By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
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By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:36 AM EDT Nov 1, 2018 In a former guitar store at the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward, NINE Furniture & Design is making its own music with affordable home décor and interior design services. Owners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, who moved from Colorado a year ago and opened NINE in September, specialize in repurposing and custom making furniture. “We love turning old forgotten pieces into fashionably functional items,” Thomas said. “In addition to refurbishing, we also love to build new furniture pieces that have a strong sense of style. We are constantly inspired by the Mid-century modern and Art Deco history of the Detroit area.” They’ll take those custom pieces and design a room with the new furniture as the stars, said store manager Maisha Drew. Their handmade creations share space with a collection of vintage décor items, Drew said. … [Read more...] about New shops in Ferndale, Hazel Park
Molly King scans the racks at the Halloween BOO-tique at Arc’s Value Village in Richfield on a recent October afternoon. Here’s a gown that could be distressed for a zombie bride. “Zombies are huge,” says King, marketing manager for the nonprofit thrift stores and donation centers. There’s a ’90s dress that could be part of a Spice Girls costume. “Everything that’s old is new again,” King says. Here’s an accessory that could be used as part of a “Black Panther” costume. “Creativity is the new currency,” says King. “We try to help people think outside the pre-packaged costume.” Since it’s that time of year again — that time when we haunt thrift stores and vintage shops in search of Halloween costumes and props — we thought we’d tell you about a few of our favorite thrifty places to shop (all year round). Arc’s Value Village “We restock daily,” … [Read more...] about Reuse, recycle and reimagine: A few of our favorite shops, just in time for Halloween
Updated 7:11 am PDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows chip credit cards in Philadelphia. Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer credit cards with features that can fit well into a frugal lifestyle. less FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows chip credit cards in Philadelphia. Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP FILE- In this July 17, 2018 photo, a customer buys groceries with a credit card in Salem, N.H. Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who … [Read more...] about A cheapskate’s guide to shopping for credit cards
Northfield, in the Cannon River Valley, is not only a destination as a college town. The home to both St. Olaf and Carleton colleges, the city just 40 miles south of the Twin Cities is ideal for a day trip, offering plenty of options to shop, eat and play. When it comes to shopping, the downtown retail district spanning three blocks along Division Street is home to several unique, locally owned boutiques offering a variety of fashion, gift and home items. Antiques and art lovers also will find themselves with plenty of options. SHOPPING: DIVISION STREET WEST Start on Division Street at the historic Archer House River Inn, where Paper Paper Petalum boasts one of the best selections of gifts around, from cookbooks and kitchen gadgets to Abdallah chocolates and other Minnesota-made finds. The spot is also a place to score quality Scandinavian gift items. Also at the inn, A Bag Lady women’s boutique stocks handbags galore as well as other fashion … [Read more...] about Day trip to Northfield: College town offers select shopping, superb dining