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.
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.
This specialty shoe shop is located in the Classen Curve Shopping Center and caters to runners. Using the special technology gait analysis, the trained staff at Red Coyote Running and Fitness assess each customers needs to find the perfect fit. Promoting healthy living, this shop readily assists all ranges of runners from beginners in training for their first 5k, to seasoned veterans. Red Coyote Running and Fitness has also been be named one of the top 50 best running stores in the United States.
Toy-mania is in the air at this large, upscale toy store in Nichols Hills. The two owners are Montessori teachers dedicated to educating youngsters, and the products they choose to carry reflect that. You will not find anything mind-numbing here, just great toys to spark your children's imaginations. The loyal clientele love the way the store is organized by age group, and they love the unusual brands they can find here. From arts and crafts to puzzles and games, from science and nature products to dolls and puppets, this shop carries it all.
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.
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.
Silver Leaf Gems is set in a quaint balconied white clapboard building. It is a nice spot to shop for jewelry. You will find a wide range of collection in pearls, diamonds, precious gems and more. They also repair old jewelry.
If you're looking for stylish menswear that fits like a glove, head to Steven Giles Clothing. They carry suits, shirts, ties, and all the accessories you need for a complete look. Whether you're looking to jazz up your everyday look or seeking the perfect outfit for a special occasion, you'll find some great options here.