It's true that this store has a good selection especially for hard to find books however, the guy behind the counter both times that I have been in is pretty rude. I wasn't too impressed by their prices, either. However, if you are looking for something specific and Powell's doesn't have it (which is nearly impossible) than this would be my second choice.
PROS: Hard to find books
CONS: Expensive and rude
This is the place to go for club gear. It is pretty small but definitely adequate for it's purposes. The prices are reasonable as well. Very unique and fun. My husband and I are taking dance lessons and this is where I will go to get a new outfit for our dancing "debut"!
PROS: Fun and young clothes
Everytime I go here I have to limit myself to only a certain amount of money. I could easily go crazy. Their prices are reasonable and they have the coolest fabrics, linens and an entire "dress-up room". They have costumes and accesories that any child would go nuts over. It's a mother/daughter business and I will go there over any fabric store any day of the week. I just stopped in today and found the perfect fabric to recover chairs (with lots of help from the owner) and some great dress up clothes for my nieces.
PROS: Great prices and lots of cool costumes
If you happen to be on a diet, don't even look in the window. Just their sign makes me start craving chocolate. I am not a huge fan of chocolate, typically. However, theirs is so good, so rich, so melt in your mouth that it is addictive. Their pastries are a treat, as well.
PROS: Yummy pastries and chocolates
CONS: Expensive but worth it
I normally wouldn't have gone here but my friend is in "recovery" and I wanted to send her something special to celebrate her year "sober" date. If you find yourself in a similar spot than this is the place! It is the mecca for gifts and books for recovering addicts. It has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and really helpful sales people.
PROS: Helpful staff
CONS: A little hoaky
We took an old Toyota in there to get fixed up before selling it-it was sputtering quite a bit. First they told us that the gas tank needed to be recoated with glass so we agreed. Then they called us to say it was done and said how they had to turn the rotors because our brakes were bad. We were so mad because we had just done that the week before. Then they back peddled and said they wouldn't charge us for that because they hadn't had our permission in the first place. After we took it home-the problem was still there. We really doubt their credibility and wouldn't recommend them.
I am a sucker for import stores and this one is wonderful. The shop is cozy and totally different from most of the slightly pretentious shops on Broadway. I could spend hours in here. I stopped today to browse and didn't get the typical "Are you going to buy something?" glare. The sales girl was super friendly and welcoming.
PROS: Cool clothing and accesories
This store is totally befitting of Hawthorne. They have lots of unique pieces that won't break the bank. The last time I went in-I was looking for earrings for my mom and found the perfect pair! Definitely worth stopping in.
PROS: Funky pieces
CONS: Poor parking
Their clothes are pretty with a little touch of frill but not overdone. I went in today and was greeted warmly by the girl behind the counter. This is a fun place to shop but come equipped with your Visa!
PROS: Pretty clothes
This place is massive and packed full of flowers, yard decor, silks, gifts and more. I went in today and stood in line. In 30 seconds another employee came up and helped me. I was looking for silk lotus flowers but they don't carry them. So he took the time to check with the buyer to see if there is any supplier of it. I was really impressed with the great service!
PROS: Great service, huge store