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OKG shop: Gear up and get out of town

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Summertime and the living’s easy ... especially when you are staring down a vacation. Hop in the car and explore our beautiful state. Whether you’re visiting Red Rock Canyon State Park; the cold, clear water at Turner Falls; or even just Mom and Dad’s house, we’ve compiled a list of local merchants who can help you get stocked up for the trip. Make sure you pack your sunscreen.

Blue Seven and Just OK

7518 N. May Ave. myblueseven.com 463-0604

Blue Seven is more than a gift store — it is a destination for the hard-to-shop- for. The store offers lots of unique items, and you are sure to find just the thing you didn’t know you needed. It’s also a great place to stock up on some stylish, on-trend threads for your trip, from raw denim to Toms shoes. Wherever you go, show your Okie pride; one door over is Just OK, the little sister of Blue Seven that specializes in all things Oklahoma. From tees to coffee mugs, this boutique is packed with locally made 405 pride. Visiting family? Pick up knick-knacks so they can brag that someone here loves them.

Tell a Little Story

Handmade Apothecarial Goods etsy.com/shop/tellalittlestory 476-6668

 Nothing can ruin a pastoral scene like a swarm of blood- thirsty insects. Keep all manner of pests out of your way with locally manufactured, safe bug spray that really works. You can go see spray-maker Mikie Gillmore on Saturday mornings at OKC Public Farmers Market, SW Second Street and S. Klein Avenue, or visit her Etsy page for a mosquito-free summer.

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Dry/Shop Blow-dry Bar & Boutiques

1212 N. Walker Ave. dry-shop.com 761-2485

Just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean your wardrobe should suffer. Or maybe this year you only get to pretend you’re taking a 10-day trip to “rough it” in the Bahamas. Whether you’re traveling or just pretending to, Dry/Shop offers plenty of breezy separates like cute crop tops to make sure you look good doing it.

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Shop Good

3 NW Ninth St. store.shopgoodokc.com 702-0517

This store is jam-packed with fun, functional items. We were especially drawn to the durable, roomy Oklahoma City Market Bag, perfect for a foray to a farmers market or stowing all your gear. Shop Good also carries cool (literally and figuratively) clothing for ladies and men. But the coolest thing about Shop Good is that spending your money there effects real change through the environmental and social initiatives the shop supports.

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Archives Books

1914 E. Second St., Edmond archivesinc.com 348-6800

Vacation is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Don’t get caught with nothing to read during vacation downtime. Fill your new tote with all that reading you’ve wanted to catch up on. Archives isn’t your dusty, dog-eared paperback book store; it has plenty of gently used books, from bestsellers to obscure sci-fi novels. Be sure to check out the rare and hard- to-find books section while you’re there. You never know what treasure you might discover.

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Edmond Summit Company

100 N. Broadway Ave., #118 summitco.publishpath.com 513-5050

This little retailer has an expansive selection of outdoor gear packed efficiently into a small space. If you are doing any outdoor activities, stock up at Edmond Summit. Let its knowledgeable staff help you get the right gear for the trip. From tents to packs and coolers, it has you covered.

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