No trip is complete without a few souvenirs and gifts, right? Here are some suggestions for those who want to find the perfect gifts, outfits or Oklahoma gear at unique local shops.No trip is complete without a few souvenirs and gifts, right? Here are some suggestions for those who want to find the perfect gifts, outfits or Oklahoma gear at unique local shops.
Start in the center of the city – in Bricktown, where you’ll find the casual-but-elegant gifts that Painted Door offers on the corner of East Sheridan and Mickey Mantle Drive. Located in a 90-year-old warehouse that exemplifies Bricktown’s charm, Painted Door offers shoppers everything from home décor and antiques to fun outfit accessories to Oklahoma gear like an OKC Thunder purse. And when you’re ready to take a break from shopping, you can eat at West Bricktown right next door.
While you’re in Bricktown, stop in the Oklahoma Red Dirt Emporium along the Bricktown Canal to pick up an Oklahoma postcard, keychain or other traditional souvenir, or some Made-in-Oklahoma food items.
Developed in the 1920s as a commercial district north of downtown Oklahoma City, Automobile Alley has been revitalized in recent years and now offers shops, restaurants and services. At Shop Good, a portion of your purchase of quality clothing and gifts goes toward strengthening communities locally and around the world. Plenty Mercantile’s offerings include handcrafted and artisan items and home décor. And you can get a set of wheels for your city tour at Schlegel Bicycles Multi-Sport & Pro or gear-up for an OKC Energy FC soccer game at the Energy FC Team Store.
Langston’s spans four generations of ownership and is located in historic Stockyards City. What started as a one-stop shopping destination for the ranchers and farmers of central Oklahoma more than 100 years ago has become one of the top independent and locally-owned western stores in America. Stop by and pick up that cowboy hat or pair of boots you’ve always wanted or jeans, western shirts and accessories like belt buckles. Just across Exchange Ave. from Langston’s is Little Joe’s Boots, where you can find boots of all kinds, as well an extensive selection of Case knives, Filson outerwear and other unique items.
Spend the day shopping like a local in the Plaza District where most everything is locally made and full of Oklahoma character. Choose a handmade purse or necklace at Collected Thread. Take home a new Oklahoma City T-shirt from Tree + Leaf Clothing. Hang some art on your wall from DNA Galleries or Istvan Gallery. Or peruse the vintage selection at Bad Granny’s Bazaar.
Classen Curve & Western Avenue
For some local boutique shopping, head over to N Western Avenue and Classen Curve, where you can find a variety of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, art, home décor and more. Along Western, between NW 36 and Wilshire Boulevard, check out places like the Howell Gallery for art or the Willow & Whale for a mix of vintage and new home furnishings, accessories and sweets.
Afterwards, you can explore Classen Curve, one of Oklahoma City’s newest shopping developments. There you can get unique gifts and clothing at locally owned shops like Balliet's, On a Whim, Liberté, Red Coyote and Uptown Kids and visit national retailers like Kendra Scott, West Elm and Anthropologie.