A miscellany of glass bibelots, wooden toys and industrial-looking housewares round out this ethnic department store’s oddball offerings. A jaunt through its aisles feels like a visit to an old-world shop, via Czech board games ($25–$30) and retro calendars of Slovakian mountain ranges ($8). Electrical-outlet converters ($3) and vanilla-scented air fresheners patterned after Slovak currency ($3) make fun prevoyage mementos for anyone jonesing to visit Eastern Europe.
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Neighbors-turned-business-partners Rebekah Witzke and Jillian Tangen open this lifestyle boutique, featuring eco-friendly women’s clothing ($68–$250), accessories for both guys and gals ($40–$185) and noteworthy household items ($3–$195). Home goods, including Tocca candles ($38–$42) and Rice retro aprons ($32), rest inside a 1940s vintage cabinet. Must-have bar essentials include Izola flasks ($24) etched with catchy phrases such as "The hell with work" and "To my health," and Thomas Paul nautical coasters (four for $22). Ladies can pick up Container layered frocks ($148) and ruffled cardis ($145), while guys will love Southlane minimalist watches ($135) and Toms Wayfayer-style shades ($88).