Some people love the scent of fresh-cut grass; others salivate at coffee's rich, earthy fragrance. But for a certain contingent of humanity, the smell of books beats out any other aroma. For those bibliophiles—and anyone else with an interest in classic literature, non-fiction, crafting books, and a slew of other texts—Book Attic should be a destination. In business since 1987, the shop is home to a rotating stock of more than 45,000 paperbacks, 25,000 hardcover titles, and 1,500 audio books.
This high-end resale shop stocks its racks with new and slightly used stylish merchandise. Carrying sizes from 0–26, as well as petites and maternity clothes, Clothes Mentor supplies the raw materials for women of any body type to radiate glamour like a countess caught in a solar storm. Name-brand jewelry ($3+), purses from Vera Bradley ($35), and boots by Liz Claiborne ($15) share space with brands such as J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, and Ann Taylor, giving fashion-forward, budget-conscious women a multitude of options for reinvigorating their wardrobes. Clothes Mentor’s experienced buyers pay cash for gently used, high-quality items, keeping store shelves buzzing with a steady influx of fresh arrivals.
Across hundreds of stores in the U.S. and Canada, Lumber Liquidators provides homeowners and contractors with more than 340 flooring options. Lumber Liquidators, which has been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and HGTV’s Dream Home, lays down floors such as solid and engineered Bellawood pre-finished hardwood with a transferable 100-year warranty and eco-friendly bamboo and cork. An array of professional-grade tools, such as table saws and floor nailers, help homeowners easily install their new floors, and the company's Flooring 101 search engine and Ask Bob customer-support team answer any questions that arise on the fly.
If geneticist and horticulturalist Gregor Mendel were still alive today, he would marvel at Rivergate Garden Center. Owner Jonathan Buck fills the nursery with plants from breeders such as the aptly named Proven Winners and the Conard-Pyle Co., which has been developing hybrid roses since 1897. From spring through the moment when the world's executive producers decide it's winter, the center is rampant with blossoming roses, lipstick-red weigela, and violet butterfly bushes engineered to expend energy continuously in colorful abandon. These plants also require less maintenance, as their stems resist frost and mildew and quit growing once they have reached a manageable, predetermined size.
With nearly four decades of experience in jewelry design and repair, Hendersonville Jewelers' in-house sparkle-smith restores a wide array of broken and blemished baubles. The store can care for gold, silver, and platinum and can even service certain nonprecious metals without making them feel unimportant, insecure, or self-conscious. Among several ring repairs, Hendersonville resizes bands, replaces missing stones, repairs broken shanks, and replaces prongs damaged during gemstone-escape attempts. Lobes can enjoy the company of new la pousette posts on special pairs of earrings, and wrists can relish corrected clasps on cherished bracelets. Repairs typically take about a week and vary in price according to the service rendered. Most bijoux leave with a one-year warranty and an optimistic attitude about their new lease on life.
At Furniture Wholesale Plus, teams of movers, salesfolk, and interior designers with years of professional experience help clients turn their homes into stunning showrooms full of high-end Ashley furniture. Shoppers sink into soothing memory-foam mattresses and pillows, spruce up dining areas with accents, rugs, and desks, or relax upon cushy reclining chairs and sofas.