The staff at New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
At Wine Legend, owner Mahesh Lekkala and his team of wine enthusiasts introduce oenophiles and first-time sippers to sundry varietals from around the world. The shop?s selection features a massive inventory of reds and whites from Italy, France, Australia, and California. Wine Legend?s consultants help patrons pair wines with meals and curate preselected wine packages, ideal for holiday parties or gifts. Tastings are available in the shop on Saturday afternoons and Wine Legend can set up tastings at offsite events in homes or offices, paired with house-prepared platters of cheese, crackers, and breads.
Tehen Boutique has been in the fashion business since 1955, and its footwear inventory has earned it a nomination for best women's shoes on the 2010 CityVoter Hot List. The shop boasts apparel and footwear from such high-end designers as Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Diesel, and Nicole Miller. Prepare legs for autumnal onslaughts with a new pair of Solid Pull On skinny denims ($98). Much like a fulfilling pizza, your torso also requires proper toppings—Tehen houses a wide-ranging collection of women's blouses for just such a purpose, including the elegant Trina Turk Ohara top ($125) and the colorful, collage-y Desigual print top ($114).
For more than 25 years, Chrysi's Bra Boutique's crew of certified bra-fitters has navigated women through a vast selection of designer lingerie and form-fitting garments, including more than 5,000 bras, ranging from size 32AA to 44H. With experience in measuring bust-lines, the staff can determine each customer's flawless fit and locate front torsos before suggesting complementary styles. With correct measurements in hand, clients sift through high-end brands of bras including Chantelle, Wacoal, Simone Perele, Le Mystère, and Betsey Johnson ($48–$99).
Power Train Sports & Fitness designed their classes for students of all athletic ability. Each workout combines cardio intervals with strength training to build lean muscle and maximize fat burn. Classes are taught with a personalized touch and are designed to keep clients engaged to maximize results.
At 14 facilities across the U.S., Power Train Sports & Fitness' trainers and fitness professionals have helped clients attain their personal goals, whether its a pro football player looking for a professional career or an everyday exerciser trying to find a healthier physique. To do so, trainers don't use a Magic-8 ball; instead, they ask a lot of questions, and then design fitness programs around a client's specific targets. The resulting programs can achieve everything from improved overall fitness and weight loss to enhanced core strength and better flexibility.
When your feet hurt, your shoes are usually the first things to go. Rob and Stu Sackowitz know it doesn't have to be that way. For more than 40 years, the proprietors of The Shoe Buckle have been bringing relief to people with foot health problems with footwear that's as comfortable and therapeutic as it is stylish. Shoes from top designers such as Ecco, Dansko, SAS, New Balance, Arche, BeautiFeel, Mephisto, Thierry Rabotin, and Pas de Rouge line their shelves, giving customers a colorful selection of casual, athletic, orthopedic, and medical diabetic shoes. The shop's staffers also specialize in matching feet with hard to find sizes and fits in order to reduce foot pain, and will gladly order different styles if customers need more choices.