You make it to 100, you must be doing something right. Miss Jackson's
, a Tulsa retailer, is celebrating its 100th year in business this weekend.
The iconic, old-school department store first opened its doors in 1910 under the direction of Nelle Shields Jackson, a Pittsburgh native. The young woman had moved to Tulsa just a few years previously and had worked as a corsetiere (!).
Miss Jackson died in 1966, but she lived to see her successful store move to Utica Square, where it remains today.
I've never been to Miss Jackson's " in fact, I get to Tulsa all too rarely " but I'm tempted to check out the festivities planned this weekend (and maybe really make a day out of it and check out the Philbrook
, too, one of the favorite spots in Tulsa).
Head to Miss Jackson's Friday and Saturday for two days full of trunk shows, spa and makeup events. Look for trunk shows and personal appearances by jeweler and curio designer Jay Strongwater, jeweler Claudia Lobao and designer Kevan Hall.