Queen City Emporium
A staunch adherent to the do-it-yourself philosophy, Queen City Emporium is a haven for local artisans and independent designers looking to hawk their handmade, one-of-a-kind wares. Curators tend to an ever-changing, frequently updated menagerie of vintage-inspired apparel, distinctive jewelry, and trendy accessories. Items such as Sparkle Candy's vintage Bingo bobby pins ($6) brighten lonely locks with authentic materials and careful craftsmanship, and organic cotton tea towels from Slide Sideways ($18) add a touch of homespun class to tea parties both real and imaginary. Queen City Emporium keeps the DIY spirit alive at the sink as well, with toiletries and soaps like the haupia hand soap from Passion Moon Potions ($4) giving tired mitts the cool relief of coconut cream without the shocked stares and ant bites usually associated with a handful of dessert.