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The delivery crew of Magazine Savers impacts people's lives in lots of little ways. For one, they bring discounted titles such as Weight Watchers Magazine and Cosmopolitan directly to customer's doorsteps. They also supply periodical hubs?doctor's offices, salons, the ballet?with all the magazines they need. "Magazines are a great way to learn and entertain yourself," says the product manager. "Nothing replaces the curated content they provide."
It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.
Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.
For some folks, "popping on some jams" means throwing on a record to get a party started. For others, it means putting on some pajamas after a hard day at work. PajamaJeans.com asks a simple question: why can't it mean both? To the naked eye, these masters of illusion look like jeans but feel like the perfect lounging pajamas.
PajamaJeans are made from Dormisoft denim, a super soft combination of cotton and spandex. They come in a variety of colors and styles including indigo and antique wash bootcut and kelly green skinny jean. Each pair features high contrast stitching, five-pocket detail, a faux fly, and brass rivets to retain that crisp jean look, and fits comfortably with a hidden drawstring. For customers who get addicted to the irresistibly comfortable bottoms, PajamaJeans.com also sells tops, jean dresses, and footed pajama styles.
At Vermont Teddy Bear's factory in Shelburne, Vermont, workers happily sew together cuddly teddy bears of all sizes and for all occasions, from the 6-foot Giant Hunka Love bears for significant others to adorable tiny cubs for kids. Each plush, handmade gift arrives dressed in outfits designed for almost any holiday, from a bear decked out in Santa gear for Christmas to a bear dressed in a pilgrim outfit for Thanksgiving.