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Great Places to go Shopping that aren’t just Willow Bend Mall

While Collin Creek Mall is being redeveloped right now, and Willow Bend Mall on West Park Boulevard is transitioning to new owners and remains home to our only Neiman Marcus, we give you tons of great shopping opportunities for you to try.

36 Best Consignment Stores near me, Bargain Stores & Sales

As our kids grow so quickly, it is always a good idea to resell clothes they’ve grown out of and buy clothing in different sizes. While we have a good choice of consignment stores, we also have a great selection of consignment sales in the area.

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Taken from a Local: 3 of the best Kid’s Consignment Sales in the Plano area

There are some brand-named consignment sales, like Just Between Friends, or Rhea Lana which come to the area every year, and host huge sales for resale and for purchase.

We share 3 of our favorites and tell you all about the sale so you can plan your shopping trip around it.

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Just Between Friends Children’s Consignment Sale

And our spotlight on Just Between Friends takes you in the door so you can get an idea of what a big consignment sale looks like. We show you the range of products you can buy, from strollers and toys to clothing of all sizes.

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Discover 9 of the Best Toy Stores in Plano: Where Fun Awaits!

Even though Toys R’Us is closed, we love to support local Mom and Pop stores, and these 9 local toy stores are great places to shop for birthdays, gifts for friends and to stock up on your kids’ toy collection.

Which are the Best Holiday Craft Shows near me?

Just wait until the Fall and Winter season, as we are treated to some of the biggest and best huge Holiday Markets and Craft fairs, for a fun seasonal shopping experience and to stock up on gifts.

Holiday Craft Fairs

17+ of the Best Legacy Hall, Legacy West Restaurants & Stores!

Head up the Dallas North Tollway from the Willow Bend Mall, to the Legacy West area for some of the more exclusive stores and brands like Gucci and Chanel and more quirky brands like Peloton, Tommy Bahama, and Neighborhood Goods.

Finetune your closet and stock up on gifts at the Legacy West shopping center.

Legacy West Plano

Explore the area’s largest Grand Prairie Flea Market at Traders Village!

A far cry from Willow Bend Mall, this is one of our most unusual shopping experiences, combined with great food and entertainment, with a huge flea market every weekend at Traders Village, nearby in Grand Prairie, TX.

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The Best Grocery Delivery, Curbside and Restaurant Delivery Services around Dallas Fort Worth

Keeping our refrigerators and pantries stocked up is one of those things we have to keep doing no matter what.

The great news is that we have a good variety of grocery stores, many of which offer delivery and curbside pick-up.

Most restaurants also offer delivery services, some direct and some through Uber Eats or DoorDash.

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Downtown Plano, TX: 27 Best Spots you don’t want to miss

Shop some of the cute Mom and Pop stores, enjoy some outdoor live music concerts, along with some of the best restaurants and coffee shops.

Some of Plano’s favorite and well-known stores are in Downtown Plano.

Downtown Plano

The Best Places to Get Local Produce near me in Collin County

While many of us crave local farm-grown fruit and vegetables and produce, meat from local suppliers, milk, and eggs, these are the best places you can go to shop for local produce around Collin County.

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7 Best Places: Local Farmers Market near me

Local farmers and suppliers around North Texas come to us at local farmers’ markets in the area. Mark your calendars to find out when they are and where they are.

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

32 of the Best Fruit Picking near me and You-Pick Farms!

We love the Spring and Summer season, because we can get out of town and head to one of the great you-pick farms close to us in DFW. At these farms, you can pick all sorts of fruit and produce, like berries, strawberries and so much more. Then share them with your friends and family when you get home.

You Pick farms

40 of the Best Subscription Boxes for the Whole Family

And now we head online, as we choose some of the most fun subscription boxes, for arts, crafts, toys, books and so much more for kids and for men and women too! These make great gifts for a monthly recurring delivery.

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  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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