With the holiday shopping season in full swing, I’m publishing a 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 the Paseo Arts District. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of art for someone, the Paseo is the place to do it with the magnitude of galleries within walking distance. However, the Paseo does have its share of retail offerings and places to eat, such as the newly opened Holey Rollers.

Prairie Arts Collective - photo by Dennis Spielman

3018 Paseo, Oklahoma City
The Pairie Arts Collective most noteable highlight is their stained glass art, which is loving displayed in their front window. Shawn Patterson has over thirty years of high-level stained glass art experience as well as an eye for colorful unusual fashions in the Prairie Arts women’s fashion store.

Betsy King - photo by Dennis Spielman

3001 Paseo, Oklahoma City
All the shoes are carefully chosen by proprietress Betsy King to reflect the modern women of Oklahoma City. Betsy King Shoes caters to women with a desire for well-made stylish shoes that reflect her personal taste with styles ranging from funky and colorful to chic and sophisticated.

Kathy's on Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

2909 Paseo, Oklahoma City
Kathy’s On Paseo is one of Oklahoma City’s largest ladies boutiques. Kathy’s has unique apparel, gifts, purses, and accessories including handmade designer jewelry by local and international artists.

Prairie Gypsies - photo by Dennis Spielman

411 NW 30th Steet, Oklahoma City
Personally, I enjoy sending gifts of Oklahoma food to my family out of state because everyone loves food and I don’t have to worry about them buying something they can’t get for themselves. Pictured from the Prairie Gypsies are some of their most popular items.

Su Casa - photo by Dennis Spielman

3016 Paseo, Oklahoma City
If the person on your gift list is into stitching, Su Casa is known for their needlepoint kits along with antiques and modern art.

Literati Press - photo by Dennis Spielman

3010 Paseo, Oklahoma City
Literati Press is an ambitious, subculture publishing company to herald innovative storytellers and strengthen the region’s literary and comics community. They have a curated book shop in The Paseo Plunge for those looking for recommendations on books and comics they may not find or hear about elsewhere.

ReModernOK - photo by Dennis Spielman

3014 Paseo, Oklahoma City
ReModernOK describes themselves as offering “everything from the traditional and conservative MCM, to the funky and groovy items from the past.” If you’re looking for vinitage home decor, ReMordernOK is the place to visit.

3004 Paseo, Oklahoma City
For an mix of unique and unusual gifts from around the world, Craig’s Curious Emporium is the place to visit. It’s hard for me to find one word other than “eclectic” to describe Craig’s curiosities. Pictured above is a small selection of their jewlery and crystals.

607 NW 28th Street Ste F, Oklahoma City
Jewelry, gifts, and whimsy on the Paseo can be found at Smash Bangles, which is in the brand new development in the Paseo.

This is only a sample offering of what can be found at the Paseo. As I mentioned before, the Paseo Arts District is the place to find one-of-a-kind works of art. Learn more about the district on the Paseo Arts District page.

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

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

1 Response

  1. Lesley Perry says:

    You left out one of the most exciting new boutiques in okc! Jonque Mode opened the first week of November, featuring high fashion,and affordable women’s clothing and accessories. They also feature local artist collections each month!