After a frustratingly flip-flopless trip to Las Vegas, Flip Flop Shops’ co-founder Sarah Towne teamed up with the business-savvy Todd Giatrelis to open a store dedicated to serving people in need of comfy open-toed footwear. Each of their locations boasts a wide collection of brands – including Havaianas, Volcom, Reef, and Teva – to ensure shoppers find an ideal pair.
Discovery Toys are fun, kid-powered, education toys and games for all ages and abilities. Discovery Toys also has a Special Needs Guide for children and adults with special needs as well as an Autism Toy Chart that matches toys and games to the specific needs of the child/adult.
Going above and beyond skiing and tennis, the affiliated shops of Ski & Sport Station, Ski & Tennis Station, and the Board Room equip athletes for a variety of different sports, including snowboarding, lacrosse, wakeboarding, and skateboarding. Bravely approach the coming winter with brand-name outerwear, featuring such brands as Burton, Patagonia, Ugg, K-2, and The North Face. A fetching fall ensemble might include a venture jacket from The North Face ($99.99), a pair of Rainbow sandals (starting at $39.99), and a Babolat tennis racquet (starting at $119.99) for batting away attacking foliage. As winter approaches, summer items such as the Quicksilver and Billabong wakeboards go on sale, before they wisely pack up their family cockapoo and head down to Naples for the colder months. Ski & Tennis Station also services equipment, including tuning skis and same-day racquet stringing for last-minute downhill tennis matches.
The friendly bloom bearers at George K. Walker Florist have embellished special occasions with fresh, colorful floral arrangements for almost 40 years. The FTD orchid trio ($50.99+) croon a floral-scented lullaby from their perches in three 4-inch ceramic vases, and the yellow lily, yellow roses, and other sunshine-colored blossoms in an FTD Flourishing Garden basket ($49.99+) can cheer up a morose coffee table still moping over its argument with the living-room couch. Alternatively, opt for a special-occasion package, such as an FTD birthday bouquet ($55.99+) bursting with gerbera daisies or an FTD Big Hug bouquet ($50.99+) that greets newborns with a vase of pillowy purple lisianthus grasped by a fuzzy 6-inch stuffed bear.
When sports fans need to transform their house into a shrine devoted to their favorite team, Replay Photos is happy to oblige with high quality portrait photos and prints of every NBA team, every NFL team, and more than 130 college teams. Their framed and unframed prints capture thrilling moments and commemorate special events, including players standing around gabbing, slamming down a dunk, and the moment when teams win a national championship, and then stand around gabbing. They also sport unique wall art for 90 different college campuses, which is emblazoned with iconic landmarks and phrases unique to each school.
Plato’s Closet curates a collection of gently used name-brand apparel, incentivizing their customers to bring in their own quality used clothing for cash. Each week, the staff pores over piles of clothing and accessories in search of young and on-trend sweaters, dresses, shorts, and hazmat suits from such brands as Hollister, Abercrombie, Steve Madden, J.Crew, Guess, and American Eagle. After picking out the best clothes and accessories, the staff reshelves items, priced at up to 70% off their retail value. The style-savvy staff aims to keep the shop’s stock in line with current trends and classic fashion statements, generally choosing only pieces that are 12–18 months old. Most of the available apparel comes in sizes 0–16 for women and waist size 28–40 for men.