At first glance, you might scratch your head and wonder, “What kind of ‘club’ is this?” The Social Club, located in historic downtown Norman, isn’t a “club” in the truest sense of the word, but once you discover it you definitely feel like you’re a part of something. Part shop, part salon, this unique blend of two worlds is a gem. Helmed by Dana Scott, it offers something for practically everyone: unique prints with drink ingredients to baby leggings or vintage glassware to specialty tea towels. It’s welcoming and cool and laid-back all at the same time. With partner Erica Smith running a six-chair salon in the back – a seriously cool space, as well – it’s easy to see why The Social Club is like no other business around. Shopping and a haircut? Why, don’t mind if I “do”!
(clockwise from left) Constellations Pant, $35 “Soft, organic fabric designed by the Lovewell team and hand-sewn into an everyday legging, this particular pair has an adorable constellation print, hand cut to order. Not only are the leggings incredibly soft and comfy, 5 percent of sales provide clean water for kids and families in the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua through the efforts of Second Mile Water.” // Sweet Grapefruit Candle, $19 “Mmmmmm! That’s all we can think while smelling this delightfully scented handmade candle created using domestically grown soy wax, cotton core wicks and fine fragrance oils. The packaging is kept simple with a jar and a brass lid.” // Things Will Work Out Pin, $10 “A pin designed by one of our favorite makers: People I’ve Loved. This pin will give even the negative-est of Nellys hope for the future!” // Shorthand Office Supplies: Notebook, $16; Notepad, $8; Washi Tape, $5; Push Pins, $8 “Who says office supplies have to be boring? Not Iron Curtain Press, the creator of Shorthand office supplies. Freshly colored notebooks with high quality paper and just the perfect amount of line spacing, washi tape with fun designs to liven up anything that needs taping and brass pins to add a little extra personal style to wall hangings or bulletin boards.”
(clockwise from right) Vintage Decanter, $26 “For Sunday brunch or just for decor, it’s detailed with vertical impressions, accompanied by a glass square stopper.” // Vintage Glasses, $39 “Great for staying hydrated, but even better for your favorite margarita or Bloody Mary.” // Sticks and Cones Earrings, $25 “Beautiful handmade earrings to up your jewelry game, these earrings are dangly malachite cones at the end of a brass stick, excellent for any event or as a gift.” // Evil Eye Ring, $45 “Available in 18K gold plate or rhodium plate, embellished with a white Swarovski crystal, the perfect adornment to keep all bad vibes at bay.”
(clockwise from top left) Moscow Mule Print, $18 “The cutest and simplest instructions on how to make a perfect Moscow mule are illustrated on a print, and ready to be hung by your bar or given to a cocktail connoisseur as a gift. These are a Social Club exclusive item, and were designed for us by the wonderful Oklahoma City native Erin Robinson.” // Baggu Grid Backpack, $39 “Study in style with this minimal grid backpack from Baggu. Durable and lightweight, this bag is perfect for going on an adventure or just to carry school supplies – and to top it off, it’s made completely of recycled cotton.” // Badlands dry shampoo paste by R + CO, $28 “Great for adding second-day texture and absorbing excess oils in your hair. It doesn’t build up in your hair, leaving it still feeling lightweight while adding that sexy texture.” // Cactus Tea Towel, $16 “A hand-printed tea towel on unbleached flour sack cotton, ideal for an added pop of decor to any kitchen, it also makes drying dishes 10 times more fun (or so we’ve heard).”
► Present Perfect
When asked how she goes about procuring items for the shop, Dana says, “I generally find myself relating items that I think are awesome to the situation when a person would give that item as a gift. To me, gift giving is one of the best ways to let someone know you care, you’re thinking about them or you think they’re really wonderful. Other than that, I find endless inspiration in beautiful things that are also functional – treasure hunting at flea markets and estate sales, great coffee, tasty cocktails, nature … and not taking yourself too seriously.”