Wares from brands including Joe's Jeans and Liz Henry parade along Apricot Lane's shelves. The shop's staff stays savvy to fashion trends in order to help outfit fashionistas with threads ranging from shimmering shirts to straightforward dresses ($44–$100) inside exposed-brick walls, awash with warm lighting. A rainbow of tops ($28+) highlight upper halves with a variety of textures and cuts, and Miss Me jeans, designed exclusively for the store, add a unique touch to ensembles without the risks of a social-security-number monogram. Though the boutique's selection varies according to the season and international denim crops, patrons may don accessories including guitar-pick necklaces and a smorgasbord of shoes.
Alyssa Farmer opened Lace Bridal Boutique in August 2011 to help brides-to-be envision their big day with designer dresses and gorgeous accessories. Relying on an attention to detail, Alyssa and her consultants give soonlyweds one-on-one attention as they search for the perfect feather fascinators, rhinestone earrings, and veils. Their expert eyes rove over guests as they don sample dresses from designers such as Mikaella and Paloma Blanca. The shop's chandelier light casts a lambent glow that glints off the gowns and glittering accessories and illuminates chocolate-colored walls and pristine white trim.
Alyssa also curates a bedazzled selection of special occasion dresses—including looks from MacDuggal, Tony Bowls, and Sherri Hill—which wrap physiques in perfect style for prom, homecoming, or a date with a candelabra.
Bursting with deluxe gifts and fine paper products, Jodie Badon helps customers prep for birthday bashes, baby showers, engagement parties, and other festive events. Replace flowerpots made of solidified air pollution with recycled-glass vases ($5–$60), or make pudgie pies over campfires of candles by Lafco ($20–$55), Illume ($10–$45), and Seda France ($15–$50). Shoppers seeking gifts for graduations, bat mitzvahs, and puppy weddings may choose from a wide selection of Vera Bradley stationery and handbags ($12+), travel accessories, and items for outdoor entertaining. Elegant invitations ($0.75+ each) impress potential guests and set the tone for successful events. Jodie Badon’s resident stamp-lickers will ship purchases anywhere in the U.S., and its nimble cashiers will mask any item in fancy gift-wrap free of charge.
Brown's has been a leader in the picture framing industry nationwide since they opened in 1965. Recognizing the need for preservation of all things being framed, Brown's only stocks the highest quality materials for framing. Their artists are second to none and they proudly display the work of 30 artists from Miss.
The craftsmen at both Image Gallery Frame Shops pour more than 20 years of experience into each piece as they crown artwork, family photos, and precious mementos with traditional and eco-friendly mouldings. They combine these frames—many of which are harvested from managed and sustainable forests—with acid-free archival mats and conservation-quality glass to ensure memories withstand the test of time. Upon request, they can also use nonreflective museum glass to keep portraits from being startled by their own reflections.
In addition to custom framing, artisans stretch canvases, display three-dimensional objects in shadow boxes, and repair broken frames. When they aren't working in the shop, framers travel to customers' homes to assist with design needs and custom mirrors. For those with bare walls, an online gallery provides access to more than 3,300 images, which can be printed on paper or canvas and shipped for free to either shop for framing.