The automotive aestheticians at TintWorld beautify rides with a variety of detailing, window-film, and modification services. Window-tint treatments offer privacy and sun protection, and are available in custom designs such as flames and skulls. Installation services include electronics, alarms, audio and video systems, and spring-loaded ejector seats. The outlet also supplies do-it-yourself detailers with car-care and performance products.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses—whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites—they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
Martinizing Dry Cleaners is a nationwide franchise that dates all the way back to the year clothes were invented—1949. Since that time, the locations have flourished across the country while maintaining the company ideals of eco-friendly cleaning and meticulous care for fabrics. A Green Earth selected provider, Martinizing vanquishes oils and dirt from all manner of fabrics without the uses of petrochemicals or toxins that can pollute the air, water, or soil. During the cleaning process, the keen-eyed staff inspects garments at least six times, looking for unassuming stains and replacing missing buttons or bullet-proof lapels for free.
TATE'S 6,800-square-foot pop-culture paradise unveils a staggering selection of collectible comic books, graphic novels, toys, and memorabilia, which has earned the shop numerous accolades including the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award in 2009. Leaf through comics chronicling the crusades of Spider Man and the Fantastic Four, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog’s uphill ascent from family pet to Olympic gold medalist ($2.99+). Collectors can adorn empty mantles with inimitable Dr. Who collectibles ($12.99+), or peruse the cases safeguarding Star Wars collectibles, such as vintage action figures ($14+) or a lightsaber signed by star Mark Hamill ($799.99). Nosh on an exotic assortment of Japanese snacks ($0.99–$6.95) while admiring TATE'S selection of plush and vinyl toys, key chains, and figurines crafted by the toy tinkers at Kidrobot ($2.95+).
Masquerade Costumes outfits the getup-seeking masses with its plethora of costumes, wigs, masks, and more. The costume emporium stocks its shelves with glamorous and gaudy men's, women's, and kids' garb appropriate for a variety of occasions, including Mardi Gras, quinceañeras, proms, Renaissance festivals, and religious holidays. Dazzle a pair of peepers with a wide selection of Mardi Gras–style masks, perfect for making a sequined, feathered impression on the partying masses. Modest masks start at $2.99 and run between the $10–$30 range for more extravagant countenance-camouflaging creations. Masquerade Costumes also boasts a selection of accoutrements for Purim.
Army Navy Outdoors keeps its shelves stocked with military-grade field gear, heavy-duty outerwear, and military apparel. Dry off with a quick-drying microfiber towel ($19.99), whose lightweight fabric can pack down to a very small size, fitting in bags such as the Alice pack ($22.99), which stows personal effects in its plethora of pockets. Corded reusable earplugs ($10.99 for a pack of 10) can be called to duty for protecting eardrums in wood shops or muffling the sounds of fledgling Who cover bands. Army Navy Outdoors also outfits its customers with a plethora of camouflage gear, including rip-stop nylon pants, which greatly increase the chances of succeeding at hide-and-seek games based in army surplus stores.