The friendly fabric wranglers at Express Tailor treat garments and household textiles to efficient waterless washes. Suits ($16.50) and dresses ($15–$35) are refreshed for another day at the office, and separates such as pants ($7.50), shirts ($6), and blouses ($7.50) are refreshed for another day of playing hooky from the office. Winter coats slough off their cold-weather grime before summer hibernation ($20–$30). Express Tailor also beautifies home-décor items and linens from duvets ($35–$50) to tablecloths ($10–$20), preventing the jealous furnishings from brawling with other closet dwellers.
Eleventh Hour Clothing swathes both men and women in designer duds, prepping limbs for a fashionable night on the town. Brands such as Diesel, Miss Sixty, and 7 For All Mankind mix and mingle with handselected threads from G-Star Raw, Jack & Jones, and Free People. Pull a stylish tank top or graphic tee over your chess club-mussed hair ($45–$50), or show off a pair of designer jeans on the way to the after-after-after party at the senior centre ($80–$200). The fashionably inclined can turn heads with a form-fitting dress ($49–$79) or a pair of Diesel short-shorts ($30), or avoid misplacing cell phones, wallets, and horse tranquilizers by stashing the night’s necessities in a chic satchel ($20–$100).
At PDR Picture Frames & Gallery, framing treasured pictures and memorabilia is a family affair. Ross Pritchard and his kin size up clients' heirlooms and refrigerator doors, charting their exact dimensions to fashion decorative frames that display and protect. He and his staff utilize museum-grade conservation materials for added safekeeping. Not only a framesmith, Ross is also an accomplished artist whose paintings and pottery sit alongside other works in the location's gallery.
Meltdown Snowboard Shop purveys athletic gear and apparel for sports involving boards, skis, and BMX bikes. In the winter, snowboards by brands such as Burton, Forum, and Gnu fill the shop. In the summer, paddleboards by Bic Sport and Jimmy Lewis float into stock, along with longboards by GoldCoast, Dregs, and Lush. Athletic apparel and accessories bolster a wide range of outdoor pursuits, from hiking up tranquil foothills to biking away from overly chatty mountain goats. Men and women’s clothing provides tip-to-toe epidermal coverage, and all-purpose backpacks hold gear safely and conveniently.
In addition to guiding guests through an extensive selection of boots and bindings, the expert staff maintains slope-shredding equipment with meticulous tune-up services. Patrons can drop off beloved skis or snowboards for overnight upkeep sessions at the shop, bidding tearful goodbyes and making sure they packed their night lights.
Tri-City dresses speed demons with specialty clothing for ATV driving, snowmobiling, and motorcycling. Strap on a pair of Fly MX gloves for full-throttle gripping ($14.95 kids, $19.95 adults), or cradle crania without the requisite lullabies by opting for CKX full-face helmets ($49.95 kids, $69.95 adults). CKX snow gloves ($29.95) and boots ($59.95) warm the digits of daredevils, and Shoei motorcycling helmets deflect attacking gravel and insect militia ($99).