Vintage on the Plaza - 405 Magazine

Vintage on the Plaza

  Looking for a boutique that offers the perfect mix of vibrance and retro clothing?



Looking for a boutique that offers the perfect mix of vibrance and retro clothing? Search no longer, as Sue&Evelyn in West Village OKC provides high-end fashion with a heartwarming touch. From genuine curated vintage pieces to modern items, the inventory is multifaceted and targeted towards anyone with a taste for brilliant fashion. With a popular online presence at Sue&, it was only a matter of time until its physical location developed at the heart of OKC.

Photo by Joshua Birmingham of LEEthal Shots.


As a child, Ashley Birmingham, owner and style curator of Sue&Evelyn, was first introduced to fashion while attending church. Birmingham took her own creative liberties, as each day of high school through college was an opportunity to dress to the nines. After working in retail for years, her dreams were set in motion when she led her first solo project. Birmingham said, “By the time 2015 rolled around, after years of providing style tips, closet clean-outs, and personal shopping to friends and family, I began hosting an event called ‘Street-Style Saturdays’ in the Plaza District, thanks to the love and support of Ms. Di of Bad Granny’s Bazaar.” 

Ashley Birmingham, owner and style curator of Sue&Evelyn.

The story behind the boutique started when Birmingham took the middle name of her mother and grandmother to create a memorable name. Birmingham’s eye for fashion and the complex individuality of clients is what drives the success of Sue&Evelyn. The selection of apparel and accessories within the boutique is tasteful and timeless. From bright blazers and summer prints to chunky jewelry with a refined look, Birmingham’s fashion sense creates yet another beautiful standard in Oklahoma City’s fashion scene. 

However, this boutique goes beyond offering the finest clothing. Birmingham said she is proud of the boutique’s other goal: “The future for Sue&Evelyn is culture-building, continuing to create a positive narrative for black businesses.” Her favorite aspect of the business is the relationships that she has lovingly crafted with her customers. “Yes, we might be a boutique that specializes in vintage apparel and accessories, but we’re helping sow seeds into this city so we can see it continue to grow into something beautiful, something we can be proud of.”