The Scribbler 2919 Linden Avenue 205-271-8135 MOUNTAIN BROOK

No matter what the occasion, The Scribbler in Homewood has the paper products you need to make it unforgettable. Design custom stationery, wedding invites, calling cards, baby announcements, gifts and more with the help of their friendly staff. Whether I m running in for a last-minute gift or planning an elaborate invitation, they are always so helpful and right on the mark. I love Ginny and the entire team at The Scribbler! Paije S.

Schaeffer Eye Center 1598 Montgomery Hwy 205-979-2020 HOOVER

Your premier destination for designer eyewear. Shoppers can feast their eyes on more than 3000 stylish frames from brands like Cartier and L.A. Eyeworks that aren t available anywhere else in Alabama.

Locations can be found through- out the Birmingham area and across the state. If you re looking for the trendiest designer frames, Schaeffer isn t your first option. It s your only option. Brooke S.

Shaia s 2818 18th St S 205-871-1312 HOMEWOOD

Named by Esquire as Best of Class, Shaia s is a gentleman s clothing store open since 1922. From sportswear to formal wear, the staff can help outfit you for any occasion. Custom-made suits and alterations are also available. Located in downtown Homewood, Shaia s also offers closet planning to help men with the layout and functionality of their closets. Shaia s is a unique blend of quality and customer service. As a professional and father, their ability to accommodate my schedule means the world to me. Robert S.

Smith s Variety 2715 Culver Rd 205-871-0841 MOUNTAIN BROOK

Reminiscent of the five-and- dimes of yesteryear, Smith s Variety in Mountain Brook is brimming with items from necessities to luxuries to downright oddities. Sort through a delightful assortment of children s toys, ribbon, kitchen gadgets, home goods, collect- ible dolls, party goods, cards and stationery, an old-fashioned candy counter and so much more. If you're looking for hid- den treasures and one-of-a-kind gifts, this is the place to go. Smith s has EVERYTHING! I enjoy being able to go in one store and find hard-to-find arts and crafts items, toys for the kids and jewelry for myself. Asterik R.

Shaia's features top-of-the-line men's suits and professional attire.