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Located right near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, Devon Esthetique's skincare services are so customized they're not even listed on the website. That's because owner Devon Tucker-Kirk, whose own complexion has thrown her a few curveballs, knows firsthand how different everyone's skin is. Aestheticians analyze and diagnose skin types before consulting with clients to create a custom facial with medical- and pharmaceutical-grade products instead of leftover soy-sauce packets. Their aim differs slightly from the typical wellness center: aestheticians seek to provide results first and relaxation second, helping to send a clear message to acne and eczema. The earth-toned wellness studio also pops with colorful floral pillows, which cushion stainless steel, airless jet pedicure chairs as visitors have nails buffed and polished to a perfect sheen before accessing the complimentary healthy snack bar.

3844 Kennett Pike
Greenville,
DE
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For more than 60 years, Toys“R”Us has been helping kids be kids and grown-ups to revisit their childhoods by providing one of the largest selections of top-brand toys, electronics, games and everyday baby essentials. Founder, Charles Lazarus, revolutionized the toy business by modeling his stores after supermarkets, providing a variety of options to suit varying ages and interests and offering customers to help themselves and have fun in the process. Today, that sense of playfulness is evident at nearly 600 stores in the United States alone, including a flagship location in Times Square where kids are greeted by a 60-foot Ferris wheel, a 5-ton animatronic T-Rex, and a life-sized, 4,000-square-foot Barbie house.

Beyond everybody's favorite bikes, trains and video games, each Toys“R”Us store keeps its shelves stocked with the season’s must-have toys as well as nostalgic standbys that never go out of style. Time-tested brands such as LEGO, Radio Flyer, NERF and Fisher-Price share the shelves with an expansive selection of electronics for older kids, including Wii U and tablets. And though the company has inspired generations of boys and girls to try their hardest not to grow up, it also strives to ensure budding brains develop right on track by devoting a significant portion of its stores to “smart-play” with a wide selection of electronic learning toys and software.

Toys“R”Us—whose extended family of brands includes Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz—has earned a number of awards and recognitions through the years, including a spot on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. The company has also drawn considerable recognition for its expansive charitable efforts, which include partnerships with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Save the Children. This year also marks the tenth consecutive year that the company has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations in its stores to benefit the organization.

1061 N Dupont Hwy
Dover,
DE
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Gecko Fashions dresses trendy ladies in high-quality garb and chic lingerie and sells locally made jewelry and artwork. The flirtatious Next Level one-shoulder bubble hem top ($24) flaunts any figure and pairs deftly with the handmade "OHM" necklace ($41). Those hoping to intimidate rivals at Tuesday-night bingo may opt to wrap up in a cotton tee such as the locally designed "If You Can't Win Fair, Play Naked" V-neck ($9.95). Socially minded shoppers will appreciate the opportunity to support local artists through purchases and the fact that Gecko donates five-percent of proceeds from all Save the Ta-Tas gear, such as tanks ($24) and buttons ($2), to breast-cancer research.

146 E Main St
Newark,
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Uru Uniforms is housed in a bright shop, where mannequins wear colorful designer scrubs and the shelves are packed with boxes of professional clogs. The local, family-owned store peddles scrub sets, separates, jackets, and shirts from top purveyors including Peaches and Grey's Anatomy. The shop also features health-care accessories such as stethoscopes and blood-pressure cuffs.

300 Fox Hunt Drive
Bear,
DE
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Westchester Magazine’s monthly publications celebrate the diverse bustling lifestyles of Westchester County, keeping more than 339,000 readers abreast of area happenings with profiles on new restaurants and investigations on up-and-coming neighborhoods. Westchester Magazine's hardworking contributors sniff out the region's top-rated businesses for specialty issues, including the annual Best Of guide, which highlights choice local restaurants, health clubs, bars, and magazine-reading benches.

3301 LANCASTER PIKE STE 5C
WILMINGTON,
Delaware
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At Smart Toys, parents don't have to choose between fun and educational. That's because the staff at each location stocks their shelves with toys that fit both categories. Youngsters can learn as they play, developing eye-hand coordination while operating flying helicopters or practicing parallel parking with Hot Wheels. They can also express themselves creatively with art supplies by Crayola or boost critical thinking skills with board games including Clue and Monopoly.

1362 Naamans Creek Road, 2nd Floor
Garnet Valley,
PA
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