Puff's Family Fashions stocks starved closets with brand-name apparel for men, women, and children, all sold at discounted prices. Frugal fashionistas can rummage through designer collections from Kentucky Denim, Zoo York, Lee, Apple Bottoms, Levi's, Sean Jean, and more to find stylish swaddlings for any season or board-game-playing soiree. Snag wardrobe basics such as hoodies, jackets, and jeans from a wide variety of $9.99 clothing items. Meanwhile, higher-end ensemble pieces ($12.99–$19.99) allow for elegant dress-up games without sacrificing the wallets' cherished Andrew Jacksons or Tecumseh Shermans.
June's Hallmark boasts Gold Crown Store status and showers shoppers with a plethora of greeting cards and gifts. Celebratory species abound, starting with postage-paid cards for every occasion, whether celebrating a birthday, graduation, Mother's Day, or jury duty. Or drape wrapping paper over WoodWick candles ($2.99–$28.99), Fiesta dinnerware ($13–$48), Willow Tree collectibles ($10–$169.99), and much more. Meanwhile, children who can’t sleep without hearing fairy tales narrated by a faraway relative or the grocery store bagger with the fascinating mustache can revel in the Hallmark Recordable Storybooks ($29.95). Alternately, the Hallmark Interactive Storybooks ($29.95 for toy with book; $9.95 for additional books) come narrated by a cuddly version of the tale’s main character, who giggles and comments on the events in the story.
A staple in select grocery stores, Petit Jean Meats smokes its pork to high heaven until it metamorphoses into succulent hams, bacons, and sausages. Hams and bacons bask in the smoke from real hickory during their 18-hour sojourns in climate-controlled smokehouses. Petit Jean Meats' hickory bacon comes thick-sliced from lean cuts of meat, and the peppered bacon is soused in a succulent brown-sugar and black-pepper glaze. The spiral-sliced, bone-in hams are hand-trimmed and caressed with cloves, cinnamon, and Petit Jean Meats' secret spices before entering the old-fashioned smokehouse, from which they emerge fully cooked, moist, tender, and worldly from all the free time they've had to browse Wikipedia.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
Fragrances Unlimited equips young trendsetters with a constantly updated coterie of designer scents and stylish accessories from top brands ranging from Dolce & Gabbana to Versace. Carry textbooks or hide textbook authors to whisper answers during pop quizzes with back-to-school gear such as the Room It Up confetti-dot backpack ($24.99). Designer perfumes and colognes, including Gucci Guilty for men ($54.99 for 1.7 oz.) and True Religion Hippie Chic ($54.99 for 1.7 oz.), bestow bodies with elegant scents. The rhinestone enthusiast who resides in each shopper can slip into a Rock Angel long-sleeve shirt ($29.99), crown the head with a Love Kills Slowly cadet hat ($20), or accessorize dollars with a zebra-print wallet ($19.99). Also carrying handbags, makeup, and jewelry, Fragrances Unlimited can gift-wrap presents or merchandise sentenced to life in a box.