Dedicated to a next-day turnaround for many assignments, Thompson's encases everything from diplomas to completed jigsaw puzzles within the ornate borders of more than 2,000 customizable frames. Guests can also peruse a collection of 300 ready-made frames that will fit snugly around standard-size pictures, or commission custom tabletop frames to showcase unconventionally sized posters. More than 100 framed, beveled mirrors further populate the store, silently reflecting the reversed T-shirt graphics and snarky grins of each shopper's personal doppelgänger. Frames and mirrors are complemented by a collection of original oil paintings, which help homeowners adorn their walls with a colorful still life, a muted landscape, or an unflinchingly honest portrayal of the human condition.
Hannah Paige cloaks babies and toddlers in cupcake-like couture, little pieces lovingly embellished with pastel bugs, oversized bows, and cheery sashes. Count on finding brands such as Flap Happy, Keds, LeTop, and Secret Wishes. Bailey Boys Peter Pan collared blouses ($26.95), pink flower patch shoes ($32.95), and lace ribbon socks ($6.50) prepare girls for a picnic or parade, while brown three-piece suits ($66.95), navy seersucker shorts ($20.95), and plaid button-downs ($15.40) make boys dapper enough to start barbershop quartets. Hannah Paige's bright and loopy bows, made with grosgrain or satin ribbon, are sought after to adorn hats, skirts, and helicopter blades across the nation. Any outfit can be customized with a monogram ($8–$10).
Gently used men's, women's, and children's clothing lines the racks at Lovelady Thrift Store. Whole sections devoted to shoes, books, and even furniture round out the selection inside this massive thrift store. Proceeds benefit The Lovelady Center, which helps rehabilitate women who have been released from prison by providing assistance with housing, childcare, and job training.
Cigars & More stocks limited-edition and classic cigars by Arturo Fuente, Padron, and other makers, which can be taken home or puffed in a lounge with satellite TV and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Patrons can also peruse the shop's selection of pipes, humidors, and other accessories, or stop in for events such as poker nights or football game days.
Boasting a bevy of apparel and accessories, The Pants Store has been helping outfit men, women, and youngsters since 1950. Shed flimsy parkas crafted from recycled newspapers and slip on a Columbia Sportswear Bonehead Flats Long Sleeve ($49.99) or a Alabama Crimson Bonehead short sleeve ($34.99). Leisurely strolls can feel more pleasant with a pair of men's Columbia Sportswear Roc pants ($29.99), and youngsters can mash bathtub grapes in comfort while clad in a pair of Newport H2 sandals ($49.99). Protect fleshy calves from nipping badgers while hiking in a pair of Levi's jeans ($29.99–$32.99). The friendly staff at The Pants Store is always on hand to help customers piece together leisurely looks, as well as majestic outfits for the frequently occurring denim formals that have now overtaken the social landscape.