The friendly tool experts at Direct Tools Factory Outlet help customers negotiate the store's huge inventory of new, reconditioned, and factory-blemished hardware from brands such as Ryobi, Homelite, and Milwaukee. Items are priced at reduced rates of up to 75%, allowing budget-conscious customers to stockpile hardware for home-improvement projects or backyard tool hills. Impress a time-traveling early hominid with a Dirt Devil Scorpion 7-amp hand vacuum ($29.99) or a factory-blemished Ryobi One+ lithium-Ion compact drill ($127.99). Spice up dinner parties with a portable table saw ($139), powered during a total blackout by a 5,000-watt Homelite generator ($499). Each product carries a warranty of at least one year, even the reconditioned items, which are only awarded warranty ribbons after undergoing a grueling routine of pushups and burpees.
Visitors to the Parisian-style bridal boutique are beckoned inside a romantic interior ornamented with glittering chandeliers and vintage-style furniture. Stunning bridal gowns and bridal accessories such as shoes, gloves, and jewelry dot the store’s three floors, capped by an upstairs VIP room with a crystal-draped ceiling and comfortable couches. A large selection of gowns also covers bridal-party members, with bridesmaid dresses by Jordan Fashions and Badgley Mischka, mother-of-the-bride dresses, flower-girl gear, and tuxedos.
The store also stocks a selection of standout homecoming and prom dresses, as well as plus-size designs. Walk-ins are welcome, and customers can look forward to one-on-one consultations with Carrie Ann’s fashion specialists. Brides-to-be can also look into the store’s event-coordinating services to help streamline nuptial events.
The crafty instructors at Bead It! oversee the symbiosis of string and bead with an array of bead- and jewelry-making classes. The Beginning Bead class familiarizes budding jewelers with the fundamental bead varieties, tool operations, and the age-old sport of spotting beads on the floor ($20). More experienced beadsters can conga-line into the Swarovski Crystal Clusters class to create crystallized bracelets and earrings ($20), or try out the Texturing and Stamping Basics course, in which students embed and accentuate jewels with personalized designs, patterns, and mini etchings of famous cereal-box characters ($35).
Mattress World carries more than 20 mattress brands and houses more than 100 mattress styles in its wall-to-wall-mattress store. Factory-trained sales associates guide guests to mattresses that fulfill their needs in terms of firmness, durability, size, and ability to withstand being dropped off a 10-story building.