An eclectic current market showcasing child apparel, household decor and gourmet food stuff products in the heart of Norman will near up coming thirty day period soon after 11 a long time.
DeShanna Wolking commenced Two Hip Chicks in 2010, providing decorative crosses with a good friend out of her garage. She leased her brick-and-mortar locale at 932 N. Flood Ave. all around a 12 months later on.
The enterprise grew to consider around the second fifty percent of her building the subsequent calendar year, becoming a 4,000-square-foot marketplace with even extra craft objects, pillows and women’s apparel.
Wolking’s close friend determined to go after other avenues in 2012, so Wolking operated as the lone hip chick until her daughter, Macey, came on to assistance entire time soon after graduating significant faculty in 2017.
In excess of the last decade, DeShanna claimed her store’s dips, clothes for gals and toddlers, and house decór have been amid their far more preferred offerings.
The keep saw numerous changes in sellers and aesthetics throughout that time, but DeShanna and Macey’s life have changed along with it. DeShanna’s youngest daughter will enter her senior year in August, and her granddaughter will begin pre-K.
The decision to near by the finish of July was not an quick just one for the mom-daughter duo to make.
“It was form of really hard for us equally to be tied up all the time, and I was just at a position in which my partner mentioned, ‘Why really don’t you just retire?’ and I said, “OK,’” DeShanna stated.
DeShanna will retire in hopes of expending far more time with her granddaughter, even though Macey will open up a gift shop on Campus Corner late subsequent month.
This thirty day period and into July, DeShanna and Macey are having a liquidation sale. Items in the store are 50% off with the exception of food items, lamps and home furnishings. Keep fixtures and display parts will promote final.
DeShanna explained the most difficult aspect about retiring and closing the keep is saying goodbye to the shoppers she grew to know in excess of the previous 11 years.
“We experienced some very good customers that have been with us for a lot of many years, and we’ve normally carried out seller reveals, and I consider I’ll miss out on that part of it, but largely just the people today that have occur to know Two Hip Chicks and see us usually,” DeShanna claimed.
It may be a though prior to DeShanna completely removes herself from the retail surroundings. She ideas to expend two or a few days a 7 days supporting her daughter out at her new retailer, Savvy Blake, when it opens later on this summertime.
“We’ve loved currently being a component of the Norman group, and we will miss out on this phase of it, but we hope that people today will continue on to comply with us about to my daughter’s new keep,” DeShanna stated.
An official closing date will be decided just after a couple a lot more months of the sale. Two Hip Chicks is open up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday as a result of Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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