Some dollar stores charge more than $1 for some items. To us, this is a betrayal. Everything at a dollar store should cost $1, no more and no less. Dollar Tree, which stocks a wide array of housewares, food and office supplies, shares our philosophy. The health-and-beauty and party supply aisles are especially magnificent, and the stores tend to be bright, clean and relatively free of despair. Yes, most of the merchandise was made outside the United States. But when everything's a dollar, the nation's trade deficit doesn't take too bad of a hit.