Tom Karle & Son Traditional Clothiers outfits dapper chaps in exquisitely tailored sartorial selections that traverse the divide between board room and clubhouse with nary a problem. Tom Karle’s elegantly outfitted garmentmongers cull traditional dress clothing and sportswear from brands including Jack Victor, Cutter & Buck, Gitman Brothers, Peter Millar, and Allen Edmonds. They also proudly purvey custom suits, shirts, and sexy teapot covers handmade by their full-time in-house tailor. Vestments include sport coats starting at $45, ties starting at $45, socks starting at $13, and belts starting at $40. Sportswear by Cutter & Buck and Bobby Jones cuts a handsome figure on the golf course, out on the town, or while traversing a shopping mall’s complex series of escalators ($50–$295).
The Sassy Peacock outfits fashionable women with a stylish assortment of hand-selected garments and accessories in a wide range of sizes, from petite to plus size. Arming its aesthetic arsenal with top brands, such as Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek, the consignment boutique restocks its trendy inventory with the frequency of a supermarket speed-dating aisle, instilling impeccably organized racks with fresh fashions, such as Old Navy jeans ($10.99) and shirts from The Limited ($11.99). Footwear aficionados can treat toes to Nine West shoes ($13.99), while the consummate clotheshorse trots off in a tasteful Talbots sweater ($14.99). Flatter your figure in a Chico's blazer ($16.99), and stash away all your complements in Vera Bradley purse ($24.99).
Housed within an art gallery and wine shop, the Urraro Gallery outfits artwork and keepsakes with close-fitting protective frames. Staff lead patrons through a smorgasbord of wood and metal frames to find the border best suited to protect a portrait from harsh sunlight or the oily fingerprints of a child robot. A plethora of mats in various colors, textures, and shapes can accent prints, and shadow boxes house treasures such as a collection of medals, a lock of football-mascot fur, or a hobo's shadow. The average cost for a custom frame ranges $50–$150, and frame sizes range from quaint 4"x6" memory-keepers to 40"x60" frames large enough to hold a life-size print of a miniature pony. After framers finish their work on-site, clients can pick up the finished piece in the store or have it shipped home.
Grode Florist is a floral boutique specializing in contemporary and traditional floral and plant arrangements. To warm a cold room, or the chilly blood of an alligator you want be your pet and live beneath your kitchen sink, opt for an arrangement of tropicals such as the strawberry floral margarita, a bundle of brilliantly colored Dendrobium orchids, lilies, alstroemeria, and roses. Or, surprise a lover of sudsy brews with a beer mug of blooms, a display of fresh, white, mini carnations in an acrylic beer mug (filled with rocks, not beer or copies of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography). Grode's also has a selection of silk, plant, and dried floral arrangements for the herbaceously-indecisive.