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Chic Choices

Owner DeeDee Levine convincingly stages the Bella's House boutiques as if they were home, balancing beautiful curiosities, coastal creative energy, and bold essentials.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
Photos
Sarah Eliza Roberts
Posted
October 28, 2019

When it’s innovative, elegant, fun fashion, accessories, home décor, and gifts that you’re looking for, then you have to stop in to peruse the merchandise at Bella’s House. Visiting this charming boutique is an experience you won’t soon forget, and it will have you coming back again and again.

Step into Bella’s House, and you enter a world that is beautiful, clean, modern — with attractive displays that invite you to browse and enjoy the shopping experience. That’s no surprise when you talk to the shop’s owner, DeeDee Levine, who brings her East Coast sensibilities to the warm environment that Tulsa offers.

“I’m from New York City, and I’ve always wanted to have a boutique,” Levine says. “I love window shopping, and this is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

Levine made her dream come true four years ago, opening first a location near Bixby, and recently a second location across from St. Francis Hospital on Yale Avenue. The store is named after her daughter, and she says she initially planned to cater to stay-at-home moms with a passion for beautiful things. But she expanded her clientele because people, young and old, love her merchandise so much.

To create that coastal, creative energy, Bella's House looks for merchandise that is as unique as possible. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
To create that coastal, creative energy, Bella's House looks for merchandise that is as unique as possible. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

“I wanted to bring in items that you couldn’t find in Tulsa,” says Levine of what her stores offer. “I want you to feel like you’re in New York, Miami, or L.A. I want that to be the vibe.”

To create that coastal, creative energy, Levine looks for merchandise that is as unique as possible. She goes to market in places like New York and Los Angeles, to ensure she gets to see what’ll be trending and bring it to Tulsa.

Most of the clothing, jewelry, and other items change seasonally, and the brands change too, though shoppers can undoubtedly expect to see Kendra Scott and Virgins Saints & Angels products regularly. You might also see Elizabeth Cole, Gorjana, Interlude, Margot Elena, and other recognizable brands. And there’s a range of styles, options, and prices to fit any age and any budget.

Most of the clothing, jewelry, and other items change seasonally, and the brands change too, though shoppers can undoubtedly expect to see Kendra Scott and Virgins Saints & Angels products regularly. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
Most of the clothing, jewelry, and other items change seasonally, and the brands change too, though shoppers can undoubtedly expect to see Kendra Scott and Virgins Saints & Angels products regularly. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

“My daughter is 13,” Levine explains. “I want to make sure that if she and her friends want to come in, they can find something. There is something here for everyone.”

Regardless of what’s on the shelves in Bella’s House at any given moment, Levine says one thing is sure: Every product she carries is from a brand that gives back to different charities. “Things that give back, things that are made in the USA, things that are sustainable are all in right now,” she says. “People want to feel good about the things they are buying.”

What else is in? “Anything leopard is trendy right now — whether it’s shoes, clothes, earrings, or a whole outfit. Ruffles are in as well,” Levine says. Of course, if you’re not seeing something you’re looking for, or if you want help putting together an outfit or a gift, the staff at Bella’s House is happy to accommodate you. They enjoy assisting customers in finding the right outfit for proms, weddings, and other special occasions.

Bella’s House can also place a special order and loves hearing client suggestions for what brands and items to carry.

The gift options at Bella’s House are luxe and delightful — champagne gummy bears, Scotch truffles, vibrant jewelry, cute socks, handbags, home décor, and more. It’s entertaining to browse and envision what you might want to buy for that friend or family member you want to treat.  

If you want an extra touch of fun and charm, consider having Bella’s House add balloons to your gift. They have a balloon bar, something that’s popular right now on both coasts, allowing for delightful balloon bouquets customized with names and other cute messages.

And they even bring items to you, if you want them to. “We deliver gifts to someone’s work, home or restaurant, or anywhere else in the Tulsa metro area,” Levine says. Another feature of extra service is coming in the form of monogramming of clothing and fabric items, something Levine intends to launch by the holidays this year.

Bella’s House hosts several special events, sales, and live music throughout the year, and Levine plans to host events such as jewelry making and wreath making classes during the holidays. They will also hold a yearly holiday party in early December to thank their customers, including food and drinks for everyone to enjoy. To keep track of events, follow Bella’s House on Instagram and Facebook.

All in all, Levine loves being part of the Tulsa local shopping community. “I’m excited to be in Tulsa,” she says. “There’s so much talent and growth here. It’s exciting to be here as a business owner.”

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The Vineyard | 7890 E. 106th Place | Tulsa
918-938-8992
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Shops at Warren Place | 4830 E. 61st St., Ste. 210 | Tulsa
918-442-2244
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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