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Bountiful Boutiques

Meet the inspiring entrepreneurs who followed their dream to become a business owner

Article by Kacie Brown

Photography by Cindy Alvarez

Originally published in Tulsa Lifestyle

 

"Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends." —Kate Spade

 

We talked to Tulsa-area boutique owners to give you a glimpse at the person behind the store along with sneak-peeks at what's trending this fall. 

Sarah Lawrence

Black Sheep Boutique - Tulsa

ShopBlackSheepBoutique.com

How would you describe your business? Black Sheep embraces individuality and encourages women to show off their unique personalities with the way they style themselves.

What makes Black Sheep different? We want everyone that walks in our door to leave with more confidence than they came in with. We are welcoming to everybody and want to be Tulsa’s go-to, one-stop shop for all of their fashion needs.

Best-selling products? Party dresses & statement pieces!

Most rewarding part of your job?  Getting to know the people that walk through our door and help them find the perfect outfits for everyday life and their special occasions.

What will shoppers see this fall? Trending this fall: two-piece sweater sets, fun statement cardigans, chunky combat boots, 90’s everything! 

Pets: 2 Pomeranians named Bowie and Bentley.

Favorite food: Doritos, I even have a tattoo of a Dorito on my arm.

Favorite place to visit: Italy or anywhere with a cheese board and wine.

 

How do you sell your product? In-store, online, and through social media. We also have a location in OKC.

5219 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK

FB: Black Sheep Boutique Instagram: @shopblacksheepboutique @blacksheeptulsa

Why be like someone else when you can be you?”

Emily Adair & Cori Parrish 

Bourbon & Belles Boutique - Tulsa

ShopBourbonAndBelles.com 

How would you describe your business? Clothing and confidence. Bourbon & Belles is all about embracing your body type and loving the skin you are in! We all are so different, which is a beautiful thing! If we were all the same how boring would that be? 

What makes you different? Bourbon & Belles is a boutique with a twist. We believe in community of competition. We like to have affordable fashion that doesn’t compromise quality. We have the consumer in mind always. We believe that customer service is the most important when owning a boutique! After all, our customers make all this possible. 

Best-selling products? Our shapely tops and all our comfy items! 

Most rewarding part of your job? Seeing women of all body types embracing their bodies and feeling confident in our clothes! 

Favorite food: Mexican.

Favorite place to visit: Velvet taco in Dallas Texas or IKEA in Kansas or Texas! 

 

How do you sell your product? In-store and online.

1560 E. 21st street Suite 100, Tulsa, OK

FB and Instagram: @Shopbourbonandbelles

“Clothing and confidence!”

Faith Wise

Charley Jean Candle Co - Broken Arrow

CharleyJeanCandleCo.com

How would you describe your business? Minimalistic design, clean crafted scents for your home. I create products that consumers can trust using American grown soybeans and cotton wicks making it safer to breathe in. Our oils are free of the 5 main hazard groups and certified clean.

What makes you different? When smelling products from Charley Jean Candle Co, you are actually smelling real ingredients from the world around you.

Best-selling products? Our coffee scent, "morning brew".

Most rewarding part of your job? The businesses, people and customers I’ve gotten to know. When you support a small business you are actually supporting a family. I'm overwhelmingly thankful.

What will shoppers see this fall? We have six amazing fall scents being released in September.

Favorite food: Cookies but queso is a close second.

Favorite place to visit: I love traveling to new places and trying new things.

How do you sell your product? Wholesale, on-line, farmer’s markets and pop-ups.Charley Jean Candle Co products are carried in numerous stores in Oklahoma. Stores have their own signature scents and private label allowing them to have their own brand of candles, room sprays, and wax melts. We also do event/party favors and gifts.

FB: Charley Jean Candle Co Instagram: @charleyjeancandleco 

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

Mari Rains

Ella + Orchid – Tulsa

EllaAndOrchid.com

How would you describe your business? What inspired you to open it? We are an upscale women’s boutique that also sells beautiful home décor.

After spending a year working from home, I was inspired by women all over the world that had to reimagine themselves after COVID. My store is named after my granddaughters, who are growing up to be joyful little risk takers.

What makes you different?  I am in my 40’s so shopping can be challenging. In the last few years, I feel like I have aged out of some of my favorite clothing stores. I wanted to open a store that dresses women in their late 20’s and up – beautiful, quality pieces over trendy items.

Best-selling products? We carry a line of purses out of L.A. that are hand-beaded and just gorgeous. 

Most rewarding part of your job? Recreating myself in my 40’s and meeting new people that are really amazing human beings.

What will shoppers see this fall? Bodysuits, patterned sweaters, suede, blazers, and always denim.

Pets: A Dachshund named Gordon.

Favorite Food: Tacos.

Favorite place to visit: Paris, France.

How do you sell your product? In-store and online.

Opening Soon at 6010 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74136

FB, Instagram, and TikTok: @EllaandOrchid

 

 “Never tell me the odds.” - Han Solo


Lindsey Meek

Emerson Charles – Bixby

EmersonCharles.com

What inspired you to open Emerson Charles? As well as owning Emerson Charles, I’m also a Style Blogger at LindseyMeek.com. It’s through my blog that I’ve made connections with women all over the country by sharing relatable, easy to maintain style. We’ve created a space where my readers feel like the best of friends and trust my reviews, opinions, and, most importantly, my style.  These relationships gave me the confidence to launch Emerson Charles.

What makes you different? We study the latest trends in high fashion and street style then curate a collection of pieces that make those trends more obtainable for the everyday girl! New arrivals launch every Thursday at 8 p.m. CST.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Providing customers with pieces that can play a part in their story whether it’s for a big event or for every day. Seeing pictures of customers making memories with their friends and families, while wearing their Emerson Charles, is the best reward.

What will shoppers see this fall? Elevated knits, Monochromatic layering, bold color, sweater vests, lilac, and quilted textures.

Favorite food: Mexican Food! Chips & salsa paired with a margarita.

Favorite place to visit: The beaches on 30a in Florida.

How do you sell your product? Online and at pop-ups.

FB and Instagram: shopemersoncharles

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

Jenna Slade

slade - apparel + home

SladeBoutique.com

How would you describe your business? And what inspired you to open it? Modern + trendy women’s clothing boutique. I studied fashion merchandising in college and I always had a vision for a place for women to feel comfortable and stylish in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. 

What makes you different? I work the floor at slade and also help style and put together outfits. The cool thing about Tulsa is that the boutique community is very inclusive and we are all friends and promote each other’s businesses.

Best-selling products? Just Black Denim is one of our most popular brands. We also have water resistant jewelry lines that our clients love. Graphic tees are a slade staple and we love finding new tee brands! 

Most rewarding part of your job? Meeting new people and making lifelong friendships with clients and employees.

What will shoppers see this fall? Neutral colored combat boots and jackets of all types including puffy, leather and oversized shackets.

Favorite food: I love to cook Thai food.

Favorite place to visit: Anywhere with a beach!

How do you sell your product? In-store, online, and pop-ups like Tulsa Boutique Collective.

1506 E. 15th St. Tulsa, OK

FB and Instagram: @shopslade

“It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”

Chelsie Taylor 

Wooden Rose Boutique

WoodenRoseBoutique.com 

How would you describe your business? An upscale and unique boutique that makes being trendy effortless.

What makes you different? I try very hard to source and find unique and quality items that you won’t find just anywhere, along with focusing on items that fit true to size.

Best-selling products? Hollis Travel Bags, dresses  

Most rewarding part of your job? Being able to connect with women and help them find something they feel confident in 

What will shoppers see this fall? Chartreuse is a unique color that is showing itself quite a bit in the fall trends. Wide, flat brim hats will continue on. A lot of different textures being used rather than just typical fall textures like wool, chenille and heavy knits.

Pets: A lab named Nugget and a cat named Baby Cat

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite place to visit: I regularly visit Broken Bow, OK but the Florida Panhandle is a favorite also.

How do you sell your product? Online and at events

FB and Instagram: @woodenroseboutique 

“Normality is a paved road; comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” - Vincent van Gogh

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