Beads on the Ave combines an impressive selection of gewgaws with expert instruction from the likes of Tonia Turner, affectionately known as "The Bead Doctor." Inside the shop, Swarovski pendants, semiprecious and precious stones, and glittering pieces from local artists glimmer as light floods through them from the all-glass storefront. In the spacious back room, instructors lead up to 25 students through a range of hands-on classes, teaching them how to create stunning works of wearable art as they sip on brought-from-home libations. The teacher provides supplies appropriate for each class, though they may charge extra for specialty beads, more expensive materials, or top-secret access codes to the White House's ruby vault.
Like a community college's brochure, Greenlands has something for everybody. The boutique store stocks high-end cosmetics, skincare products, and vitamins that span the alphabet and then some. As customers hop from aisle to aisle, they'll stumble upon a wide selection of well-loved household goods including Pantene shampoo, diapers, cold medicine, Samsonite luggage, and electronics. A more exotic offering, yoga mats beckon to tense limbs from the tidy shelves. Children's toys beg for the attention of passing toddlers, and Ray-Ban sunglasses stylishly wait to shield eyes from the bright sun.
Flip through the packed racks of Kismet Recycled Vintage & Designer Clothing, and you’ll likely spy an ample stock of dainty peter-pan collars and bold prints recalling ‘60s mod fashion. But Kismet’s style hunters toe the line between retro and fashion-forward wares, anchoring their collection of vintage threads with modern pieces by True Religion, Jeffrey Campbell, and Christian Lacroix. They also patrol runways, fashion magazines, and the secret diaries of mannequins for inspiration for their collection, honing in on vintage pieces that echo present trends.
At Tint America, 3M-authorized technicians fit cars, trucks, and SUVs with tint films that are as functional as they are stylish. Whether applying Crystalline films that bounce up to 60% of solar energy with proprietary multilayer technology or boosting privacy with Color Stable’s patented nanocarbon polyester technology, techs bring years of experience to each job. In addition to tinting services, they also treat other important parts with services including Scotchgard paint protection and headlight restoration.
Vince Canning Shoes has outfitted human hooves with fashionable, name-brand footwear and accessories for both men and women since 1952. Cole Haan pinch tassel dress shoes ($145) allow men to showcase the luxuries of hand-sewn construction, and the clean, white exterior of the Sperry Striper white ($55) rounds out a classic look or serves as a space for an impromptu tic-tac-toe tournament. Ladies can slip toe troops into a pair of Keds' original Champion canvas oxford ($35) or channel 1960s style with Navajo white-leather sandals ($98). Vaneli Macee high heels ($98) boast 2.5-inch heels, fuse the softness of mesh with the style of a slingback, and arrive footside sporting a dapper fez and an adjustable buckle.