For more than 65 years, Ribnick Fur & Leather has outfitted customers with warm, timeless fur coats. The shop began selling fur coats when Isaac Ribnick opened his shop in a building that would eventually be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The shop's collection of new and pre-loved furs line racks of Italian leather gloves, hats, and purses. Ribnick's also carries a variety of accessories, including fur hats, cashmere scarves, and wraps.
Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them via 14 stores in the Twin City area and via the 5 stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
On a sold-out flight, a businesswoman unpacks a laptop from her slender briefcase while a harried father of triplets rummages through a duffel bag to find his daughter's binkie. Though both are traveling, each has entirely different demands from their luggage. Noticing this reality, staffers at Luggage World MN stock their store with durable, high-quality luggage ranging from school-ready backpacks to hard-sided suitcases ready for the trials of daily commutes, business trips, and bring-your-rhino-to-work days. Brands such as Antler USA, Rick Steves, and Hartmann craft rolling suitcases, backpacks, briefcases, and purses outfitted with handy pockets, comfortable straps, and stylish colors.