No one has better mercantile items than Marlene's and at very reasonable prices. I can find the most irresistable and unique gift items there - items to please the most difficult to shop for people on my Christmas list. Their staff is extremely helpful and always friendly. The store has a welcoming feel to it and the produce is wonderful. I do not find any of their products overpriced. If you shop the sales, they are competitive with any store out there!