The Exclusive Company—a Wisconsin-bred music-and-movie retailer—has given the gift of song since 1956, earning a Best of Milwaukee award from Shepherd Express readers in 2011. Passionate staffers guide visitors toward sprawling collections of rock and jazz and bins brimming with DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, and loose 8mm slides from Kenny G's summer vacation. In addition to peddling new vinyl releases such as El Camino by the Black Keys and Revolver by T-Pain, the shop functions as a trading post, helping to find loving homes for preowned films and music. All used discs are carefully buffed into shape before meeting their new owners, and each comes backed by a money-back guarantee, which promises store credit if a preowned item exhibits biting tendencies. Most used CDs, DVDs, and vinyl cost less than $20.
Stocked with an extensive selection of bed-liners, towing equipment, snow plows, and other truck-specific accessories, Toys For Trucks can outfit vehicles for all manner of jobs. Their selection includes both interior and exterior accessories, performance-enhancing engine mods, as well as – despite their name – gear for regular cars as well.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt frazzled follicles into a look-twice hot commodity. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using the Fantastic Sams signature line of products and a three-minute scalp massage that is intended to increase blood flow, promote hair health, and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether you choose to place your fibrous future in the deft hands of a creative Fantastic Sams shaper or have been saving a special style to match your favorite state senator, each lock will be snipped and primped to match your desired look. Each of the Fantastic Sams confidence-renewal centers are staffed with follicle fanatics who will listen to your needs and whisk worries away with precision and kindness.