Blush Boutique houses a menagerie of rotating garb from such brands as Mek Denim and Miss Me, and the store arrays a slew of accessories against its florid hot-pink backdrop. Miss Me jeans ($99) squeeze gams into a chic and durable hug, and colorful handbags ($50 on average) stylishly shoulder the burden of carrying makeup, lotions ($5–$25), and chihuahua-prom groups. Gals can flaunt defiance against winter by donning a pair of Lindsay Phillips flip-flops ($24.95) or can stock up for the seasonal shift by amassing a hoard of scarves, hats, and gloves ($20–$50). Fashionistas can also explore several limbs' worth of Good Work(s) leather wrap bracelets ($22–$38), each of which comes emblazoned with an inspirational saying or one of Nietzsche's famous limericks.
Stylist Christina’s bag of hairstyling tricks includes texture and razor cuts, deep-conditioning formulas, and permanent waves. She also specializes in highlighting hair in hues that complement skin tone, the season, and clients' favorite Power Ranger.
Color Me Mine Modesto’s studio puts paintbrushes and pottery in the hands of customers old and young. Party guests or budding Toyozo Arakawas follow four easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece from a selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out a desired design from their imaginations or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from a cast of more than 50 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within five to seven days.
An ornate chandelier floods Threads Consignment Boutique's soft-pink walls with light, illuminating racks of fine consignment apparel. The store draws business from mothers, daughters, and grandmothers alike, with designer clothing available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Guests can try on clothing, purses, and handbags behind the billowing curtains of spacious changing rooms, and the boutique also offers a selection of uncommon items from both local and international female artisans, along with handmade greeting cards from Fairest LJ and 316 Greetings. The shop is often the site of special events, such as fashion shows, jewelry workshops, private shopping parties, and timed cannon-loading competitions.
Harland Watch & Diamond's cases glint and glitter with shafts of prismatic light bouncing off skillfully cut gems. Working closely with patrons, staff members help match each customer with pieces that suit their tastes and fall within their budget, from pearl and diamond bracelets and earrings to designer watches to Montblanc pens perfect for forging presidential directives.