Not much compares to a sports fan’s loyalty to their school, and loyal fans choose Fan Outfitters as the best place to find Cardinals gear, apparel, and gifts. The shop equips supporters of all ages with T-shirts, jackets, hats, and sunglasses, as well as Adidas gear emblazoned with the University of Louisville insignia, ranging from hats and shirts to equipment bags and footballs. Fan Outfitters even carries products for kids, prepping the next generation of fans with shoes, dresses, and pacifiers. Their gifts make great presents for all occasions, whether celebrating the start of basketball season or helping your neighbor build a wall of baseball caps between your properties.
No one gets to be a kid more than once, but thanks to Re-Kid, the same pair of pint-sized jeans can delight more than one chid. The store specializes in re-selling kids' clothing, with styles that run the gamut form baby onesies to size 14 fashions. Their basics, such as Nike sneakers and Gap tees, complement Matilda Jane dresses and other outfits for special occasions, such as pre-school prom dresses. Meanwhile, the assortment of re-sold gear includes Carter sleepers for napping tots, along with assorted toys, books, and kid-friendly videos.
Boasting more than 60 years of history, Howard Curry Shoes continues to fit the feet of central Kentucky residents with some of the industry's top brands, which today includes New Balance, Clarks, Merrell, and Allen Edmonds, among others. The business is especially well versed in children's footwear, stocking infant through youth sizes and providing custom fittings when necessary. At its entrance, Howard Curry Shoes employs the famous Talking Tree, who has greeted shoe shoppers and used his roots for several generations.
Diamond View Farm owner Kristen Bagdasarian and assistant trainer Shane Mullens share their wealth of riding knowledge during lessons for beginner through advanced. Their facility features both an indoor and outdoor arena, and hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including ladies nights and an educational Saddle Club for youth riders under the age of 18. During the holiday season, Kristen and Shane adorn Diamond View with festive decor and dish out hot cocoa after lessons.
In 1921, Ruth Hunt turned a penchant for candy-making into a business that quickly outgrew her home’s kitchen. Today, guests can visit the factory in Mt. Sterling and peruse a selection of more than 70 candy varieties and gifts such as signature boxes, gift baskets, holiday tins filled with the companies' favorite products, Elmwood Inn teas, Ale 8 One products, Kentucky cookbooks, and simply Kentucky jam cakes. Ruth Hunt Candies is a KY Proud company where customers during factory tours can see chefs stilling using original methods, making candy by hand as well as using the same copper kettles that Ruth Tharpe Hunt used to mix together high quality ingredients including real whipping cream, roasted nuts, and additive-free chocolate.
Sugar & Spice shines a spotlight on boys and girls. The business has two sides, serving as a boutique clothing shop as well as a venue for birthday parties and special events. New shirts, dresses, shoes, and other items arrive on shelves regularly; the shop's Facebook page keeps customers up to date on new arrivals. For parties, hosts supply everything needed, including cake and activities, which range from making friendship bracelets to appraising the gemstones on the birthday girl's tiara.