It's unlikely that the same outfit would be assembled twice at Angelique's Boutique. The staff regularly updates its collection of women's fashions, sourcing eye-catching jewelry, shoes, clothes, and accessories. On a typical day, the shop's racks and shelves might reveal everything from skirts and strapless dresses to embellished vests. This eclectic selection, along with the staff's helpful suggestions, allows customers to easily come up with their own looks. In this way, the staff hopes the outfits that emerge from their dressing rooms serve as visual expressions of each customer's personality.
However, a trip to the boutique isn’t necessary to start dreaming up wardrobes. Angelique's Boutique's fashion experts update their Facebook page regularly with photos of the latest arrivals.
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop's birthday parties allow attendees to assemble their own sewing-free stuffed animals in a festive atmosphere that has received a host of press attention. Armed with themed party accouterments, such as cups, plates, and table covers, a Noah’s Ark party host preps homes, parks, or abandoned airplane hangars for the festivities before celebrants arrive ready to grab fistfuls of stuffing. The host leads the 60-minute cuddly charge by directing the crafting process, giving guests a brown Waywee Teddy Bear to stuff, fill with a rainbow wish star, seal, name, and squeeze. Mojo Monkey or Cuddlez Rainbow Bear adds celebrity to the celebration during a larger-than-life mascot visit before mini partygoers depart with their newly fashioned pals in addition to a bountiful goody box stocked with stickers, pens, bookmarks, and a $5 Noah’s gift card.
Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Wilson make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to snowboarding, skis, and ice skates. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups, and even sharpen skates or wax snowboards. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
Interstate All Battery Center, as its name might imply, stocks batteries for all imaginable applications. The shop carries its own brand of standard household batteries as well as tiny specialty batteries for watches and hearing aids. They also stock a formidable collection of car batteries for vehicles of all makes and models, from 1929 Chevy Caprices to 2012 Toyota Camrys.