Tahlequah Daily Press


September 12, 2013

Bling still king for fall fashions

TAHLEQUAH — From pockets to pocketbooks, jeans to jackets, bling is still king for fall fashion.

Obsession Boutique, downstairs from The Grill, is for the fashion young and young at heart, with sequined mini skirts, bright colors and bedazzled head pieces.

The store touts tribal cardigans, Oklahoma tees, skinny jeans, and fun shoes and sweaters.

“Every two weeks, we get different Oklahoma tees,” said owner Amanda Harris. “We’ve had four different styles so far, and they sell out quick,” Harris said. “We’ll be getting in OU and OSU shirts and accessories to support the teams.”

The Oklahoma tees are $25 to $28.

“You can wear the bedazzled head pieces several different ways; they’re very nice and high-end,” Harris said.

The colors emerald and burgundy are popular this season.

“Pleather on light colors, like blush, will be very, very in,” she said.

Obsession has Naughty Monkey brand shoes, Lily and Laura bracelets and a new jeans line for curvy women and slender juniors.

“We have sequined and cotton minis you wear with leggings and big sweaters, and solid, flowing skirts that are popular with high school girls and college women,” Harris said.

Sharpe Department Store, behind the post office, features Hooey, Hurley and Aeropostale hats or camo baby clothes.

Trent Jones has been store manager for a couple of months and is already making customer-pleasing changes.

The grandson of longtime local retail sales specialist L.D. Jones said he’s expanded the medical scrub and Under Armor selections.

“All our medical scrubs are $25 or less, and we cater to the particular colors the Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah City Hospital use,” Jones said.

Skechers Go Walks are a huge seller.

“They’re very comfortable and light-weight and nurses and teachers like them because they’re on their feet all day,” he said. “We have slip-on and lace-ups and the breast cancer awareness shoe.”

Miss Me and Silver jeans with bling pockets are in stock now, along with Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy and Cowgirl jeans. Under Armor hoodies, zip jackets and clingy, heat-controlled long sleeve shirts can be found, as can Sanuks and Nike elite socks.

“We’re getting in sports tees for Keys, Tahlequah and Sequoyah, and Tiger moms shirts,” Jones said.

Women love the Montana West blingy pocketbooks with scripture on the fronts. Carhartts are the best workwear in jackets, pants and insulated and non-insulated overalls. Sharpe also has fire-resistant shirts and jeans, and carries colorful rain boots for girls and women, and work and western boots in several styles.

At S&V Fashions on Vinita Street and Grand View Road, new fall sweaters, jeans and accessories for working women are in stock, said owner Jana Moss.

“We have Keren Hart and Berek sweaters, cardigans, pullovers and ponchos in burgundy, black and gray,” Moss said. “There are a lot of black-and-white combinations for fall and winter.”

French Dressing jeans are in black, gray and denim colors.

“We’re getting darker denims for fall colors, and lots of tunic-style tops that are sheer and with lace and asymmetrical and high-low hems,” she said.

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