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Antiquing can be a fun afternoon activity, whether looking for the perfect piece to fit in with existing décor or a fun find that can spark the imagination. In Tulsa, Charles Faudree and Zoller Design and Antique are the places our readers go to for their antique shopping. Antique Warehouse by Dale is also a favorite, as are Lou’s Antique & Fine Furnishings and The Market.
In Oklahoma City, it’s RINK Gallery that’s the favorite for those looking to score a unique piece. The Market at Quail Springs and Antique Co-op are also top choices.
Vehicles are one of the most expensive purchases we will ever make, so it’s wise to buy from a trusted name in the industry. Lexus of Tulsa was once again named Best Car Dealer by Oklahoma Magazine readers for top-notch sales staff and service. BMW of Tulsa also received high marks for its stellar car-buying experience, while Don Carlton Honda and Jim Norton Toyota also received nods.
Bob Howard Auto Group in Oklahoma City, a purveyor of a wide variety of cars, trucks and SUVs, was the top vote getter in Oklahoma City, followed by Bob Moore Auto Group and Jackie Cooper BMW.
Children’s Clothing Store
Where’s the best place to keep your kiddo in fashionable threads? In Tulsa, try GapKids, the place our readers voted tops in this year’s poll. Kathleen’s Kids and The Lolly Garden also make a showing on this year’s list.
Uptown Kids in Oklahoma City sells the top brands in children’s clothing, including Little Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Diesel for the kiddies. GapKids and The Children’s Place round out the top three.
Once again, Saks Fifth Avenue sits atop of the heap of best department stores in Tulsa. Dillard’s and Macy’s come in tied at a respectable second, while Utica Square anchor Miss Jackson’s is a strong third.
Oklahoma City department store Balliet’s wows its customers with a new location in Classen Curve. Dillard’s and Macy’s, with multiple locations in the area, come in at second and third, respectively.
There are a few places in Oklahoma to get glasses that are unique and completely stylish. Visions Unique Eyewear is Tulsa’s No. 1 place for great frames and great service. Hipster-chic Black Optical, located in Center 1, also received plenty of votes in Tulsa, as did Empire Optical and Hicks Brunson Eyewear.
The Oklahoma City location of Black Optical, in stylish Classen Curve, is the top place for specs. LensCrafters and Eyes, Ltd. also receive nods.
Fine Jewelry Store
When shopping for a great piece of jewelry for that special someone, Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels is the place to go for those most precious of precious stones, according to our readers. Moody’s Jewelry also received a nod, as did Star Jewelers and Cunningham Fine Jewelry.
In Oklahoma City, family-owned BC Clark Jewelers is the top place to go for those sparklers, followed by boutique Naifeh Fine Jewelry and Mitchener-Farrand.
Where are the best places to go to pick up a gift, large or small? In Tulsa, our readers say Margo’s Gifts, located in Utica Square. Following are gift shop Nielsens, Pottery Barn and On A Whim.
In Oklahoma City, Classen Curve’s On A Whim is voted top gift store, followed by Blue Seven and Collected Thread.
Most of us visit them on a weekly basis; since we spend so much time in grocery stores, it’s no surprise that readers have definite opinions on who is the best. In Tulsa, it’s Petty’s Fine Foods that received the most votes this year. Whole Foods Market makes a showing in second, following by popular chains Reasor’s Foods and Food Pyramid.
Oklahoma City’s new Whole Foods Market, having only been opened for a few months, has earned the trust of Oklahoma City shoppers, who have named the grocery store best in the city. Crest Foods and Forward Foods slip into second and third, respectively.
There are plenty of places to go for a great suit or a pair of stylish trousers. In Tulsa, Travers Mahan and Abersons both received top votes for Best Men’s Boutique. Saxon Judd and R. Lockwood come in second, while Jos A. Bank Clothiers and Pinpoint Resource slip into third.
Oklahoma City males head to Gil’s Clothing Company for jeans, button-down shirts and accessories. Coming in second is Spencer Stone Company, followed by Mr. Ooley’s.
Pet/Pet Supply Store
Where do you go for Fido’s food or the cat’s toys? In Tulsa, it’s PetSmart that our readers most recommend, followed by Petco and Southern Agriculture.
Oklahoma City readers also recommend PetSmart, followed by Petco and Edmond’s own Kickingbird Animal Hospital & Supply Center.
Shopping malls and centers are great for their philosophy of one-stop shopping. Tulsa readers visit Utica Square to accomplish their shopping needs. Woodland Hills Mall and Center 1 also received votes, followed by Promenade Mall and Kings Pointe Village.
Oklahoma City’s Penn Square Mall comes into first this year, followed by the stylish Classen Curve and Quail Springs Mall.
Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store
Academy Sports & Outdoors and Bass Pro Shop see a two-way tie this year for Best Sporting Goods Store in Tulsa. Sun & Ski Sports and Backwoods share second, followed by Ascent, New Balance, Lululemon and local running store Fleet Feet.
In Oklahoma City, Academy Sports & Outdoors earns top spot, followed by Bass Pro Shop. Backwoods shows up in third this year.
Invitations and thank you notes, greeting cards and envelopes: Where can you find the best in the state? In Tulsa, Margo’s Gifts is the top vote getter, followed by fellow Utica Square tenant Miss Jackson’s and The Inviting Place.
No Regrets claims the top spot in Oklahoma City, followed by Occasions and Paper N More.
Most parents look for a mix of fun and learning when it comes to choosing toys for their children. Toys “R” Us wins this year’s vote. The toy superstore is followed by locally owned Kiddlestix and Snow Goose.
Okahoma City readers also chose Toys “R” Us as top toy store, followed by Learning Tree and Copelin’s.
Tulsa readers head to the confines of Ranch Acres Wine & Spirits to stock up on wine, spirits and quality beer. Old Village Wine & Spirits and The Crossing Wine & Spirits also received high marks for their wide selections. Parkhill Liquor & Wines rounds out Tulsa’s top three.
In Oklahoma City, Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, known for its huge facility and selection, once again claims the top spot. Broadway Wine Merchants and Beau’s Wine Bin claim second and third, respectively.
Every woman needs a go-to place for everything from an LBD to the perfect pair of jeans. In Tulsa, our readers head to Abersons for a stylish selection of essentials. On A Whim and Rope are also popular places, as is the Western-themed Bella Dames.
On A Whim takes the cake in Oklahoma City for Best Women’s Boutique, followed by TEN14 A Boutique and Cayman’s Collection, located in Norman.
Women’s Shoe Store
The only way to make a great outfit better is to put the perfect pair of shoes on your feet. Tulsa readers vote Saks Fifth Avenue top place for women’s shoes. Abersons and J. Cole were also top vote getters this year.
In Oklahoma City, chic boutique Gordon Stuart received the most votes for Best Women’s Shoe Store, followed by Balliet’s and Shoe Gypsy.