The fashion-eyed wardrobe consultants at The City Warehouse facilitate shoppers' compilation of brand-name menswear and accessories into custom outfits. Gentlemen create memorable first impressions or distinguished mannequin stunt doubles with a wide variety of suits (regularly $169+) from brands such as T-Fusion from the Tayion Collection, SeanJohn, and Soprano. Though not valid with other sale items, guests can use today's deal in combination with the shop's suit promotion—patrons who buy a suit for $129 receive a free shirt, a tie, a belt, and socks (suits for sizes 50+ are $199). Silk ties ($19.95+) dress necks in smooth style, and shoes ($29.95+) by Bravo, Globe, and Giorgio Brutini put a fashionable foot forward. The thread-savvy crew also alters garments to ensure the perfect fit or accommodate a pesky third arm.
At Extreme Fun’s inflatable playland, kids bounce, climb, and slide across 27,000 square feet of springy tunnels and obstacles. With feet snug inside socks or thumbless mittens, young ones can explore the climate-controlled play area’s collection of sturdy inflatables, which include Nickelodeon characters, Superman–theme obstacle courses, and Finding Nemo stations that take kids through the cushy mouth of a great white shark. In addition to the inflatables, extreme Fun also features a collection of interactive video games.
Irresistible Boutique, a self-described girlfriend boutique, stocks a vibrant array of independent styles for ladies on the go. Dodge lepidopterist nets in a blue Mock One butterfly top ($60), or practice cat-burglar calisthenics in form-fitting black rhinestone leggings ($30). Accessorize with the Little Bling clutch pocketbook, which is available in silver or black ($35), or draw eyes to the floor with foot styles such as pink rhinestone sandals ($50) or satin Nico purple-and-teal pumps ($49). Other accenting selections include cheetah-patterned clip-on earrings ($30), Carmelita tortoise hoops ($30), and chameleon ear studs, which enable the wearer to change color and snare small-insect prey with only a tongue and the impeccable timing of a runway model.
Native Detroiter Michelle Smart began her artistic journey six years ago, when she took her first stained-glass course and created her first colorful masterpiece. After years of honing her craft, Smart has amassed a wealth of recognitions with her fused-glass award pieces and jewelry, including being the first African-American to design the Legacy Awards for the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and displaying her work in several area galleries. Smart expresses her boundless imagination in each piece, using the physical delicacy of glass as a tool, not a hindrance, as she crafts fragile, yet beautiful, pendants, stained-glass panels, mosaics, and sculptures. Each piece is unique, made by the hands of an artist with a strong sense of tradition and deep roots in the surrounding community.