Drawing on 32 years of bespoke experience, the duo of talented tailors at Éclat Tailoring & Design by Robert Ríson morphs garments with meticulous alterations and designs custom-made ensembles for men, women, and children. The clothing experts construct elegant apparel from sundry pattern catalogs by Vogue, New Look, and Style, with fine materials such as fur and mink and fabrics such as wrought silk, organza, tulle, tweed, and bubble wrap. The accommodating clothiers also work with customers to fashion garments according to client specifications. In an initial consultation, designers meet with customers to gain a thorough understanding of desired styles and designs, take measurements, and provide counsel on any recent public displays of pants splitting. Custom garments are completed and ready to wear within four weeks.
Bumble attires sprouting young seeds, from infants to tweens, in stylish duds from hard-to-find boutique brands. Anavini hand-smocked clothing ($66–$81) outfits toddling girls and a Guitar Rex tee by Wes & Willy ($25.50–$27.50) stands up to the wear and tear of boyhoods spent rolling in mud pits and eating ketchup by the handful. For fancier occasions, a Wee Ones large grosgrain bow headband ($9.25) pairs well with an owls Viola top by Zutano ($28). Bumble’s collection of tutu sets and capes outfits the whimsically minded, and a large collection of toys, books, and dolls makes for a great kid-distracter while the earthworm habitat is served an eviction notice.
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).
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
The garment experts at Coplon's bring the latest designer clothing and accessories to local fashion lovers by keeping a watchful eye on the runways of New York, Paris, and Milan. Clothes from haute couture heavyweights such as Michael Kors, Lela Rose, and Jason Wu furnish a thread palette for painting a tapestry of high-end garb on a blank human canvas. Torso teguments include a Michael Stars henley top ($72), a collarless pullover shirt that fashion borrowed to flatter females from a historically masculine style and never returned, citing the finders-keepers rule. A pair of Three Dots Cotton leggings ($64) shows off lower limb curves, and 7 For All Mankind jeans ($198 regular, $59.99 sale) cover trunk toters in a sheath of comfortable denim.