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Late last year I was on the hunt for some travel outfits to take on an upcoming trip to Europe. I headed down to Bishop Arts and in particular to Dwell on Davis where I had purchased clothing before. In fact, I was wearing a Ken & Cody original piece that very day. As I opened the door and entered I was greeted with, “Well, look that! Wearing one of my designs?” I turned and laid my eyes on Cody for the first time. He was dressed to the nines and he was “taking my inventory”. I confirmed that, yes, I was wearing a Ken & Cody tunic. As quick as that, Cody began snatching clothes off their hangers and ordering me...

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 10 BEST SAYS USA TODAY There's a reason why this Bishop Arts District store has been the go-to gift-buying destination for over two decades. It stocks an eclectic range of everything from one-of-a-kind greeting cards to bath products, candles, handmade jewelry, local art and private label clothing. Even if you're just window shopping, it's worthwhile to step in and take a browse. Though, you're likely not to leave empty handed. If you can't find what you're after here, then wander over to sibling stores; Home on Bishop, for more on-trend fashions and jewelry as well as Hill Country chic home décor. EXPERT TIPS BY: ILENE JACOBS DALLAS LOCAL EXPERT

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We’d Like To Live at Home On Bishop (And That’s Not Just The Wine Talking)

The feel-good vibe at Home on Bishop begins to work its magic before you even step inside. Just a glance in the window of the Oak Cliff boutique is relaxing. Beyond the front door is a boutique that invites both shopping and staying for a while.  As one of DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2012 honorees, we know Ken Valencia (above, right) for his dapper personal style and keen eye for design. He and business partner Cody Ellison (above, left) opened their new shop just seven months ago, building upon a pair of impressive backgrounds. Ellison comes from the textile industry, where both visual appeal and tactile feel in bedding, throws, pillows, and more, are crucial. Valencia’s luxury retail experience included, most recently, the title of...

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