In 2004, Spier & Mackay's founders discovered that men's fashion was at an impasse—there was no middle-ground between individually tailored shirts from small, family run shops and the mass-produced, overpriced sheaths of branded designers. Spurred by this realization, they were inspired to build a clothing company that would act as the needed bridge.
Spier & Mackay is dedicated to handcrafting affordable, high-quality men's fashions in their own production facility using the time-honoured techniques of London's Jermyn Street tailors. Their classic, contemporary, and casual button-down shirts, which are made of 100% Egyptian Giza cotton, swaddle men in tasteful pinstripes, solids, and plaids in a wide variety of colours. Besides their collection of more than 400 shirts, the tailors at Spier & Mackay will hand-sew customized suits and shirts to any man's measurements, and their accent pieces, such as handmade silk ties and unique cufflinks, smartly class up any ensemble or black-tie snowman.
Kaboom Fireworks stocks a large assortment of pyrotechnics, including sparklers, fountains, and mortars that launch into the sky before bursting into showers of brilliant colour. Throughout the year, they also offer special giveaways to customers depending on how much they purchase in-store.
Shoppers can also find party favours such as confetti cannons and glow-in-the-dark jewellery. Before lighting a fuse, check out the company's safety tips, where you can get information about everything from what makes a good fireworks show to where fireworks should be stored and why they aren't efficient at toasting s'mores.
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa?s mix of classic spa treatments can also help slim bodies, remove hair, and beautify faces, using a package-free, vegan skincare line completely void of chemical sunscreens and preservatives, oxygen, perfumes and fragrances, and mineral oils.
Black-and-white billboards of beautiful, scantily clad men and women have become synonymous with Calvin Klein's underwear line. In 1982, the company debuted its designer underwear with artistic ad campaigns that grabbed the attention of the public as they passed through Times Square or slurped up cereal milk in between commercial breaks. The impression the gray-toned billboards made in the ‘80s has had a lasting effect—Calvin Klein remains one of the top underwear retailers in the world to this day. That, of course, is not the only reason for its enduring success. The garments include seamless hipsters, all-lace triangle bras, and low-rise trunks made from 100% cotton.
TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
The Petite Feet Sample Sale fills convention spaces with designer shoes discounted by as much as 80 per cent. Up to 20,000 pairs of shoes from designers such as BCBGeneration, Franco Sarto, Jessica Simpson, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's, and Sam Edelman overflow from shelves and bins in sizes 5–10. Shoe aficionados scour the grounds and test finds in the ample aisles as they hone in on the perfect pair of pumps, sandals, boots, or fly-fishing waders.