Within its radiant, turquoise confines, Just Tees’n stocks an array of brightly patterned tops and accessories along with custom-printed shirts. Embroiderers at the in-store Ladies Unique Boutique stitch handbags with the care of a professional bomb squad, always knowing which color schemes defuse the likelihood of an awkward fashion statement. A sparkling selection of silver and turquoise jewelry ($10–$40) provides respite for the cloth-weary and an alternative breakfast option for self-styled Holly Golightlys. Crosses and candles start at $5, and women’s tees adorned with attention-grabbing rhinestones range $15–$48, with even the most decadent jewelry priced less than $50.
From the fluid orchestration of an event's activities to the floral arrangements that beautify its tabletops, Parie Designs' delicate work can be spotted in all aspects of a wedding or party. Parie, a florist with 30 years of experience, tackles event production and design with control and clarity to ensure that galas run smoothly. Customers can admire her floral artistry in person at Parie Designs' shop, which carries assorted decor items and jewelry, or they can enter Planit Lounge to peruse an encyclopedic collection of wedding resources. Hosts can also rent Parie's portable photo booth to entice guests at parties, proms, or FBI stings to step in and flash a smile at the camera.
Tobacco Leaf Boutique’s style mavens stuff the 2,300-square-foot showroom with an ever-rotating array of quality threads for female forms seeking fashion singularity. A limited selection of each style lessens the risk of two people wearing the same astronaut suit to space-station-opening galas. Exclusive dresses ($60+) and tops ($50+) from Johnny Was or Cartise drape feminine shoulders in both dressy folds and casually winking pleats. Otherwise, jump into a pair of jeans ($60–$175) from rivet artists Dish Jeans or Velvet Heart and dazzle friends with your unusual method for putting on pants. Necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry ($15–$150) add a glint of flickering gold to Tobacco Leaf’s chocolate crown molding, punctuated by occasional bursts of green-leafed foliage sprouting from untended display shoes.
At Get Fit, road-runners and cheetah-chasers can equip themselves with the equipment and advice they need to make the most of their workout. The experienced and friendly staff of fellow trail-conquering runners can help customers acquire the right threads, such as Moving Comfort sports bras ($44.99) and The North Face running skirts ($45.99) for gals, and The North Face and New Balance running shirts for gents ($25.99–$38.99). Likewise, choose from accessories such as Tifosi eyewear ($59.99) and Balega socks ($9.99), and shoes spanning the fitness gamut from Asics to Saucony, with a range of styles and designs fit for casual strutters to mega-marathoners. Visitors are encouraged to bring in old shoes so expert sole-seeking clairvoyants can visualize stepping styles. A free gait analysis is included with any shoe purchase.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
A cozy boutique filled with overflowing jewelry racks, rustic wooden tables, and animal-print carpet, Divine Raggs outfits women in contemporary garments and accessories. Shoppers can adorn upper halves with summer-ready tops such as the sheer embroidered V-neck ($33) or a silky halter ($48) with an ornate beaded neckline. Divine Raggs’ jewelry selection embellishes otherwise plain bodies with a psychedelic painted wooden bracelet ($14), teardrop pendant($14), and a statement feathered necklace, which tickles napes and style senses alike with a feather, rose charm, pearl, and turquoise bauble on a gold chain ($16).