Founded by Henry Tucker, Heels & Soles, Etc. keeps clothes and accessories intact with shoe-and-handbag repair, dry-cleaning, and alteration services. The professional staff follows a tradition forged in the course of 40+ years in business by coddling delicate fabrics, purses, belts, and shoes made of any material except snow.
Joanna Gray Shoes specializes in chic designer hoof-holders that are equally at home at the office, out on the town, scuba diving, or in blue jeans. Knowledgeable staff will help browsers locate their solemate, be it a pair of boots, sandals, or the featured sling-backs by Spanish designer Pura Lopez. Pick up four pairs of flip-flops from the spring 2011 collection for $100, or choose from Joanna Gray’s full array of classy clodhoppers ranging in price from $80 to $450.
Radcliffe houses a wide selection of fine jewelry, luxury watches, and accessories from respected brands such as John Hardy, TAG Heuer, Charriol, and more. Shoppers can turn to nearly 100 well-trained employees for help navigating extensive product displays throughout their 10,000 square-foot Towson space and 17,500 square-foot Pikesville space. Classic pieces, such as the simple Radcliffe sterling-silver hoop earrings ($70) and Honora 5.5 mm freshwater white pearl studs ($60) are found alongside more exclusive finds such as the Meisterstuck pen pouch ($135) by upscale writing-implement purveyor Montblanc. On-site gemologists also provide free appraisals for all new goods purchased in the store upon request.
With new items arriving every day, the staff at Couture Moda swaddles men and women in apparel and footwear from leading international designer collections. Diversify a dull kilt collection with a La Cite Paris high-waisted skirt ($69), or cover up torsos with a Bespoke by Neo navy button-down shirt ($68). A Laguna Beach Jean Co. string bikini ($79) serves as an ideal companion for winter tropical escapes, and a men’s X-Ray army-style zip-up sweater ($98) makes shoulders straighten up, fly right, and stop randomly shrugging during job interviews. Couture Moda’s wide denim selection includes sleek pairs of stem-hugging jeggings by Denimocracy ($98).
A store created by wine lovers, for wine lovers, and built on a cemetery that only buried wine lovers, DiWine Spirits stocks a large selection of wines from national and international producers. Inside the well-designed store, vine enthusiasts will find themselves surrounded by an array of choices including introductory quaffs such as 2006 Calma Rioja ($10.99) and Cat Amongst the Pigeons Riesling ($9.99), as well as experienced-palate-pleasing 2008 Benmarco malbecs and chardonnays from the Scott Family Estate (both $16.99). Via France’s special long-range bottle trebuchet, champagne a la Maxime Godet Premier ($24.99) delights palates with special bubbles. All prices listed are sale prices and may be subject to change.
Candylicious Arrangement's sugar-smiths sculpt colorful candies into creative bouquets that, unlike floral arrangements, will never wilt or fade. Their sundaes made of Hershey Kisses, topiaries made from hard candies, and Mickey Mouse heads crafted from gumballs spark conversations and brighten tables at parties, and candy stations offer guests a spread to sample and stuff under their top hats. The arrangements and gift baskets make perfect presents for occasions such as graduations and anniversaries, or thank-yous, and sugar-free options for each arrangement enable everyone to dig in.