The staff at New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
A family-owned business, The Accessory Warehouse maintains an ever-changing stock of fashionable frills for both men and women. With new merchandise arriving daily, the shop keeps its shelves adorned with unique, hard-to-find items, as well as products from popular brand names. Inside, customers find themselves enveloped in an oasis of style, which incorporates everything from scarves and hats to sunglasses, handbags, and jewelry.
The Wine Room of Cherry Hill spotlights more than 25 Californian grape varieties, which guests handcraft into their very own batches. Under the tutelage of winemaking pros, students de-stem and crush the fruit, then learn to press it with authentic Italian wine presses. Finally, each batch is ready to be poured into bottles adorned with customized labels, which guests may opt to purchase and take home.
Besides winemaking, The Wine Room plays host to a variety of events—from food and wine seminars to private birthday parties—in a reception area inspired by a Tuscan courtyard.
The Mattress Factory's knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff guide customers to high-quality memory-foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest. Customers can shop at ease in an atmosphere that's free of sales pressure, price haggling, and the complex conversion of U.S. currency into the steel ingots accepted by mattress-making dwarves. The Mattress Factory will also set up your new mattress and remove your old one for free.
Tehen Boutique has been in the fashion business since 1955, and its footwear inventory has earned it a nomination for best women's shoes on the 2010 CityVoter Hot List. The shop boasts apparel and footwear from such high-end designers as Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Diesel, and Nicole Miller. Prepare legs for autumnal onslaughts with a new pair of Solid Pull On skinny denims ($98). Much like a fulfilling pizza, your torso also requires proper toppings—Tehen houses a wide-ranging collection of women's blouses for just such a purpose, including the elegant Trina Turk Ohara top ($125) and the colorful, collage-y Desigual print top ($114).
For more than 25 years, Chrysi's Bra Boutique's crew of certified bra-fitters has navigated women through a vast selection of designer lingerie and form-fitting garments, including more than 5,000 bras, ranging from size 32AA to 44H. With experience in measuring bust-lines, the staff can determine each customer's flawless fit and locate front torsos before suggesting complementary styles. With correct measurements in hand, clients sift through high-end brands of bras including Chantelle, Wacoal, Simone Perele, Le Mystère, and Betsey Johnson ($48–$99).