Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
At Urban Mattress, patrons can sprawl out on comfy, soporific mattresses from brands such as Sherwood, Tempur-Pedic, Lumina, and Urban Organics in search of firm billows. The owner-operated stores also offer sustainable options that leave little to no carbon footprint and are biodegradable, making future archaeologists' jobs easier when they go to uncover the cans of peas hidden under our beds. Two percent of all proceeds finds its way to local nonprofits, ensuring that customers can sleep better at night in more ways than one.
The knowledgeable staff at Foot Locker locations fits customers with athletic footwear and apparel from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and New Balance. Stores with an average 2,400 square feet of selling space stock up on stylish kicks from neon-bright Nike LeBron 9s to monochromatic, retro Air Jordans. Lady Foot Locker targets its wares to women, with a selection of hoodies, sports bras, and other sleek workout clothes, and Kids Foot Locker outfits infants to preteens in duds from grown-up brands such as Adidas and K-Swiss.
Automotive Alliance specializes in scratch and dent repair and auto detailing, and the company has been tapped by car dealerships and rental-car companies for its exceptional work. But you don’t need a whole fleet of cars to benefit from its services. The technicians offer paint touchups and repairs for bumpers, windshields, and minor dents for individual car owners looking to enhance their ride’s image or increase its resale value should they decide to sell or trade it for a horse. But damage isn’t the only thing they address: detailers tackle blemishes, stains, and smudges with hand waxes, buffers, and shampoos to reinstate vehicles' glossy showroom look.
Agreeable Dental Care has been protecting the smiles of children and adults for more than 20 years. During routine checkups, the dental staff teach patients the proper way to brush, floss, and blow-dry teeth in order to prevent future problems. But if any signs of decay do show up, they're dealt with quickly as dentists perform everything from root canals to fillings to treatments for periodontal disease. And for healthy teeth that need a little aesthetic boost, the office also offers whitening treatments that remove stains from coffee and tea.
My Pacific Pearls gathers pearls from the Pacific region that go on to live above-sea-level lives as opulent necklaces, earrings, and other classic and contemporary pieces. The Maria-Theresa Reef Collection—whose pearls measure 9–10 millimetres each—is made up of 18-inch pearl princess-style necklaces in eight tasteful colours, including classic white, Tahitian black aubergine, Tahitian black peacock, peach, gray, pink, golden, and multicolour. A 14-carat white-gold clasp unites the land's precious fabric to the sea's, and after a long day of neck draping, a complimentary satin or velour pouch securely tucks necklaces in with a kiss and a bedtime story. The pearls, which hail from oyster villages that stretch from the South Pacific to the Celebes Sea, link to form a bauble whose versatile length is intended to complement necklines. Each necklace comes with high ratings for luster, nacre, surface, shape, and pearl matching.