Summertime and the livings easy ... especially when you are staring down a vacation. Hop in the car and explore our beautiful state. Whether youre visiting Red Rock Canyon State Park; the cold, clear water at Turner Falls; or even just Mom and Dads house, weve 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 didnt know you needed. Its 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.
Dry/Shop Blow-dry Bar & Boutiques
1212 N. Walker Ave. dry-shop.com 761-2485
Just because youre roughing it doesnt mean your wardrobe should suffer. Or maybe this year you only get to pretend youre taking a 10-day trip to rough it in the Bahamas. Whether youre traveling or just pretending to, Dry/Shop offers plenty of breezy separates like cute crop tops to make sure you look good doing it.
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.
1914 E. Second St., Edmond archivesinc.com 348-6800
Vacation is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Dont get caught with nothing to read during vacation downtime. Fill your new tote with all that reading youve wanted to catch up on. Archives isnt 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 youre there. You never know what treasure you might discover.
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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