I went to Pearl for the first time today, and had mixed feelings about the store. First of all, it's very dark and somewhat unorganized. I found that even in the particular aisles, some items were misplaced and that they were pretty low in stock in some jewelry-making items I was looking for. Also, I couldn't find someone to help me find an item for a long time, which was annoying. That said, they had a lot more crafting supplies than I would have expected. I normally love Blick, but they don't have the craft supplies that Pearl does. They had yarn for knitting, craft kits for kids, and beads, which you don't typically see at Blick. Some people think it's pricey, but I didn't think it was too unreasonable for the items I purchased.