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Glam! Bam! Thank you, ma’am!


Shop your little local heart out.

Jenn Scott September 25th, 2013

Pop-up shopping, in this ShopGirl’s opinion, surpasses traditional and online.

Who doesn’t love an anti-mass-production concept? It’s a much more personal experience, usually featuring one-of-a-kind or vintage items.

Expect nothing short of nostalgic wonder at the Pentaglam Pop-up Shop, 7-9 p.m. Friday. It will set up shop at Dreamer Concepts, an Art Space for Emerging Artists (324 E. Main St., Norman; 701-0048), during a preview party for Dreamer’s Joan Kaplan Memorial Clothing Sale.

Pentaglam, an Etsy treasure trove, is owned and operated by local DJ, artist, singer and lover of fashion Brooke Kelty. She peddles ’90s floral-printed dresses, yin-yang collar necklaces, Cabbage Patch Kids magnets and a slew of other clothing and accessories of the era. Her shop is normally online only, so don’t miss the chance to preview her collection in person.

The preview party at Dreamer, along with Pentaglam, will feature shops like Elusive (209 W. Main St., Norman; 447-1900), Unlabeled Apparel (unlabeledapparel.com) and Matilda Jane Clothing (matildajaneclothing.com). The inspiration behind the event is to honor the late Joan Kaplan and her love of the Dreamer space, as well as bargain shopping.

Most clothing for sale will be women’s size 10-14 (M-L) and size 8 shoes. Expect to find coats, handbags and a broad range of accessories. There will be wine and snacks and music by Camille Harp. Tickets are $5.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds goes to Dreamer Concepts and its programs to help support local artists by providing a space for shows and general community growth.

If you can’t make it on Friday night, the sale continues 12-1 p.m. Saturday.

While in Norman, you might as well make a day of it.

Shop STASH (412 E. Main St., Norman; 701-1016) for all the quirky things you didn’t realize you’d been living without. For example, bamboo toothbrushes. The recent trend toward all things sustainable has resulted in bamboo-handled brushes that boast an inspirational message on the handle. Remember Golden Books? The kidsized hardback books with a gold binding, always packing a positive life message, are also available in-shop.

Swing by Blush (566 Buchanan Ave., Norman; 701-8600) if your fall wardrobe looks bare.

This locally owned gem of a shop refreshes its stock regularly and keeps its social media pages updated with teasers.

For fall basics, Stash has you covered with new sweaters, scarves and items with one of the upcoming season’s biggest trends — camouflage.

Blush’s Facebook also shares photo ideas on how to make your wardrobe transform from summer to the early days of fall.

No matter your style of shopping — pop-up, quirky or hyper-local — give Norman a nod. Let’s shop, OKC.

 
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