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Best of the North Shore 2018

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NSHOREMAG.COM 174 AUGUST 2018 shop INSIDER TIP: For a precision fit, ask a staff member to evaluate your feet with the computerized scanner, which will pinpoint exactly what size, width, and support you need. 103 Main St., Gloucester, 978- 283-4343, S K A T E S H O P EDITORS' CHOICE DYNAMIK SPORTS, READING STANDOUT QUALITIES: If you need equipment for your hockey game, Dynamik is the place to go—from the latest skates and sticks, to pads, helmets, and bags to carry it all. Store managers are all former players, so every location is guided by people who really get it. 163 Main St., Reading, 781- 942-1153, READERS' CHOICE DYNAMIK SPORTS, READING S P O R T I N G G O O D S EDITORS' CHOICE WHIRLAWAY SPORTS CENTER, METHUEN PHILOSOPHY: Impeccable customer service from an extremely knowledgeable staff is at the heart of Whirlaway's approach to business. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Whirlaway sells footwear, uniforms, apparel, and accessories for more than a dozen sports. For those seeking shoes, the store offers gait and biomechanical analysis to help customers find the shoes that are right for their body and movements. FUN FACT: The store takes its distinctive name from a racehorse that won the Triple Crown in 1941, one of only 13 to ever achieve this feat. 500 Merrimack St., Methuen, 978-688-8356, Ext. 3, READERS' CHOICE WHIRLAWAY SPORTS CENTER, METHUEN T O Y S H O P EDITORS' CHOICE EUREKA TOYS, NEWBURYPORT PHILOSOPHY: Owner Nancy Streeter's goal is to create a store full of toys that educate the child and stimulate the mind. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Eureka Toys looks beyond mass-market trends when choosing its inven- tory, so shoppers can always find something unique. The selection includes toys that encourage outdoor play, sensory explora- tion, musical experimentation, and problem-solving. INSIDER TIP: Looking for a gift? The Eureka staff will guide you through the store and help you find just the right toy for your special kid. Tannery Shopping Center, 50 Water St. #24, Newburyport, 978-465-9359, READERS' CHOICE DRAGON'S NEST TOYS, NEWBURYPORT PHILOSOPHY: The aim of Dragon's Nest Toys is to create an experiential, immersive experience where shoppers can discover—or rediscover—a new favorite toy or game. STANDOUT QUALITIES: The store offers a combination of tra- ditional toys, classic books, and up-to-to-the-minute favorites (yes, they do stock Slime). WHAT'S UNIQUE: An in-store mural by an Amesbury artist depicts knights, a dragon, and other fantastical creatures, perfectly setting the stage for adventure. 31 Market Square, Newburyport, 978-462-8802, W A T C H E S EDITORS' CHOICE ROYAL JEWELERS, ANDOVER PHILOSOPHY:The founder of Royal Jewelers instilled in his children, the current owners, the belief that it is people, not products, that make a business a success. STANDOUT QUALITIES: With a range of timepieces from the classic American craftsmanship of Shinola to the polished elegance of Cartier, Royal Jewelers can satisfy the tastes of any watch shopper. INSIDER TIP: For luxury on a budget, peruse Royal's selection of certified preowned watches. Serviced by the in-house watchmaker and backed by a one-year warranty, the line-up includes pieces from luxury brands. 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330, READERS' CHOICE LONG'S JEWELERS, PEABODY PHILOSOPHY: The goal of Long's is to merge a stellar shopping experience with unparalleled products. WHAT'S UNIQUE: In addition to offering notable brands like Breitling and David Yurman, Long's is the only authorized Rolex retailer on the North Shore. INSIDER TIP: Browse the watch entries on the store's blog for expert info on watch trends, new product releases, and insight into pricing. 35 Cross St., Peabody, 978-531-6900, Y O G A A P P A R E L EDITORS' CHOICE MERAKI, NEWBURYPORT PHILOSOPHY: The apparel sold at Meraki is intended to be a reflection of the lives of modern women, on the yoga mat and beyond. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Brands like Electric & Rose, Strut This, and Yoga Democracy offer a range of options from classic gray leggings to colorful capris and trendy draped tops. WHAT'S NEW: Can't make it to Newburyport? Now you can shop Meraki from the comfort of your couch thanks to a recently launched online store. 29 State St., Newburyport, 978-971-8787, READERS' CHOICE YOGA SAKTI, SALEM PHILOSOPHY: Because Yoga Sakti is first and foremost a fitness center and yoga studio, the apparel selection is all about fabulous functionality. STANDOUT QUALITIES: Distinctive lines like Beyond Yoga, Crane & Lion, and Vimmia let customers express their unique style while working their poses. INSIDER TIP: Consider a membership—members get 15 percent off apparel. 29 Bridge St., Salem, 978-744- 9642,

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