The store’s name isn’t inaccurate, but don’t take it at face value: Audrey and Justin Faulk are being modest. “Shop Good” does have a better ring to it than “shop great” … but some might say great is probably a little understated, as well.
The Faulks slowly began “dipping their toe into retail” by selling their screen-printed tees at festivals and art walks before they dove into what is now Shop Good in 2009. The small house on NW 9th that’s been converted into retail space has a surprisingly welcoming feel: windows spilling in natural light, a big front porch and, when weather allows, the front door wide open and waiting to welcome you in for mercantile delight. With those same screen-printed tees and other curated items that are carefully handpicked by the husband and wife team, you definitely feel at home. Audrey says, “We are committed to sourcing products that are good for you, for the artisan who crafted them and for the planet.”
(clockwise from top) “Stay True” patch, $5.50 Iron-on inspiration, designed in Kansas City. // Oklahoma City market bag, $68 Generously sized jute and leather tote with water-resistant lining. Handcrafted at a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh. // The Truman shave set, $20 for regular colors (pictured), $30 for chrome From Harry’s, American-owned & German-engineered. Includes plenty of extra blades and shave gel.
(clockwise from left) Handmade porcelain hanging planter, small $39, large (pictured) $49, double (2-tiered) $89 Perfect for indoor plants. // Glass bead necklace, $36 Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India. // “I [heart] Your Butt” card, $4 Designed and hand-printed by Shop Good. Blank inside for your own sentiments.
(clockwise from left) Dreamcatcher, starting at $12 (the one pictured is $65) Handmade in Oklahoma with traditional deer sinew, leather and cruelty-free feathers. // OKLA sweatshirt, $45 Designed and hand-printed by Shop Good on a USA-made lightweight pullover. // “Part-Time Rapper” kids tee, $18 Designed and hand-printed by Shop Good on a USA-made shirt with eco-friendly ink. Sizes 3mo – 6T. // Thunder tee, $26 Unisex fit, designed and hand-printed by Shop Good on a certified sweatshop-free soft cotton shirt.
► What’s Good, Neighbor?
You’ll find a generous amount of merchandise to choose from in Shop Good: jewelry, eyewear, tees, tanks and sweatshirts to stationery, kitchen items and art. However, generosity goes way beyond the range of their inventory.
“We’re always looking for goods that encourage us to live generously,” Audrey says, “to both appreciate and enjoy what we have, as well as share our lives with our neighbors.” And speaking of neighbors, they love their location.
“We can’t imagine a friendlier place to call home than Oklahoma City. It’s the perfect combination of big city energy with small-town values. And it’s been a dream to be part of the renaissance of the urban core, with new mom-and-pop shops, family-friendly parks and vibrant public art sprouting up on every corner.”
So far, so good. Or, rather, Shop Good.
► Shop Good
3 NW 9, OKC | shopgoodokc.com