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The Reads:

Style + Shopping

July 2018

Cosmically Cool

The STEMcell Science Shop’s carefully curated products will have you feeling like you’re in a science museum as much as a retail store.

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Michele Chiappetta
June 2018

Resale Ready

Whether purging your child’s closet or looking for new and gently-used clothes, toys and accessories, consignment bargains abound at the Children’s Orchard.

Article
Lindsay Morris
May 2018

Remodel Behavior

Built using repurposed oceanic shipping containers, The Boxyard in downtown Tulsa is a small, lively, eclectic village of shops, sweets, service providers, dining destinations and retail outlets.

Article
Rob Harmon
May 2018

Tongue in Chic

Beau & Arrow may have been born out of an inside joke, but owner Megan Saltink is serious about playing dress up at her slightly-Bohemian boutique that offers a stylish mix of fashion and function.

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Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

From Drab to Fab

Modern Mess tests the boundaries of fashion with a mix of eclectic and smartly practical apparel that allows ladies to take risks in their fashion style with confidence.

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Michele Chiappetta
March 2018

Fashion's in the Bag

Jules Boutique is a clothing maven's dream for a lot of reasons, most especially owner Julee March's penchant for offering interesting, unique, eclectic clothing, shoes, and accessories.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2018

Precious Metal

Spexton is garnering serious attention with simple but sophisticated fabricated metallic jewelry pieces that appeal to the desire for something unique, individualized and thoughtful.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
January 2018

Wardrobe Wonders

Kristine Ellis and her team at Abelina’s Boutique focus on offering clothing and jewelry that are fashionable, comfortable and pulled together.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2017

’Tis the Season to Shop

We’ve rounded up 60 of our favorite stocking stuffers, over-the-top splurges, and unique experiences from the 918’s best boutiques, stores, restaurants and entertainment destinations.

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Michele Chiappetta and Rob Harmon
December 2017

Sock-ing Stuffers

Historically, novelty socks were the ugly Christmas sweater of the feet. These days, if you don’t own decorated toe warmers, what the heck are you wearing on your feet that’s cooler?

Article
Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

Purchase Power

As we approach one of the biggest shopping days of the year, there are some strategies you should be aware of if you’re looking to save money, time and sanity.

Article
Ryann Gordon
November 2017

Shoes Wisely

With varieties ranging from trail and road to minimalist and maximalist, it’s no surprise many runners get stuck with a shoe that’s not for them.

Article
John Tranchina
October 2017

Hair We Go

Although fall tends to beckon more subtle hairstyles, this year’s cold-weather looks are anything but simple and seem to throw us back in time in more ways than one.

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Ryann Gordon
September 2017

Medley of Memories

Whether you stop by Ida Red for a root beer float, nostalgic candy, a Tulsa-themed souvenir, or just to browse, the throwback mercantile is sure to have something that makes your day a little sunnier.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
September 2017

Ride the Athleisure Trend

Is sportswear fashion (or activewear) a lazy approach to dressing, or a great option because it is so easy to wear on any day of the week?

Article
Ryann Gordon
August 2017

Making the Grade

Whether you relish or dread this time of year, get an A+ in back-to-school shopping with our tips to help budget and buy supplies and clothes as you or your children head back to the classroom.

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Ryann Gordon
August 2017

How the West is Worn

Whether the look you aspire to is bold or conservative, masculine or feminine, modern or traditional, the spirit of the frontier lives on at Drysdales.

Article
Donna Leahey
July 2017

Food Fright

With some planning, practice and discipline, a trip to the grocery store doesn’t have to take hours, deplete your bank account or stress you out.

Article
Ryann Gordon
June 2017

In the Bag

This summer, there's no reason for your purse to not be the focal point of your warm-weather outfits.

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Ryann Gordon
May 2017

Making a Splash

Be anything but ordinary this summer. Liven up your pool excursions and lake trips as if you’re on a beach that was made of anything but red dirt.

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Ryann Gordon
April 2017

The Eyes Have It

When choosing sunglasses, consider proportion and balance to help flatter your face while protecting your peepers.

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Ryann Gordon
March 2017

Wet Weather Wear

Don't let spring showers rain on your fashion parade. Pretty can meet practical as you prepare to sizzle through the drizzle.

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Ryann Gordon
February 2017

Design-Forward Repurposing

Comprised entirely of shipping containers, The Boxyard brings a new kind of aesthetic to Tulsa — the kind of minimalistic, industrial chic that is usually only associated with larger metropolises.

Article
Tiffany Duncan
February 2017

Think Small, Buy Local

Many Americans frequent chain stores without considering their local merchant or other small business options. But shopping local can be rewarding, fun, and even cost-effective.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
February 2017

Dazzle Your Date

Can’t decide what to wear on that first date? Think outside the usual staples with a look that is amazing, comfortable and maintains your personal style.

Article
Ryann Gordon
January 2017

Blue Jean Baby

A staple of all street styles, denim has only grown with age. And as we enter 2017, it’s been revamped and transformed into something much more than just a pair of pants — it’s a statement.

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Ryann Gordon
December 2016

Glamour and Glitter

If there's one night to bust out all the sparkles and shine, it's New Year's Eve. Embrace the opportunity to dress up and set your fashion tone for 2017.

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Ryann Gordon
December 2016

The Theme Scene

If you’ve never been to Boomtown Tees, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane — Tulsa style — and support the unique and fun retailer that offers a wearable treasure trove of childhood memories.

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Tiffany Duncan