U.S. Trading Company’s battalion of helpful jewelry devotees adorns sparkle-less appendages with classy, dangling baubles. Outfit lonely ears with eye-catching sterling-silver earrings ($1.99–$29.99). Collarbones bask in the colorful attention of necklaces ($2.99+), which can complement T-shirt casualness or dress up gowns made out of T-shirts. Shiny circles of never-ending style encompass wrists as guests slip on slender ouroboros bracelets ($2.99–$25).
The founders of Generation Gems started their company with one product in mind: a single bracelet for moms and grandmothers bearing all the names of their kids or grandkids. Today, they engrave all sorts of gifts for a more personalized touch, including key chains, travel mugs, and more.
The selection at Value Village rarely ever stays the same?that's because each location boasts a rotation of 30,000 items each week, sourced from charitable organizations and wholesalers. Among this sprawling selection, customers will find a cavalcade of new and gently used clothing, ranging from jeans to shirts to dresses, be they in classic, vintage styles or modern trends. Additionally, they'll also find a huge selection of furniture such as couches and tables, along with electronics, appliances, toys, and housewares to place on and around them.
Clothes and furniture find new life at Red Racks Thrift Stores. Through donations, the staffers at the store's 13 locations fill their racks and shelves with thousands of second-hand items for kids and adults, including name-brand garments from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, The Loft, and Donna Karan New York. They also stock furniture and other miscellaneous goods, such as books and home décor.
And something odd happens when these items arrive at checkout—the register doesn't ring up any sales tax. That's because Red Racks is a nonprofit organization, and all proceeds go to benefit the Disabled American Veterans, an organization that has advocated on behalf of veterans for more than nine decades. Red Racks' altruistic mission has proved successful so far—the inventory of each store typically turns over every 3–4 weeks.
Blue Moon Activewear, which Alive Magazine rated 2010’s "Best Place to Buy Workout Gear,” stocks more than 30 top brands of practical, comfortable, stylish clothes—clothes meant to gracefully accommodate every day’s activities, be they yoga, cycling, running, or running to catch a yoga class, not to be imprisoned in a the back corner of a closet alongside the half-finished jigsaw puzzle “for tomorrow.” Some of Blue Moon Activewear’s most popular lines of tanks, pants, and pullovers include Beyond Yoga, Ion Actif, prAna, Pure Karma, Rese Pilates and Calvin Klein Performance. The boutique’s exclusive Falke line adjusts to movement and temperature as bodies bound, using European ergonomically designed technology to achieve maximum flexibility. Exercisers with an eye for color can try the Ion Actif workout jean pant in chocolate ($72) or the contrast pant in snake ($65).