Meltdown Snowboard Shop purveys athletic gear and apparel for sports involving boards, skis, and BMX bikes. In the winter, snowboards by brands such as Burton, Forum, and Gnu fill the shop. In the summer, paddleboards by Bic Sport and Jimmy Lewis float into stock, along with longboards by GoldCoast, Dregs, and Lush. Athletic apparel and accessories bolster a wide range of outdoor pursuits, from hiking up tranquil foothills to biking away from overly chatty mountain goats. Men and women’s clothing provides tip-to-toe epidermal coverage, and all-purpose backpacks hold gear safely and conveniently.
In addition to guiding guests through an extensive selection of boots and bindings, the expert staff maintains slope-shredding equipment with meticulous tune-up services. Patrons can drop off beloved skis or snowboards for overnight upkeep sessions at the shop, bidding tearful goodbyes and making sure they packed their night lights.
The designer-savvy shoe stewards at Town Shoes show off diverse pairs of women's and men's footwear from a feast of noted brands. Seasonal women’s styles adorn the store, from ankle wraps such as Steve Madden gladiator sandals ($99.95) to denim sneakers and well-ventilated flats, such as a pair of Havaianas ($33.95). Dress shoes also line the shelves, waiting in anticipation for a gala invite or a marriage proposal from a nervous pair of leather oxfords. Toes stand at attention in men’s military-style boots or soak in sunny rays while tossing toe-ring Frisbees in beach-ready sandals. While customers shop, shoe scholars are on hand to provide consultations on fit-and-flatter quotient, offering advice such as which metallic foot coverings will garner the most envious glances from fashion-forward robots.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Booksmarts's word gurus pack their store with an assortment of clothes, giftware, and books, including new releases, best sellers, and hidden treasures all priced at up to 80 per cent below cover price. Customers can navigate across shelves in search of the latest mystery novel, pick out a new dinner menu in the cooking section, or watch as characters spring to life and shout out their story's hidden motifs from between the pages of graphic novels. Readers share Conor Grennan's moving experiences in Little Princes ($9.99) before delving into the minds of one of literature's most controversial figures in Jeff Lindsay's Dexter in the Dark ($6.99). Literary-themed T-shirts come in an assortment of sizes for both kids ($19.99+) and adults ($24.99), and customers' favourite wordsmiths weigh down a variety of tote bags ($15.99).
Garnat alters and dry cleans garments with a time-tested blend of machine-like precision and high-end eco-friendly products. Stain-purging vapours permeate plain dress shirts ($3), two-piece suits ($16.95), and dresses ($15.50+) to expunge grime and residual regret about not finishing clown school. Queen- or king-size bedspreads ($21.05) and duvets ($30+) get refreshed before wrapping sleep rafts in slumber-bringing comfort. On-site alterations shorten or lengthen leg-hugging garbs such as trousers ($9.70+) and skirts ($11.75), and jackets are trimmed up for a better fit ($1.10+/inch), readying them for next season before they go into closet hibernation. Customers can also opt for same-day service in the event of an impending soiree or a rapidly dwindling supply of invisibility serum.