Meta Exchange owners Wendy and Michael Dolan gather designer apparel from premium brands, including 7 For All Mankind, J. Crew, and Abercrombie & Fitch, inside their sunlit store. The Dolans acquire some items on consignment and buy others outright, stocking racks with a wide variety of in-season apparel for men, women, and sentient store mannequins. A rotating cast of accessories highlights colorful jewelry and like-new handbags from brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs.
The team of optometrists and opticians at Eye Works keeps eyes healthy and in focus with thorough eye exams, preventative care, and a selection of stylish frames and specially designed lenses. After doctors prescribe new lenses and screen for ocular diseases, customers can pick from frames by designers such as Kenneth Cole, Nine West, BCBG, and Ted Baker as the staff helps match each pair to their individual faces and styles.
With a wide assortment of brand-name fashions, Brother's bedecks men and women alike in stylish threads for all occasions. While gents dress in sophisticated Michael Kors suits and Calvin Klein tuxedos, female fashionistas can drape themselves in designer dresses from Kay Celine and Fabrizio Gianni. For more casual wear, women can don floral print skirts, Juicy Couture sweatshirts, or a Michael Stars vanilla tank ($46), while male meatsuits nab a mix of polos and embroidered button downs. To keep your body’s bottom half covered and ward off attacks by Ninja Turtle underoos, customers can browse the selection of premium denim from brands such as True Religion and 7 For All Mankind. Meanwhile, feet occupy themselves by wrestling with fashionable footwear such as Cole Haan loafers for men and women's Chinese Laundry shoes ($49.99). Brother's also boasts an assortment of accessories, including watches, necklaces, bags, and money clips for those who carry their cash around instead of burying it in their backyard until it multiplies.
The optical experts at Clifton Eye Center examine peepers and correct blurry vision with prescription lenses couched in designer frames. During a new-patient comprehensive exam ($110), a skilled optometrist evaluates eyes' focus, accuracy, and reactivity to light or compliments. Patrons with a prescription in hand can acquire sight correctors such as single-vision plastic lenses ($60) in frames by Cole Haan ($172.50–$185) or Michael Kors ($125–$167.50). Visitors can explore parallel racks of designer eyewear, selecting frames such as petite-fit BCBG Max Azria frames ($172.50–$197.50) that flatter faces without pinching noses or elbowing ears.
When students of optometry learn how to fit contact lenses, there’s a good chance they pick up The Fitting Guide for Contact Lenses, a textbook co-authored by Dr. Roger F. Shaw, III of Southern Eye Center. As an authority on lens fitting, Dr. Shaw carefully scrutinizes each eye and pinpoints factors that make it a candidate for specific lenses. In addition to continually exercising his skills at Southern Eye Center, he disseminates his knowledge as an adjunct professor with three colleges of optometry. Dr. Ann Hardin Shaw joins Dr. Roger Shaw at Southern Eye Center, contributing expertise in the areas of nutrition and vision care for children with special needs. The duo draws on a full repertoire of ocular measurement equipment to determine prescriptions, prep eyes for corrective LASIK surgery, or tailor comfortably curved pairs of contact lenses or eye umbrellas.:m]]