Owners Josh and Niki Quinn originally opened the bustling boutique in 2007 to introduce modish shoppers to their own fashion line, Maxine, Dear, which has been carried by Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Segal, and other stores around the world. They have since expanded to include a diverse and refreshing variety of modern designs for men and women. Ladies can adorn themselves with jewelry such as a vintage Ohio plate necklace ($36) or a more mathematically minded green abacus necklace ($26), while laddies can add a hipster-friendly classiness to formal outfits with men's accessories such as wheat penny cufflinks ($18) or a blue-enamel skinny tie clip ($18). Tigertree also features belt buckles from their own Maxine, Dear line at an in-store discount ($23). For a status symbol that can also help you pass the time on long bus rides, buy a book. Niki's favorite is Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle ($15), while a copy of The Art of Manliness ($16.99) will let women know what they've been doing wrong.
While the world's bees are busy staving off invasions of varroa mites and colony collapse, today's deal will make sure you don't have to suffer a shortage of sweet-smelling candle wax. For $6, you'll get one regularly priced 100% vegetable-based soy-wax candle from Paul Robinett (a $13 value). Your Groupon is good for both in-store and online. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Ever since Joseph and Josephine Fortin founded Fortin Ironworks in 1946, the company's artisans have wrought ornamental furniture and home furnishings from iron and metal. They showcase products such as mailboxes, picture frames, and wine racks in a 5,500-square-foot show room, and also create larger items that range from custom handrails to heavy-duty benches emblazoned with logos. Patrons can plan ahead for warm weather activities with fire pits, lawn chairs, and other outdoor furniture to be enjoyed by houseguests or meddlesome garden gnomes.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
When owners Nancy Kanter and Julie Byrne founded Clay Café more than 14 years ago, they wanted to establish a cozy, unpretentious environment where families could spend quality time pottery-painting and embarking on other art projects. Describing what they envisioned to the Columbus Dispatch, Byrne stated, “We kind of wanted a grandma kitchen—something homey.” At Clay Café, visitors might forget they’re not relaxing in their own homes amid the studio’s popular mismatched chairs, flower tablecloths, and resident father yelling at a sports game on TV. The hospitable owners invite guests of all ages to let their artist instincts run wild during open-ended potter-painting sessions, and they host an array of special events including baby showers and birthday parties.
Candle Lab's candles use soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils so that they burn cleanly and evenly for up to 60 hours. Choose from more than 120 gourmet flavors including Tupelo honey, fresh linen, toasted marshmallow, bamboo, wild orchid, and burnt sugar. Seasonal specialties such as mulled cider, hazelnut, and autumn leaves are still in stock (candles usually cost $15). This Groupon is also good toward Candle Lab's hand-stamped greeting cards, bath and body products, and other home-fragrance products.