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Model Home Furniture—begun in 1995 as a supplier of furnishings for picture-perfect model homes—later expanded to making the same photogenic furniture fill the public's lived-in lairs. Shepherds corral new and gently used items into the spacious show room, ranging from queen-size beds to dressers with drawers big enough to contain a siege of rapidly growing chia pets. With sets crafted for bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and dining areas, Model Home Furniture's designs can furnish one room or match an entire home's décor, eliminating the need to paint everything solid black or teach every cuckoo clock to sing in four-part harmony.

613 S Mason Rd.
Katy,
Texas
US

A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd
Katy,
TX
US

The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers to negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at a reduced rate, giving purchasers extra money and a brand-new stockpile of hardware to construct a time machine to go back and impress an early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ Lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which had to get back in shape with pushups and burpees to earn their warranty ribbon.

5000 Katy Mills Circle
Katy,
TX
US

The staff members at Xpressions Threading & Spa specialize in removing unwanted facial hair using the ancient Eastern art of threading. They skillfully capture unwanted strands between long threads, then swiftly pluck them to create clean, arched brows and smooth upper lips.

937 South Mason Road
Katy,
TX
US

More than 25 years ago, David D. Moon established the Sam Moon Trading Co. as a wholesaler of general merchandise and fashionable handbags. Though years have passed, its philosophy has only slightly evolved—it now deals in ladies’ fashion, accessories, and home decor but maintains its commitment to wholesale pricing. Its racks support handbags from leading designers like Misha and Nicole Lee, available in fun styles such as rosette mini bags and totes. Accessories range from aviator sunglasses to scarves, and jewelry includes Geneva watches, silver and turquoise bracelets, and pearl necklace sets that shimmer like a freshly polished flashlight.

17943 Interstate 45 S
Shenandoah,
TX
US

Blooming from a family-run arts-and-crafts business more than a quarter century ago, Woodland Art & Frame now focuses on accentuating masterpieces with complementary borders. Aside from performing traditional services, such as dry-mounting posters and retouching oil paintings, certified framers enlist a virtual framer program to help patrons visualize their artwork in different mattes, frames, and ’80s hairstyles before finalizing selections. Framers also transform flat-screen TVs into functional artwork by crafting screen-hugging frames, and sometimes visit homes or offices to assess aesthetic needs.

202 Sawdust Rd
Spring,
TX
US