"How shopping locally benefits Milford"
By Cindy Parish Garber - "Milford Living Magazine“
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Think Globally, Act Locally” is a phrase usually equated with environmental, civic, education, and fiscal issues. With public health and economic uncertainties suddenly front and center, it’s important to focus on our local businesses. Through the simple act of shopping from your trusty neighborhood vendor, we can create a ripple effect that positively impacts our community. Here, we present a mere sampling of our many wonderful Milford businesses.
Miss Dallas’ Shop
16 Higgins Lane, Milford
“We are Milford’s little secret, located in an industrial section, a woman-owned and managed gift and consignment shop,” says Lynda Kilgore, who named her store ‘Miss Dallas’ after her beloved rescue German Shepard. Kilgore goes the extra mile to help customers “feel love, peace, and leave happier than when they arrived,” she says.
A browser’s paradise, the shop contains an eclectic mix of yard art, home accents, vintage handbags and jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and consigned items for the home and garden as well as items from local artisans. “If you are looking for something specific that is vintage/antique, we call you when that item arrives,” Kilgore notes. “You will be amazed at the amount of inventory we have.”
“Upon entering, you realize immediately that you will not be participating in a traditional shopping experience, but a treasure hunt,” says customer Lisa Welch. Fellow customer Ilene Bradbury raves about Lynda’s warmth and her “support of local talent.”
When shoppers ask Kilgore, “How did I not know you were here?”, she typically responds by citing the Miss Dallas’ motto: “You will walk in as a stranger, leave as our friend.”
Miss Dallas’ Shop was included in Best of Connecticut/September, 2020 in three categories;
Best in Vintage Finds, Best Consignment Shops, and Best in Unique Gifts.
Although we did not win First place, we are very happy to be nominated in three categories in just 4 ½ years.
We thank our customers and artisans for their contribution.
Miss Dallas' Shop's customers, new and old, have been coming in to buy holiday decorations. They are loving the vintage and know that Miss Dallas' Shop is the place to come! Our customers are loving the new items that offer bling to any room decor. Many are selling out and we urge our customers to come in SOONER than later.