Colorful boutiques entice both passing shoppers and background extras trapped in black-and-white episodes of Leave It to Beaver. Stimulate shopping senses with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of eclectic gifts and home décor at Gracious Me! in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
The thoughtful retail staff at Gracious Me! escorts guests through a packed showroom of curios and household decorations. The eclectic gallery curates products, including lamps, figurines, and patterned china, to suit a spectrum of tastes. Treasures ranging from funky necklaces ($15) to exquisite wall art ($250) enchant shoppers on the market for bodily and domestic décor. People seeking customizable footwear-flair snoop through the selection of SwitchFlops ($40 a pair on average) and interchangeable bands that match outfits, moods, and number of toes. Curios such as candles and jars take up temporary shelf-space at the boutique before being bagged and shuttled to buyers' homes. Old-fashion letter-writers can secure sets of stationery ($9) on which to scribble notes for pen pals or birthday invitations to state senators.
Gracious Me! also simplifies shopping for baby and wedding showers with its gift-registry program and complimentary polka-dot gift wrap to occlude item identities from fellow courtesans at masquerade balls.