Every day of the summer, the backdoor of Anner's Pantry swings open to accept boxes of fresh, fragrant vegetables from organic farms. Out front, an herb garden has overtaken the lawn. Inside, the staff sorts organic produce, meats, poultry, fish, and dairy products. To help their members streamline shopping trips, they organize products into market bags. Available in produce and meat options, the bags' contents change based on what's in season. Fruit and veggie sacks may include watermelon, corn, bananas, broccoli, avocados, and pamphlets from the Tomato is a Vegetable League. The Meat and More bag brims with refrigerator staples such as organic butter and free range, antibiotic- and hormone-free eggs and meats. Alongside the bags, staffers include simple, wholesome recipes and tips on washing, cutting, and preparing more eclectic items.
The Italian word superleggera translates to super light in English and traces back to pre-WWII cars designed by Giuseppe Seregni and Felice Bianchi Aderloni. Superleggera also denotes something that excels because of the passion and inspiration of the manufacturer or designer, the extra effort put into it. These fast, light, and strong vehicles are a source of inspiration at Superleggera Cycling & Multisport, and the store’s experts strive to channel that kind of passion and inspiration as they pair bikers with brand new two-wheeled steeds to ferry them up mountains and over roads in search of the fountain of eternal hamstring heartiness. The cycle-minded staff also tunes up and repairs bikes and outfits riders with Capoforma jerseys, energy bars, and flat sealants for patching up arrow-pierced tires while on the run from Cupid.
Lazy Day-Z supplies trendy clothes, jewelry, and gifts at reasonable prices to shoppers of all ages. Glitzy costume jewelry ($15–$25) dresses up Lazy Day-Z’s array of graphic tees ($28–$32), while candles ($20) and wine glasses ($25) add glittering flourishes to attention-seeking dinner tables. Babies and shrunken humans can enshroud themselves in thermal heat with knitted baby booties and onesies, perfect for combating drafty nurseries and exceedingly strong crib-side A/C. Lazy Day-Z’s selection of cards ($2.75) and envelopes allows present presenters to attach commentary and hand-drawn self portraits to their gifted bestowments. Complimentary gift wrap is available for all naked presents, making sure they’re peek-proof until Arbor Day morning.
With a keen eye for new looks from contemporary brands, Bella Dames' fashionistas keep their shop stocked with an array of dashing duds. Blending upscale styles with Southwestern accents, the boutique's couture outfits female frames for a night out on the town or for a weekend hunting sentient cacti. An array of designer denim from Big Star Jeans, Fidelity, and Tag ($89+) keep onlookers dizzy from persistent head-turning. Fashion T-shirts from Witness ($40+) or scarves from Bobi ($19+) pair well with new dungarees, and handbags, scarves, and jewelry ($8+) perk up weary wardrobes or provide disguise from unlicensed census takers.
Native Tulsans know Bob Losure from his exploits on Channel 6, on which the homegrown hero anchored the news and covertly concocted his plan for The Sports Boutique. In April 2011, Bob and his wife, Jana, opened the upscale boutique, stocking the store with high-end women's sportswear and accessories. An array of women's apparel, jewelry, and tailgating tackle represent several local teams. A devotion to Oklahoman designers and manufacturers pervades Bob and Jana's business model, with the couple stocking rare styles from local brands such as Kickoff Couture.
Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where—along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans—she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.