Steven Lawrence Personal Fitness is a private personal training studio that specializes in one on one and group exercise classes for those who are serious about getting results. Each client meets with a Certified Personal Trainer who helps them set and reach their individual fitness goals.
Cleveland Running Shoes's selection of footwear includes brands such as Adidas and Puma, which power runners during jogs, sprints, and races. Nourishing PowerBar and Clif Bar products also assist in propelling bodies through exercise regimens along with water-bottle belts and running apparel. In addition, the store’s staff teaches yoga for runners, so that students may someday learn to levitate and leave running behind entirely.
Hands On Pottery Studio inspires the creative ornamentation of pottery and mosaics. Customers can find future wives for forlorn lawn gnomes amid more than 150 blank pottery pieces ($15–$25 each for most pieces) including dishware, banks, and decorative figurines. Once the proper piece is locked in, more than 120 vivid paints and glazes galvanize freeform artistry, and a design station reworks creative blocks into pantone perfection with stencils, stamps, and computer-generated designs. More than 90 types of glass and ceramic shards unlock inner freemasons, and can be affixed to a selection of mosaic bases such as frames, mirrors, or car windshields.
When The Black Orchid Accessories & More owner Corinne Dodero travels to New York or Vegas, it's not to see a Broadway show or to party—it's to handpick the artisan creations and sought-after apparel that fill her Woodmere store. Many of her jewelry finds and sought-after brands rarely make their way to smaller Midwest markets, and almost never appear on the shelves of department stores or mall boutiques. Alongside sparkling pendants and earrings, a collection of handbags and trendy apparel stands out amid the store's soft-pink-and-yellow walls, Victorian-inspired chandeliers, and jars brimming with candy. Shoppers looking for a piece that no one else has can grab hard-to-find items that are then painstakingly wrapped in a box or a silk organza bag to give to bridesmaids or fashionable pet goldfish.
As her own heels left their mark all over the world throughout her many trips as a stock-options trader and commercial realtor, Amy Puchowicz was preoccupied with one thing: the sheer variety of stylish shoes and the dearth of stores to sell them. So, after kicking off her business socks, Amy founded her eponymous boutique in 2007, stocking its shelves with upscale footwear to suit all occasions. Both locations feature a revolving collection of top designers such as Betsey Johnson, Beverly Feldman, and Farylrobin, and Amy employs only avid shoe-lovers to help each slipper to find its perfect match before midnight, when it turns back into a chariot's spare tire.
One of the East Coast's best-known members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's Wholesale Club serves more than six million members in 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, savvy shoppers knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, members can stock up on economy-sized groceries–including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials–grab name-brand electronics, get their vision checked at BJ's Optical, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of the club's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's Wholesale Club's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $3.2 million to charitable organizations.