Shopping guide

Shop to your heart’s content for clothing, home items and uniquely Tulsa treasures in these distinctive shopping districts.



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Tulsa offers shopping options to please any visitor, whether you are looking for big-name national retailers or are on the hunt for something a little different.
Because Tulsa has too many distinctive shops to hit in one day, make the most of your time here by visiting a shopping district.

Shopping also can fit well into your evening plans, as some retail areas turn into nightlife hotspots, such as Brookside, Cherry Street and the Blue Dome District.
Discover your shopping niche in Tulsa by determining which of these districts matches your taste.

Downtown district

One of Tulsa’s newest developments is a hip string of shops in the heart of downtown called the Deco District, distinguished by its commitment to local artisans.

Made: The Indie Emporium Shop, 501 S. Boston Ave., offers creative handmade jewelry, gifts, home goods and state-spirit apparel made by Tulsans. 

“When people shop (here), they are not only supporting us but also other local business owners,” says Christine Sharp-Crowe, who owns Made with her husband, Thom

A few blocks northeast, you will find the Blue Dome District, which harbors a few Tulsa staples. Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave., is a trendy home accessory store that also is the ultimate souvenir shop, carrying local music, Tulsa T-shirts and photos of iconic Tulsa scenes.

Next door is Lyon’s Indian Store, a longstanding Tulsa establishment, where you will find Native American arts and crafts as well as apparel and moccasins.

If you are a T-shirt hoarder and looking for the Tulsa version of the “I (Heart) NYC” classic, Boomtown Tees, 114 S. Elgin Ave., is your place. The shop’s variety of soft threads creatively features landmarks or symbols meaningful to Tulsa and the state.

Hours: Vary. Most shops close early, around 6 or 7 p.m.

Cherry Street

From antiques and taverns to bicycle shops and cafés, historic Cherry Street comprises a few blocks of Tulsa that are full of character.

Contemporary clothing and accessories fill the locally owned boutiques on this street.

“My store’s style is femininity with an edge,” says Laura Scott, owner of women’s clothing boutique Rope.

Among the interiors and antique shops is the namesake store of Charles Faudree, 1345 E. 15th St., an international designer and Tulsan known for his country French style. The boutique carries French-inspired home interiors hand picked by Faudree.

One of the most well-known features of Cherry Street is its farmers’ market, held from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. each Saturday morning from April to October. The market features Oklahoma-grown vegetables, fruits, prepared foods and crafts. The variety of goods, large following and live entertainment make this the most vibrant farmers’ market in the city.

Hours: Typically 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Utica Square

The crème de la crème of Tulsa shopping can be found within the quaint village of Utica Square. You will be enchanted by lights strung through the trees during the holidays or by checkered picnic blankets and live music in the summer.

The sidewalks are lined with upscale retailers, such as longtime shopping destination Miss Jackson’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Specialty boutiques, such as Margo’s, Pavilion and The Snow Goose, offer rare treasures.

“It’s a wonderful, friendly place to shop (with) great places to eat, wonderful customer service from all and lots of local vendors,” says Julie Kelly, owner of Pavilion. 

The food is as luxurious as the clothing, with one-of-a-kind restaurants, longtime grocer Petty’s Fine Foods, a candy store, and wine and liquor shops.

Notable national retailers include Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware and Williams-Sonoma.

Hours: Typically 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue

Brookside

This circa-1950s strip is home to some of the city’s most fashionable apparel and interiors shops and art exhibits that bustle day and night.

Abersons, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., is a Tulsa tradition for upscale men’s and women’s clothing, carrying lines at a variety of price points, as well as lines from Lanvin and Jil Sander.

“What’s nice is that when you are in this area, stores are locally owned, so you are working with the owner or you are working with people that have a vested interest in you, the customer,” says Steve Aberson, owner of Abersons. “You can’t get that anywhere.”

For a taste of Tulsa, be sure to stop into Ida Red, 3336 S. Peoria Ave., a retail spinoff of Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom music venue. CDs, books, posters and T-shirts for local bands are the store’s specialty, as well as old-fashioned candy and sodas. 

Hours: Typically 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Malls

To escape Oklahoma’s cruel winters and smoldering summers, shopping malls offer indoor havens. A carousel sits in the middle of the city’s largest mall, Woodland Hills, 7021 S. Memorial Drive, boasting more than 165 stores, notably Build-A-Bear, Sephora, J.Crew, Gap and Apple. The mall is anchored by Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears.

Other malls include Tulsa Promenade, 4107 S. Yale Ave., anchored by JCPenney, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Hollywood Theaters.

Hours: Typically 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 


Stores worth seeking out

Jenks Main Street: For a small-town atmosphere, drive to Jenks’ quaint main street, featuring cottage-styled installments filled with premier antiques. River City Trading Post, 301 E. Main St., is a market-style antiquary with a budget-friendly variety of treasures.

The Vintage Pearl: Located at 8122 S. Lewis Ave., this is a new hot spot offering personalized, hand-stamped jewelry.

South Tulsa marketplaces: Windsor Market is a large bazaar of elegant antiques, art and interiors located at 6808 S. Memorial Drive, only a short drive from Woodland Hills Mall. Another indoor marketplace, The Market at Walnut Creek, sells home décor items, clothing and jewelry from various vendors. The Market is located a bit farther southeast at 8281 S. Harvard Ave.

Vintage Shops: If you want Tulsa gear circa 1970, try vintage shops Cheap Thrills, 2921 E. 15th St., and Silver Screen Vintage, 3232 E. 15th St. 

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