The sisters behind Compassion Couture want their customers to be able to live cruelty-free lives without forfeiting their style. To help them do so, Jill and Tracey stock their store’s physical and virtual shelves with animal-friendly shoes, bags, accessories, and skincare products designed by companies dedicated to sustainable and ethical production methods.
Voted No. 2 Jeans Store by Long Island Press readers in 2009, Max & Gino's offers a stylish cornucopia of young women's garb, suitable for occasions both casual and dressy. Denim leggings and jeggings hold gams in a stylish embrace ($48+), and sweater- or poncho-shaped knitted chestplates from Brandy Melville, Wildfox, and Vintage Havana free arms from tyrannical goose-bumps colonies ($74+). Devotees of Free People can select from the full line ($40+), perhaps choosing a feminine, bohemian-rocker frock that billows romantically in the breeze of a freshly launched space shuttle. Butter Super Soft blankets ($59.50) keep extremities warm, aided by Butter's luxurious sweatpants, tanks, tees, and a limited-edition collection of vintage-feel hoodies, each carefully distressed by hand using mildly upsetting finger puppets.
At Let’s Accessorize, friendly staffers guide stylish shoppers through shelves stuffed with jewelry and hair adornments, ranging from cheap and chic to superluxe. Browsers can let favorite fingers earn the right to their smug demeanors with rings ($20+), and bracelets remind arms of their boundaries in a roundabout way ($10–$400). An array of eye-catching necklaces ($20–$400) and earrings ($20–$200) prove that even talking heads are good for more than just intellectual insights.
Like a sort of paint-by-numbers for weight loss, the Diet Center's four distinct dieting programs make shedding weight an easy step-by-step process. Each program includes detailed information about what to eat and makes food options accessible for every individual's daily routine. For instance, the Exclusively You program relies on structured and easy-to-follow meal plans that clients can create in their own kitchen, while the Instant Shape Up plan utilizes ready-made meal replacements and snacks, ideal for those who rarely have time to cook. Regardless of which program the client chooses, Diet Center's knowledgeable staff will answer all questions and inquiries along the way, just as they have for the past 40 years.
Inmotion Clothing's staff stitches together friendliness and fluency in the wares they purvey to guide customers through an easy shopping experience. Throughout each of the store's two locations, an array of activewear—such as jackets by The North Face and Ugg gloves, hats, and boots—prepares explorers for journeys through the wilderness or stocking an industrial meat freezer. Inmotion also stocks dresses, cardigans, and sneakers ornamented with artistic images, as well as a number of specialty summer-camp items, including neon tees, shorts, and bathing suits.