Flower Co. is a family-owned and operated floral shop, selling seasonal and creative flower arrangements and plants for all occasions. Walking into the store, visitors are spoiled for choices when looking for small gifts to accompany their fresh flower arrangements and stems of blooms: there's a plethora of stuffed animals, figurines, cards, and mugs to choose from. Customers can have florists create an anniversary arrangement bursting with roses or daisies or make a hostess gift out of a Sweet Surrender tulip bouquet in a graceful glass vase.
Powers Comics & Collectibles transports pen-and-ink proponents to new realms with a large selection of current and collectible comic books, graphic novels, action figures, posters, and other memorabilia. Action figures range from comic-book characters to notable athletes known for frequenting arctic ice castles (average price of $16.99). Sought-after keepsakes from the 1950s share shelf space with newly acquired graphic novels (average price of $19.99) and comic books (average price of $3.99), with the inventory changing as regularly as Ghost Rider’s hairdos. For updates on new releases and in-store appearances by comic-world notables, check out the store’s Facebook page.
When customers enter Garden Supply Guys expansive retail location in Green Bay, they're greeted by vibrant, orange walls and a retro 1960s VW bus parked to the left of the welcome mat. At a counter just steps away, green-thumbed staffers await to satisfy customers' indoor and outdoor gardening needs by answering plant-related inquiries and directing them to affordable supplies. Experienced in sprouting seedlings, they can also help customers expand their hydroponic setups, begin traditional soil gardens, or fashion overgrown weeds into hula skirts.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Bookshelves stretch to the ceiling, cozy reading chairs beckon, and two resident cats—Bailey and Oliver—wander the stacks at The Readers Loft. The locally owned, independent bookstore not only carries more than 20,000 new and used titles but also features the work of local artists, including pottery, soy candles, bookmarks, and greeting cards. The bibliophiles on staff can make personalized recommendations to visitors searching for their next good read—or their next good nightstand ornament.
Fox Valley Birkenstock and Vagabond Shoes not only helps clients don fashionable footwear, but it protects hardworking heels, toes, and tendons with comfortable, shock-absorbing designs. Cozy sandals from Birkenstock let feet float on a cushiony sole, while shoes from labels such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dansko, and Alegria guard against heel spurs and chronic pain and discomfort.