A resilient, charitable small business that has survived a trial by fire, Bangles, Bags, & Bling stocks its 2,000-square-foot showroom with an eclectic inventory of fashionable frills. Shoppers can organize keys, wallets, and the library cards of alter egos in a black and white damask handbag ($17.99). Light beams glint off the crystal accents that dot a pair of antique gold-teardrop earrings ($10.99), illuminating lobes and the steady ticking hands of a silver-tone watch ($9.99). A polka-dotted fashion scarf ($6.99) exudes an air of couture when worn around necks on chilly days or as blindfolds during championship piñata tournaments.
We are a gallery, custom frame shop and art studio. We provide custom framing using acid free materials. We also offer a restoration service and sell art supplies. The gallery features a variety of artwork created by our three staff artists. We offer individual art lessons on site. We offer giclee printing and restore
Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.
Downtown Books & Coffee fills the minds and mugs of Syracuse residents, stacking tomes of all genres on its shelves with a focus on local literature and community events. Page-turners savor the steaming blends from local roaster Finger Lakes Coffee ($1.75/large) as they flash through the fast-paced thrills of Dean Koontz's Velocity or purchase a pound of beans ($11.50) for the slow-burning, thought-provoking labyrinth of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (paperbacks average $7.99–$15; hardcovers average $25.99). A large selection of children's titles plants intellectual seeds for tykes of all ages, lassoing their attention from popular digital distracters such as graphing calculators and clock radios. The local picks selection proudly displays local authors alongside regional reads, such as Slices of Orange, about Syracuse University's sports history, and Folklore and Legends of Rochester, delving into the legend of a second, subterranean Rochester.