Replacements Ltd. is an awesome megastore for china, crystal, and collectibles. They carry Christmas ornaments, figurines, antiques, and have some great bargains. If you love rummaging in antique stores and garage sales for cool finds and discontinued dinnerware, welcome to your Mecca. It doesn't sound like the kind of place that would invite tail-waggers, but employees are invited to bring their pets to work, and well-behaved pets are welcome (check out their site http://www.replacements.com/misc/pet2work.htm . There's an air-conditioned TV lounge for those who aren't into the shopping, and the grounds are large with lots of grass and trees for walks. It's on Interstate 40/85 near Greensboro, NC, exit 132.