Monkee's fashion associates gather trendy garments, shoes, and accessories from designers around the globe. Discerning divas can don duds from Alice and Olivia or turn roving eyes inside out with denim from James Jeans. A Toska peacock-feather-print tunic ($45) serves as both an optical bonbon and attractive outfit plumage. Botanical camouflage is provided with Monkee's own Love Me Floral ruffle-front dress ($48), and a pair of AG jean leggings ($159) hugs legs with more urgency than timid toddlers. Traverse hot coals in comfort with a pair of Toms shoes ($44) or decorate décolletages with a House of Harlow sunburst necklace ($50). Chic shoppers enjoy a fun boutique-perusing experience and leave sporting a glow from knowing that every time a cash register rings, a fabric fairy gets its wings.
Lloyd's Soccer outfits fleet feet for the joga bonito with a large stock of shoes, jerseys, shin guards, balls, and more. Football neophytes can choose from a variety of Nike youth cleats ($19.99+). A selection of Adidas indoor shoes ($24.99+) allow ball booters to bustle in wintertime or carpeted outdoor caves. To rewrite soccer history in your own backyard, pick up a jersey ($39.99+) and a Jabulani World Cup Replique Ball ($21.99), and then rent a World Cup replica ref. Lloyd's also carries a range of practice apparel and accessories to keep athletes sweating in style.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
The team of fellow certified captains share their fishing knowledge and intimacy of local waterways with guests of The Reel Deal Charters. Carefully following the seasonal eco-system to make sure customers have access to biting fish, their expeditions whisk passengers away on inshore hunts for red drum, trout, sheepshead, and sunken pirate ships. Fleets also cruise the water banks and oyster beds at low tides.Fiberglass replicas of caught fish are also available, leaving the fish unharmed in the process.
The Reel Deal's captains also organize trips to search for blue crabs and fish for sharks during warmer months, and explore local beaches and marshes. They also narrate sightseeing tours that pass by Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown or natural sights such as feasting pelicans and ospreys soaring overhead. All excursions take place aboard fleet of boats that each accommodates up to six passengers with licenses, tackle, and a variety of both live and artificial bait.
Smolder Boutique beacons to fashionistas with racks of edgy threads and footwear from established designers and emerging local brands, such as Boundary & Co, Rockstar Denim, Dolce Vita, and Troubadour. Slip into a pair of Denimocracy jeans that flatter figures with leg-lengthening lines and love notes stored in all of its pockets ($98), or don the Chaser graphic tee that drapes over womanly torsos with relaxed feminine style ($53). Visitors looking to gussy themselves up before a night on the town can model a glamorous Black Halo dress ($308) or classic 2 Be Rych frock ($295). The newly opened boutique's expert outfit assemblers dish complimentary personal styling services, helping gals piece together an outfit fit for a special occasion, from a job interview to opening a new jar of pickles.
The Eclectic Owl feathers its nest with quirky gifts, unique accessories, and locally created art. Stow wisdom and refills of nighttime in a handmade owl tote ($24), whose vibrant, red swatches of color and button eyes add imagination to any outfit to which it migrates. Vivid threads ensnare double-circle earrings as they spangle earlobes in hot pink, teal, black, orange, or one of many other springy, whimsical hues ($18). Sending a handmade card—such as the belated birthday greeting adorned with an apologetically lanky turtle ($2.95)—can be a one-of-a-kind communiqué, like faxing an image of your thumbprint. Local artists contribute their original talents to the eclectic smorgasbord, which includes a poppingly pink, Surrealist- and nature-inspired 8x10 print ($29) and photography by Trey Jaskiewicz ($30).