Smallest had an idea for this thread. Post about good/bad stores in your area, and why you think that. To start off, there's two local ones that I've been to (Vancouver). The first was Honeygifts. It's more of a penetrative toys and lingere/costume shop, but we went before we started talking about kink. They're friendly, and have toys out on the shelves, but they aren't knowledgable about restraints. I asked for non-leather, non-velcro restraints and the only one the cashier could think of was silk loops. The other was called "The art of loving". It was better for kink, but the prices were much higher than any others I had seen and the selection was still limited. I'll rewrite the OP sometime, I just didn't want to start a thread without examples.