With a name like Debris, a store may easily be assumed to deal in leftover pieces, fragments or even throwaways. Concept-wise Debris works like an antique mall, but when you use that term, people imagine a junk store. To the pleasant surprise of shoppers unaware, however, Debris is quite the opposite. The word ‘debris’ in French quite literally means ‘garbage’, but it’s short, easy to remember and seems romantic. It’s an upscale showroom with a tongue-in-cheek name. This well-appointed antique showroom in the Dallas Design District offers the finest antiques the city has to offer. Debris’ customers keep coming again and again to discover what is in a name.
Debris opened in 1998 with a 10,000sqft showroom on internationally known Slocum Street and has since consumed an adjoining showroom and effectually doubled in size to 20,000sqft.
One finds Debris less claustrophobic than other antique shops. With wide, straight aisles it is more difficult to get lost and with the added bonus of being able to accommodate large furniture. Nearly 70 national and international antique dealers lease vignettes ranging in size from 150 to 750 square feet, each in their chosen color scheme.
Interior decorators and designers of the DFW metroplex are the main clientele of Debris, but there is certainly something for everyone.