Is Lula B’s Cool or Pimpadelic?

When we saw the sign, we screeched to a halt to go shopping. How in Thunder were we supposed to resist shopping at a place that advertised, “Cool Stuff for Cool People?” After all, Mr. Tucker and I are “pretty cool,” if I do say so myself.

Lula B's East

Lula B’s East, near downtown Dallas at 2639 Main St. is described on their website as “a treasure trove of all things fine and funky, kitschy and collectible, vintage and pimpadelic.” Pimpadelic?

This I had to see. And, I did.


I don’t know what y’all might think of this high-heeled shoe chair in leopard print, but I think that qualifies as “pimpadelic.” However, ahem, I do have to admit that it wouldn’t be out of place at my house … but it’s still there if you want it.

I was terribly tempted to take home these nekkid mannequins, to keep my collection of them company. But, we are on a buying moratorium until my Fall Overhaul is finished.

mannequins at Lula B

While the store did have a wealth of “stuff,” some of it quite interesting, it seemed overloaded with items similar to ones I’m currently taking to donate. It also included many items that I’m just “too cool” to own. Please tell me that I’m too cool to own a collection of Simpson’s dolls!

simpsons memorabilia

And promise me that I am far above owning a Velvet Elvis painting, or a painting of dogs playing cards, or a mosaic made of colored stones.

mosaic of colored stones

Believe me, I AM too cool for those … and so are you! But, if you want to see them, and are in Dallas for the day, it’s a fun shopping trip. You might even find something “cool” to tempt you to buy … but don’t get those mannequins! I’m hoping they will be there when I stop again.

You think I wouldn’t stop again? Sure I would! I have to visit Lula B’s again, because I’m “cool.” Besides, I want to see more “pimpadelic” stuff!

  6 comments for “Is Lula B’s Cool or Pimpadelic?

  1. September 16, 2010 at 8:30 am

    LOVE!!! This is so a shop I would visit with you . . . AND help you carry those lovelies out to your chariot. You find the coolest things – MUST be because you are so cool. 🙂

    • September 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

      Those lovelies did NOT come to my chariot, my dear. I’ll help YOU carry things :-). But, you can come shopping with me anytime, because I think YOU are pretty cool, too!

  2. September 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Nothing’s more fun than a good junk store, but there is already too much junk in my actual house! I’ve been paring down rather drastically, but maybe I need someone else to toss without remorse. Everything I touch one of my precious bits of flotsam I want to keep it.

    • September 22, 2010 at 5:59 am

      Just watch a Hoarder marathon on television, ellen! I promise you will be able to “toss without remorse” if you do! 🙂

  3. Jessica The Rock Chick
    September 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Why don’t we have stores like that here? I love the stone mosaic! Very cool! And that high heeled shoe chair? I could totally find a place for that!

    • September 22, 2010 at 6:00 am

      The high heeled shoe chair would go great with my hand chair … but I’ve got too much stuff as it is, and it would soon be covered in cat hair :-). You HAVE stores like that in Chicago, you just haven’t found them! I’m gonna have to come up there and make you explore your own neighborhood!

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