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.
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.
The family of florists at Rebecca's Flowers and Gifts builds elegant, prismatic arrangements with an arsenal of fresh flora that includes tropical blooms, dried flowers, and a diverse jungle of greenery. Petals of such varieties as roses, lilies, and orchids sprout from the elegant creations, whose spectrum of colors can help to enliven weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and black-and-white-movie marathons. The designers also flaunt their artistic finesse as they construct gift baskets brimming with candy, fruit, and gourmet snacks.
In 1987, Joel David Wiland learned the delicate task of cleaning and polishing fine jewelry while doing janitorial work at a local jewelry store. After filling his resumé with more bauble-related experience, Joel and his wife, Kendra, opened the doors of the first J. David Jewelry in 1997. Their shop’s 4,000-square-foot interior houses a collection of exclusive jewelry as well as bridal and fashion lines that glitter enough to elicit jealous stares from flashlights. As members of the Independent Jewelers Organization and Jewelers of America, Joel and his staff can confidently attest to the quality of their gems, craft custom jewelry using advanced software and equipment, and fix damaged pieces in their full-service repair shop.
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.