Trained by physical therapists, the streetwise staff at StinkyFeet Athletics use gait analysis for shoe fitting and years of sartorial experience to recommend the best gear for athletes of all levels and goals. High-tech clothing from Brooks, K-Swiss, and ASICS ($22+) keep sportspeople warm on cold days, cool on hot days, and just right when smothered in honey and fleeing an irritated bear family. Toes can avoid swampy shoe caves with Swiftwick socks ($11.99+), and encumbered runners can avoid sweaty-palm cell-phone drops with a lightweight Spibelt ($20). To prevent exercise-induced chest pain without downing chemical capsules, strap on a Moving Comfort sports bra ($35–$45), or, to support arches without an intervention by Brunelleschi, lace up sneaks from the likes of Newton, Brooks, and ASICS ($100+).
McGraw Rental loans a cornucopia of equipment to constructive customers looking to boost their home's appearance or function. Grill monarchs can reign over far-reaching barbecue provinces by loading up on propane, which friendly, skillful employees inject into bottles using half the number of crazy straws required by amateurs. Essential and diverse hardware and home supplies include double A batteries ($2.69/4-pack), 7 1/4-inch Marathon circular blades ($9.95 each), and crossfire safety glasses ($9.99) that shield eyes from everyday projectiles and low-flying commercial airliners. Brown jersey gloves ($1.69) protect snow-sensitive fingertips, and duct tape ($4.49/roll) miraculously mends serious structural problems plaguing shoddily constructed mansions.
Lakeland Yard and Garden boasts more than 30 years of botanical know-how, maintaining plants, fountains, garden accessories, and soil on its 17-acre spread of agricultural amusement. Knowledgeable green gurus can assist patrons in finding their ideal plant pals, perusing a selection of rose plants one might secretly plant in a loved one's pillow ($13.99+). Habitat dwellers can breeze through the selection of hanging ferns to fill baskets and insert green into the colorless air ($19.99+). Thumbs turn green in the presence of topsoil, mulch, trees, and sand, imported from prestigious growers across the country. The horticultural amassment extends beyond plants, blooming with decorative patio accessories, clay pottery, and birdbaths, which can be used to lure the neighborhood’s elusive rainbow-afro-haired finch.
At three locations throughout Mississippi, Humidor & Havana Cigars' display cases brim over with premium hand-rolled cigars from esteemed manufacturers. Humidors, carrying cases, and maintenance products facilitate quality puffs from Perdomo, Excalibar, and Hoyo de Monterrey cigars, while the Humidor Cigar Club invites patrons into a filtered smoking room, equipped with private humidified lockers to stock their smoldering indulgences. Five LCD flat screens beam down upon the lounge's oversize ottomans and pool tables, and complimentary Internet access allows patrons to shop online for bulk boxes of Michael Bolton wigs.
Within Everything Formal's family-owned walls, a stock of more than 1,000 designer dresses and tuxedoes is available for rent or purchase. Staffers tap into their wealth of knowledge to expertly alter garments, ensuring that long hems don't trip brides and that French cuffs get paired with brie-flavored cufflinks. Their inventory of tuxes and dresses suits a multitude of occasions—such as pageants, military balls, and weddings—and boasts brand names including Tony Bowls, Prima Donna, and Tiffany.
Brightly colored t-shirts, glittering charm jewelry, and kids' clothing adorns the lime green and pink walls inside The Girlie Boutique. There, fashionistas Twyla and Becky pair customers with cute, fashionable attire for babies, kids, and women. Whether they're dressing babies in brand-new onesies or helping ladies meet their new purse soulmate, they keep patrons happy using the patented customer service skills that they've mastered over their years as shopkeepers.