By Van Mitchell
In 2017 Jessica Walker and fellow Mustang native Sherry Jones opened their storefront business The Burlap Buffalo Boutique, located at 224 W. State Highway 152.
On Nov. 14, the store will celebrate its third anniversary with its annual birthday celebration.
“We will give away 25 grab bags to the first people in line,” Walker said. “We will be giving away shirts and bags. There will be lots of goodies.”
The Burlap Buffalo offers a variety of items including baby clothes, girls and women’s clothing, shoes, T-shirts, candles, spices, soups, shoes and a variety of Oklahoma-made products.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Jones said the store closed for several weeks earlier this summer as a part of the COVID-19 shutdown.
“It felt like forever,” Jones said.
Walker said business has gradually come back.
“It was slow at first, but it has gone really well since then,” she said. “I think people were very unsure about getting out and about at first, but we are back to running business like normal.”
Walker said they extended their weekend hours.
“We wanted to have more hours for people to come into the store because of COVID, just to be safe,” she said.
Jones said to help ensure customer safety, they have installed hand-sanitizer at the store entrance, and employees continue to wear masks.
“We are also sanitizing the dressing rooms and we are steam cleaning all the clothes after people try them on,” Jones said.
Walker said customers are purchasing items on their website, and picking them up curbside outside their store.
“We are starting to prepare for Christmas, getting all the (holiday) gifts out,” she said.
The Burlap Buffalo was voted as the 2020 Best Mustang Boutique by readers of the Mustang Times.
“Our customers have really stood by us and helped support us,” Jones said.
For more information about The Burlap Buffalo call (405) 256-6343 or visit www.theburlapbuffalo.com