From Our Editors
The sewing sorcerers of Busy Needles stake customers' claims to clothes, bags, and accessories with artful embroidery. Under their trained hands, initials, slogans, and PIN numbers leap to life in styles ranging from elegant script to quirky, kid-pleasing lettering ($9+ for a single name). Send budding Tigers off to school in style with purple-and-gold duffels ($24?$35), or deter theft by embroidering the initials of someone much poorer across a bright canvas wallet ($20?$22). Busy Needles also aids non-verbal forms of self-expression with accessories including subtle silver earrings ($12?$20) and a full line of fragrances for the car and home.