The stockade of new and gently used goods at Hinds Hospice Thrift Store bestows surrounding communities with a multifarious cove of everyday items, collectibles, and hidden treasures. Stock barren bookshelves with paperback books ($0.25+) or stabilize a wobbly house on stilts with the tenacious reinforcement of a hardback tome ($1.50+). Stylish pairs of women’s shoes ($8+) wait patiently for ankle inhabitants, and a wide variety of vintage furniture ($35+) stands by to enliven barren apartments or uninviting human terrariums. Proffering goods for every occasion, season, or made-up holiday, the thrifty store also stocks an expansive selection of kitchenware, sporting goods, and appliances.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Sports Station has been providing athletes and sports enthusiasts with quality team apparel for more than 20 years at its Central Valley location in the Fashion Fair Mall. Locally owned and operated, Sports Station boasts an impressive collection of athletic gear and team paraphernalia from area squads and beyond. Broadcast your fandom to passersby with a crisp new jacket ($59.99–$250), sweatshirt ($45–$99.99), or T-shirt ($19.99–$29.99). Or assume the identity of your favorite professional athlete with Sports Station’s authentic NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL jerseys, available for both adults ($45.99–$300) and kids ($29.99–$89.99). Meanwhile, hats ($18.99–$36.99) provide the perfect opportunity to support your favorite team while simultaneously covering unruly noodle nests or brainslugs.
Twee Boutique & Gallery promotes community-minded commerce by stocking its charming shelves with merchandise produced by independent artists, designers, and craftspeople from the Fresno area, most working within a 20-mile radius of the shop. As you take a stroll through Twee, feast your rods and cones on the boutique's handmade one-of-a-kinderies, including well-crafted stationery and greeting cards ($3–$16), jewelry ($12–$50), purses and messenger bags ($20–$50), and all-natural soaps and lotions ($3–$5). Treat your consumer-conscious dachshund to a handmade dog collar ($14), or get hooked on Fresno buttons by designer Alexa Westerfield ($1), recently featured on FresnoBeehive.com.
Lucky Brand bedecks bodies in an array of tattered and torn jeans, including hand-distressed premium denim, tops, and accessories. Each pair of jeans (starting at $79.50) is washed, treated, and distressed, resulting in strategically frayed hems, patched knees, and pockets full of gravel. Lavish lady legs with the Sweet N Straight, which have frayed denim and a straight style (starting at $79.50), or the low-rise Charlie flare, which widen at the leg opening for a '70s vibe and have enough room to conceal an ankle swollen from a partial break (starting at $99). The 221 Original Straight styles let menfolk garb their gams in a classic cowboy style (starting at $99), and the 121 Heritage Slim fits closely embrace extremities for a more tailored look (starting at $129).
Plato's Closet carries a wide assortment of gently used men's and women's clothing and accessories, ranging from affordable high-end retail brands to finer designer items. Surrounded by discounts of as much as 70% off retail price, uninhibited shoppers can construct a complete outfit or six without having to empty their wallets to pan for river diamonds. All of the merchandise that Plato's Closet stocks—including shoes, skirts, tanks, clutches, and more—is held to a strict quality standard and generally dates from the past 12 to 18 months. The racks of goods (individual items are often priced at less than $10) rotate constantly and the front door goes ajar seven days a week, leaving a wide timeframe for store-crossed shoppers and garments to unite under seasonal practicality or astrologically illogical harmony.