Shopping Guide to the Plaza District 2017

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, here’s part four of my series of gift guide articles on district shopping. To promote local businesses and shopping small, there is one photo from each place to showcase a sample of what they offer, and at the same time, inspire some gift ideas. For today’s shopping guide, I’m highlighting Oklahoma City’s Plaza District.

1759 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
When you go into Bad Granny’s Bazaar, I recommend going in without having an idea what you’re looking for and just get lost in the fun selection of vendors selling vintage, retro, modern hip, and other curious goods.

Thrive Mama Collective - photo by Dennis Spielman

1745 NW 16th Street, Suite A, Oklahoma City
While Thrive Mama Collective does offer a wide selection of maternity services, they also have a modern baby boutique in the Plaza District with gifts for babies and their mothers.

Folk Life - photo by Dennis Spielman

1745 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
While Folk.Life is mostly known for their Talavera items, you can’t go wrong with their colorful pottery. Another one of their biggest sellers for the holiday season are their tree ornaments.

Dig It - photo by Dennis Spielman

1739 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
If the person your shopping for digs the nerd, geek, and counter-culture, shop Dig It! While there, play a game of pinball for yourself.

DNA Galleries - photo by Dennis Spielman

1709 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
DNA Galleries is an artist made store and urban contemporary art gallery in Oklahoma City where most of their products are locally sourced. I personally own a good chuck of t-shirts from them, but for this gift guide, I wanted to highlight some of their other items, such as their jewelry and soaps.

Tree and Leaf - photo by Dennis Spielman

1705B NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
The Tree & Leaf brand is heavily influenced by graffiti, the outdoors, classic graphic design, and pride in their deeply rooted Oklahoma heritage.

Collected Thread - photo by Dennis Spielman

1705A NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
A handmade boutique where you will find clothing, accessories, baby items, cards, jewelry, and all sorts of cute stuff!

1706 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
New to the Plaza District this year, Jackson Dean + Co’s motto is all about “helping good guys look great.” They have a Fall Lookbook with style suggestions for guys. Nice to see a new men’s shop!

Out on a Limb - photo by Dennis Spielman

1710 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
Out on a Limb is a handmade and upcycled boutique focusing on women’s clothing. They also carry locally handmade jewelry, home decor, kid’s items, men’s accessories, and more. Their jewelry is one of their more popular gifts people get there.

RetrOKC - photo by Dennis Spielman

1710 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
RetrOKC specializes in mid century, kitsch, vintage, atomic and retro decor for Oklahoma City. They have everything from furniture to simple housewares. They weren’t open at the time I took this photo hence why the lights are off and no people are seen.

Iron Masters - photo by Dennis Spielman

1609 North Blackwelder Avenue, Suite #1, Oklahoma City
The first thing to know about Iron Masters is everything they make is one-of-a-kind made in the forge of fire. The second thing to know is they can’t make you Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but they do custom orders.


This is only a sample offering of what can be found in the Plaza District. Don’t forget there are also more shops tucked away in the alley of the Plaza Walls. Learn more about the area at PlazaDistrict.org.

For more gift ideas from local retailers, browse the gift guide tag and be sure look at past Tuesday Treat interviews for movie, book, music, and game suggestions.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Owner and Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma. In short, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories for books, movies, and shows. More about my projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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