What started out as one of the first shopping districts in 1929 gradually evolved to become a haven for jazz musicians, students and small businesses by the end of the 1950s. The end of this era brought with it the counter-culture which determined the atmosphere of the Paseo in the 1960's, but it was only until the next decade that it became one of the country's finest art districts. It fell into some decay through the 80's, however today it has been revitalized and the shops host food, art and music festivals year-round. Don't forget the district's 'First Friday Art Walk', where everyone comes out to buy and sell local wares.
This antique mall offers every kind of treasure you can imagine. Different vendors are selling their wares, including everything from glassware to antique Victorian furniture. The store is very large and the selection changes all the time, so even if you have visited before, it is worth multiple visits. There is also a second location on Western which is worth a look.
OKC Music and Sound is a great place to shop if you're in the market for a new guitar. Brands they feature include Collings, G&L and Ibanez, to name a few. In addition to guitars, the shop also sells vintage instruments, ukeleles, amps, microphones and other sound gear. For those who want hands-on instruction, OKC Music and Sound has a state of the art teaching facility with eight private studios. Half-hour lessons are offered on a weekly basis. Closed on Sundays.
One of the richest aspects of Oklahoma history is that of the Native American people who have called this land home for centuries. At this shop, you will see Native American artifacts, jewelry, pottery, kachinas and beadwork, all made in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. This is not the factory-made stuff you will find at the mall, this is the real thing. Do you enjoy the "southwest" look that is so popular these days? Then come and see what inspired that very popular look.
French Quarter Antiques offers a dazzling amount of beautiful antiques. The store mainly focuses on home decor such as vintage furniture and gorgeous chandeliers, though there is also a great selection of small gifts. The staff is friendly and accommodating, which makes this a top notch shopping experience. The store also does custom framing to ensure that the frame perfectly matches your home's decor.
Fireplaces, couches, rolling ladders and fresh coffee make this bookstore, which has been at 50 Penn Place for 15 years, extra special. You have never been so pampered in a bookstore. You will feel like you have walked into the private library at an old country estate. But most libraries do not have 60,000 titles from which to choose. You can feel free to browse through your selections before you purchase them, so make yourself comfortable and put your feet up.
Looking for fine jewelry or gifts? This shop is the oldest jewelry store in Oklahoma, established in 1892. You will find a large selection of jewelry, watches, tabletop crystal and fine gifts. You will be able to choose from among the finest, priciest gifts imaginable, so if you are trying to impress somebody, this is a great place to start.
Nestled in the “heart of Bricktown,” this gift gallery is filled with an almost limitless selection of decorative accessories, home furnishings, tabletop linens, bath and body care, home fragrances, infant and toddler clothing, jewelry, gourmet foods, women clothing and more. A Personal Shopper is on staff to accommodate specific time constraints or specialty shopping requests so everyone will find that perfect gift for themselves and that special someone. Complimentary gift wrap. Valet parking available.
Lululemon's trademark logo has stamped its impression across the continent. The flourishing company stemmed from the founder, Chip Wilson's, need for gear specially designed for his yoga class. That very need coupled with the science of athletic fabric led to the first of the chain stores in 1998. Today, it boasts numerous outlets in America and Canada catering solely to the fashion requirements of fitness freaks. The collection includes comfortable and stylish tank tops, hoodies, undergarments, pants and shorts for both the sexes. The exclusive yoga line features mats, towels and accessories; and the store also plays host to weekly yoga sessions.
Plenty Mercantile is a beautiful shop which houses a good assortment of home decor items. People love this place for its charming interiors and the great events they organize. With little nick-knacks and intricately woven items, Plenty Mercantile is the perfect spot to choose something for someone special. The staff is extremely warm and welcoming. The luxurious shop has items for children and pets as well.
They're best known for their unparalleled assortment of professional grade fishing gear, but this sportsman's warehouse is much more than that. Thrill to the thousands of quality outdoorsman choices 364 days a year, and you'll find just about anything you need for camping, fishing, or hunting. Tracker boats, footwear, rugged outdoor apparel, archery supplies, and a great gun department are all popular stops for the enthusiast. To complete the one-stop shopping, don't forget to pick up your sporting license before you leave.