The company serves the school market through four retail outlets located in Memphis and Little Rock. These stores offer teachers and parents educational material that make learning fun and effective. The stores are staffed with sales professionals containing over 100 years of experience in the education field.
Outdoors Inc. is a one-stop shop for outdoor gear and apparel. With a vast stock of goods from brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Arc'teryx, and more, there's no shortage of trustworthy items to layer atop your torso, snuggle inside of, or grapple with over a sheer cliff's face. Socks from Smart Wool (up to $20) protect the other end of the human form in a variety of sweat-wicking, cozy options. Customers can pack a peck of pickled peppers in a purse from Kavu ($40 and under) or slip safely into a pair of women's classic argyle Uggs ($140). Find all sorts of accoutrements, from Wilderness Systems Tarpon kayaks ($749), Arbor Slater Koa skateboards ($179.95), and North Face venture jackets ($99) to Vibram FiveFingers Bikila shoes ($100) and perennially fashionable headlamps ($50) in time for your annual hiking trip into the Pacific Ocean with the nature-ready goods at Outdoors Inc.
For 40 years, the passionate writers and editors at Living Blues have enlightened subscribers with comprehensive reporting on blues music news, events, and stars, highlighted by interviews with legends including B.B. King, Etta James, and Buddy Guy. Each bimonthly issue teems with thorough profiles of the genre's established acts and shines a spotlight on rising talent. Helpful radio charts compile airplay data from around the globe, and album reviews educate readers on the best blues releases and which CD cases are notorious for biting listeners’ fingers. After flipping through the magazine's pages for a full year, subscribers can make informed votes for Living Blues' annual awards, in which prizes are doled out for album of the year, artist deserving more attention, and guitar chord most likely to make a grown man cry. The first issue of a new subscription should arrive within six to eight weeks.
Party Works offers a bevy of costume and decoration options to deck out your home and appendages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. With hundreds of costumes, wigs, and shoes, Party Works keeps men, women, and children camouflaged with the latest guises. Confuse doppelgangers by donning an Unknown Phantom costume ($19.99), or splurge on an Avatar-inspired Neytiri suit ($54.99). Kids can transform into Optimus Prime without scrounging for car parts ($19.99), and infants or toddlers can be outfitted as Goldie Locks ($28.99) or swaddled in a sweet Sweet Pea ($19.99) sleeper.
Bensinger's Fine Cleaners handles dry-cleaning emergencies with a wide range of services. The skilled staff of dirt exorcists unsoils, unsullies, and unblemishes items such as men’s shirts ($2.55) and pants ($6.20), women’s slacks and skirts ($6.20 each), blouses ($6.30), and chainmail pantaloons. Fragile silk, linen garments, comforters, bedspreads, tablecloths, and newspaper hats are handled with fragile silk gloves, and shirts are hand-finished and pressed instead of being recklessly tossed under passing steamrollers.
Drawing from a more than 25-year-old legacy, Lane Music specializes in outfitting customers with anything from musical instruments to professional-level audio-visual systems. Whether performing a custom sound-system installation or helping a customer find the perfect piano from their gallery of exclusively Kawai models, staff members are willing to field music-related questions or give their opinion on whether Beethoven sold out. The store is also an authorized dealer of Fender, EVH, and Gretsch guitars, which fill the showrooms in two locations. To round out its collection, the shop also stocks instruments ranging from band brass and woodwinds to drums and drum-kit elements. During music lessons held in the store's onsite private studios, instructors train students of all ages in the basic principles and techniques of specific instruments.