Baby Grand sheathes small ones in fashionable accessories and carries furniture, slings, wraps, and baby clothing for moms and moms-to-be. Cloak a trend-setting tyke in the bamboo romper ($28.50), a vintage-style onesie decorated with snaps, making it easy to remove. The funky farmyard activity gym's dangling livestock and noise-making plush toys can entertain bored babies ($65). The laminated buckle bag ($70) boasts a foldout changing pad and insulated bottle bag and comes in a variety of popular prints to fool passersby of its contents. The baby boutique's Balboa Baby adjustable sling ($56) is capable of carrying an 8–25-pound baby or roasted chicken.
Boasting over 7,000 certified used clubs, 2nd Swing is a one-stop shop for budding golfers and long-driving enthusiasts. Customers can finally replace the walking canes and dinosaur fossils that occupy their golf bags by perusing a head-spinning selection of drivers, irons, and putters preserved in top-notch condition. Each club is thoroughly inspected for dents, fractures, and chicken pox, ensuring that golfers will be satisfied with their purchases. Check out a Titleist 775.CB steel 6-iron ($29.99), a Callaway Tuttle putter ($49.99), or a Titleist Vokey chrome 200 wedge steel ($39.99) that’s handy for keeping territorial birds at bay. Additionally, visitors will be able to test out clubs such as the Callaway Great Big Bertha II 415 driver ($69.99) at a local course or driving range, instead of ricocheting balls off cars in the parking lot. 2nd Swing also accepts trade-ins on clubs.
Custom T-shirt Central hands the creative reins to customers, letting them design their own graphics for T-shirts, sweatshirts, and onesies. After uploading a hand-sketched masterpiece, crafting a computerized image, or selecting a picture from the store’s extensive gallery, an easy-to-navigate online program helps turn pixelated dreams into realities on the chosen garment. The software displays fabric color to ensure complementary hues. It also lets designers size and position sayings or cartoons so that they’re big enough to read from afar or tiny enough to bring curious passersby close enough to bite. After the composition is perfected, personalized attire arrives by mail.
Bridal parties at Bay Salon & Boutique are greeted with breakfast snacks and mimosas before stylists turn their full attention to crafting a creative look for the big day. This kind of pampering is the norm even for clients just stopping in for a monthly trim. No matter the occasion, guests are feted with organic coffee and gourmet desserts as they chew on an idea for a new look. In the chair, heads are tended to with Aveda and Pureology products that deeply condition locks and are the only way to remove most types of confetti.
Style transformations continue in the boutique, which displays dramatic necklaces, sleek clutches, and cozy scarves made by local and national designers. Those who don’t wear their purchases out of the store get them gift wrapped for free.
Once Upon A Child is a nationwide franchise with conceptual roots in the time-honored hand-me-down tradition. Taking into account how quickly babies outgrow buggies and toddlers master Roth IRAs, the stores help parents to keep their kids happily equipped with age-appropriate apparati without breaking the piggy bank. In addition to stocking its shelves with goods and gear from popular kiddie brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Fisher-Price, Graco, Playskool, Abercrombie, Justice, and Polo, Once Upon A Child buys and sells gently used items, not only making deep discounts possible, but also helping to replenish family funds. Pick up tenderly used apparel, sizes Newborn to 18, such as tank tops ($1.50–$3.50), jeans ($5.50–$12), shoes ($1.50–$12), or formal dress wear ($7.50–$12) ideal for kindergarten rap duels. Peruse the store's various hair accessories, or opt for cloth diapers by Fuzzibunz at the Shakopee location (both new stock).