Inside Lakewood’s Eclectic One Stop Gift Shop: The T Shop

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With easy access to a range of new shops, restaurants, and White Rock Lake nearby, Lakewood is becoming a hub for entrepreneurs and home buyers alike looking for an alternative the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas. Located in the heart of Lakewood, The T Shop is a hidden gem for gifts, decor and more.  Voted “Best Gift Shop” by the Lakewood – East Dallas Advocate, the shop has continued to expand its horizons by introducing new services and products to the DFW area and moving the shop to a bigger and better space last August.

“When we moved the shop across the parking lot to a larger location, we worked tirelessly to find new lines to the area, support local vendors, and carry a few higher end brands,” said marketing manager Kiley Trent.

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Peer inside this charming shop and you will find a wide away of trinkets, personalized dishes, stationary sets, eclectic framed prints, hand-made pillows, furniture and more. This Lakewood gem is a gold mine for gift-giving on any occasion. Also available for purchase are unique pre-made floral arrangements for the green-thumbed friend in your life. In the mood for a personalized arrangement? The shop also offers custom floral options with cacti, tulips, roses and more.

The shop’s top selling lines include a quirky line of glassware by Castudio, local hand-made jewelry by  Three Bishops, home accessories from wood troughs to seasonal decor, and a wide array of fun greeting cards.

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The T shop originally opened in 2009 inside an old home in Uptown by then owner Matthew Trent, but when he made the move to Preston Center, they decided to venture into the Lakewood neighborhood. The shop’s current owner, Lori Trent, felt she knew the neighborhood and what the area was missing in regards to shopping. The shop opened in a tiny corner location offering plants, fresh flowers, and specialty gifts.. Lori Trent likes to think of the first location as a “lemonade stand” and the new space as “the real deal,” but it is safe to say that she has taken her hobby to the next level. The store also hosts birthday parties, shopping events, dinner parties, workshops, and other types of events.

“We have grown over the past six years and we could not be prouder of what this shop has grown into,” said Trent.

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Trent, optimistic and excited about the shop’s new expansion, exclaimed, “we cannot thank our neighborhood enough for supporting us the last six years and we are excited for what the future has in store.”

The T Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and is located at 1908 Abrams Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75214.

Images courtesy of Kiley Trent and The T Shop.

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