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Credit Carrie Bradshaw for popularizing the name necklace on Sex and the City and NameJewelrySpot for helping make it more accessible. Aside from being one of the website's most popular pieces, NameJewelrySpot's name necklace also complements a selection of monogrammed pendants, bracelets, and rings. As for the most important quality, however?the type of metal that is boiled in a pot to make the piece in the first place?most of the personalized pieces are available in sterling silver, gold-plated sterling silver, or solid gold.
PackagefromSanta.com brings the North Pole into the modern age. Using the website, parents can ensure their children get personalized letters, certificates congratulating them for making the Nice List, or even a video greeting from Kris Kringle himself. The customized care packages also include special extras, such as a swatch of Santa's red?suit and a sugar cookie from Mrs. Claus' kitchen, among others. Unlike a pen pal who? can't figure out email, Santa doesn't communicate entirely through the mail. He can also make phone calls and create personalized videos for boys and girls.
Disc Go Round’s staff of music mavens maintains the CD emporium's vast collection of tunes, games, and DVDs while doling out well-informed advice on selections. Their inventory has practically everything, from game rental to Eric Clapton albums and Jimi Hendrix's never-released Practically Everything. Should something be missing the team happily fills requests.
Most popular offering: Cute, comfy, travel-friendly fashions for the Hill Country lifestyle
What sets your business apart from your competition?
The personal attention and care we give our customers?it's not just about selling our products. In addition, the products that we do carry are fun and unique?just what you're looking for when you shop in a small boutique.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I started by selling jewelry, then I realized that, while I was showing women how important accessories are in our wardrobes, it would be even easier to demonstrate if I also offered the wardrobes to accessorize.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"I love this store," and, "It's so great to find clothes that aren't just for the super young and super skinny." That's especially gratifying when it comes from women who live in large cities and have lots of shops to compare us with.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I love working with the customers and helping women choose things that make them feel beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are authorized dealers for Pandora. Some of our most popular lines: FDJ jeans, Lisette pants, Foxcroft wrinkle-free blouses, Gretty tops, Baggallini bags for travel, and Thymes home and body products. Please check our Facebook page for more updated pictures and information.