Famous Footwear offers an array of fashionable hoof-hammocks, humanely branded with well-known names like PUMA, Skechers, and Naturalizer, and ready to anchor the wanderings of children, juniors, and adults. Outrun gravity’s painful punches with a pair of Nike Dual Air Fusion running shoes (women’s and men’s models), or cool off your overly hot dogs with a classic duo of Converse Chuck Taylors. Famous Footwear’s extensive selection of women’s dress shoes perform fancier footwork, adorning the fashionably frugal with such pedal accouterments as Madden Girl Fawwns, which have a trendy taupe tone that camouflages stealthy feet in an underbrush of leg. The shop features plenty of girls’ and boys’ options as well, including Crocband clogs made with antimicrobial materials to repel the germs that scour youngsters’ feet for fallen cookie crumbs.
A mother of three pushes a couch into another room, making space for three racks that hold hand-washed children's clothes with hand-written price tags. It's 1997, and Rhea Lana Riner is hosting the first-ever Rhea Lana's event. Rhea Lana's consignment events have since spread to 17 different states, selling used items—never worn out, stained, or broken—by premier brands such as Gymboree, Polo, Baby Lulu, and Stride Rite, often priced at 25% of retail value. The garments, toys, and accessories come from consignors, many of whom are families looking to sell items that their children or overfed sea-monkeys have quickly outgrown.
Rebecca’s Flowers’ team of blossom artists concocts elaborate and unique bouquets for every occasion and season. A white woven basket houses a winter poinsettia plant, which flaunts eye-grabbing red petals intermingled with green leaves that were hand-photosynthesized by Santa's elves. Alternatively, customers can peruse Rebecca’s boundless selection of plants, balloons, and flowers, including an apple-martini bouquet ($49.99), green carnations and poms flourishing from the bottom of an emerald-hued martini glass. The Heartfelt Celebrations ($49.99) arrangement festoons a square, snowflake-embellished vase with a hodgepodge of fresh-cut flowers, including roses and carnations, and fragrant pieces, such as pinecones and tree-shaped air fresheners.
Glamour Gowns and More—known for its extensive lines of prom and pageant wear—brings the same level of elegance to more quotidian wear with classy day dresses and accessories. New wardrobe-fillers from top designers arrive regularly, such as Esley striped tunics with drape-style backs ($39.99) and fine-knit tube dresses from Hourglass Lilly ($34.99). Freshly decked-out divas can take off earmuffs to complete the look with a pair of fashion earrings ($6.95+) or stop playing freeze tag with a friend to try on a set of gold or silver evening shoes ($39.99). Bleacher-perched coeds can also use today’s Groupon toward Glamour Gowns’ collection of Natalie Kim Gameday dresses, available in multiple schools’ colors ($100–$110) and capable of keeping the wearer cool and comfy in the face of summer heat, overzealous football fans, and theoretical physics cram-sessions at halftime.
J. David Jewelry stocks its 4,000-square-foot shop with precious metals and polished stones fashioned to adorn appendages or decorate homes. Fingers grasp a photo key chain engraved with a favorite quote or a photo of family, friends, or where the car was last parked ($60), and the Hot Diamonds line of body ornaments supplies fingers, wrists, and necks with charms forged from sterling silver and diamonds ($85+). Menfolk can accent outfits from the gender-specific line of stainless-steel bracelets and necklaces ($100+).
Founded just before Tulsa's 2007 ice storm, when corrupt Mayor Jack Frost attempted to convert city hall into a frozen palace, Custom Cuts has since kept trees and lawns healthy and resilient enough to handle any catastrophe. In addition to removing debris from roads and lawns, the passionate arborists help remove limbs hanging dangerously over living spaces or simply trim back their branches to keep them growing strong. All services include cleanup, whether that entails hauling off waste, grinding stumps, or consoling orphaned acorns.