By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2019
District owner Cari Bohannan showcases new fall clothing arrivals.
As downtown Claremore’s premier women’s clothing, accessories and gift store, The District on Main stays busy year-round.
With Christmas just around the corner, however, the locally-owned business is more like Santa’s workshop, as employees stock the shelves so that customers will have plenty of gift selections to choose from for the upcoming holiday season.
“We’ll be getting the Christmas shopping season off to a start with an open house, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7,” said Cari Bohannan, The District owner. “We’ll have the store completely decorated for Christmas, there will be door prizes, snacks, we’ll be offering several specials, and we’ll even offer layaway options – it’s our way of helping get the holiday shopping season off to a great start for everyone.”
Known locally as downtown Claremore’s boutique with trendy and classic clothing for all ages at affordable prices, The District also offers cards for any occasion, grooming items for men and women, and a large assortment of unique, brand name gifts.
Customer Linda Nichols (left) inquires from owner Cari Bohannan about the selection of lockets available for purchase.
“Many of the brands we carry are exclusive to us,” Bohannan said. “I spend a lot of time going to market to pick out items – I like to feel and touch everything because I’m always looking for quality items to carry in our store.”
Kendra Scott, Brighton, Gorjana are just a few of the recognizable, popular name brands in jewelry carried at Bohannan’s shop, perfect for any occasion, but especially for Christmas.
“Our go-to gift items are almost always jewelry,” she said. “Jewelry is something that’s ideal for anyone to give – or simply to buy for themselves, and so many of the jewelry items we carry are exclusive to us, and as I like to say, jewelry always fits.”
Also available are Hobo handbags, Free People, Frye Boots, TOMS shoes, Lauren James, LivyLu, Jadelynn Brooke, Tribal Sportswear, Ivy Jane, Caldrea, Nora Fleming, Musee, Blue Q, Dear John Denim, Articles of Society, Swell, Corksicle, Kate Spade and much more.
Bohannan first became owner of the shop in 2012, when it was across the street from its current location at 406 W. Will Rogers, overseeing renovations made in 2016 to revamp the store while retaining the original character of the historic building.
“Where we are now just has a different atmosphere from our old store – we kept much of the exposed brick, we redid the front to what it was originally – we just took it back to where it used to be to honor the history of the building,” she said.
And this holiday season, The District shoppers may even go home with more than gifts for family, friends or themselves, as the boutique is a Santa Cash participant, and offers Santa Cash tickets to its customers, who are then entered in a drawing in December for cash prizes of $10,000, $2,5000, or $1,000.
Black Friday and “Small Saturday” specials will be announced at a later date.
The District on Main is located at 406 West Will Rogers Boulevard (downtown) in Claremore.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Bohannan, who also owns The Baby District on Main, said The District may be open on Sundays in December.
In addition to carrying accessories and gift items for women of all tastes and sizes, The District on Main also carries an assortment of grooming products for men.
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