I heard there was clothes for a dollar a pound, and I knew I had to check it out. I was very disappointed. The clothes were just on the ground, and they weren't even close to being nice. Upstairs, they did have some very trendy, nice clothes, but the price wasn't right for used merchandise. For instance, a simple old sweater was about 20 dollars. But, the store was worth it if you just pretended they were new. The staff was also pretty helpful. The clothes are also organized in a very helpful fashion. Also, they had a very cool kit for making your own bowls out of old records. I was disappointed, but you might not be, so it's worth taking a discerning look.
I bought two umbrellas one monsooning afternoon in Cambridge, and it saved my day. The umbrellas were pretty fair-priced, but anything looks cheap when you're trying to escape the rain. The books looked to be about average prices. But some of the stuff here is expensive. I mean, 12 bucks for a magnet? The shirts and stuff I saw were equally expensive. But the whole place is full of soveniers (which are always pricey) and MIT merchandise, so if you're a tourist like me, it's a good place to pick up a keepsake, regardless of the price.
I don't know of any other store that is so extensive and so diverse. They sell books in foreign languagesfrom Spanish to Russian to Greek to just about any language you can think of. It's one of the oldest book stores in the country, but it certainly doesn't look it. The staff is very helpful, and the books are organized very well, which is helpful when you don't know the language well. If you'd like to give reading in a foreign language a try, and you're willing to pay the extra money that comes with imported books, come here.
I went here for a semester, but transferred out for many reasons. For one, the cost. While it's cheaper than many schools, it's still a little high. Second, there isn't much of a campus to speak of. It's in the middle of the city, and there's no campus life or anything like most colleges. Still, the fraternities and sororities are very active, for better or worse. In the end, there are many good things about the school. The staff is top-notch, they have a very accommadating schedule, and the medical program is excellent. Also, the sports team are great. There's better colleges, but you could do much worse.
I thought this place would be pretty cool; sadly, I was disappointed. Even though I was the only person there, the staff didn't say anything to me while I was there. They didn't look very professional, and while I'm sure they are reputable enough, I wouldn't let them within 5 feet of me with a needle. Only when I walked to the 18+ area did they finally approach me, asking for I.D. Honestly, even though I was of age and had the I.D., I just left. I guess you have to be covered in tattoos to get any service. I really don't recommend coming here, but I don't know of any other place to get inked. So, take your chances here if you must.
When I was a child, I went here from about age three to nine. It was (and still is) a great place to go. The price is still great today, and the hours are good for working parents. They have a very nice playground and they take children from infants to kindergarten and above. The owner is very nice man who is active in charity, and the staff is responsible and well-trained. If you need a place for your child to grow and learn at a good price, this should be your final choice.
Now, it's always better to have your own washer and dryrer, but if you don't, come on here. They have a variety of sizes of machines depending on your load. The price is fine, but what do you while you wait? Well, you could read a magazine or watch TV, but you can do that anywhere. Here, you can use a tanning bed. Pretty neat. Also, if you want to tan, but don't have any laundry to do, this is still a decent place to come. It's in a good location too with enough parking to satisfy demand. All in all, it's a nice place to come when your washer break (like mine did).
I can't begin to list the problems. Well, actually, I can. The clothes are hip, but you can find similar things at thift storesand with more indie cred. In fact, the store's a little too hip for it's own good. The clothes are nice, but the price is too high. They're run by the same people who started Newbury Comics, but while Newbury's is the best at what they do, Hootenanny falls a little short. But if you've got the cash to throw around and you want to look cool, you could do a lot worse.
I guess it's because I'm a guy, but the prices they charge here are just too much for hair. It's not impossible to drop 200 dollars here in one visit. But I have to admit: they know what they're doing. Anyone can walk in here and walk out hip and beautiful. I recommend all of their stylists. Make an appointment as soon as you can if you need to get your hair done.
Not only do they sell used clothing at a very nice price, they also have a lot of other things. I bought a blue corderoy jacket here for just a dollar, and it had to be worth much more than that. Also, they are a Christian organization, and I'm sure their profits to the needy. The staff is very friendly, and the selection is nice. Check out the second building right behind the store frontthey have more clothes, plus furniture and home goods. Definitely a place to shop.