Play It Again Sports bedecks kids and adults with new and gently used high-end athletic armor so they can kick, swing, and punt with gusto. New inventory arrives every day, and the friendly staff can lead quality seeking shoppers through the top brands that line the spacious storefront shelves, including TaylorMade, Nike, and Adidas, among others. Sink far-reaching holes-in-one or knock the top hats off haughty pelicans with a set of Titleist NXT tour golf balls ($25). Little pros can fetch fly balls with an Easton Black Magic fielder's glove ($29.99), distract errant butterflies with a Head H110 tennis racket ($30), or buff up with assorted Lifeline core strength-training equipment ($30).
Supplying academic athletics' programs from primary to university levels since its season opener in 1944, Todd & Moore has also been recognized as the Best Athletic Wear Store in 2011 by Columbia Metro magazine. Featuring a wide range of jock-stock for the all-American activities such as football, lacrosse, volleyball, and competitive soliloquizing, these sporting salesmen boast a nearly unfathomable stock of more than 300 athletic shoe brands and styles ($18.99+).
Soccer Plus owner Tripp Miller brings more than 20 years of soccer coaching and training experience to his soccer sporting-goods store. The shop boasts sports gear and athletic apparel from major brands, such as Adidas, Under Armour, and Nike, and cleats and multicolored soccer balls line Soccer Plus’s walls in order to distract customers from the back room’s deflated ball graveyard. Sports enthusiasts bound for a practice session on the pitch can cocoon their bodies in Adidas shorts and shirts ($19.99+ each), adult athletic shoes ($44.95+), and a pair of Oakley sunglasses ($59.95+). An Under Armour sweatshirt ($39.99+) wraps torsos in durable fabric that can withstand assaults from chilly breezes and the pouring tears of defeated opponents.
Named Best Kitchen Store by Columbia Metropolitan magazine in 2009, 2010, and 2011, Mary & Martha's harbors a staggering selection of cutlery, cookware, and crockery. The Martha side of the store outfits at-home chefs with tools designed to keep kitchen time at a minimum, such as mixing bowls ($10 and up), skillets ($49.99 and up), and salt and pepper mills ($10 and up), while the Mary side houses the store's showy pieces, elegant dishes, and drink ware.