Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
At CrossFitRace, small groups gather throughout the week to shed calories during sessions of CrossFit. CrossFit workouts challenge participants of all ages and skill levels with constantly varied, functional movements executed with a high level of intensity. The facility's accomplished instructors emphasize good form and technique during classes, each of which focuses on a Workout of the Day—or WOD—as posted on CrossFit.com.
The frame-builders at Repartee Gallery have encased pictures, posters, and keepsakes for wall display since 1978. Clients tote in portraits, lucky baseballs, or a child's first parking ticket before sifting through the gallery's extensive selection of frames, glass, and matting options. An expert art-housing architect will assign cost to the project, with prices generally starting at $50, and go to work forming the framing elements neatly around the chosen object. The final product renders a cherished heirloom ready for placement on a wall or mantel, and, like the unwavering fealty of a wookiee sidekick, comes backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Scoreboard carries popular athletic brands for men and women such as Nike, Puma, A6, Canterbury, and Harrow, along with any gear you need to collectively punish a variety of entertainment-providing orbs and ellipsoids. Specialty footwear such as Adidas F50 soccer cleats ($179.99) or Mizuno Wave Rally women's volleyball shoes ($57.59) help you build your game from the sole up, but don't forget to buy a full-grain leather volleyball ($42.99), since it's hard to return a shoe serve. If you've already got a collection of accoutrements, buy a portable containment system such as an Adidas duffel bag ($35.99), or finish your Bjorn Borg look with a headband ($4.99).
iQue Repair?s veteran technicians tend to various models of iPods, iPads, and iPhones with prompt, often same-day repairs and services. With an extensive knowledge of Apple products and a 90-day warranty on all parts and service, the team can perform a full array of services?from mending broken screens to overhauling stuck buttons?as well as prevent future breakdowns with cleanings and maintenance. As an extra safety precaution, patrons can register for a two-year unlimited-repair plan, or they can guard against drops and failed hacky-sack demonstrations with impact-cushioning cases. A mail-in program complements the shop?s typical walk-in structure, allowing out-of-towners to have broken electronics refurbished and returned via priority mail.
The staffers at Top Gear Bicycle Shop are competitive road cyclists. They're also cross-country racers. They're also triathletes. So naturally, they stock gear that they can vouch for themselves. Sidi bicycle shoes include adjustable cleats, Velcro straps, and micro-adjust buckles to optimize riding performance. And the shop carries bikes from MBC and Trek, the company that signed cycling legend Lance Armstrong in 1997. Top Gear's certified technicians repair road and mountain bikes alike. They also perform comprehensive tune-ups and even hand build new wheels tailored to the client's riding style, with custom spoke diameters and lacing patterns designed to safely hold a baseball card.