Our Story

We are Jessi and Kelli, owners of Common Dear and Johnny and June.

In 2016, we founded our first company, OKcollective Candle Co. Our first retail shop was a pink shipping container on 9th Street, which we opened in 2017. In 2019, we moved to the white building behind it. Later in the same year, we decided to explore our boundary-pushing and colorful side by opening a second retail shop and lifestyle brand called Common Dear, located right across the street from our first shop, in a two-story house between Katiebug's and Nashbird.

In May 2022, we rebranded OKcollective Candle Co. to Johnny and June. However, we continue to make all of the candles we sell at both of our shops, which are still located across the street from each other.

As a queer women-owned business, we intentionally curate our Common Dear retail space with women-owned, 2SLGBTQIA+-owned and BIPOC-owned brands that care about empowerment and making the world a better, more equal place for everyone.

We're located at 3 NW 9th Street in Oklahoma City in a rainbow-painted two-story house. We're open 7 days a week: Mondays through Saturdays 11-6 pm and Sundays 12-4 pm.