Real Deals on Home Décor is an affordable home-accessory, furniture, and decoration emporium. Because of the limited hours and nondescript exterior, shopping at Real Deals feels as exciting as finding an unlit firework in a bale of hay. Inside, accessories including mirrors ($10–$175) and lamps ($18–$70) are stylishly arranged on tables and in groupings around the store. If you're in need of shopping navigational aid, the Real Deals staff can assist by pointing you toward decorative lamps ($18–$70) and a wide variety of other home accents, such as metal art ($6–$50).
Peppermint Garden's rustic and cozy storefront houses decorations for both abodes and bodies. Parallelogram picture frames protect precious memories ($9–$39) and signs make statements such as "Bless This Home," "Welcome," and "Beware of Platypus" ($15–$50). Accent windowsills with custom floral arrangements ($21–$325) or brighten sun-fearing corners with candles ($9–$31). "Life is Good" brand clothing drapes wearers in a fuzzy sense of goodwill ($10–$95), accented by STAXX jewelry, which combines the fun of Jenga with the elegance of Jenga played with gold bars ($7–$31). The seasonal stock ensures that every home can be appropriately swathed in the metaphorical spirit of Christmas or the actual spirits of Halloween.
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.
Lewis Picture Framing’s experienced frame architects construct frames and cut mats to assemble customized frames in-shop. Choose from more than 2,000 frame samples to artfully encase family portraits, paintings, and antique Garbage Pail Kids. Custom framing includes molding, mats, glass, backing, and assembly (an average $150 value) and emergency framing is available for last-minute gifts. Lewis Picture Framing’s quality frames take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
In business for more than 30 years, Kem's multihued shop brims with a rainbow hodgepodge of thrilling goods, from linens to clever gifts. A variety of fragrance delivery systems includes room sprays, oils, candles, and diffusers (from $20), bringing a pleasant aroma to homes or subterranean mole kingdoms. Peruse products from brands including Lampe Berger, Aromatique Home Fragrance, and Crabtree and Evelyn (gift sets starting at $30).
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.