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Best Oklahoma City Shopping

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Oklahoma City’s best shopping is local, not chain-store driven. It’s got a thriving local shopping culture, with a variety of independent stores and boutiques. Despite the laid-back Midwestern vibe of the city, the shopping is decidedly upscale, and most of the best shops have been here for decades. Skip the mall and head for the local neighborhoods—that’s where all the good stuff is.

Full Circle Bookstore

Neighborhood: Midtown

The Full Circle is the largest independent bookstore in Oklahoma, and has been keeping local readers busy for over 30 years. Located in midtown, at 50 Penn Place, the Full Circle has something for everyone, but visitors should take the time to check out the Oklahoma Room, with its extensive selection of books both by local authors and about Oklahoma history and events. The bookstore has a full-service cafe, serving pastries, coffee and lunch (the sandwiches are particularly good). The staffers—many of whom have worked there for years—are friendly and helpful, and the children’s room has a train set, to keep the youngsters busy while you browse and sip your complimentary coffee.

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C/K & Co.

Neighborhood: Nichols Hills

C/K & Co. is a quirky local boutique with a big-city feel. It carries an impressive range of brands—Tory Burch, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James—that are hard to find all in one place. The store is divided into three distinct sections: modern designers, trendy pieces and complete looks (including bags and shoes). The selections are unique, but entirely wearable, and the staff is happy to help you craft an outfit. C/K and Co. is a delightful shopping experience; you will certainly go home with something you’ll be happy to put on, even after your trip is over.

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On A Whim

Neighborhood: Nichols Hills

Looking for a quirky, unique gift or keepsake from your visit to Oklahoma City? Look no further: On a Whim will have what you want. This store carries a carefully curated selection of items for home, table and baby, and a well-edited fashion collection that includes pieces by Alice + Olivia, Catherine Malandrino and Young, Fabulous and Broke. The staff at On a Whim provides personal shopping and wardrobe-building services, as well as gift wrap and monogramming. This is an elegant, unique shopping experience. On a Whim is Oklahoma City’s only source for Mackenzie-Childs home decor, including beautiful dishes, lamps and decorative accent pieces; you’ll fall in love with everything, guaranteed.

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Balliet’s

Neighborhood: Nichols Hills

Balliet’s is an Oklahoma City institution. Founded in 1936, the original store was located in the Skirvin Tower Hotel. In August of 2010, the boutique relocated to beautiful new digs at Classen Curve, in Nichols Hills. What has stayed consistent has been Balliet’s commitment to offering a carefully chosen collection of designer pieces. The boutique was named a “Style Leader Store” by Harper’s Bazaar for five consecutive years. If you’re looking for the perfect Jimmy Choo shoes or a stunning Milly dress, Balliet’s is the place to shop. But be warned: This is high-end shopping at its best. Come prepared to spend.

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Langston’s

Neighborhood: Stockyards City

Face it, you can’t indulge in Oklahoma City shopping and not go for cowboy boots, so you might as well go to the source. Established in 1913, Langston’s is the oldest Western wear store in Oklahoma. They’re still the go-to source for boots and hats in Oklahoma City. With thousands of boots and hundreds of hats in stock—as well as traditional Western wear for men, women and kids—everyone is guaranteed to find something here that fits. Or at least have a good time looking.

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