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“At Soma, we’re known for our bras, but we also have a huge selection of PJs, activewear, loungewear and lots more,” says Codie Ray, the assistant manager at River Park Square’s Soma, which is new to downtown. “What’s more, we go up to extended sizes, so we don’t just cater to particular body types.”

This holiday shopping season, Soma is doing a promotion that helps your dollars go even further: Every $100 spent on gift cards will net you an additional $20 to spend at a later date. Plus, a new point system qualifies shoppers for extra loyalty rewards on certain purchases.

“On top of our regular deals and promotions, we also offer outstanding customer service,” Ray adds. “If you’re shopping for someone else, like your girlfriend or wife, we can help you determine their size if they already have an account with us, which eliminates a lot of the guesswork that can make shopping so difficult.”

One of the most wasteful parts of Christmas gift-giving is all the excess packaging. Some items come boxed in as much as twice their weight in plastic and cardboard. Why not cut all that out and give the gift of sustainability? Spokane Refillery (1105 W. First Ave.) offers a huge range of environmentally friendly, deluxe hygiene and cleaning products — think dishwasher pods, laundry sheets, shampoo and hand soap — that you or your giftee can refill using your own clean container.

To find the latest in vintage threads and upcycled street fashion, head to Do It with Soul (112 S. Cedar St.). There’s a distinctly punk or rock ‘n’ roll flair to their reclaimed denim and leather jackets as well as the shirts they’ve distressed and recreated with swapped sleeves. Comfort is a big part of their M.O., too, so you can feel good while looking good.