The expert figure fortifiers at Whispers from Lady Olga snugly support endowments with a bounty of bewitching brassieres ($30–$76) ranging in size from 30AA to 52J. Offering complimentary bra fittings, the shop bestows buxom beauty with brands including Wacoal and Le Mystère, and panties ($12–$40) and body shapers from Spanx and Hanky Panky await to shelter southern precincts. Casual pajamas ($25–$85) mingle with their more sophisticated counterparts, including a plethora of chemises ($38–$89), cozy robes ($42–$100), and leopard-lined dunce caps.
From University of Connecticut Husky T-shirts to hot sauce, Statement USA supplies customers with a hodgepodge of eclectic gifts and apparel. College and sports gear rep New England institutions such as Yale and the Boston Red Sox with hats, hoodies, and shirts. Other gift options include small tokens, such as keychains and magnets, as well as edible foodstuffs and a random assortment of kids' toys including Lego kits to build a miniature city or college diploma.
In business since 1953, the family-owned Hebert Jewelers offers shimmering accessories for any taste, with every piece hand-selected for beauty, quality, and style. Twinkling gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and gems beckon jewel-hunters to the cases, which show off myriad well-crafted baubles, along with an assortment of Pandora-style beads ($15–$45) and Murano glass pendants. Wind the freshwater-pearl cuff bracelets about your wrists ($29.95) or dangle sterling-silver hoop earrings off ears ($15+). Hebert’s experienced staff helps Valentine's Day shoppers find the perfect gift, ensuring that newly acquired adornments become beloved keepsakes and are never melted down to form extravagant thrones for despots living in your attic.
Situated in a cozy mid-nineteenth century farmhouse on the village green, Village Vogue Boutique transforms closets with an array of stylish clothing and accessories. Classic handbags, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind accessories, such as a 1940s ostrich-feather-adorned velvet hat ($35), send shoppers into bygone eras of fashion. Also boasting contemporary attire from brands such as Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, and Armani, Village Vogue Boutique sets patrons up with both casual and formal ensembles as well as sleek accents, such as flexible-jewelry art in four bold hues ($16). Brides-to-be and hopeful coat racks can browse the stash of as many as 30 sophisticated wedding gowns in sizes 2–18, ranging from vintage designs from the 1940s to recent creations from high-end designers. A lustrous green-satin dress, featured in The Pink Panther film ($129) and accented with crystal beads, pairs well with a gemstone cuff-bracelet ($24), supplying enough sparkle for a night out or an evening spent illuminating airport landing strips.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.