Like a pep rally full of mannequins, Flyer Spirit sports an everlasting display of school pride, drenched in University of Dayton red and blue. The school’s colors, insignia, and name bedeck apparel that ranges from Under Armour workout wear and hoodies by Gear to ties for alumni get-togethers and especially fancy football games. In addition to wearable UD spirit, visitors find their fill of accessories, such as pot holders and ceramic dog dishes, as well as Greek merchandise and progenitor-pleasing parent-oriented items.
Tennis Zone's staff of tennis players, coaches, and experts equips customers for slam-filled showdowns with tennis apparel and equipment from brands such as Adidas, Babolat, and Nike. The staff helps competitors of all ages speed up their stroke with lightweight Tecnifibre racquets and increase court cred with polos from Adidas and feather skorts by adizero. They can also point customers toward specialized gear, such as Wilson backpacks designed with dedicated compartments for racquets, balls, and thank-you notes for ball boys.
Jaffe Jewelers owner Lawrence Jaffe taps his wide range of worldwide contacts to supply his storefront with a wide range of exotic diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry from designers including Abel & Zimmermann, Giorgio Visconti, and Jewels by Star. Silver medalist in the Best Jewelry Store category of Active Dayton’s reader poll, the store houses wearables ranging from the affordable Scott Kay sterling and gemstone line ($450+) to more high-end choices. Carlos Bere earrings sparkle with the help of full-cut diamonds set in 18-karat white gold ($1,450), with gems calibrated for dazzling onlookers or flashing Morse code messages to potential mates. Marvel at a teardrop-shaped Fana pendant adorned with 157 brilliant-cut diamonds ($5,810), or accessorize glamorous hands with a diamond-encrusted 18-karat gold ring ($3,120). The store also houses such ultra-luxurious pieces as the Luca Carati white-and-rose-gold soccer pendant, speckled with diamonds that add grace, charm, and +3 to dexterity ($10,195).
Community Retail Partnership (CRP) was created in the midst of a tough economy as a way to help individuals, community organizations, and small businesses save money. The company partners with major corporations such as Office Depot, offering everyday people discounts on essential supplies and services.
Lifetime CRP memberships with Office Depot include custom invoicing and reporting for small-business convenience, as well as perks such as free next-business-day delivery of in-stock items on orders of $50 or more. Members also receive 40% off Office Depot finishing services such as binding, stapling, and sealing with family-crest-emblazoned wax. The discount card applies not only to select office supplies, but also to specific paper and printer ink, coffee, and break-room items.
As a third-generation jeweler, it only made sense that Jeff Rich would someday give a wedding ring to a woman who could appreciate the finer details of the ring itself. Along with fellow experts Lisa—his wife—and Ricky, Jeff continues his family’s legacy at Jewelry & Gem Exchange. Kramer and Lola, meanwhile, keep watch over the store with canine enthusiasm.
In addition to its repair and appraisal services, the shop—an exclusive dealer of merchandise from GelinAbaci—offers display cases lined with stackable rings, gemstone bracelets, a leather-and-pearl collection, classic silver charms, and preowned pieces. Jeff can even create custom jewelry with 3-D CAD imaging, allowing customers to wear a replica of the Super Bowl ring they never quite won.
Tri College Bookstore maintains an online stock of textbooks for students at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Dayton. Students from a variety of majors can find the appropriate books for their classes, whether they're studying environmental policy, graphic design, or the art of the keg stand. When the semester ends, Tri College also allows students to sell their books whether they sell them back to store (Tri College will even pay for shipping) or on the communal marketplace. Those that don't want to commit to the hassle of buying and selling their books can confidently rent them with Tri College's guarantee of good quality.