An online haven displaying 30 brands of fashionable street wear, Krudmart outfits men and women in graphic, boldly designed apparel and accessories. The Krudmart Big K Sunset Black T-shirt mimics a California sunset through a K-shaped scope ($25), ideal for tricking nearsighted seagulls into crashing into your chest. The Benny Gold collection showcases the independent graphic designer’s T-shirts and accessories, such as the Varsity G T-shirt, with soft cotton saturated in bright green and decked with a golden “G” design ($30), or a script B snapback ($32). Women can affirm their marital status with a Married to the Mob shirt, embellished with a large lipstick design over a white cotton tank ($32), or slink into the Afterdark black tank ($25).
After honing her stress-melting techniques in local clinics and chiropractic offices, Holly Mazurkiewicz scooped up her massage license and took over a corner of AllenTan’s salon in the heart of Elmwood Village, where she launched a career that continues to this day. Holly’s passion for bodywork has led her to learn techniques that span modalities and degrees of pressure. She invites clients to recline on her massage table and slip into a world of relaxation as her nimble fingers impart soothing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue therapy. She also metes out specialized modalities that focus on the needs of expectant mothers, seniors, and athletes injured while slam-dunking basketballs or shot-putting nosy journalists.
Specializing in restoring gently used retro furnishings and accessories, Reimagine spruces up sparsely furnished pads with an eclectic array of household goods. Aesthetically accessorize a room with reading chairs ($50–$75), table lamps ($45–75), pillow sets ($35), and other necessities in a wide variety of styles. Be sure to supplement your new room accouterments with matching dining equipment gleaned from Reimagine's array of retro glassware ($5 and up), dishes, bowls, and other kitchen staples. Reimagine also stocks a large selection of artwork, highlighting feats of painted strength produced by local artists. New items are brought in every week, so be sure to check back occasionally for new finds.
Erma “Mama” D’Avolio arrived at Ellis Island in 1935 from Collarmele, Italy, with an armful of children and a headful of recipes that soon gained her notoriety throughout Little Italy. Though an excellent cook who honed her skills over decades in the family restaurant, Erma swore that her delicious dishes had but one secret: the highest quality olive oil she could find. Inspired by her example, her grandson Danny Gagliardo opened D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars to honor her and offer the best varietals from around the world. The store sources its extra-virgin olive oils from California-based Veronica Foods, whose husband-wife duo has spent decades roaming the globe to find the most interesting oils.
Elsewhere in the store, balsamic vinegars come ready to drizzle over desserts, flavored salts offer zesty alternatives to bland white crystals, and ready-to-eat appetizers cut down on party prep better spent hilariously coating the foyer floor in olive oil. While shopping, guests can avail themselves of the helpful staff for suggested pairings to help experimental cooks create the perfect dish.