The New England Bead Company decorates delicate wrists, elegant ears, and nude necklines with a plethora of beads and jewelry while offering a cascade of classes from the knowledgeable staff of stringologists. Form personalized pieces with gleaming gems including natural stones, Czech glass, and pearls, or join in a class to loosen digits and output beaded bliss. Adult fingers can learn how to assemble jewelry, attach clasps, or dominate beading battles against schoolyard bullies in Basic Stringing Techniques ($25 plus materials), while youngsters can show off pliable pinkies during the Decorate an Ornament class ($7.50) or the Bungee Charm Bracelet class ($15). Children will expand their creativity, learn valuable beading skills, and get a jump-start on presents for next year's Flag Day.
GetModa Designer Consignment Boutique’s staff serves customers who crave designer style. But by purveying consignment garments, they save those same customers money. After carefully selecting which wares can enter their selection—the team only accepts designer labels that are clean and in excellent condition—they pass on seasonal clothing and accessories to patrons. From Missoni shirts and Paige Denim skinny jeans to Chanel sunglasses and Gucci scarves, the shelves boast both outfit-overhauling pieces and slight but powerful flourishes capable of making a daisy look like a daisy wearing a dashing Alexis Bittar Swarovski crystal cuff bracelet.
A one-stop shop for tennis players of all stripes, Silton Tennis prepares racketeers for upcoming matches with a deep inventory of tennis gear and professional stringing services. The sheer variety of rackets from top brands including Wilson, Prince, and Babolat allows players to pick a frame befitting their particular style, and court-durable shoes help them grind out long rallies and land softly after climbing the chain-link fence to get extra height on a serve. Beyond the selection of new gear, the staff keeps trusted rackets strong by restringing them on a professional-grade Babolat machine.
For the past 87 years, Weston Nurseries has provided garden goods and services through good days, bad days, and days of triffids. If your plant expertise doesn't even go back 87 seconds, Weston's staff of friendly, knowledgeable chlorophyll enthusiasts will happily guide potential green thumbs through a library of nearly 1,800 plants. Assorted perennials start at $8.95 and stand ready to be planted in fertile crescents throughout the Super Mario Brothers level you've built in your backyard. The less soil-inclined can gussy up a porch or balustrade with a hanging planter full of colorful annuals (starting at $32). Otherwise, sweeten summers with highbush blueberry cultivars ($36 for a #3 pot) or give the lily of the valley something to be jealous of with a Rose-of-Sharon ($36 for a #3 pot). Every gardener worth his or her pruning shears knows of the earth's constant craving for crustaceans, so feed its need with Coast of Maine Lobster Compost ($7.99 per one-cubic-foot bag). Gardening accessories are also plentiful; gear up with phalange-guarding West County women's garden gloves ($27.99) and an OXO 3L watering can ($19.99), to name just a few.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
The sartorial pros at Komal's Custom Tailors and Clothiers craft and fit men’s and women’s bespoke suits, jackets, shirts, dresses, and tuxedos to match each client's frame and taste. Choosing from more than 2,000 fabrics from global brands such as Royal Oaks and Ermenegildo Zegna, tailors outfit shoulders in swank jackets ornamented with hand-sewn buttons or tuxedos that keep men looking sharp while standing on top of nearby wedding cakes. Fittings in the outfitter's Framingham storefront grant the tailors the opportunity to capture all information needed, and appointments scheduled in patrons’ homes or offices accommodate busy schedules or those who need final approval from judgmental family pets. Kaleidoscopic ties and accessories complete fetching ensembles, and gift certificates and tuxedo rentals sail into special events when needed