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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Shopping

Oh, Momma!


Ta'Chelle Jones
A new business combines the thrill of the deal with the warmth of goodwill.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inside and online

How do you get a shopping fix in a snowpocalypse?


Jenny Coon Peterson

So here’s a hypothetical: Say there’s a huge snowstorm — like massive and “The Day After Tomorrow”-sized — but you really, really feel like shopping. And all the local stores are closed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The bonus features are the most interesting part


Rod Lott
Writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson never has been one much for story.
Monday, February 14, 2011
beautiful dream bag

A beautiful bag

Bags at Isabella Boutique benefit a local organization.

I was wandering around Edmond today for my ShopGirl column (tough gig, right?) when I stepped inside Isabella, a fab local boutique. I was on the hunt for something else, but I was caught by a collection of really fantastic totes. Even better, I learned they benefit a local organization called A Beautiful Dream Society.

A Beautiful Dream Society is based here, but helps the victims of human trafficking with a shelter in the African country of Lesotho. The organization (which is working toward nonprofit status) is working in four key areas to try and prevent human trafficking: victim relief, accountability of the perpetrator, care for the victim, and structural/societal changes. I absolutely love being able to help others through how I spend my money, and this is seriously a great opportunity to do just that.

The bags at Isabella are all one-of-a-kind and made right here in the metro. All proceeds (that’s 100 percent) go back to A Beautiful Dream Society. The large totes are made using a block patchwork of some rally cool fabrics and range in styles from floral and girly to downtown chic. Best of all, I was happy to learn they’re selling really well. Go check them out for yourself.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.25.2011 2 years ago
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Passing the retail torch

Shopgirl waves 'adios'.


Jenny Coon Peterson
This is my 222nd ShopGirl column and my last. (Tear.)
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sparkle motion

This year, leave the reindeer jumper in the closet.


Christina Nihira
We’ve all made blunders when it comes to dressing for the holidays, like a jumper featuring appliquéd wreathe. Whatever your fashion gaffe, there’s no reason to resemble a Christmas tree.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Black Friday, OKC-style

Let’s talk shop.

I'm going to be honest with you: Black Friday freaks me out. A lot.

The absolute last thing I want to do after OD-ing on turkey is get up early and shove through hoards of coupon clippers (no offense to those who clip ’n’ save). 

Also, most BF offers come from corporate retailers, and honestly, I'd rather a more personal (read: local) product.

If you have the urge to shop but not battle jam-packed malls fraught with strollers, stick fingers and endless lines, then I've got a treat for you.

This year, 16th Street in the Plaza District offers local lovers an option. Get 20 percent off and stimulate your home economy!

Shop art at DNA, peruse vintage at Bad Granny's or pick up some handmade goods from Collected Thread, just to name a few of the great shops. Make sure and take a break for lunch at Saints and a glass of wine at the new Urban Wineworks. And voilà! You've got a stress-free, local day.

Refuse to go out but want to keep it in OK? Head on over to Etsy. Specifically those e-shops run by locals!

Make sure you pop by OU grad and local sweetie Marek Ferguson's shop for thoughtful and OK-themed treasures.

Love Oklahoma? I'll believe it when I see the pillow on your couch.

by Jenn Scott 11.23.2011 2 years ago
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Gift this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Native American art gallery Tribes 131, 131 24th Ave. N.W. in Norman, hosts its 21st annual holiday show and sale, including hand-decorated ornaments, jewelry and gifts.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cool tools for yule

As this topsy-turvy year comes to an end, rev up for gift-giving! Need ideas for the passionate cook in your life? Try these simple, pure and delightfully uncomplicated culinary tools.

Food and Drink Features

Carol Smaglinski
Even the most stubborn wine cork is child’s play when you have the proper item. Something simple to use is called Cork Pops. The needle is inserted into the cork and the low pressure propellant cartridge pops the cork right out. It will last for 60 to 80 bottles before it runs out.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Have an inkling


Jenn Scott
Few things are more important in the world of style than the creation of your own personal look. A lot of thought goes into it.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012