The screen-printing sultans at Celebritees have concocted a trio of T-shirt designs to help dress green-minded revelers for Savannah's 2011 St. Patrick's Day festivities. Declare your love of all things sudsy and shamrocked by donning a light green tee with a screen-printed six-pack of sweet shamrock soda and the slogan "Add fizz to your St. Patty's Day!" or show your support for colors with proper names by choosing between two Kelly green options—a classic four-leaf clover decal with the date "March 17th" printed on the back or a collection of festive cups advertising "Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans.” Tees are available in sizes small through extra large. Buyers should call or email email@example.com with their desired size and design, and allow three business days for shipping.
Bicycle Link's biking gurus equip cyclists with the appropriate gear, bikes, and advice to conquer various terrains in style. Bikers can keep their palms protected and fingers safe from creeping numbness with Bontrager gloves ($20–$35+) and don Solstice helmets to protect their heads from high-impact falls and weather balloons with vertigo ($49.95). Beach cruisers are available for rent for a full day ($20) or three-day span ($40), and come with helmets and combination locks to ensure safety and security. A line of Bontrager cycling computers charts time, distance, and the number of attempts it takes to jump across a shark tank ($30–$70). Two-wheelers with misbehaving brakes can have their reticent tire stoppers adjusted for $15 and up, not including parts. Bicycle Link also fuels the local cycling community with regular group rides and nearby-event listings.
Try as they might, home brewers cannot transform barley and hops into bubbly craft brews with the flick of a switch or a hearty whistle. For tools, equipment, and advice, brewers congregate at the Savannah Home Brew Shop, where they can sniff and sample specialty grains, yeast, and malts from Crosby & Baker. Students stock up on shiny new brewing equipment from Foxx while scouring available brewing books and magazines for the up-to-date trends and tips. The staff at Savannah Home Brew Shop can guide novices through their first fermented steps with home-brewing kits, as well as starter kits and supplies for wine makers. Seasoned brewers load up on brand-name liquid or dry yeasts, and hoist bulk bags of dry grain on their shoulders as they try to outrun the sprightly Saint Paulie girl that just stole their stein.
Staff members at The frayed knot stock shelves with supplies for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and other fiber arts. In addition to carrying a wide range of yarns, The frayed knot also features instructional classes in knitting, crocheting, dyeing, spinning, and felting for all skill levels.
Flops & Socks' specialty boutique decks out toes and ankles in sandals from brands such as Cobian, Rainbow, Flojos, and Havaianas. Within the tidy shop of stone-tile floors, black lacquered wood, and dark red decor, designer flip-flops hang from the walls, and adorable toe socks and holiday-themed socks cover calves in fun stripes and bold colors. The ample selection of open-air shoes of fabric, leather, and foam is perfect for cultivating a look that says, "I am a laid-back beach lover" or "My feet are terrified of the dark." As its employees match feet to patterned and printed sandals, Flops & Socks helps out those in abject poverty with shoe drives to charitable organizations such as Soles 4 Souls.
Civvies' selection of new and gently used threads outfits men and women in a variety of fashions, sunglasses, and vintage T-shirts. The locally owned shop buys and trades duds daily, ensuring frugal fashionistas can piece together eclectic ensembles ready-made for a day at the office or any black-tie fantasy-football draft. Snag pairs of sunglasses ($10–$12) to attract less attention from the sun but more attention from vampires, or bait admiring looks with neckties patterned in popular prints of stripes or paisley ($7–$12). Shoppers may scour extensive collections of vintage T-shirts ($8–$15), dresses ($16+), or designer denim ($15–$24) sporting lived-in looks. Neat rows of black boots and leopard-print heels line shelves, along with men's shoes ($12–$25) that eagerly use tongues to mouth, "Notice me!" In addition to secondhand finds, Civvies retails locally made jewelry ($20–$48).