For some individuals, shopping is a chore, a dreaded albeit occasionally necessary task marked by frequent eye rolls and loaded sighs. The term “retail therapy” just isn’t in their vocabulary.
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.– Erma Bombeck
But for those on the opposite end of the spectrum, shopping is an adventure, plain and simple. Whether perusing small town antiques or big city boutiques, it’s all about the challenge, that giddy feeling of unearthing the best of the best in a new place like Oklahoma.
For some, shopping is an art; for others, it’s a sport. It can be a vice and it can be a cause. Some love it. Some hate it. Rarely is someone indifferent.– Pamela Klaffke
Thumb through designer labels at Balliet’s in Oklahoma City’s Classen Curve.
Unearth a treasure from another era at Ardmore Emporium.
Discover the abundance of local talents and trades at Industry Flea.
Check out the quirky offerings at Cloverleaf, topping off a perfect day by going home with something you never knew you needed.
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It's impossible to miss Cloverleaf when driving down Adventure Road near Ardmore. Looking like a cross between a carnival attraction and a neon castle, this truly unique boutique offers a wide array of colorful merchandise, ranging from clothing and accessories to home goods, antiques, gifts and outdoor decorations.
Located in historic downtown Ardmore, the Ardmore Emporium is a favorite local source for quality antiques, collectables, art, home furnishings and more. The space plays hosts to dozens of dealers with an ever-changing inventory of items, making sure there's always something interesting to be found at the Emporium.
Specializing in top brand apparel, accessories, jewelry and more, Luxe at The Artesian is one of the best places in the Sulphur area for high-end boutique shopping. Choose from designer labels like Vera Bradley, Ray Ban, Michael Kors, YETI, Brighton and many more.
Voted Best Boutique in Chickasaw Country in 2016, Serendipity on Main is a favorite shop in Ada, Oklahoma, specializing in unique gifts and apparel for all ages. The boutique also offers homemade desserts from Kalico Kitchen for those craving something sweet while they shop!
Listed on the National Register of Historic Neighborhoods, Automobile Alley, once known for its abundance of car dealerships, is now an upscale, urban district featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shops and more. Be sure to visit on the third Thursday of the month for Auto Alley Shop Hop, Automobile Alley’s monthly street festival.
The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City is a 348,000-square-foot center featuring dozens of brands, ranging from Nike and Brooks Brothers to Coach and Vans. When visiting The Outlet Shoppes, mention that you heard about them from Adventure Road and you'll get a free coupon book worth $250 in savings!
Classen Curve is a thriving, upscale shopping and dining district located just ten minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City. Whether you're craving a juicy hamburger, searching for that next designer dress or need a shave and a haircut, there's something for you at The Curve.
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