First Friday Event

Ben Geisler, Leather Maker Plus Made in Alaska, You Bet! June 2 5-8 pm

Geisler Shave Kit 4Join us First Friday and meet guest artist, Ben Geisler, Leather Maker of Fairbanks.  He’ll have shave kits, luggage tags, and bear bells perfect for Father’s Day gifts.  We will also showcase our 2017 Made in Alaska, You Bet! collection so you get a sneak peek before your friends and family come to visit this summer.  Check out wooden models, hand painted votive holders, etched glass, handcrafted jewelry and much more.

May Memories

IMG_2241Around this time of year, I’m thinking of how change creeps up on us.  It was nineteen years ago almost to the day when I first began my Cushman Street watch, announcing each day that the store is open and ready for business.  Since that time downtown has seen many changes.  We now have a variety of venues for gathering with friends, a lovely riverwalk, FairBikes conveniently located in places where we can hop on and off at leisure, the Morris Thompson Center full of information, world class exhibits and friendly people, as well as great places to shop including galleries and gift shops.

What’s at the core, though, is that fine value of making a place home.  In the nineteen years I’ve been around, I think we’ve worked to make downtown Fairbanks more our home.  As the birch trees leaf out on Cushman Street and the world becomes green, I hope you’ll think back on the changes and embrace your hometown downtown and community.  Fairbanks is a great place to call home and we’re happy to share it with our visitors all year around!

Read Martha's Diary

My Name is Martha

IMG_2504My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero.  I’ve become a Fairbanks icon!  In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association.  I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.

Compliments of If Only…

We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience.We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request.You pay only the postage and insurance.

Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.

We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.