Exercising skills learned from gaining a BFA in gold and silversmithing from SUNY New Paltz, Erica Zap turns out breathtaking jewelry that she displays in her store along with a multitude of other outfit-finishing accessories. The jewelry's contemporary design exemplifies Zap's belief in the beauty of geometry, particularly in the Covertable Pendant necklace ($90), which utilizes quartz, tiger-eye, and brass to coalesce various colors, shapes, and textures in one necklace. Two classic materials—pearl and turquoise—band together in the Pearl and Stone bracelet ($48), fashioning a unique wrist concealer or sophisticated Keebler elf belt. Nature shines elegantly from Triple Leaf earrings ($75), crafted from sterling silver. Inspired by her parents' international handcraft shop, Zap also stocks her store with other stunning goods, including scarves ($28), hats ($15–$30), and handbags ($38–$50).
Whether someone wants a custom T-shirt, calendar, or iPhone case, Zazzle helps them get it. The online site helps customers express their personalities through original creations. Customers first select a template, such as a blank mug or even a skateboard, and then add their own designs. They can then choose to upload photos to items; for example, invitations to a child's 9th birthday party can sport pictures of that child's 8th birthday wish not coming true. Zazzle is also a hub where artists can sell their designs for customers to use on blank templates.
The styles in the window and the way people pay might have changed since Berk’s Store opened up shop in 1900, but the store still maintains its commitment to providing its customers high-quality casual footwear and apparel. As they peruse the store, shoppers can find boxes filled with desert boots by Clarks, sstylish flats by Toms and Dansko, and the ghosts of basketball players past wearing classic Chuck Taylor high-tops by Converse. For those who prefer to shop by phone or telegram, the store offers free shipping within the continental United States.
Independently owned and operated, Sneaker Junkies features an eclectic array of dashing duds, spanning the spectrum of high-top sneakers, graphic tees, stylish jackets, and hip accessories. Don a Stüssy or Kid Robot T-shirt, liven up ligaments with a pair of gold Reebok trainers ($80), and deflect bird bombardiers with the power of a Crooks and Castles cap ($40). Since Sneaker Junkies speaks fashion-forward foot language, it stocks a wide variety of emerging and established brands such as Nike, Puma, Hellz Bellz, and Married to the Mob.
SummersJewels.com constantly updates its inventory to keep pace with evolving trends. The colorful website showcases bright, fanciful plumes that dangle from feather earrings, cubic zirconia sparkling in ornate ring settings, and colorful Swarovski crystal encrusting classic sterling silver. Pearls glow and crystals sparkle on formal bridal and prom jewelry by brands such as Ed Hardy, Disney, and Liz Claiborne, and a line of celebrity-inspired rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces inspire customers to reproduce their favorite looks from the silver screen. Accessories for kids, teenagers, and adults include grillz and headbands. SummersJewels.com also carries men’s fashion jewelry such as bicycle-chain bracelets and delicate cufflinks, which bind the shirt cuffs of a stylish man or of two very devoted men using the buddy system.