Jewelry designer Richard Gretz stocks a blend of earrings, rings, pendants, and meticulously crafted custom pieces. Patrons can don an emerald ring ($752), perhaps to celebrate a May birthday, or choose from a large selection of earrings ($35+), such as a pair of tanzanite studs ($240), which leave ears sparklier than a disco ball after its daily glitter bath. Using gemstones gathered during trips to Asia, Richard can transform clients’ visions into a custom designpiece ($2,000–$3,000 on average), be it a dangly pair of earrings or a necklace depicting the family tree. The adornment experts at Richard Gretz Goldsmiths can also repair beloved heirloom pieces ($20+; $100 on average) or resize rings.
Wise oenophiles stock WineStyles' shelves with top-quality nectars and preside over tastings of reds and whites three days each week. Customers can skip over exhaustive grape stomping and lengthy fermentation processes and indulge in finished products by exploring samples ($5–$10) at Thursday-evening tastings and at Saturday events. A different theme characterizes each of the Thursday and Saturday tastings, which are often hosted by representatives from local wineries and heavily attended by satyrs. On Fridays, customers embark on featured flights ($10) before swilling an entire goblet of their favorite of the samples. Accommodating staff members stand by to assist customers who wish to purchase bottles of selections that titillated their palate's fermented fancies.
The sales associates of Mattress Mania don?t want to see you that often. It's nothing to take personally. In fact, their intentions are of the utmost sincerity. They just pride themselves on connecting customers with the best quality mattresses that will last a long time.
Instead of whisking a visitor to the most expensive beds, like those stuffed with solid gold feathers, staffers consult with each individual, arming the prospective buyer with info that leads to an informed decision. They'll discuss the customer's desires, needs, and budget, along with the mattress technologies available. Once a decision is reached, the guest goes home with a bed and a 100-Night Comfort Guarantee.
We are a 19th-century business in a 21st-century world. We still use a card catalogue for trade credit, but our monthly newsletter is via email. We ignore the past century of retailing and merchandising techniques and remain a sort of messy store stacked with books, yet we have 10KW of solar panels!
At Hydroponics & Organics, a team of knowledgeable green thumbs equips progressive gardeners with the materials and tools needed to propagate plants in any environment. Nestle non-genetically modified fruit, vegetable, or flower Territorial Seeds ($2+) in natural, aerated Ocean Forest soil ($10.75) or add Roots Organic potting soil ($10.75) for better drainage and to sustain heavily feeding plants. Newborn sprouts can safely thrive away from the cruel taunts of Cabbage Patch Kids in 5–15-gallon Smart Pots—soft-sided containers that allow aeration of the plant's base to promote resilient, highly branched root-structures ($5.35–$8.95). The gardening shop also offers a host of stimulating plant foods ($29.99), seed mats ($22.95), and fans ($54.95) to simulate Mother Nature's nurturing need to continually keep children cool, comfortable, and full of ice cream.
Miller Paint is a Northwest based company that has been supplying paint and coatings for the Pacific Northwest since 1890.
With 37 stores throughout Oregon and Washington, a healthy assortment of private dealers, and 40+ Fred Meyer locations, we most likely have a store near you if you're in Oregon or Washington!