For almost 35 years, the knowledgeable staffers at Runner’s Roost have understood that different sneakers are necessary for marathoners, trail runners, and those seeking to escape a bank heist. They call upon their personal experience and training in these nuances to pair their customers with one of more than 200 shoe models in stock.
Having grown from its humble beginnings as a single-room store, Darien Sport Shop now spans across multiple floors, supplying shoppers with an invigorating stock of sporting goods, outdoor equipment and apparel, gifts, and toys. Styles by Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Polo Ralph Lauren, Peter Millar, and Letarte Swimwear ensure that contenders look fashionable during any athletic endeavor. Pick up a boy's Vineyard Vines T-shirt ($18), or keep torsos legally clothed with a Sugarlips knit top ($13). Men can suit up for summer with Tommy Bahama swim trunks ($62) or a bright Ralph Lauren polo shirt ($75), while women can slip into a Jack Rodgers Navajo sandal ($96) or a Rawlings baseball glove ($70). Free services include gift-wrapping and alterations to match your ever-expanding number of limbs.
For more than 35 years, Edward Tunick, Men's Clothier has enrobed bodies in dapper and elegant vesture and accessories from popular brands, including Ralph Lauren, Izod, and Eliza B. Customers can accent Adam's apples’ fall foliage with posh knots of neckties ($48.50) and bow ties ($39.50) and prepare for impromptu fistfights with versatile boxer shorts ($22.50). Eliza B. flip-flops ($40–$95) keep feet tripping to a colorfully accented tune alongside the brand's functionally chic portfolio of matching ribbon belts ($30–$48.50) and headbands ($19.50). Wool suits sized up to a 50 extra long outfit gents of all makes and models, and 100% worsted-wool Ralph Lauren tuxedos ($595) attire dudes for wedding parties and attempts to crash a penguin wedding reception.
Chunky Pam’s delights shoppers young and old with its distinct blend of nostalgically and modernly remixed treats, all displayed in a vibrant storefront space. Always keeping up with the tasty times, the shop recently inherited a bounty of goodies that includes seasonal lollipops and spiced pumpkin truffles shipped straight from Lake Champlain. No matter how picky the palate or how sweet the incisor, shoppers will have no trouble swooping up heaps of bulk candy or fudge ($5/half pound), truffles ($2.75 each), chocolate turtles ($8/half pound), and many other favorites, including sugar-free, low-fat, and gluten-free items. Beyond the self-served sweets, Chunky Pam’s Sweet Shoppe also outputs carefully crafted gift baskets ($45+) for holidays, birthdays, or Tuesdays lacking basketry. The store keeps its doors sweetly ajar seven days a week.
Family owned and operated for three generations, Springdale Florist & Greenhouses couples flower bouquets with stuffed animals and gourmet nibbles. Present a beloved with the buds and Godiva chocolate of a Pink Rose Bouquet ($49.99), or outdo miniature candy hearts’ hesitant whispers with the thunderous frosted bellow of “Happy Valentines” on a 12-inch Mrs. Fields cookie ($44.99). A stuffed bear embraces a ceramic vase of purple lisianthus and limonium in a Big Hug Bouquet ($45–$65) while bamboo curls into heart shapes in a Be Still My Heart Valentine arrangement ($49.99). The plethora of Hershey, Snickers, and Butterfinger candy bars in a Chocolate Lover’s Dream Bouquet($44.99) can satisfy a family aquarium’s sweet-toothed barracuda.
For more than a century, Ring's End has put quality home improvement products in the hands of homeowners and contractors. A Stanley FatMax level ($30.99) ensures all paintings and ouija boards are hung correctly, and a gallon of Benjamin Moore Regal Classic paint ($40.19) creates a vibrant new hue on staid interior walls. Fiberon composite decking ($2.95+/ft.) helps to craft sturdy, colorful backyard-grilling platforms and arrives backed by a 20-year limited warranty. Handymen and women can keep tools easily accessible, organized, and ready to travel with a Veto Pro Pac tool bag ($144.99), which holds more than 100 hand tools and includes six zippered pockets to hide worksite snacks from Bob Vila.