Sometimes you love a garment so much you have to set it free. The open armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one, and faithfully find a new home for them via 14 stores in the Twin City area and via the 5 stores in the Phoenix Valley. They consign second-hand garments, accessories, and home furnishings from casual sellers and convincing bridge trolls before lining their racks and shelves with the items. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
Beadniks is an interactive bead store. You're welcome to shop from our selection on unique beads and jewelry from around the world or to make your very own work of art that you wear out of the store. No experience required. We offer classes and tool rental. Laughter, advice and experience .... no charge.
At Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More, with franchised locations across more than 13 states, graphic designers translate customers' visions into single items or fleets of custom shirts, which are priced by style and quantity and typically ready to wear within 24 hours. The designers emblazon myriad-colored torso apparel—such as blue-hued T-shirts, orange-hued two-button henleys, or cellophane-hued pullover hoodies—with customer-chosen designs, as well as customizing accessories such as tote bags and mousepads.
For their chosen graphic, clients can opt for stock designs, bring in treasured images saved on a flash drive or emblazoned on a highway billboard, or enlist staffers to transform visionary ideas into custom artwork. To circumnavigate the problem of cracking or peeling appliqués, employees dye images straight into fabric with high-resolution direct-to-garment printing and allow customers unlimited use of colors at no additional charge.
With many items designed and handcrafted by the owner, Oh Baby! stocks a bevy of pint-sized gifts to brighten the lives of planet Earth's newest residents as well as their already weary new parents. A full stock of options for daily baby holding provides a cure for arm fatigue, including the Bundle Me toddler warmer ($49.95) and the Cariboo classic bassinet ($395.95). Though a newborn may not catch regularly scheduled Z's, a cozy bunny soother set maximizes adorableness at any hour ($19.95).
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.