By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012
Marti Coleman and Kelly Corey, the “Twisted Soul Sisters.”
Are you what’s known as a “rare bird”? Someone who dares to be different, especially in their fashion sense? If that’s you to a “T” (or if it describes someone on your holiday shopping list), get in the car, drive to 152nd and Memorial in Bixby, and prepare to be astonished by a vast selection of distinctive, captivating clothes and accessories, as well as home décor items and a lot more.
The “Twisted Soul Sisters,” co-owners and best friends Marti Coleman and Kelly Corey, first opened their business in July of 2010 doing craft and home shows. In 2011, they opened a store in Persimmon Hollow, near 71st and Garnett in Tulsa. They developed a loyal following of customers who love to be asked about their clothes and accessories, “Where did you get that?” The store became such a hit that the “sisters” needed to expand to a larger location. They moved to their current store, just south of 151st on Memorial in Bixby, next door to Phillips 66, in March of this year.
Their main specialty at Twisted Soul Sisters is the repurposing of vintage and antique jewelry. You can bring in your old family jewelry, such as broaches, rings, charms and gemstones (or they have thousands of pieces to choose from in the store), and the ladies will create a unique and strikingly beautiful customized necklace. These one-of-a-kind necklaces make meaningful gifts for any occasion, and what a lovely surprise it would be to find one waiting under the Christmas tree!
In addition to repurposed jewelry, Twisted Soul Sisters offers personalized stamped necklaces. “We can custom stamp jewelry to say loved ones’ names, song lyrics, or funny or inspirational sayings,” says Kelly.
The store is also a fashion haven for gals of all ages looking for eye-catching, flattering clothing that truly makes a statement. They offer two upscale denim lines, LA Idol and Gracie, as well as an assortment of fun graphic T-shirts, chic tops, dresses, scarves, vintage tattered totes, hats, belt buckles, Old Gringos and Corrals. “You won’t find anything like these items at the mall,” says Kelly. “Our clothing and accessories are for the ladies who want to wow people with their unique fashion sense and who truly stand out in a crowd for their sassy, attention-grabbing style.”
You’ll also find items to dress your house in its own distinct flair. The Ya Ya’s are Twisted Soul Sister’s in-store designers who create unique, handcrafted items such as wine corkboards, lamps, throw pillows and more. Another popular home item are custom signs by Not Too Shabby made out of barn wood and cabinet doors, which are perfect for perking up your home’s walls or placing at the entrance to a boat or lake house. “These signs make wonderful wedding gifts as well. A lot of people will custom order a sign with the new couple’s last name and ‘date established’ – the year they’re married,” says Kelly.
Twisted Soul Sisters is a special place filled with an exceptional variety of clothing, accessories and so much more. “We love providing fabulous, one-of-a-kind items to our customers. But to us, it’s not about what you leave with in your shopping bag, it’s about the experience and what you leave with in your heart.”
Like Twisted Soul Sisters on Facebook to check out special sales and frequent updates of inventory. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.