A resilient, charitable small business that has survived a trial by fire, Bangles, Bags, & Bling stocks its 2,000-square-foot showroom with an eclectic inventory of fashionable frills. Shoppers can organize keys, wallets, and the library cards of alter egos in a black and white damask handbag ($17.99). Light beams glint off the crystal accents that dot a pair of antique gold-teardrop earrings ($10.99), illuminating lobes and the steady ticking hands of a silver-tone watch ($9.99). A polka-dotted fashion scarf ($6.99) exudes an air of couture when worn around necks on chilly days or as blindfolds during championship piñata tournaments.
Fantasy Fashions' knowledgeable staff fits guests into flirty undergarments and sexy costumes that range in size from 0 to 20. Soft silks and lace hug curves as guests show off voluptuous proportions in alluring corsets that fashion bodies into illusory timepieces. Flirty femmes can drape physiques in flattering, soft robes ($29.98–$49.98) and scintillating babydoll nightwear ($19.98–$49.98). Ankle tattoos depicting the periodic table vanish as gams dive into the silky webs of delicate hosiery ($6.98–$29.98), and matching bra-and-panty sets ($19.98–$39.98) ensure flattering under-outfits. Fantasy Fashions also gift wraps orders for free as an added perk.
The Costume Depot garbs men, women, and kids in comic-book-, fantasy-, sci-fi-, and celebrity-themed outfits for Halloween parties or other costumed events. Strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers with a deluxe muscle-chest Green Lantern disguise ($54.95) or prove leadership credentials to unconvinced house cats with a full pharaoh ensemble ($26.99). Ladies decked out in a Lady Gaga tuxedo or coffin-queen get-up ($57.99) fit in with masquerading ghouls, and trick-or-treating little girls charm candy barons with a child's Cinderella costume ($19.95). Costume Depot's staff members stalk the store's aisles, eager to help patrons locate a desired costume or accessory or achieve a proper zombie accent by cramming their mouths full of raw turkey.
Cluttered Closet's brimming shelves and well-stocked display cases hold a glittering assortment of vintage vestments and accouterments for men and women. Add a timeless update to well-loved wardrobes with jewelry pieces such as a pair of chunky, golden earrings or a bauble-strung necklace ($2–$100). Swathe skin in the billowing folds of a vintage dress ($15–$350) or rebel against casual Fridays with a sharply tailored tuxedo ($45–$70). An eclectic stash of stylish hats add a dash of elegance to hirsute heads, whereas new-to-you books ($2–$40) revamp comely corner bookshelves. Cluttered Closet adds new items nearly every day, so each visit presents vintage-istas with a rotating trove of treasures as unique as a snowman's fingerprint.
Second Bloom Consignment hosts a revolving selection of women's and children's apparel and accessories. There's something for virtually every style, from maternity wear to designer prom dresses, as well as furniture and decor for the home.
Under the leadership of Valentin Skorsak, the tailoring team at Valentin's Clothiers & Custom Tailoring imbues each stitch and lapel of their custom wares with a combined 70 years of expertise. Using material supplied by high-end brands such as Sartoria Tosi and Gino Monti, Valentin and his colleagues tailor personalized men’s and women’s business suits, shirts, and ties in one-on-one sessions in the shop or at clients' homes and offices. Along with their tailoring services, the drapers at Valentin's Clothiers & Custom Tailoring alter any hem or length for clients who have outgrown their clothes or need room to smuggle extra watermelons into a business meeting.