Golfsmith's online and in-store showrooms house an almost endless list of golf gear for men, women, and children alike. Clubs, balls, and accessories from brands such as TaylorMade, MacGregor, and Callaway give players precise control over their game, and polos and long-sleeved shirts from Nike and Snake Eyes garb players in course-appropriate attire now that tuxedo T-shirts no longer qualify. Along with the extensive collection of equipment and golf bags, Golfsmith also carries GPS systems to give players a high-tech edge.
For true style mavens, confidence doesn't come from blending in. It comes from expressing oneself with wearable art and boldly embracing unique styles. That's why many fashionistas center their shopping excursions on It's You European Boutique, where trend-conscious duds include dresses, rompers, shoes, and accessories. Bright colors, zingy chevron prints, and sultry cuts dominate the portfolio, which outfit dressers for breezy picnics and strobe-lit club nights alike.
At Xclusively U Boutique, the motto is "Everyone is unique in their own way." The staff embodies this by helping customers put together their own distinct looks, all culled from a limited number of pieces from independent designers. These creations hang from racks in the form of seasonal dresses, blouses, and skirts, along with men's neckwear and snowmen's scarves.
Cach? helps women turn heads with fun, vibrant outfits that transition easily from day to night. From lifestyle sportswear to cocktail dresses, the national specialty boutique has what women need to look fabulous before, during, and after their 9-to-5. To ensure a personalized shopping experience, stylists stand ready to advise customers in every boutique. Shoppers can even schedule a one-on-one appointment to streamline preparations for a special event.
Though these looks change from season to season, Cach? is known for incorporating bold prints and patterns into everything from floral pants and dresses to animal-print tops. On the flip side, Cach? also maintains an entire collection of LBDs?little black dresses?that fit in just as well at a cocktail party as they do at the office.
Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.
Some knitters covet a lone, comfortable seat on the porch. Others like to counterbalance the clicking of their needles with chatter, and meet up with friends to share stories as their scarves grow long. Thankfully, Yarning for Ewe accommodates knitters of all stripes. Its colorful supply of yarns spans names such as Blue Sky Alpaca and Ozark Handspun, all of which are foraged for by owner Betty Shah. Betty's love of knitting emerged at age eight, when her grandmother introduced her to the dexterous art. She now strives to do the same for others, whether they're simply picking up a ball of yarn or learning a new skill.
Classes cover the basics of knitting as well as specialized techniques, from mastering the brioche stitch to escaping the labyrinthine depths of an infinity scarf. And, for those who want to socialize while they work, knit and crochet nights at the store bring fellow crafters together. Evidence of the shop's strong sense of community can be easily found on its site: the "Spotlight on Ewe" page showcases customer works including shawls, cowls, and baby booties.