Vintage and bohemian-inspired apparel, costume jewelry, and eye-catching gifts drape from eclectic props at Cloverleaf Boutique, drawing shoppers in with their whimsy and charm. "The Cloverleaf is one of those stores you notice while driving by and think: 'I've got to stop in there,'" said Jennifer Palmer of NewsOK. Colorful throw pillows mingle with kitschy lampshades, and cowboy boots line up for the opportunity to dance with flouncy dresses. Cloverleaf Boutique's one-of-a-kind outfits and gift ideas evolve from season to season.
Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.
All the Rage Fashions' savvy staff helps to enliven wardrobes with an ample selection of gently used designer clothes and accessories from brands such as Ethel & Myrtle. Bracelets in pairs or dozens accentuate wrists with wooden beads, animal prints, faux-diamond glitz, and multi-colored designs ($2–$6). A jaunty cap studded with rhinestones provides mobile shade ($10–$17), and a well-chosen pair of earrings can act as upside-down exclamation points for communicating excitement to possums ($4–$10). Amidst the blue walls of the well-stocked, no-frills showroom, a savvy staff with an eye for color and texture is always on hand to help patrons to locate the perfect apparel and accessories to crown, drape, and dangle from their outfits.
The technicians at Sam's Wireless possess the skills to repair and unlock a variety of market-current smartphones. Techs can breathe new live into cracked iPhones by replacing the LCD screen, repairing damaged buttons, and replacing faulty batteries. Although water damage is typically devastating to today's dry-clean-only electronics, Sam's staff members clean away water molecules inside and out to bring phones back to the land of the living. Additionally, their unlocking services are good for a number of devices, including BlackBerrys.
The joys of riding a bicycle are many and beloved by many. Smells, which are dulled to undetectable levels in four-wheeled transit, are piquant from the fresh-air perch of a bicycle seat. The scenery of the country or of the city—its alleyways, byways, and other quaint little ways—comes to life in a colorful panorama of shops, sidewalk folk, nature birds, and little dogs. Tom’s Bicycle outpost is located adjacent to River Parks, allowing velocipedalists to take to the park’s paved trails or wheelie over to the deceptively inedible Turkey Mountain. A helmet is included with the rental, ensuring that the vast collection of Oscar Wilde quips you have stored in your brain are well-protected.
Bold, black lines splice Uptown Kids’ showroom into tidy planes. Amid this minimalist backdrop, the collection of colorful kids’ clothing practically vibrates. Designed by Rand Elliott of Elliott & Associates, the showroom reflects owner Carolyn Goldman's philosophy that clothing is like artwork and deserves a space that showcases it. This unique approach to fashion earned Uptown Kids a spot on the cover of Interior Design, as well as a slew of other positive press. In keeping with her philosophy, Ms. Goldman carefully selects bold, unique pieces by designer brands such as Little Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Diesel. The store also houses a collection of designer toys and accessories by P’kolino and Popochos to keep toddlers occupied and looking sharp during upcoming job interviews.
As parents explore the showroom, children can watch movies or tinker with toys in a spacious, transparent playroom. Additionally, the store hosts various kid-friendly events such as plays, concerts, and fashion shows.