RSVP in the Village knows that invitations set the tone for an entire event, be it a Flemish wedding or a summer barbecue séance, and its staff is dedicated to producing quality prints tailored to every occasion. Personalized invitations, announcements, holiday cards, and ransom notes are printed in two to three days and range from $1.25–$2.50 each. Personalized address stamps ($40), meanwhile, save on hand cramps and quill refills. Custom note cards ($12) and notepads ($22) make it easy to mark off the thank-you notes, Dear John letters, and to-do lists on your to-do list. RSVP also sells useful office accessories such as Linnea calendars ($18–$36), momAgenda planners ($36–$40), and John Adler note cubes ($12.95).
Upon entering Haught Style, shoppers are greeted warmly by compassionate fashion advisors who will happily dole out generous portions of personalized fashion advice, style consulting, and sandals to munch on. The boutique's lineup of featured designers includes Amanda Uprichard, Kooba, Helena de Natalio, and By Francine. Shoppers can gear up on office-friendly garb such as a DEPT button-down bodysuit ($66) or pick out evening wear such as an AU Winston silk tunic ($220) for after-work socializing. BCBGen drape-front print jersey day dresses ($110), Max & Cleo shirred-knit party dresses ($129), skinny pants, skirts, and the rest of Haught Style's tastefully chic attire will dazzle your peers, be they men, women, or well-tailored cartoon-penguin millionaires.
Mady and Me outfits male and female newborns and children with gifts, stylish accessories, and boutique clothing created by brands , such as Lemon Loves Lime, Le Top, Charlie Rocket, and more. Children can practice for a career as a runway model or fashionable real estate lawyer with clothing by Mud Pie ($25–$35), Haute Baby ($45–$55), and Havengirl ($50–$65). The Lulu Lop bib protects new duds from spills and hugging trees coated in sap ($15), while a Sophie the Giraffe baby teether ($22) can be gift wrapped with the Angel Dear blankey ($13) for an extra soft, squeezable gift.
The Learning Tree extends its wisdom-whittled branches in all directions, boasting hands-on learning tools, toys, games, and activities for kids of all ages. From art supplies and science kits to scrub-a-dub-dub bath toys for the tub, there's no shortage of interactive mind-candy worthy of mental mastication. Sharpen a young mind with school supplies such as Faber-Castell's 15 Erasable Crayons ($5.99 for a pack of 15) and the 68-piece Alex Toys Art Studio ($15.99), or let juvenile phalanges forage across a Wigglin' Water Snake ($24.99), Stomp Launcher ($14.99), or the Klutz Incredible Clay Book ($19.95). No matter what goes in the cart, all contents will tickle the minds and giggle-plexes of all their gracious recipients. Both stores are open seven days a week, come rain, shine, or brain storm.
With a degree in fashion and a desire to carry on the name of her recently-deceased shih tzu, Tashi Tai, Christine Gregory started creating a line of fluffy dog collars and selling them under the name of her beloved pet. Over the years, with the help of her mother and a new shih tzu named Myko, Christine expanded her wholesale business into a full-fledged pet boutique and spa. It's here that she not only stocks the shelves with gourmet treats and designer apparel, but also pampers pups with spa treatments such as massage therapy, facials, and a full menu of grooming services. Dogs can even take part in half- or full-day day-play sessions, where they safely socialize and pontificate in groups separated by size and temperament. While her Queen of Paws Boutique & Spa may cater to high-class pets, Christine's heart goes out to canines of all walks of life. She takes care to donate apparel, food, and funds to shelters and rescues that help find homes for abandoned dogs.
With thousands of frame and mat combinations, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle ($100+ for 24"x36"). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Scooter World, the incarnation of Philip McCaleb's European-born love of two-wheeled freewheeling, peddles vintage and modern scooters and parts procured in-house from McCaleb's own manufacturing company, the Genuine Scooter Company. The Buddy 150 International barrels down streets at the behest of a 150cc four-stroke air-cooled engine, with automatic transmission and a Stebel air horn ideal for intimidating rival scooter gangs and passing jousters. Choose from models including the Pamplona, the Saint Tropez, and the Italia, which all come accompanied by a two-year warranty and a two-year roadside-assistance guarantee. The sturdy vessels' estimated 90 miles per gallon depends on variables such as road conditions, riders' weights, and tendencies to make revving noises with one's mouth while in line at the drive-thru.