European-trained technicians and watchmakers at Posh Fine Jewelers stock their showroom with precious metals and stones from renowned designers while extending custom and repair services since 1990. Style seekers can snap on a pair of turquoise rhombus earrings ($48) to draw eyes toward their earlobes and away from conspicuous third eyes. Manacle wrists within the blue beads of a bracelet ($22), or pack personal provisions in the pockets of an Interlude handbag ($110). A yellow polka-dot vase ($110) brandishes bouquets and doubles as an impromptu goldfish tank. Jewelers tailor pieces to individual desires and specifications during on-site jewelry design and watch repair, and reward shoppers who purchase $175 worth of goods with a complimentary genuine pearl necklace ($145).
Koolaburra draws inspiration from two sources: music and the easygoing lifestyle of Santa Barbara. Mixed together, these two elements have helped the company develop a carefree style of footwear that has spread across the globe and into the closets of some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and the Kardashians. In fact, the website lets you shop by celebrity, meaning you can find out exactly which Koolaburra items your favorite celeb wears under their Academy regalia. Of course, Koolaburra invites you to develop your very own style, too, starting with footwear and extending through accessories. Either way, the company keeps customers one step ahead of the trends by updating its inventory for every season.
Before hitting the beach, clients flock to Endless Summer Tanning Centers to bestow golden hues onto their limbs or help their efforts to shed a few pounds. The boutiques' high-end tanning equipment lends comely color to skin, distributing rays throughout the whole body or solely on the legs to match gams with tan faces for more convincing sawing-a-body-in-half magic tricks. Customers can diminish cellulite with Beauty Angel red-light therapy, which boosts collagen and the regeneration of skin cells. Staffers also aid in readying bodies for the beach with Formostar body wraps, which use infrared heat to stimulate metabolism. A single 60-minute session can blast up to 1,400 calories via the wrap's nonallergenic, silicone material.
Birkenstock Footprints of Ventura is a Euro comforts shoe store that specializes in Birkenstock sandals, shoes and orthopedic insoles The Birkenstock cork footbed absorbs shock without being to soft and unstable. It mimics the shape and contours of a healthy human foot while adapting to your foot's unique shape.See you soon
For more than 60 years, Toys“R”Us has been helping kids be kids and grown-ups to revisit their childhoods by providing one of the largest selections of top-brand toys, electronics, games and everyday baby essentials. Founder, Charles Lazarus, revolutionized the toy business by modeling his stores after supermarkets, providing a variety of options to suit varying ages and interests and offering customers to help themselves and have fun in the process. Today, that sense of playfulness is evident at nearly 600 stores in the United States alone, including a flagship location in Times Square where kids are greeted by a 60-foot Ferris wheel, a 5-ton animatronic T-Rex, and a life-sized, 4,000-square-foot Barbie house.
Beyond everybody's favorite bikes, trains and video games, each Toys“R”Us store keeps its shelves stocked with the season’s must-have toys as well as nostalgic standbys that never go out of style. Time-tested brands such as LEGO, Radio Flyer, NERF and Fisher-Price share the shelves with an expansive selection of electronics for older kids, including Wii U and tablets. And though the company has inspired generations of boys and girls to try their hardest not to grow up, it also strives to ensure budding brains develop right on track by devoting a significant portion of its stores to “smart-play” with a wide selection of electronic learning toys and software.
Toys“R”Us—whose extended family of brands includes Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz—has earned a number of awards and recognitions through the years, including a spot on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. The company has also drawn considerable recognition for its expansive charitable efforts, which include partnerships with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Save the Children. This year also marks the tenth consecutive year that the company has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations in its stores to benefit the organization.
For the CEO of Daniel's Jewelers, helping people realize their sparkling and diamond-studded dreams is more than a business—it's a family legacy. In 1948, his grandparents mortgaged their home in order to open a small jewelry store in Bell Gardens, California. His grandmother managed the details of their office and family life while his grandfather sold jewelry, gifts, and socket-wrench sets, creating an in-store credit system that allowed customers to conveniently pay for their purchases. His father and uncle joined the ranks after college and expanded the company from the original storefront.
What began as a glimmer in the eye of Helene and Joe Sherwood has blossomed into a leading jewelry establishment that spans 61 locations throughout central and southern California. The Sherwoods and their employees still strive to treat their customers as family, and they still offer credit options for a variety of budgets. In addition to stunning gold and silver pieces, they showcase design-your-own wedding and anniversary bands and offer a full-range of jewelry repair, including clasps and re-sizing. The diamond rings in their exclusive Love Song collection are embedded with a pink diamond, and come in a music box that, when opened, plays either Debussy's famous Clair de Lune or the Alvin and the Chipmunks singing "The Song That Never Ends."