All the Rage Fashions' savvy staff helps to enliven wardrobes with an ample selection of gently used designer clothes and accessories from brands such as Ethel & Myrtle. Bracelets in pairs or dozens accentuate wrists with wooden beads, animal prints, faux-diamond glitz, and multi-colored designs ($2–$6). A jaunty cap studded with rhinestones provides mobile shade ($10–$17), and a well-chosen pair of earrings can act as upside-down exclamation points for communicating excitement to possums ($4–$10). Amidst the blue walls of the well-stocked, no-frills showroom, a savvy staff with an eye for color and texture is always on hand to help patrons to locate the perfect apparel and accessories to crown, drape, and dangle from their outfits.
The tech gurus at Verizon-Shift Technologies's stores stock their interactive showrooms with the latest in communication gadgetry, including chargers, cases, basic phones, and high-tech smartphones. Quench phone batteries' thirst for metal-flavored electricity with a home or car charger ($14.99–$49.99) or swaddle a mobile in a fashionable case ($4.97–$49.99) to prevent its prom date from ditching it for a trendy abacus. Mobile broadband devices ($49.99–$99.99) make suitable vessels for navigating the various detours and student drivers populating the Information Superhighway; basic phones ($29.99–$149.99) boast impressive features, such as the 1.3 megapixel camera embedded within the LG Cosmos Touch. Customers can also use a Groupon toward omnipotent smartphones ($29.99–$299.99), including the Android-powered Droid Incredible 2 by HTC and the Android-powered Thunderbolt by HTC.
The Belvidere Tea Room serves light lunch fare and pots of fine tea Tuesday–Saturday on the first floor of a 9,000-square-foot Belvidere mansion. Built in the early 1900s, the castle-like Victorian home still evokes the grandeur of its past with period furniture, pressed-tin walls, and original woodwork and trim brought from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Complimentary tours offer guests a glimpse into the mansion's many chambers, including a grand ballroom adorned with gold chandeliers.