Lokal and Main — boutique shop that celebrates local artists and culture — exemplifies Oklahoma’s grass roots charm and friendly character in every product available for purchase. Whatever you are looking for — whether it’s clothing, jewelry, art, gourmet food items, journals, stationary, home décor, candles, sweets and treats, bath products, kitchen accessories, gardening supplies, pottery, or something else — you are certain to find the perfect, locally made item you’ve been searching for. And if you happen to be shopping for a tasty product with that distinct Okie smoke flavor or spice, consider Lokal and Main your new specialty grocer. From barbecue sauces and salsas to coffee and tea, they carry it all.
Few words in the English language flood the mind with more feelings of warmth and comfort than the simple, four-letter word “home.” In Oklahoma, this word is so infused into our families and communities that anyone would be hard pressed to find a more friendly and welcoming place. We throw block-parties, barbecues, and celebrate the sense of being known, loved and accepted so much so that a colloquial spelling of Oklahoma has appeared in recent years as Okla-HOME-a.
Nestled under the whimsical string lights of Main Street in Jenks, Lokal and Main translates the feeling of “home” into tangible gifts, goodies, apparel and more inside the stylish boutique.
Amy Goodrich, owner of Lokal and Main, decided to open her shop shortly after moving to Oklahoma from California in order to be closer to her family while her 8-year-old grandson, Jake, bravely battled cancer. Through opening Lokal and Main, Goodrich was able to be nearer to her family in support, and Jake is blessedly cancer free now.
Like their support for one another, Goodrich and her family run Lokal and Main from the belief that it is important to also support the local community.
“In moving to Oklahoma, it was a natural fit for me to open a locally-made gift shop,” Goodrich states. “Lokal and Main is a proud, family-owned and operated, all made-in-Oklahoma business. Oklahoma is a very tight-knit community, and I wanted to support the local artists here. What better way could we support local artists than to incorporate ‘Lokal’ into our name, paying attention of course to the great state of OK. All of my family — from my husband Scott, to my sister Rebecca, to my four children — have played a role in creating our shop.”
Just by looking at the brightly colored shop front, customers can tell they are in for a real treat before even stepping inside. Whatever you are looking for — whether it’s clothing, jewelry, art, gourmet food items, journals, stationary, home décor, candles, sweets and treats, bath products, kitchen accessories, gardening supplies, pottery or something else — you are certain to find the perfect, locally made item you’ve been searching for.
“Our wide selection of apparel from different local suppliers includes Howdy Design Co., GreenHouse Clothing, Okie Swag, as well as Steve Cluck,” says Goodrich. “Additionally, our apparel is not limited to adult sizes, as we have baby dresses, headbands and children- sized clothing. We also carry a variety of handmade toys including dolls, stuffed animals and wooden trucks and cars.”
And if you happen to be shopping for a tasty product with that distinct Okie smoke flavor or spice, consider Lokal and Main your new specialty grocer. From barbecue sauces and salsas to coffee and tea, Goodrich carries it all.
“Our variety of locally made foods include Porter Peach products, Roark Acres Honey, Premier Popcorn and Candy, as well as Hal’s Jerky and Weber’s Root Beer,” she says. “We also proudly sell Red Dirt Salsa, which is my step-daughter Aubrey and her husband Brad’s own small business they first started form a garden in their backyard.”
And once you try Red Dirt Salsa, you will never attend a football party or family gathering again without a jar or two in hand. Lokal and Main even sells apparel based around the salsa line, like their hats that say “Eat Dirt.”
“Now normally, I am against ‘eating dirt,” Goodrich says with a laugh, “but you can’t go wrong with Red Dirt Salsa — I eat it on everything. It’s just the best.”
All of the apparel available at Lokal and Main celebrates Green Country community, with a range of t-shirts displaying the state of Oklahoma, or Oklahoma-isms. “All of our shirts are fantastic. It makes it hard for my family and I to work in the store all day because we just want one of everything. I especially love our ‘Say Howdy to Each Other’ t-shirt because the material is so soft and its print speaks to just how friendly our great state is!”
Because Lokal and Main is located in Jenks, there’s an array of hats and shirts specifically celebrating that deep maroon Jenks pride for you to wear to the next football game, or even just to look cute in while running errands around town. And if your Oklahoma pride extends beyond t-shirts and hats, you’re hand-stamped jewelry in the shape of the state of Oklahoma (the necklace pendants are a must-have). There are also Oklahoma-shaped and themed cookie cutters so you can go all-out throwing your next party.
With the holidays quickly approaching, right now is definitely the time to start stashing gifts and stocking stuffers, and what better place to start with than Lokal and Main.
“We are a one-stop-shop for holiday gifting,” says Goodrich. “We will have gift baskets filled with various Made In Oklahoma products. Some will be cooking themed and include items like beef jerky, sauces and spices, while others will be bath themed and include products like homemade soaps and salt soothers. We also carry a lot of gifts themed toward men, like Noble Beard Oil, Two Guys Bow Ties, various hats and apparel as well as fun drink mugs and koozies.”
In addition to being a great place to shop, Lokal and Main is also working on getting their workshop up and running for public classes and hands-on tutorials. “Currently, our workshop is a space where our entire family works on projects, whether its crafting dream catchers or our children are exploring the possibilities of paint. Our goal is to eventually host workshops with our featured local artists, bringing attention to the beautiful art within Oklahoma and exposing shoppers to our vast community of artists.”
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