Best General Store, Hot Clothing & Dentistry
Shopping for clothes is fun in the bright, candy-colored world of Funky Monkey. March marks the store’s first anniversary and expansion plans are on the table. The shop with the hottest women’s and children’s clothes is going to get hotter.
Owners Jennifer Najera and Brittany Faulkner started Funky Monkey with one goal in mind: bring the hottest name brand clothing and accessories to Oklahoma. Najera, whose husband Eduardo plays basketball for the New Jersey Nets, has shopped America from coast to coast. Her close friend and business partner, Faulkner, is also a self-proclaimed shopaholic. Starting a boutique together was a natch.
The store’s best-selling line, Juicy Couture, offers clothing for newborns and adults, as well as accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry.
Kids love the clothes as much as the moms do. Out of Control, a line of soft, comfortable, tie-dyed clothing is popular with kids.
For the boys, Funky Monkey carries Ed Hardy, Kingsley, Ben Sherman, Lacoste and Monster Republic — up to date fashions with boy-proof wearability.
Carolyn Goldman, the store’s manager and a U.C.O. graduate with a fashion marketing degree, helps keep the shop’s fashions up to date. “It’s exciting to see the new stuff that comes in,” she says. “I can’t wait to see what’s new every season.” Boxes of new fashions arrive every day at Funky Monkey. Every weekend customers can find new and different fashions on the racks.
Funky Monkey is the place for ladies and kids to find the latest jeans, too. Choose from authentic, premium True Religion jeans, edgy Rock & Republic jeans, 7 For All Mankind, Joe’s and Twill 22s, the same hip, casual jeans worn by celebrity Jennifer Aniston. Funky Monkey is located at 14101 N. May Ave. Call 405-748-7066 for more information.
Eclectic as a store can get, with the most distinct, unique gifts in town. King Emporium harkens back to the days of good, old-fashioned general stores. Customers shop, drink coffee and get treated like royalty. “I’m a people person,” says owner Kathy King. “I enjoy giving people nice things and I wanted to make unique gifts available to people in Edmond at an affordable price.”
King Emporium’s eclecticism runs from beer bread makers and Victoria Jackson makeup to unique glass art and unusual chess sets. King enjoys art from a variety of cultures and her store reflects it. Shelves hold Asian and African décor, as well as Native American statues. Next to them shoppers will find Elvis and Harley Davidson memorabilia. For King, it’s all about the mix.
Says King, “We carry unusual gifts you just don’t find anywhere else. Like ‘Doogies’ – ceramic statues with interchangeable dog heads.” Behind her sits a statue of a police chief with a Doberman’s head.
Pet gifts are popular items at King’s store. An avid dog lover, King carries clothes, toys and other items for canine companions.
The mother of a Tulsa Police captain, King gives back to Edmond by giving back to its police department as a member of Community Oriented Police Services.
On Wednesdays, King Emporium offers seniors a 30 percent discount. Edmond police officers get 20 percent off, as well. Discounts apply to all merchandise except Avon and consignment items. Layaway plans are available and King’s staff will deliver and assemble gifts for a small fee.
With its recent move to its new location, King Emporium is expanding its inventory. “We try to keep a little bit of everything for everybody,” says King.
King Emporium is located at 1333 N. Santa Fe Blvd. For more information, call 405-562-1232.
Dr. Lida Radfar, dentist and owner of Comprehensive Dental, specializes in the rare and unusual. In addition to general dentistry, she specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients. “We know how to handle complications and modify treatment,” she says.
Radfar brings an astounding amount of experience in oral medicine to her patients. She hung her shingle out in 2008. It didn’t take her long to establish a reputation as a doctor that can handle the toughest dental issues. Treating patients with unusual disorders – TMJ problems, oral lesions, ulcers — is where she shines. Other issues she’s familiar with are salivary gland disfunctions and Sjogren’s Syndrome.
“You have to understand the disease when you treat the patient,” says Radfar. “For example, treatment might need to be modified for those patients with lupus or autoimmune diseases.” Cancer treatments often cause unusual dental issues and Radfar is ready for those, too. Orofacial pain, infenctious diseases, lung disease, heart disease, hypertension or diabetes? No problem.
“I really enjoy using my skills,” she says. “I try to communicate with the patients. Hopefully, those who have special needs leave the office happy and satisifed.” Several of her patients drive up to three hours to see her — and not just to sit in top-of-the-line memory foam dental chairs.
Comprehensive Dental keeps its doors open on evenings and weekends to accommodate patients with busy schedules. The practice also accepts most insurance plans, including SoonerCare for children.
Comprehensive Dental is located at 1713 W. 33rd St. at the Bristol Office Park between Kelly and Santa Fe.
For more information, email [email protected], call 405-358-9911 or visit the office’s web site at