For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.
Founded in 1988, Second Sole has laced its way to the forefront of footwear fitters, bedecking Cleveland’s jogging throngs in quality shoes conforming to each individual’s physical specs and running aspirations. An experienced staff that includes cross-country coaches and Division I runners will help you pick the perfect shoes from a vast selection of top brands, such as Adidas, ASICS, New Balance, and Nike. Treat tender toe-holders to a sleek pair of ASICS GT-2160 sneakers or encase your hooves in a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11s (both $100), winners of Runner’s World’s “Best Update”. Legs jealous of all the attention garnered by their nether-neighbors can dry their resentful tears on the chafe-eliminating DryLete fabric of Saucony Men's Omni LX Tight II pants ($65).
In 1887, 17-year-old Italian immigrant Salvatore Capezio moved to New York to sell theatrical shoes, opening his first shop near the old Metropolitan Opera House. Of course, he quickly found himself dealing with the intense demands of the professional dancers that frequented the store, and Capezio began challenging himself to master the delicate balance and construction of pointe shoes. By the 1930s, his designs carried dancers across the stages of Broadway, and innovations bearing his name continue to appear today in such television and film productions as Dancing with the Stars and Black Swan. Committed to the needs of performers in dance, theater, and recreation, the Capezio - Wayne team continues to fulfill young Sal's legacy by crafting footwear for ballet, tap, and ballroom dancing, and gymnastics.
In business since 1912 and currently operated by a sixth-generation furrier, Vollbracht Furs preserves and protects pelts inside the upscale Summit Mall. Upon request, bonded drivers pick up furry garments from homes, businesses, or backyard tree forts and carry them to the family-owned shop. An authorized fur-care specialist then cleans, combs, and conditions furs to enhance durability and softness, while repairing small rips and tears in order to thwart further damage. A temperature-, humidity-, and light-controlled storage facility prevents furs from drying out, oxidizing, or prematurely aging, while protecting them from the thieving paws of chilly teddy bears. Vollbracht Furs will store vestments for any stretch of time through December 2012, with customers expected to pick up their furs by the following January.
Next’s cultivated selection of men’s and women’s contemporary clothing and shoes is a snapshot of today’s hottest urban wear. Patrons can waltz in and spoil their style-starved soul sacks with designer fashions such as G Star denim, Diesel, Nike, PF Flyers, and Jeffrey Campbell, and they can slip on a pair of men’s canvas Vans ($45) or women’s Michael Antonio suede pumps ($48) before gleefully spinning away on street-side light posts. Prevent the itchy leg rashes that result from running through the neighbor’s garden with a pair of durable designer Nudie Denim jeans ($189–$299), or make a grand entrance with a women’s G Star tank dress ($65). A friendly and fashion-forward staff will happily assist you in piecing together a stylish ensemble or string quartet.
Rather than smoke, the electronic cigarettes at 21 Century Smoking release puffs of water vapor, delivering nicotine without the tar, ash, and known carcinogens that come from smoking cigarettes. And according to 21 Century Smoking, regular smokers can save substantial amounts of money by making the switch to their products. The devices are available in four designs and multiple colors, and the potency of each nicotine cartridge can be adjusted to individual preference. Choose from flavors such as tobacco, menthol, vanilla, blueberry, and coffee.