. And it’s nice to know that proceeds from the non-profit shop benefit the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING/THRIFT STORE
Out of the Closet
3920 Cedar Springs Road.
BEST ADULT NOVELTIES
Alternatives of New Fine Arts
1720 W. Mockingbird Lane.
BEST IMPORT AUTO DEALERSHIP
Park Place Motorcars
6113 Lemmon Ave.
Sales open Monday–Friday at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m.; Service center open Monday–Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m.
Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams
4519 McKinney Ave. (and additional locations).
All Occasions Florist
3428 Oak Lawn Ave.
Monday–Friday at 8 a.m., Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
BEST LIQUOR AND WINE SELECTION
3316 Oak Lawn Ave. (and additional locations).
Monday–Saturday at 10 a.m.
BEST COLLECTIBLES/ANTIQUES/CONSIGNMENT (TIE)
Lula B’s Antique Mall
2639 Main St.
2914 Oak Lawn Ave.
BEST GARDEN SUPPLY/NURSERY
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road.
BEST GIFT BOUTIQUE
3311 Oak Lawn Ave.
Opens daily 10 a.m. (noon Sunday).
3430 Oak Lawn Ave.
Open Monday–Friday, at 9 a.m., Saturday at 10 a.m., Sunday at noon.
BEST BRIEFS AND BOXERS
4001 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. C.
Open daily at 10 a.m. (noon Sunday).
BEST GROCERY STORE
4142 Cedar Springs Road (and additional locations).
Open daily at 6 a.m.
Imagine a beautiful spring day in North Texas, your hair blowing in the wind, the sun caressing your face as you coast down I-35. Doesn’t that sound better if your ride is an open-roof Wrangler or some other peppy, sporty number? Well Love Field Jeep can hook you up. Just stop in to the centrally-located dealership during their convenient hours and test drive whatever strikes your fancy from their inventory, from Cherokees to Wranglers and more. Dallas Voice readers also singled out the pleasant service and fair deals. You’ll be on the road day-trippin’ in no time.
BEST DOMESTIC AUTO DEALERSHIP
Love Field Jeep
2800 W. Mockingbird Lane.
Sales open Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Service center open Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (Saturday ’til 3 p.m.)
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2015.