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On The Cover Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane

Your Comfort Zone It became clear early on in the pandemic

as the state shut down and many of us suddenly found ourselves hunkered down at home — retail businesses, even those deemed “nonessential” in the early days of coronavirus, sure feel essential when you’re trying to work at home, educate your kids at home and entertain the whole family at home. Spokane County’s retailers have been fighting to recover from those lost weeks in March and April ever since. And while the region’s shoppers were thrilled to return to their favorite bookstores and furniture outlets and clothing shops once they were allowed, all those businesses are functioning under dramatically limited capacity as the county remains in Phase 2 for the foreseeable future. Like many of the area’s restaurants, Spokane County retailers of all types found themselves forced to get creative. Suddenly, a mom-and-pop hardware store offers home delivery, or a dress shop creates a new live shopping experience done completely online using Facetime. Thankfully, many regional shoppers have responded positively to help local businesses navigate their new challenges. “2020 has been unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” Kerry Halls, manager of Auntie’s Bookstore, tells Atticus and Boo Radley’s co-owner Kris Dinnison in this Retail Guide. “But we’re really lucky to have the relationship with Spokane that we do. The people of Spokane show up for local businesses.” That’s going to have to continue as we

navigate the pandemic. And working together is the inspiration for Back to Business, a local marketing effort developed by the Inlander and a variety of community institutions, including STCU and Washington Trust Bank (see page 5 for more details). Together these partners recognize the importance of Spokane County’s retailers — not just in helping us look good, feel good and create happy homes, but also to the economic well-being of the entire region. These businesses are generally small, family-owned operations, and as they go, so goes the Inland Northwest. This Back to Business Guide, the fourth in a series, is part of that team effort. Inside you’ll learn more about how retailers are creatively and safely coping in these turbulent times. We’re covering a lot of ground, both geographically and in the kinds of retailers we talked to for this issue. We’ll help you find baking equipment, outfit your home theater, keep your new pandemic pet happy and healthy, and help you get a jump on buying gifts for the coming holidays. We’re also checking in with small business owners about the unique challenges of holiday shopping this year, from limited capacity to slow shipping times, and how you can still find that special something for everyone on your list. Readers will discover a call to action throughout the guide: We all need to do what we can to ensure these vital businesses continue to thrive. Thankfully, a day out shopping Spokane County’s stores is as fun as it is important. ◆

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promoting area businesses. Each one includes all you need to know about your favorite local retailers. Spend a moment with each of these, and remember that each individual business represents something so much bigger: These are our friends and neighbors, they are major employers who provide the goods that make our lives a little better, but also pump money back into our local communities as a whole.

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Volume four is focused on retail and local shopping around Spokane County. Through the end of the year, watch the Inlander for more special Back To Business guides focused on businesses in our community, along with special features, sharing even more recovery stories.

Since 1902, Washington Trust Bank’s mission to put people first has never wavered. During these challenging times, we remain committed to what matters most. That dedication continues as our team works tirelessly to help local companies get back to business. Businesses are currently experiencing unprecedented economic hardship related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and it’s going to take all of us working together to support an economic recovery. Fortunately, we believe the Inland Northwest’s greatest asset is how we support each other as a community and rally behind those who need our help the most. Join us in celebrating and supporting the local businesses that make our region unique. We can all help business owners, employees, and their families thrive—buy local, pick up a meal to-go, surprise a friend with a gift card, post a positive review on social media, or even offer meaningful words of encouragement. It’s important that we all do what we can to make a difference. If there’s one thing we’re certain of, it’s that we’ll get through this together. We are #AwesomeTogether.

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A few months ago, I wrote a piece for the Inlander about lists. In it, I rattled off the catalog of things I was worried about as we all tripped into the new reality thrust on the world by the pandemic. Fortunately, many of those worries KRIS have not come to DINNISON pass. Unfortunately, the months since March have brought brand new things to fret about. We reopened our two businesses, Atticus and Boo Radley’s, in June, and for the most part things are going as well as can be expected in the midst of the most unexpected and uncertain time most of us have ever experienced. Like most local businesses, we are so grateful for the incredible support we’ve gotten from the community, even as we continue to worry every day about other businesses, especially the restaurants, bars, and venues that are still unable to open or operate in any way that feels stable or even sustainable. But a few weeks ago, we started working through a new challenge: How would we manage holiday shopping safely? We’re all in this together, so I hoped to find some solutions to this challenge by reaching out to other local retailers. How were they planning to navigate the (hopefully) busier time during the holidays? But first I wanted to know how they were all holding up. Kerry Halls, manager at Auntie’s Bookstore, echoes what they all told me: Spokane supports its local businesses. “2020 has been unlike anything I’ve ever seen. But we’re really lucky to have the relationship with Spokane that we do. The people of Spokane show up for local businesses.” April Gascon-Stricker, who manages Prairie Dog Mercantile, says, in addition to customers, her staff keeps each other afloat. “What’s giving us hope are those positive customers who want us to succeed and stay safe by wearing their mask appropriately and keeping their distance. I also believe our team gives each other hope. We allow each other to be vulnerable, keep each other positive, and laugh when we can.” Even with things going OK, there are plenty of

persistent concerns still in the mix. The ongoing “conversations” about masks seem to be a problem with every business I talked to. “I’m worried that the longer this continues, the more anxious or frustrated people get,” Gascon-Stricker says. “When they do, they come in without a mask and take it out on the team. They are looking for that confrontation, and we are just doing our best to be safe, for our customers and ourselves.” Other concerns were more prosaic. “We’re definitely a little concerned with supply chain issues,” Halls says. “There’s a real chance that restocking this season is going to be tricky, especially once we’re in the full swing of things.” Gascon-Stricker’s seen some of the same problems at Prairie Dog Mercantile. “There are so many shipping delays and everything is still playing catch up.”

Of course, having product only matters if people have the resources to buy gifts. With so many people still out of work and pandemic aid stalled, many of us are wondering if people will be shopping at all. Nate Huston, owner of Giant Nerd Books, has been thinking a lot about that. “I worry about money, always money. Will people run out of it? Will they have enough left after food and rent/mortgage to buy books or art for themselves and each other?” One of the new concerns brought by the pandemic is managing the reduced capacity required to keep people safe. In our stores we can only accommodate about 20 percent of the people who showed up on a typical December weekend last year. “There’s a certain thrill to last-minute shopping, but I can’t imagine that working out too well for people this year,” Halls says. “Retail establishments in the area are going to be struggling with new capacity guidelines none of us have had to deal with before.” Smaller stores, like Giant Nerd, may adapt with more personalized shopping experiences. “If demand warrants, I may set up an appointment schedule to keep people from having to wait in the cold,” Huston says. Both Huston and Halls recommend people rethink their holiday shopping patterns and methods. “We do curbside pickup and mail-order business via the shop’s Instagram and Facebook pages,” Huston says. Halls says Auntie’s offers similar options and has some other ideas as well. “Shop early in the season. Do a little research ahead of time and be prepared with an idea of what you want,” she says. “It’s 2020, man! All bets are off! But in all seriousness, if there’s a must-have item on your list this year, book or otherwise, I’d highly

suggest you pick it up sooner rather than later.” Other suggestions included shopping in smaller groups, shopping during off-peak hours and on weekdays, and spreading shopping trips out over the next couple of months rather than leaving it all for the last couple weeks in December. “The idea of turning people away during the holidays is a very stressful one for local businesses, for a variety of reasons,” Halls says. “But like it or not, this is going to be a very different kind of season.”

With all these challenges, Spokane businesses still hope shoppers will keep up the commitment to shopping local, even when it means a little extra planning. “We encourage people to shop locally, even just buying gift cards, because so many small businesses have been affected by this pandemic. … A small purchase goes a long way for the little guys like us,” Gascon-Stricker says. Halls agrees: “It’s such a fantastic and simple way to safely support your home-town favorites.” And the restrictions might even make shopping a little more enjoyable for some. “I’ve found that people enjoy not feeling crowded or pressured,” Huston says. “There’s almost a specialness in being one of just a handful of customers in a place at a given time.” Gascon-Stricker agrees that the relationships formed by shopping local make it special. “It’s the advantage of being locally owned. Our customers are not just a customer; we really get to know them.” Finally, being open the last few months have given retailers some insight and wisdom into how we humans can support each other as the pandemic persists and the months roll by. “Be kind to one another,” Gascon-Stricker says. “It’s been a tough year; some of us have lost someone, and some of us have lost a little bit of hope. But at the end of the day, we all just want to be safe.” Such a simple thing, but it was reiterated by all the retailers we talked to. “Please remember to be kind,” Halls says, echoing the others. “Retail workers are going to be in the thick of it nonstop this season. … We’re trying to provide moments of normalcy and connection to our patrons in a very weird world. But we are all human, and we are all struggling. We need to take care of each other this year, now more than ever.” Huston’s message is even simpler: “Wear your masks and be civil to each other,” he suggests. “Good manners don’t cost a thing!” ◆

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market a few years ago — and the Breville convection toaster oven, which also doubles as an air fryer and slow cooker. And if you ever cook meat and don’t have a Thermapen-style digital thermometer, you’re recklessly risking turning quality steak into shoe leather. You might also check out WILLIAMS SONOMA in River Park Square and bring home some fancy dishware, a quality mortar and pestle, or a spiffy spice grinder. If you’re particularly into dessert baking, check out CAROLYN'S CAKE AND CANDY SUPPLIES. With fewer weddings, graduations or big birthday parties, the cake business has been a bit rough, says owner Char Silva. But what has been popular? Sugar cookies. “They’re really neat cookies,” says Silva. “You can do a lot with the decoration.” Carolyn’s sells practically every shape of cookie cutter. Better yet, sculpt with chocolate. Carolyn’s sells everything from conventional caramel or bonbon molds, but also molds in the shape of letters, sporting equipment, even animals. “We have dolphins, fish, farm animals,” Silva says. “We have teddy bears, llamas, moose and zoo animals.” Of course, great cooking tools are useless without great ingredients. That’s where some of Spokane’s incredible grocery stores come in handy. Looking to make one of those 26-ingredient moles? Head to DE LEON FOODS for your pick of quality Mexican ingredients. Pick up SPONSORED CONTENT

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Where to get the essentials for a new pandemic-friendly home theater set-up If you're a movie buff who’s been stuck at home for the last six months, you’re no doubt missing being surrounded by an audience and taking in the latest films, absorbed in the visual grandeur and room-shaking sound of the cinema. But maybe you’ve started itching to set up your own movie theater in your rec room or basement, complete with crystal-clear projection image, bass-heavy surround sound and all the ambience you’d expect from your local mall multiplex. If you’ve been wanting to sate your inner cinephile, here are some tips for what you’ll need. Spokane’s go-to place for home electronics of all kinds is HUPPIN'S, which has been in business for a literal century. Since the pandemic hit, Huppin’s has leaned into the challenge of making your home more comfortable, and their new slogan — “life and technology connected” — reflects those changes. One of their biggest concentrations right now is on home theater set-ups and custom home installations, as more and more people want to make their living rooms into a makeshift multiplex. “With everyone staying at home and working on their homes, it makes more sense for us to kind of pivot the business,” says Chris Del Pizzo, the retail manager at Huppin’s. “We’re definitely not getting out of the retail side of things, but we’re going to make our showroom into more of an experience.” As far as setting up a state-of-the-art home theater under your own roof, audio is as important as the visuals. The closest you’ll get to approximating theater sound is with a fancy set of Atmos speakers, which literally envelops you in sound — not just from the sides but also from above with ceiling speakers and a center

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channel speaker on the ground in front of you. “It gives another dimension to the sound,” he says. “It allows the sound engineers for these movies to really play with sound, and in all three dimensions, which is really cool.” For something less ornate, Del Pizzo says a quality surround sound system will start around $2,500. If you’re considering setting up a digital projector, you’ll need to install it in a room where the light can be easily controlled (and, ideally, completely extinguished). Huppin’s sells Epson and Sony brands: Mid-range projectors can start at around $250 or so, with the more high-end, high-quality projectors starting around $1,500. The higher you go in price, the better the resolution of the projector. And if you go the route of the projector, you’ll also need a screen. Del Pizzo says customers should follow the advice that you “date a projector but marry a screen,” because the screen will likely outlast the technology of the projector. Projecting images directly onto a wall or flat surface could work, too, but a screen gives you better color and contrast. Huppin’s actually installs custom screens, depending on the size and light quality of your desired home theater room. Obviously, projectors require distance between the bulb and the screen and a complete lack of light for optimal picture quality. If you’ll be watching movies in a smaller room or in a room where light isn’t easily controlled, your best bet may be investing in a flat-panel 4K or 8K TV instead (Huppin’s sells Samsung, Sony and LG flat panels). In all of these scenarios, Huppin’s will do free inhome estimates within Spokane County to tell you how SPONSORED CONTENT

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DECOR

Freshen Up

TIN ROOF FURNITURE

Shops to help you take your home decor to the next level Many of us are reacquainting ourselves with our homes as we navigate the new normal of spending considerably more time there. And if shopping reports are any indication, we’re investing in the kinds of things that help us feel our experience is less about being housebound and more about being happy to have a home base. Pillows and blankets, for example, are very popular lately. Since reopening this summer, SAVVY HOME could barely stock enough of them, says Jacki Reed, who started the year-old business with close friend Kim Mehaffey. Like many retail business owners, the duo found themselves initially flummoxed by the statewide shutdown, yet quickly pivoted. They developed Facetime shopping options and upped the timeline for their online store, where customers can peruse such items as sassy barware, classy serving dishes and handsome furnishings. They’ve recently added small, private events to “continue that conversation with new and existing customers,” says Reed. “We’re all about welcoming people to come in and … try it all out.” Are you missing your usual First Friday jaunts? Get your art fix with home décor of a different sort like art glass or elegant textiles at the NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE's museum store. POTTERY PLACE PLUS is just such a place, too, with an everchanging selection of artwork, of course, but also

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locally made pottery and handcrafted wood items. Have some fun decorating for the holidays this year at UNIQUELY CHIC BOUTIQUE, which is packed with gifts, household décor and fun items that will make you smile. Spokane has numerous home décor outlets, many of which have grown up in clusters of creativity. Downtown, look for FIG TREE HOME, KIRISHIAN RUGS, 1900 HOUSE AND HOME, POTTERY BARN in River Park Square, and Spokane’s very own outlet for midcentury modern, DANIA FURNISHINGS. Drive up Division for many of Spokane’s longstanding furnishing outlets, including MOR FURNITURE FOR LESS and SPOKANE FURNITURE, which has a Spokane Valley location, too. Nearby is locally owned MADISON HOME, known for its exceptional design services and custom furnishing options, as well as for its sister company, MADISON COUNTRY. Heading north towards the Y, discover ENNIS FINE FURNITURE and CASUAL SPACES FURNITURE, which specializes in living rooms and can help you turn that spare room into a rec room the whole family will enjoy. Don’t forget about Spokane’s rich vintage market, like TOSSED AND FOUND, BOULEVARD MERCANTILE and METRO ECLECTIC, all of which can help you curate your own unique home décor vibe. Heading east from Spokane, Sprague Union District continues to evolve as a district for fun and interesting shops like RAIL CREEK FURNITURE. TIN ROOF FURSPONSORED CONTENT

NITURE has been a mainstay on Sprague in one form or another since 1945 and is now run by third-generation owner Heather Hanley. In addition to Tin Roof and its furniture outlet, RESKUED, Hanley recently launched BIDE AND BURGEON in the original building owned by her grandfather so many years ago. The focus of Bide and Burgeon is “accessibly priced” items so no special order pieces, says Hanley, who is stocking the 4,000-square-foot showroom to the hilt and keeping a large inventory of quick-ship items. “You can spend a whole afternoon there,” Hanley says of the new space. For those missing international travel, a trip to TROVATO INTERIORS is just the ticket. Let co-owner Susan Usai be your guide at Trovato, which means “found” in Italian. A blue-and-white overstuffed vase feels like England or France, while new pillows from carpet remnants suggest eastern realms. See them all in one place at Trovato. If some of the joy of shopping is in leisurely exploring, consider making a day of it with a road trip. Head to Vinegar Flats for LUCKY VINTAGE AND PRETTY THINGS or out to Rockford where you’ll find a huge assortment of décor from country to rustic at HURD MERCANTILE AND COMPANY. And in Liberty Lake, CONSIGN FURNITURE promises to amaze visitors with nearly 60,000 square feet of furnishings and décor, including antiques and one-of-a-kind items. ◆


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TOOLS

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This spring, under quarantine, everyone suddenly had to live and work at home, and often they didn’t like what they saw. There were rooms to paint. Gardens to plant. Things to fix. And no longer could they say that they just didn’t have time to do it. It’s why you could drive by the Home Depot or Lowe’s on a Saturday and see a line of people extended around the parking lot. But Larry Myers, owner of RIVER RIDGE HARDWARE on Garland Street, says there’s always another option. Why not try your friendly locally owned hardware store? “Give your local hardware store a call and see if they have what you’re looking for before you park a mile away at one of the big box stores,” Myers says. Myers purchased River Ridge hardware in 2017. He’d never owned a hardware store before, but he had managed other businesses. And he knows what matters: Good customer service. That’s what separates them from the bigger stores, he says. “The first thing you get when you walk in is you’re greeted at the door, and then somebody immediately asks if we can help you,” he says. Myers says it’s been as busy as ever this year. It’s not just that people were at home more; some had stimulus money to throw around, too. Not to mention some savings from not filling up the gas tank, or going out for meals. It’s the same at MILLER'S HARDWARE, on the South Hill. Miller’s closed earlier this year, not long after the pandemic started, leaving customers confused. Stace Heston, who owns the Ace Hardware on Ninth and Monroe, says customers kept asking him what happened to Miller’s, clearly upset that the beloved store was no more. Heston, who drives by Miller’s every day on his way to work, says he saw an opportunity. He purchased Miller’s and opened it back up the first week of August. Since then, he says he’s spent 99 percent of his time there. That’s because he’s immediately made some changes: A new paint department, a new plumbing department, a new lawn and garden department, and an expansion of the hardware department. He hopes the changes make it easier for the customers to find what they’re looking for — it’s better when things are categorized, so customers can find things in one place. Plus, they’ve started selling grills, which Miller’s didn’t have before. The response from locals has been great, and Heston says he’s grateful for the support. Business during the pandemic has been good, he says. In fact, it’s been steadily growing at Miller’s since they took over. Hardware stores were deemed essential under the early shutdown orders, largely because they sell plumbing supplies. But also because “people need to maintain their houses,” Heston says. Heston says his ACE HARDWARE store has been doing well during the pandemic as well. There are locally owned Ace locations throughout the area. In the Valley, go ahead and try SAVEMORE BUILDING SUPPLY. Because you can’t replace the service you get at a local hardware store. “Every one of us, as a small business owner, we really appreciate and care for everyone,” Myers says. ◆

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With pet adoptions setting records, here’s where to treat your new fur baby right Perhaps when coronavirus hit you found yourself working from home, juggling countless Zoom calls while entertaining your suddenly home-schooling kids and converting your wardrobe into a lovely array of sweatpants. And perhaps you also thought, “You know, now is the perfect time to get a puppy.” You’re not alone. Reports from across the country and from Spokane County’s own adoption centers like the SPOKANE HUMANE SOCIETY and SCRAPS indicated throughout the pandemic thus far that pet adoptions are on a record pace. That was true when prospective adopters had to schedule visits by appointment, and remains so now that those adoption centers are back to (a socially distanced, masked) semi-normal. Considering the pandemic shows little sign of slowing down heading toward winter, it’s safe to say 2020 will be memorable for countless families celebrating adoptions of dogs, cats and all manner of critters. And if you haven’t adopted a new pet yet, well, Christmas is right around the corner. Thankfully, the area has a wide array of shops, trainers and groomers to help you pamper your new family member. You can find outlets of major pet stores like PETCO and PETSMART in Spokane County, but you can also find everything those places have to offer, and then

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some, in locally owned businesses like PRAIRIE DOG PET MERCANTILE, which offers everything from food to toys and treats at locations on Spokane’s South Hill and Kendall Yards. Likewise, URBAN CANINE has two outlets to serve pet owners, on the South Hill and in North Spokane, and they carry an impressive array of food, treats, toys and clothes for your dogs and cats. YUPPY PUPPY has plenty of supplies, too, at its downtown Spokane and North Spokane locations, and also offers professional grooming, do-it-yourself washing stations at both spots where you can clean your dog with their supplies (and keep your own house dry!), and doggie day care at its northside outlet. Owner Aquila Brown said her downtown outlet took a pandemic hit due to the lack of tourists and downtown workers, and once Washington Gov. Jay Inslee lifted restrictions on grooming in May, it was hard for her staff to catch up with all the shaggy pups needing a haircut. Brown was frustrated that her small business wasn’t allowed to do grooming while big-box pet stores were early on in the pandemic. “It was extra frustrating. It really felt like they were targeting the little guys specifically,” Brown says. NORTHWEST SEED & PET has been helping owners of animals large and small in Spokane County for 76 years. Whether you have a dog or cat, or something a little more specialized like a bird, fish, rabbit

or reptile, their locations on North Division and East Sprague have everything you need to keep your pets healthy and happy. BARK, A RESCUE PUB has been a pandemic business success story so far. The pub on the north side of downtown Spokane partnered with the Spokane Humane Society to showcase animals in need of adoption at a space adjacent to its tasteful dining room and bar spaces. The spot in the former Broadview Dairy building opened in early August and successfully found homes for dozens of animals in its first months open. In North Spokane, the area’s first cat cafe opened this spring. KITTY CANTINA teamed with SPOKANIMAL to keep kitties stocked for visitors and potential adopters during the pandemic, important since SpokAnimal’s own shelter has been closed due to COVID. All of the pandemic adoptions have made life busy for trainers, too. DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF is used to having classes full of yapping pups and their families, but the arrival of the coronavirus forced them to postpone some classes, then dramatically limit their sizes once they were allowed to reopen. The warm months allowed for a large slate of classes at the school’s outdoor training field, but expect classes inside during the coming cold months to fill up fast. You’ll want to get your family’s new furry face signed up there or with another trainer as early as you can. ◆


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CASUAL

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Stocking up on cozy athleisure wear for autumn Let's be honest: Working from home means our athleisure wear is getting more use than normal. Let’s be more honest: It’s past time to retire those sweatpants and stock up on some new pieces. Whether you’re looking for something to get you through Zoom conferences in comfort and style, or dreaming of your next camping trip, there are plenty of shops all across Spokane County to get what you need. You can design yourself a quest for the perfect pair of yoga pants without leaving Spokane’s Main Avenue, since specialty stores LULULEMON and ATHLETA are within walking distance of each other. Then, continue your tour-de-slouch down the street to THE NORTH FACE for iconically soft sweatshirts and pants, and the NIKE FACTORY STORE for shoes and men’s and women’s apparel. Other downtown retailers that we don’t always associate with gym clothes also have plenty to offer, like NORDSTROM and THE GAP. Of course, it isn’t all happening downtown. Cross the river heading north, and you’ll find answers to all of your outdoor needs at REI, including equipment for more adventurous activities. If you’re further north and are of the hunting persuasion, SPORTSMAN'S WARE-

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HOUSE offers gear for adults and kids. The General Store offers a wide array of equipment, including clothes, but also all kinds of sporting goods you can imagine to keep your kids occupied and active while they’re stuck at home. If you’re looking for a sports bra, you can’t beat the NorthTown Mall. Victoria's SECRET has options in a variety of different sizes and styles and will guarantee that you get the right fit, and while you’re there, you might as well indulge in some PINK sweatpants. If traditional retailers never seem to carry your size, check out TORRID for an unparalleled selection of plus-size sports bras in bright prints and colors. Speaking of women’s sporting clothes, TITLE NINE is nestled in the middle of the Perry District, a Spokane neighborhood known for its market and accumulating mass of niche shops and restaurants. Named after the landmark civil rights law that expanded sporting opportunities to female students, Title Nine stocks all kinds of athletic gear from plus-size swimsuits to sneakers. Lots of Spokane’s athletic wear stops have locations in the Valley, too. FLEET FEET now has three locations: Kendall Yards, in the Valley, and in North Spokane.

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GIVING SEASON Where to shop for gifts heading into the holidays From flowers and sweet treats to books, mugs and dish towels with those funny sayings on them, Spokane County’s got some incredible gift options for everyone on your list as we head into the holiday season. Many people are finding it’s more important than ever to shop local, and stores are doing their part in turn to keep customers safe. Some locations provide delivery throughout the county or virtual shopping that enables you to simply pick up your order at the curb.

BOO RADLEY'S

Remember how Boo Radley, the character in To Kill a Mockingbird, collected little knick-knacks and hid them in a tree? Boo Radley’s in downtown Spokane is kind of like that. Walk in to discover a selection of toys and quirky gifts for the young and young at heart right in the heart of downtown. 232 N. Howard St., facebook. com/BooRads, 456-7479

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A store full of art and gifts made by local artists, yearround? Yes, please. From Here gives you the chance to buy prints, mugs, cards, jewelry and many other oneof-a-kind gifts while supporting Spokane-area artists at the first retail store run by arts organization Terrain. 808 W. Main St., Suite 251, terrainspokane.com/ fromhere, 808-2943

SIMPLY NORTHWEST

Whether you want to pop into the store to pick out some gifts on your own, or go online to buy a beautiful gift basket put together by staff, Simply Northwest offers a variety of options for your gift-giving needs. Many local gift baskets are available, featuring everything from Washington wine and huckleberries to novelty mugs and sweets. You can even pay to have your gift delivered to many parts of Spokane County. 11806 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, simplynorthwest.com, 927-8206

THE GREAT PNW

With an extensive online presence, the Great PNW is perfect for those shoppers who want to support a local Spokane business while shopping remotely. The brand’s apparel features hip designs for those who are in love with the Pacific Northwest. Many designs are inspired by popular PNW outdoor passions, from hiking in the beautiful mountains and forests to fishing and road trips. thegreatpnw.com, info@thegreatpnw.com

Ritters Garden & Gifts

With indoor and outdoor garden options year-round, this local Spokane store can meet your green thumb needs. Apart from plant and garden supplies and a beautiful selection of plants, the shop in North Spokane also offers gift baskets, a selection of home decor, and tasty spreads, dips and treats. Virtual shopping is available for those who require curbside assistance. 10120 N. Division St., 4ritter.com, 467-5258 ◆


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Spokane’s record stores crank up the sounds that make the city a little more vibrant It was only about a decade ago that vinyl records seemed destined for obsolescence, an antiquated medium that was bound to be eclipsed by CDs and MP3s. But now the sonic shoe is on the other foot: Sales of vinyl records not only turned around but continue to rise each year. They’re mostly selling vinyl these days — both used and newly pressed wax — but you can also find your fair share of CDs, tapes and listening equipment, from turntables and receivers to cassette players and reelto-reel machines. Here are the record sellers that give Spokane County its beat.

4,000 Holes

For more than 30 years, Bob Gallagher has been selling records from behind the counter at 4,000 Holes, a Monroe Street mainstay that’s jam packed with music. The store has experienced everything from the ’90s grunge explosion to the rebirth of vinyl, and Gallagher’s encyclopedic knowledge means he knows exactly which bin contains the record you’re looking for. And true to the store’s name, a reference to the Beatles song “A Day in the Life,” has more Fab Four paraphernalia than anywhere else in town. 1610 N. Monroe, facebook.com/Bob4000Angel, 325-1914

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Over in the Garland District, Groove Merchants is one of those stores that you’ll feel compelled to check out if you just happen to walk by. It’s a tiny shop, but it makes up for its minimal space with a killer selection, and owner David Thoren is usually on hand to point you in the right direction. It’s a haven for vinyl aficionados, but it’s just as welcoming to neophytes: If you’re thinking about finally starting your record collection, you can find not only the listening equipment you’ll need but some vinyl staples to get going. 905 W. Garland, groovemerchantsspokane.com, 328-2327 Another spot that’s seemingly been around forever, Recorded Memories is a go-to spot for anyone who loves the physical act of browsing, thumbing through a stockpile of records and stumbling upon a hidden treasure you weren’t expecting to see. The store is stocked practically floor-to-ceiling with used and new vinyl, cassettes and CDs, and owner Richard Terzieff is a massive music fan: He’s got pictures of himself with countless rock luminaries everywhere you turn. 1902 N. Hamilton, richardsrecordedmemories.com, 483-4753

Resurrection Records isn’t just a music shop; it’s a label in its own right, having released dozens of garage rock, punk and psychedelic artists (mostly on cassette and limited-run vinyl) since it was founded in 2009. Owner Mike House is Resurrection’s sole employee, and he’ll be happy to either point you in the direction of your latest find or special order what you’re looking for. It’s one of those places that seems to attract music fans like moths to a flame: Stop by and you’ll no doubt leave with an armful of records and good conversation. 1927 W. Northwest, getresurrected.com, 414-1429 Sitting right on the edge of the Browne’s Addition neighborhood is this decidedly quirky shop, which took over the space formerly housed by a hair salon and named itself after a feedback-drenched Sonic Youth anthem. Owner Scott Kellogg took the remnants of the collection from the former Garageland (back when it was merely a bar/record store) and made something new out of it, and Total Trash prides itself not only on personality but on its stacked, diverse inventory. 1601 W. Pacific, totaltrashrecords.com, 995-5977 ◆


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House Sipping A few places to shop to build a functioning home bar Maybe you've recently moved into a new place or you’re just ready for a shopping spree, either way you’ve been considering building up a home bar. It’s the perfect time to make space for one while your favorite local watering hole remains closed. Since you’ll need more than just a few bottles of different alcohol, here’s a list of a few places for buying the tools, accessories and furniture you may need.

THE KITCHEN ENGINE

If you’re looking for some tools to either kickstart your home bar or upgrade that second-hand cocktail set, the Kitchen Engine in the Flour Mill is your one-stop shop. The store is loaded with high-end items for various bar needs: A steel jigger for measuring, a bamboo muddler for mojito mashing, knives to slice up garnishes or even a Vacu Vin Wine Saver to keep your nice bottle of cab sauv at its freshest. 621 W. Mallon Ave., thekitchenengine.com, 328-3335

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Atticus has become a downtown hit over the years as a gift store, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shop there for yourself. There are plenty of options stocked throughout the store for your low-key home bar. For one example, you can pick up the Good Measure recipe glass to keep your cocktailmaking simple. Markings on the glass show you the perfect ratio of booze needed to make various drinks. Atticus also carries a large selection of coffee table books to either read up on delicious alcoholic beverages or just to have reading material while you’re sipping on that handcrafted cocktail. 222 N. Howard St., Facebook: Atticus Coffee & Gifts, 747-0336

POTTERY PLACE PLUS

Pottery Place Plus in the Liberty Building is more than an art gallery. It’s a shop that features fine arts and crafts made by Spokane artists. You can find many different handcrafted cups and mugs — perfect for adding a little character to your next hot toddy. Beyond clay creations, you can also find plenty of other art to decorate your home bar. Right now you can visit the shop in person or check out their online store. 203 N. Washington St., potteryplaceplus.com, 327-6920

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Once you’ve started a decent collection of tools, accessories and art for your home bar, you’re going to need a place to put it all away. It’s time to take a short road trip through the Palouse to visit Hurd Mercantile. This 8,000 square-foot store is certainly worth the drive to Rockford for a vintage bar cabinet or wine rack. The shop kept the feel of the 1900s general store it once was. You’ll be dreaming of old fashioneds and martinis while wandering about. You might even find a sweet set of retro lowball glasses while you’re there. 30 S. First St., Rockford, Facebook: Hurd Mercantile & Company, 291-4077 ◆


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VINTAGE

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Sustainable Style Where to find your newest look from local secondhand stores Secondhand clothing is not just a frugal way to save money and look stylish at the same time — it’s a sustainable alternative to the rapid-cycle fast-fashion market, where trends seem to come and go every few months, resulting in a hugely negative impact on the environment and the garment industry’s labor force. Good news for style seekers: Spokane’s vintage and consignment boutique scene is flourishing, offering everything from one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to highquality brands at budget-friendly prices. Here’s where to start your next closet refresh.

higher-end items in excellent condition and make an appointment with Echo’s team, led by owner Suzy Gage, to take a look and help you earn some extra spending money. The boutique stocks women’s clothing in all sizes, from athleisure-wear to shoes, handbags to coats. Also, don’t miss the shop’s end-of-season clearance sales for an even better deal. Another great detail of Echo’s model is that consignors can opt to have anything of theirs that doesn’t sell in a season donated to a local nonprofit. 1033 W. First Ave., echoconsignment.com, 747-0890

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Located in an adorably tiny converted cottage — affectionately and aptly dubbed “the Dollhouse” — in the South Perry District, Veda Lux is literally brimming over with hand-picked, and statement-making clothing and accessories. Owner Summer Hightower is known to travel near and far to find unique, covetable vintage and contemporary attire to stock Veda’s racks, as well as for her handmade jewelry collections that aren’t for the faint of heart. Those who’ve shopped there before know a trip to Veda is like playing dress-up in your coolest sister or gal pal’s closet, where fashion “rules” are meant to be broken and personal styling is the team’s priority. New pieces and outfits are frequently shared on Veda’s Instagram and Facebook page, so if you see something there you like, don’t wait too long to call “dibs.” 1106 S. Perry St., vedalux.com, 475-1674

Echo Boutique

Located in the heart of downtown’s flourishing west end, Echo Boutique offers amazing discounts for bargain-hunting fashionistas — up to 70 percent off retail prices — for its complete inventory of new and gently used consignment pieces. If you’re doing a pandemicinspired closet cleanout, consider setting aside any

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Also located on West First Avenue in downtown Spokane is this must-visit, locally owned resale clothing shop. Like its local counterparts, Fringe & Fray operates on a “buy, sell, trade” model, meaning you can trade in gently used pieces from your closet for cash or store credit. Check out the store’s website for a rundown on what styles and items they’re looking for and to book a trade-in appointment. Shoppers can expect to find a mix of vintage and modern clothing for both men and women on Fringe’s racks, which are also virtually browsable on its website. Outfit flat lays and new inventory are also frequently shared on its social media accounts, where buyers often snap up pieces within minutes of a post. Besides clothing, Fringe stocks locally made jewelry from several area artisans and a small section of home decor. 1325 W. First Ave., fringeandfray.net, 720-7116

Boulevard Mercantile

For both vintage home decor and clothing — some of the best in the region, in fact — treasure seekers know to make regular rounds at Boulevard Mercantile, which moved to a new and larger space on North Washington Street back in March. The store is home to a handful of top-notch vintage sellers, including

Red Leaf Vintage (offering midcentury men’s and women’s clothing) and Vagabond Soundtrack (focusing on vintage workwear), each of which have owners committed to seeking out high-quality vintage as their full-time jobs. Rounding out the store’s vintage fashion variety is Evening Star Vintage, a local vendor specializing in a huge selection of old-school band and pop culture T-shirts, plus denim and more. If you love vintage and don’t want to miss something epic from any of these sellers, make sure to follow all of them, and Boulevard’s main account, on Instagram for the latest inventory updates. 1012 N. Washington St., facebook.com/BoulevardMercantile, 327-7547

Garland Resale

Despite its name, this boutique is not located in Spokane’s Garland District, but rather downtown. Garland Resale is a newer arrival to the region’s secondhand style scene, having opened in summer 2019 after a major hurdle: a fire at its building earlier that year just weeks before initial grand opening plans. The boutique gladly accepts consignment pieces from local customers, and focuses its inventory on high-quality, upscale women’s clothing, accessories and gift items. The latter includes new items like candles, jewelry, artist prints and greeting cards. Customers can shop confidently knowing that each item, whether consigned or handpicked by staff, has been carefully inspected for flaws and was chosen for having quality construction and fabrics that meet Garland’s mission of sustainability. To that end, the shop is committed to making careful repairs to items that may have minor flaws but a lot of life left in them. If this commitment to sustainability is important to your fashion ethos, make sure to check out Garland Resale and stay in touch via social media and its customer email newsletter. 11 S. Howard St., garlandresale.com, 676-6030 ◆


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