Amy (super momtrepreneur ) , Oliver (world's greatest mess-maker) and John (Army veteran) have loved and lived in Lakewood community for 14+ years. Amy opened her first store at Dallas Farmers Market in 2016 and when the opportunity for a new store opened up at Hillside Village, she jumped at the chance.
What began as a fun outlet for Amy’s passion for retail, selling at local antique malls, has grown into a thriving two-location business. Today Texas Goods Co. is an expression of not only Amy’s creativity, but of many Texas-based artisans and
companies too. The store’s original Dallas Farmers Market location opened John’s and Amy’s eyes to the untapped niche of locally sourced goods. Amy explains, “When we started at Dallas Farmers Market, we were selling lots of vintage and antique items, then eventually pivoted to more gifts, clothing, jewelry, and especially locally made items.” That last addition was the result of noticing that many of their competitors were not offering Texas-made wares. After four years operating solely out of their farmers market store, John and Amy wanted to open a second location closer to home. Deciding the Hillside Village shopping center was a great fit, they signed their lease in October 2019 & started renovations on the space in January 2020, when COVID hit, bringing worry and uncertainty. “It was an extremely scary time for us because our DFM business was temporarily closed and we were not sure if it was a good idea to open a new store with so much unknown,” John says. “We decided to move ahead with it, deciding we would have too many regrets if we didn't give it a shot.” They opened the new location at the end of August and, as Amy says, “have been overwhelmed with the amount of support we've received from everyone.”
The couple adds, “Don’t let the business name deceive you, we're not a souvenir store. It’s a gift shop that carries goods from more than 30 Texas companies. When you support us, you're supporting other local Texas businesses, as well.”
written by Ashley Henson