Before you can say, “No fair,” summertime is over and it’s time to hustle back to the grind. Whether you are getting the little ones ready for their first big day or wanting to look sharp for your first day back, several places in Oklahoma City can help you look your best. Be sure to bring your Keep it Local OK card with you, as most of these retailers give you discounts or special offers if you have one.
14101 N. May Ave., Suite 110
How about a fresh start for the new school year? You could make a big change with a new cut and color or freshen up your look with some subtle scissor work. In either case, the professionals at Trichology have you covered. This full-service salon combines the latest techniques and technology with a talented and professional staff. Go into the school year looking your best.
3621 N. Western Ave.
This unique building on the corner of NW 36th Street and Western Avenue is home to a welcome newcomer on the OKC retail scene. Weldon Jack is a world of motorcycle jackets, shaving gear and housewares with not a floral pattern in sight. The other half of the space is a bona fide full-service barbershop. It is open by appointment only. Be sure to stock up on the luscious line of Okie- made Halston & Henley shave and skin care products to keep you looking sharp through the semester.
5840 N. Classen Blvd. #3
While you’re at Classen Curve, swing by one of the metro’s most popular kid’s clothing stores. Owner Carolyn Goldman has created an inviting, colorful space full of stylish, age- appropriate wear for boys, girls and babies. The shop was created with the busy parent in mind, with an area for kids to play while mom or dad shop. They also carry school uniforms. If the little ones are on their best behavior, per- haps a stop next door at Uptown Candy is in order.
454 W. Main St., Yukon
This shop in Yukon recently reopened and features a variety of fun and funky attire for ladies, children and babies. Browse its a huge selection of serious brand-name accessories, including scarves, handbags and shoes. It also carries whimsical designs for kiddos, like Shark Week-themed onesies and tiny Ralph Lauren sneakers.
5820 N. Classen Blvd. #2
The days of being made fun of for having glasses are long gone. Plus, being able to see is cool. So look smart and rad with the perfect pair of frames or sunglasses. The staff will help you with the basics, but with so many pairs to choose from, it’ll be up to you to pick the ones that will make you head of the class.
12100-F N. May Ave.
If you want your girl or boy to be the most fashion-forward kid in the class, look no further than this children’s store. The boutique is packed full of designer names like Vera Bradley. The Keedo brand is designed and made in South Africa by local workers who are mostly single moms. They have a great T-shirt collection for both boys and girls. And who can start back to school without a backpack?
CK and Company
6429 Avondale Dr.
Get ready to turn heads in class. To do that, forget the mall. CK and Company is a chic luxury boutique where you are sure to find the latest in eye-catching designs. The highly curated collection is both classic and timely but never trendy. The beautiful glass-and-metal space is larger than it looks — be prepared to spend some time taking it all in.
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