Throngs of people schedule their vacation around it. Some are even making the trek to Londontown.
But can I level with you? I don’t really care about the Olympics. Go ahead and let the gasps out. I can take it. I’m definitely not anti-Olympics; I just don’t feel the same excitement about it as do many folks.
You know what I do love?
Anything that brings people together, nurtures creativity or promotes the local economy.
If it can accomplish all three, you’ve got my attention.
In this case, that feat comes courtesy some local entrepreneurs who experimented with a pop-up T-shirt shop that did very well.
FishWater Tees is a concept that emerged from this year’s Norman Music Festival and has expanded across the metro, and even up to Tulsa.
Its detailed and unique shirt designs are innovative and representative of local culture. And the shop’s latest concept is based on — you guessed it — the Olympics!
Since FishWater Tees began locally, it only makes sense that the business kept it local when it came time to selling its new wares. While it doesn’t have its own store, you can nab the T-shirts at some of your favorite spots around town.
Funky Monkey (14101 N. May; 748-7066), is a unique boutique that features threads for women, girls and boys, as well as jewelry and other accessories. It’s truly a fun shop full of treasures, so while you’re there to get an Olympic shirt, browse.
Bedazzled (10952 Northwest Expressway in Yukon; 373-1444) also just received an order of FishWater’s Olympic shirts. The boutique has a bit of everything, from women’s fash ion to the cutest baby clothes you’ve ever seen. (Seriously, is anything cuter than baby tights?) The store also has custom-designed drinking glasses and mixes that make the perfect birthday gift for of-age friends and family.
You also can pick up a FishWater shirt at Blue Seven (7518 N. May; 604-5199), home of all things fun, quirky and fashionable. Several Olympic-inspired prints are here aside from FishWater’s version, so you can get fixed up with the fit and design you prefer.
Wherever you decide to grab this one-of-a-kind tee, feel good that you’re shopping hyperlocal and keeping Oklahoma creatives in business.
It’ll even be nice to commemorate the 2012 Summer Olympics, whether you’ll be attending, watching or streaming from your smartphone or iPad. OK, I think maybe I am a little excited about the Olympics now.
Or maybe it’s just the shopping.
Either way, let’s shop, OKC!