OKG Shop: Back to school

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.

Left, Leslie Van Sickle and Mahsa Mohammadi at Trichilogy Salon on N. May Ave. (Shannon Cornman)

Left, Leslie Van Sickle and Mahsa Mohammadi at Trichilogy Salon on N. May Ave. (Shannon Cornman)

Trichology Salon
14101 N. May Ave., Suite 110
trichologysalon.net
302-6499

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.

Weldon Jack
3621 N. Western Ave.
weldonjack.com
241-5660

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.

Beatrix Lady Bug lunch box, $37 at Uptown Kids in Classen Curve. (Shannon Cornman)

Beatrix Lady Bug lunch box, $37 at Uptown Kids in Classen Curve. (Shannon Cornman)

Uptown Kids
5840 N. Classen Blvd. #3
uptownkidsstyle.com
418-8881

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.

Loabi has new sporty, dressy, and casual Tom's for little girls and big girls. (Shannon Cornman)

Loabi has new sporty, dressy, and casual Tom’s for little girls and big girls. (Shannon Cornman)

Loabi Boutique
454 W. Main St., Yukon
facebook.com/loabiboutique
494-7447

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.

Anne Et Valentine eyeglasses can be found at Black Optical located in Classen Curve. (Shannon Cornman)

Anne Et Valentine eyeglasses can be found at Black Optical located in Classen Curve. (Shannon Cornman)

Black Optical
5820 N. Classen Blvd. #2
blackoptical.com
879-6776

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.

Ottis Blumen Empire dress by Tea-$35. Twice a year, Tea Collection designers travel to a different country and come home with an inspiration to focus a children's clothing design on that country and their journey. (Shannon Cornman)

Ottis Blumen Empire dress by Tea-$35. Twice a year, Tea Collection designers travel to a different country and come home with an inspiration to focus a children’s clothing design on that country and their journey. (Shannon Cornman)

Keedo Kids
Northpark Mall
12100-F N. May Ave.
607-0887
facebook.com/KeedoKids

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?

Left, Tory Burch back pack-$475 and right, Marc by Marc back pack-$548, found at CK Company. (Shannon Cornman)

Left, Tory Burch back pack-$475 and right, Marc by Marc back pack-$548, found at CK Company. (Shannon Cornman)

CK and Company
6429 Avondale Dr.
ckandcompany.com
843-7636

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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Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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