For the CEO of Daniel's Jewelers, helping people realize their sparkling and diamond-studded dreams is more than a business—it's a family legacy. In 1948, his grandparents mortgaged their home in order to open a small jewelry store in Bell Gardens, California. His grandmother managed the details of their office and family life while his grandfather sold jewelry, gifts, and socket-wrench sets, creating an in-store credit system that allowed customers to conveniently pay for their purchases. His father and uncle joined the ranks after college and expanded the company from the original storefront.
What began as a glimmer in the eye of Helene and Joe Sherwood has blossomed into a leading jewelry establishment that spans 61 locations throughout central and southern California. The Sherwoods and their employees still strive to treat their customers as family, and they still offer credit options for a variety of budgets. In addition to stunning gold and silver pieces, they showcase design-your-own wedding and anniversary bands and offer a full-range of jewelry repair, including clasps and re-sizing. The diamond rings in their exclusive Love Song collection are embedded with a pink diamond, and come in a music box that, when opened, plays either Debussy's famous Clair de Lune or the Alvin and the Chipmunks singing "The Song That Never Ends."
Thousands of styles of shoes from cobblers such as Nike, Jordan, Converse, Skechers, Adidas, and Puma reside at WSS Footwear. A 62-store Southern California footwear chain, WSS allows customers to browse their extensive shoe selection online and find a store nearby. New styles, such as Nike Running shoes, arrive daily alongside classic Vans Authentics, which come in sizes to accommodate the feet of both adults and future adults. Women's fashion shoes ready feet for holidays parties, weddings, or walks in the park, and WSS also offers trendy clothing and accessories such as hats, backpacks, and sports balls.
K. Bell Socks cover feet in colorful and charming socks representing the wearer's personality. Men's and women's novelty socks feature a range of themes from Jig Saw Puzzles and Ninjas to Movember and the American flag, and children's sizes add bursts of color to miniature wardrobes. For cold days, when foot coverings are not enough, K. Bell Socks also offers tights and fleece-lined leggings in a variety of sizes and colors.
Part artist and part fashionista, Morgan Culture creates clothes that give customers the opportunity to own one-of-a-kind garments. Her signature line, LAYGS, includes cozy leggings decorated with stenciled spray paint in unique designs that never repeat. Morgan creates each pair by hand in the United States, and she even offers tutorials on her blog on how people can design their own stenciled accessories by themselves. For more formal affairs, Morgan also creates artistic wedding gowns and stylish headpieces.
Named "Best Designer Outlet" by Los Angeles magazine, Last Chance displays a delightful array of discounted designer duds and contemporary collections, all handpicked by operating partner Samera Arkel. Entangle extended limbs into the enticing racks of designer favorites such as Chloe, Zac Posen, and Stella McCartney while double-jointed hips snap back to scoop up Beautiful People and Peter Som apparel. In addition to jeans (about $40) and blouses (about $40-$65), Last Chance Designer Boutique offers choices from the bargain bin (about $5). Prevent damaging outfit optical illusions with guidance from the boutique's elegance engineers—all former stylists—as they educate you on hydrogen-induced hemlines and isentropic inseams.