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).
The key to Zazzle.com’s success isn’t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories—it’s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website’s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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.