Virginia’s supplies female shoppers with an array of high-quality threads from Pendleton, Windridge, and other popular lines to meet the demands of special events and day-to-day sartorial situations. Maxi dresses ($68+) offer shoulder-to-ankle aesthetic adornment, and knit sundresses ($68+) stylishly protect skin from the sun's smoldering rays. Visitors can browse a selection of Fashque knit tops ($49+) and Caribe print tanks ($38+), as well as Rochelle three-quarter-sleeve cotton tops ($34+), which adorn torsos and help wearers master basic fractions. Virginia’s personable, passionate staff assists patrons with everything from choosing a mother-of-the-bride dress to fashioning the ideal outfit for an underwater scavenger hunt.
Encore on Main is well organized and merchandised just like the expensive mall stores. Encore on Main also offers a play area for your kids, making shopping much more convenient. A shopper at Encore on Main can find the kind of bargains on the current season's clothing without waiting until end of season sales.
Outfitted with 3,100 square feet of beads, gemstones, pearls, metals, chains, and findings, The Bead Lady stocks jewelry makers and bead enthusiasts with a multitude of crafting supplies. Learn to forge custom jewelry or sparkly jumpsuits with a choice of two different jewelry-making classes, including the chain-wrapping class, which teaches students how to link chain together with wrapping wire and beads and lasts one to two hours. During the 90-minute basic-beading class, bauble buffs learn ornamentation fundamentals, such as standard jewelry length, the uses of different-gauged soft wire, and the proper handling of crimping tools for styling your '80s-themed hair summit. Both classes include all supplies.
In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right?within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services?from foundation checks to express facials?allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.
Bow hunting since 1970, Clyde Hartsell knew his passion lay in the sport and what the great outdoors had to offer. While working as an executive at McDonald's, Clyde entered tournament after tournament, honing his skills and surrounding himself with other bowmen at the Tomo-Chi-Chi archery club who shared his enthusiasm for the ancient hunting tools. During training and tournaments, however, Clyde quickly realized the sights and scopes available to him were not up to snuff, lacking the precision a professional archer requires.
After Clyde met his wife, Jean, the two teamed up to start their own archery business and immediately began crafting McKenzie 3-D shooting cards. Now the duo helps equip other bowmen through a retail shop that supplies sights, arrows, rests, and bows. The two also welcome archers to their 18-lane indoor range to practice in a professional environment.