OFFSTAGE: Wishful Shopping at Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol

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I made a serious effort to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday, too. I guess I just don’t like to be told when to shop. Of course, now that those are over, I’m obsessed with Christmas shopping. And, unfortunately, the place I want to do all my shopping is 830 miles away. It’s Miranda Lambert’s brand new Pink Pistol in Oklahoma. It’s being called a lifestyle/general merchandise store and a store “for the wild at heart.” Here are the reasons I want to shop the Pistol: boots, belts, clothing, home goods, jewelry, accessories and what Lambert describes as “antiques, gifts, boots, jeans and pretty much everything you can imagine.”

Being the Internet whiz that I am, I’ve already scoped out some of the brands the Pink Pistol will carry, and here are the gifts I’d buy for family and friends if I could shop in Oklahoma:

For the girls on my list, the “I Gotta Thang for Farm Boys” T-shirt.

And for the guys on my list (but maybe not my husband), I like this “Big or Small, We Milk Them All” shirt.

This I want for myself but will probably buy it for a girlfriend and then borrow it. It’s Junk Gypsy’s “Don’t Walk in Fear” cuff bracelet , with little turquoise beads dangling from it.

And how perfect would this “Cowgirl” pillow sham in ruffled canvas be for my daughter’s college dorm next year?