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 offers ceramic visionaries the chance to create works of art in a creativity-inducing atmosphere. With a selection of more than 300 pieces of unfinished pottery ($5–$85), including those of the imported Italian variety, clay connoisseurs can choose from a wide variety of projects, from painting a plate to decorating a soap dispenser to artsying up a Declaration of Independence. Once the chosen piece is claimed, artists can head over to the design center, which offers access to stencils, stamps, idea books, and a computer providing design images that can be traced onto an item or forehead. With a battle plan in place, customers have unlimited access to an armory of 160 paints, pottery glazes, and puffy paints. For a shattered look, make a mosaic with a choice of bases, such as frames, mirrors, lazy Susans, and industrial meat freezers, and more than 90 jars of glass, marble, and ceramic bits to add texture to your piece.
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 201 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.
Spray bronzers give you a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing your skin to beach bullies or the powerful rays of our binary suns. The Powder Room uses SunFX Glow All Over, a preservative and paraben-free line of custom tanning products that eliminate the risk of turning would-be sunbathers into gigantic Twinkies. Before application, the professionally trained sun-gunners analyze your skin tone and adjust the formula to match your desired level of tan. Your tanning technician will expertly apply the melanin marinade to give you a streak-free, natural look. After one session, everyone will believe you just returned from a vacation in Barbados, completely throwing off the spy that's been on your trail since the Siberian job.