Sometimes, it’s best to take a hands-off approach. The techs at Fantasy’s Car Wash take this advice to heart every time they come to work, delivering touch-free car washes that have earned their shops the “top car wash” designation in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest every year since 2008. Cars cruise in and out of the automated wash tunnels at outposts spread throughout the state, with many locations also boasting filling centers for diesel fuel or propane.
The eco-conscious candlestick makers at EcoScents engineer a vast array of aromatic soy-based candles and flameless soy square burning lamps using premium, all-natural ingredients. The biodegradable soy candles burn up to three times as long as their paraffin brethren without releasing toxins or smoke rings that turn into collars for pet ghosts. Every candle is hand-poured to ensure consistency, and cotton wicks receive a vegetable-based wax treatment to reduce smoke.
Since 1966, Post and Nickel's staff has been dressing men and women in designer apparel that changes as current trends do. Today, their roster of designers includes contemporary and classic names such as Hugo Boss, G-Star, Calvin Klein, and Diesel. Whether guests are searching for denim, shoes, suits, or dresses, the shop’s staff can help customers swath bodies in on-trend looks appropriate for casual or dressy events.
Wake-N-Skate Boardhouse keeps sports enthusiasts clothed and equipped for their outdoor adventures. This rider-owned store stocks everything from apparel and athletic shoes to boards of all stripes. Riders can scope out the selection for a skateboard, paddle board, wakeboard, or snowboard and take their newfound equipment out on the pavement, water, or snow.
Bliss Boutique boasts a vast selection of women's vintage-inspired garb, bags, jewelry, eclectic secondhand treasures, and gift-worthy goods. Shoppers can revamp stale closets with on-trend T-shirts and tops ($25+), or revitalize swaggers with the soft, cacophonous clang of sleek bracelets and antique charms ($10+).
Patrons demonstrate support for sports teams with The Dugout's collection of MLB and NCAA caps and College World Series apparel and flaunt their school pride with Nebraska, Creighton, and Iowa team merchandise. Fans can outfit noggins with a Nebraska Cornhusker fitted cap ($19.99), which is equipped with a fly swatter to protect precious hotdogs at ballgames. A New York Yankees garment-washed visor ($19.95) shades brows in sunny stadiums, and a Husker car flag ($14.99) informs passing pedestrians of a driver's team preferences. A Florida Commodores 2011 College World Series Omaha T-shirt ($19.99) blankets torsos in the soft blend of cotton and team spirit.