In 1975, Jay Kogan's parents opened up a store that was literally a hall of frames—just a small store stacked with thousands of frames. At the time, they had no idea that that tiny corridor would expand to 12 locations throughout the greater Phoenix area, all still run by the Kogan family. Today, their shops have more than 4,500 custom frame options along with mats of all colors and textures, as well as seven glazing choices and expert assembly. They can answer framing questions and frame everything from documents and artwork to posters and small 3-D objects such as sports memorabilia and very still grandmothers.
When they custom-produce frames, the family cuts their mats exactly, miters frame corners precisely, and installs flawless glass. Or, since the stores' walls are lined with ready-made frames, customers can walk in and find what they're looking for quickly. Since installing framed art is an art unto itself, they also offer hanging services with an eye for placement and ability to install in difficult spaces.
Vapor Smarts keeps smoking on the go in mind when designing each of its electronic vaporizing devices. Vaporizers plug into wall sockets by way of a USB port?when the vaporizer's light turns green, it's ready to use. Smokers can load their tobacco oil products into the vaporizer and then puff away discreetly. Not to be overlooked, their oil vaporizers can be used as an alternative for those who are quitting smoking. Vapor Smarts also supplies other smoking essentials such as hookahs and mini atomizers.
At Más Wireless, clients can sign onto Cricket Wireless phone plans or stock up on sundry cell-phone peripherals. Cricket offers plans with amenities such as no roaming charges, unlimited data plans, and phones preloaded with the numbers of every player on the 1992 men's Cricket World Cup teams. A selection of phone cases, speakers, and chargers augment Más's lineup of smartphones and basic phones. In addition to supplying accessories, the staff repairs cracked phone screens and broken charging ports and speakers.
Visitors to Pandora's Purse can find authentic handbags crafted by Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and other designers for at least 40% less than their market cost. That's because the shop's buyers seek out bags that have been previously used as floor samples, were returned by their original buyers, or have slight imperfections. They guarantee the authenticity of each designer handbag with a double-your-money-back guarantee.
Hopscotch Children's Consignment adorns offspring in trendy, pristine condition, resale-price, hand-selected clothing. Hopscotch stocks numerous name brands including Gap, Ralph Lauren, Roxy, and Quicksilver in clothing sizes ranging from infant to 14. While parents peruse the immaculately clean and organized selection, a play area allows hatchlings to socialize, play games, or draft legislation. Hopscotch accessorizes its wardrobe with an array of new educational toys, puzzles, art supplies, and baby gear, such as strollers, highchairs, and electric swings. Hopscotch also fashions moms with consigned maternity wear.
Lighting Unlimited is the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for its clientele, with each of its four locations beaming with endless design possibilities born of a 5,000-strong stock of light bulbs and ballasts. A hefty catalog puts shoppers in easy reach of 50,000 more such accessories from more than 30 manufacturers, including Philips, Westinghouse, and Sylvania. Tasked with wrangling the multitude of fixtures, the staff of certified lighting specialists helps shoppers pinpoint specific bulbs and design lighting layouts for landscapes using underwater, directional, and putting-green fixtures. Complementing the luminescent selection, they feature an array of parts and accessories, including light sockets, colored gel sheets, and flashlights that have the power to make or break a shadow puppet's career with the flick of a switch.:m]]