Honey, that is so last season. Fido needs food. It’s a black-tie affair. A bottle of red. It’s her birthday.
Shopping for the right piece of jewelry or an exquisite handbag is easy in the shops of Oklahoma. In Tulsa, Nattie Bleu is the place to go for accessories that accent your look. Readers also like J. Spencer Jewelry & Gifts, which came in second and Accessory City, third.
Oklahoma City’s favorite place to go is Balliet’s followed by On A Whim, second, and Francesca’s Collections, third.
Antique hunters brave yard sales, flea markets and the summer heat to find treasures, so that’s why places such as Zoller Designs and Antiques are treasures in themselves. Tulsa’s top pick is followed by Antique Warehouse by Dale and Lou’s Antiques & Fine Furnishings in third.
Oklahoma City readers head to the 23rd Street Antique Mall for unique finds as well as at Notting Hill Antiques, second place, and Mockingbird Manor Antiques and the RINK Gallery, tied for third.
Bed and Bath Shop
Fine linens are a luxury we all enjoy. Tulsa’s favorite shop for those high-thread count sheets and plush towels is Bed Bath & Beyond, followed by The Dolphin. Pottery Barn rounds out the top three.
Oklahoma City also likes Bed Bath & Beyond. Second is the fragrant Bath & Body Works followed by Essentials in third.
Biking is a great way to feel better, see the city and spend time with the family. Lee’s Bicycles is Tulsa’s top pick for equipment and gear. Tom’s Bicycles and Bicycles of Tulsa followed.
Schlegel Bicycles is the winner in Oklahoma City along with Buchanan Bicycles in second and Al’s Bicycles in third.
Atmosphere is part of what makes a bookstore special, and the winners have that, books and more in abundance. Tulsa goes to Barnes & Noble for a great read as well as Steve’s Sundry, Books & Magazines in second and Gardner’s Used Books & Magazines in third.
For Oklahoma City, once again it’s Barnes & Noble at the top along with Full Circle Bookstore and Book Stall rounding it out in third.
No one wants to feel burdened at a car dealership. Great service and a quality product – plus a hot set of wheels – go far in this business. Lexus of Tulsa is Tulsa’s best, according to readers, followed by BMW of Tulsa and Bill Knight Jaguar of Tulsa.
Bob Howard Auto Group takes the cake in Oklahoma City. Bob Moore Auto Group is second and Jackie Cooper BMW rounds out the top.
When you need a dress for a special occasion, shoes to go with it and accessories, chances are a department store can handle it, especially one like Saks Fifth Avenue, voted as Tulsa’s favorite. Runners-up Dillard’s and Miss Jackson’s did well, too, along with Macy’s.
Balliet’s has Oklahoma City’s vote followed by Dillard’s in second and then Macy’s.
Not just any old pair will do. Choosing eyeglass frames whether for reading or sun takes an expert eye. Visions Unique Eyewear has some of the most stylish frames on display, making it Tulsa’s favorite. Black Optical is second, followed by Hicks Brunson Eyewear.
Oklahoma City runs to EyeMart Express for vision needs. LensCrafters and Eyes, Ltd., finish the top picks.
Fine Jewelry Store
Jewelry is an investment, and readers are particular about where to go. Tulsa heads first to Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels for exquisite pieces. Moody’s Jewelry came in second. Israel Diamond, Star Jewelers and Cunningham Fine Jewelry tie at third.
BC Clark Jewelers tops the list for Oklahoma City along with Naifeh Fine Jewelry in second and Mitchener-Farrand in a respectable third.
Even if you’re shopping last minute for a friend’s birthday present, shops like Margo’s Gifts have a quick and easy answer. Tulsa’s top pick is followed by Miss Jackson’s in second and by Tea & Magnolias and The Perfect Touch in a tie for third.
As its name suggests, On A Whim is Oklahoma City’s ideal stop for gifts. Blue Seven and Sabi Limited round up the top.
The fresh produce, quality meats and variety of groceries makes these choice establishments Oklahoma’s The Best of the Best. Tulsa still loves Petty’s Fine Foods, first, but also heads to Whole Foods Market, second. In a tie for third are Food Pyramid and Reasor’s Foods.
Crescent Market tops Oklahoma City’s list followed by Crest Foods in second and Native Roots tied with Forward Foods for third.
Health Food/Products Store
Specialized foods and natural products call for a special store. In Tulsa, Whole Foods Market is the first place to stop, but readers also like Akin’s Natural Foods Market, which places second, and GNC.
Oklahoma City readers made Akin’s Natural Foods Market their winner. Dodson’s Health Foods And Vitamins finishes in second. Forward Foods and Health Food Center place third.
Meat or Seafood Market
Whether it’s the catch of the day or fresh-made sausage, these meat and seafood markets are graded excellent. Bodean Seafood Market in Tulsa tops the list along with Siegi’s Sausage Factory & Deli in second and Harvard Meat Market in third.
Avalon Seafood & Produce Market is Oklahoma City’s favorite followed by Crest Foods and Bill Kamp’s Meat Market.
Men’s Boutique for a Splurge
If you’re going to spend some serious cash on some great wardrobe items, Tulsa recommends you do it Abersons, Saxon Judd and Travers Mahan.
Mr. Ooley’s is the place to go in Oklahoma City as well as Gil’s Clothing Company. Teena Hicks Company and Spencer Stone Company tied for third.
Classic cuts and unique pieces to define personal style are the hallmarks of a great wardrobe. For that, Tulsa turns to Travers Mahan for selection and service. Second is R. Lockwood, and tied for third are Pinpoint and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.
Mr. Ooley’s heads Oklahoma City’s list. Blue Seven is second and Spencer Stone Company finishes the top three.
Men’s Shoe Store
Every man wants to get the most out of his footwear. Tulsa readers find versatility and style at Dillard’s, John Daniel Footwear and Shoe Gypsy.
Mr. Ooley’s is Oklahoma City’s winner in men’s footwear with Shoe Gypsy close in second and Dillard’s in third.
Getting around town has never been so much fun. In Tulsa, Myers-Duren Harley-Davidson caters to life on two wheels and is the city’s favorite spot for equipment. They also like Route 66 Harley-Davidson near the Arkansas River and Honda of Tulsa, second and third.
Oklahoma City’s Atomic Brown Scooter Shop wins out over the rest with Harley-Davidson World in close second followed by Maxey’s Cycle.
Party Rental/Supply Store
Someone should throw a party for Ehrle’s Party & Carnival Supply of Tulsa since it is, once again, Tulsa’s favorite stop for festive supplies. ABCO Rents checks in second along with Party Pro Rents and Events in third.
The same goes for Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events, Oklahoma City’s top pick yet again. Party Galaxy ranks in second along with Bill Veazey’s Party Store.
Pet/Pet Supply Store
Pets are family, too. Thankfully there are great stores that cater to our best four-legged friends. Tulsa goes to PetSmart followed by Southern Agriculture and PETCO.
PetSmart is also the favorite stop for Oklahoma City. Runners-up are PETCO and Paws Around Town.
Place to Buy Men’s Jeans
Tulsans don’t need to travel far and wide to find jeans that fit just right. Drysdales Western Wear is the No. 1 place, but readers also sang the praises of Gap, in second, and Chrome Clothing Company, third.
Readers recommend Gil’s Clothing Company for jeans along with Blue Seven and, in third, Cayman’s Clothing.
Place to Buy Women’s Jeans
Relaxed, boot cut, skinny – when it comes to finding great-fitting jeans, Tulsa readers look to Saks Fifth Avenue for selection. Not far behind are Chrome Clothing Company and, tied for third, Gap and Drysdales Western Wear.
The options are endless in Oklahoma City, too, and readers bolstered Gil’s Clothing Company to the head of the best list followed by Blue Seven and BodyTrends Boutique.
Place to Find a Wedding Dress
You want the day to be perfect, and that begins with the right dress. Readers in Tulsa made Bridal Palace their choice pick for bridal wear. They also like Abelina’s Bridal Boutique, second, and Alfred Angelo, third.
JJ Kelly Bridal Salon wins in Oklahoma City with David’s Bridal close behind and followed by Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique.
Beautiful, classic and central to Midtown’s charm, Utica Square is Tulsa’s favorite shopping center for upscale brands for home, clothing, gifts. Woodland Hills Mall also wins big as runner-up. Center 1 and Kings Pointe Village tie at third.
Penn Square Mall is the place to be, Oklahoma City readers told us, but Quail Springs Mall wasn’t far behind. Classen Curve finishes the top three.
Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store
Oklahomans love the outdoors whether they’re at the lake, on a playing field or contemplating the deep woods. For the gear, they head to Academy Sports & Outdoors first. Bass Pro Shops reels in a second place finish followed by a tie between Sun & Ski Sports and Backwoods.
A simple note to a friend or new acquaintance is a timeless gesture of grace and gratitude. If it’s stationery you’re looking for, Margo’s Gifts has it. Tulsa’s top pick is followed by Pengaro’s and Snow Goose in second and You’re Invited in third.
No Regrets wins Oklahoma City’s vote along with Red Fox Paperie in second and Paper N More in third.
Formal wear doesn’t have to be a monkey suit when the service and choice is prime. Al’s Formal Wear has Tulsa’s vote for best of show followed by Beshara’s Formal Wear as second and Men’s Wearhouse in third.
In Oklahoma City, you’ll want to look up Tuxedo Junction, readers’ first choice. Al’s Formal Wear and Men’s Wearhouse finish out the top three.
Celebrating calls for toasts made possible by your friendly wine and liquor merchant. Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits wins in Tulsa’s books. Also high in the ranks are Old Village Wine & Spirits, second, and The Crossing Wine & Spirits, third.
Oklahoma City readers so highly value Byron’s Liquor Warehouse that they made it a winner again. Kudos also go to Beau’s Liquor, second, and The Cellar, third.
Women’s Boutique for a Splurge
Sometime you need to indulge yourself with an extra special article of clothing. When that happens, Abersons is the place to head. Rope gets the vote in second followed by Flirt.
Gordon Stuart wins Oklahoma City shoppers’ loyalty another year with the most votes. Balliet’s and Mr. Ooley’s are a respectable duo at second followed by Ruth Meyers.
The clothes can make the woman, but a boutique with original pieces and beautiful tailoring is a good place to start. Tulsa ranks Donna’s Fashions as best in the category followed by Bella Dames and Mary-Ruby Apparel high on the list.
On A Whim is the choice boutique for discriminating Oklahoma City dwellers, but readers put CK & Co. and Allyson’s Closet in close second and Tres Chic in third.
Women’s Shoe Store
If the enticingly fashionable shoe fits, it must have come from one of the stores named as best of the best. In Tulsa, Saks Fifth Avenue takes first with Abersons in second and J. Cole in third.
Gordon Stuart was voted best in Oklahoma City. Balliet’s comes in second with Shoe Gypsy and Shoetopia tied for third.