Oct. 16 2013 09:39 AM

Your picks for the best retail in San Diego


Best Adult Bookstore

The Crypt
Honorable mention: The Rubber Rose, Pleasures & Treasures, Adult Emporium, Fantasyland

Best Antique Shop

OB Antiques 
Honorable mention: Newport Antique Mall, La Mesa Antique Mall, Antiques on Kettner, Vignette's Antiques

Best Arts & Crafts Store

Blick Art Materials
Honorable mention: Michael's, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Visual Art Supply, Ceramic Cafe Del Mar

Best Auto Dealer

Fiat Kearny Mesa
Honorable mention: Drew Auto Group, Marvin K. Brown Auto Center, Pacific Nissan, BMW of San Diego

Best Auto Repair Shop

Honorable mention: Mission Hills Automotive, BMW Service Specialist, Ben's Auto, Boulevard Automotive

Best Bathing Suit Shop

Gone Bananas
Honorable mention: SunDiego, Pilar's Beachwear, Temptress Fashion, Fables By Barrie

Best Bead Store

The Black Bead
Honorable mention: South Sun, Lost Cities Beads, Gem and Bead Store

Best Bike Shop

Mission Hills Bike Shop
Honorable mention: North Park Bikes, Adams Avenue Bicycles, Cal Coast Bicycles, Thomas Bike Shop

Best Camera Store

George's Camera
Honorable mention: Nelson Photo, Ritz Camera, Camera Exposure, C & H Photo

Best CD/Record Store (New)

M-Theory Music
Honorable mention: Lou's Records, Record City, Thirsty Moon, Cow Records

Best CD/Record Store (Used)

Record City
Honorable mention: M-Theory Music, Spin Records, Thrift Trader, Taang Records

Best Comic Book Store

Villanious Lair
Honorable mention: Comics N Stuff, Comickaze Comic Books and More, Galactic Comics & Video, On Comic Ground

Best Cooking Store

Great News
Honorable mention: Sur La Table, Hipcooks, The Conscious Cook, Penzeys Spices

Best Golf Shop

Honorable mention: The Golf Mart, Carlsbad Golf Center, Stadium Golf Center, Golf Galaxy

Best Hardware Store

Hillcrest Hardware
Honorable mention: San Diego Hardware, North Park Hardware, Ocean Beach Hardware, Meanley & Son Hardware

Best Jewelry Store

Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers
Honorable mention: To Hell in A Handbag, So Good Jewelry, Island Jewelry, Loghman Jewelers

Best Kids Clothing Store

So Childish
Honorable mention: Oilily Style Child, City Kids Beach Kids, Mythology

Best Lingerie Store

Honorable mention: The Crypt, The Enchantress, Fantasyland

Best Gardening Store

Mission Hills Nursery
Honorable mention: City Farmers, North Park Nursery, Green Gardens Nursery, 
Coastal Sage Gardening

Best Independent Book Store

Adams Avenue Bookstore
Honorable mention: Warwick's, Bluestocking Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Yellow Book Road

Best Mattress Store

Sleep Train
Honorable mention: Metro Décor, Mattress Discounters, Jerome's, Furniture and Mattress Warehouse

Best Men's Clothing Store

Hunt & Gather
Honorable mention: Buffalo Exchange, Men's Fashion Depot, Crow Thief, 5 & A Dime

Best Women's Clothing Store

Bettie Page
Honorable mention: Buffalo Exchange, Mimi & Red, Hunt & 
Gather, Capricorn Boutique

Best Motorcycle/ Off-road Vehicle Shop

San Diego Harley-Davidson
Honorable mention: Rocket Motorcycles, North County House of Motorcycles, Trophy Motorcycles, South Bay Motorsports

Best New Furniture Store

Honorable mention: Metro Décor, West Elm, Hold It Contemporary Home, Underground Furniture

Best Pet Store

Honorable mention: Kensington Pet Supply, Pet People, Animal Kingdom, Animal House

Best Place to Buy a Gift

Babette Schwartz
Honorable mention: Pigment, Kobey's Swap Meet, Bazaar del Mundo Shops, Hunt & Gather

Best Place to Buy Retro Furniture

Atomic Bazaar
Honorable mention: Nest Vintage, Rusty Gold, Boomerang for Modern, Vestige

Best Place to Buy Vintage Clothes

Buffalo Exchange
Honorable mention: Flashbacks, Frock You, Hunt & Gather, Thrift Trader

Best Place to Get Music Gear

Guitar Center
Honorable mention: Guitar Trader, Buffalo Brothers Guitars, La Jolla Music, Moonlight Music

Best Place to Get New Eyeglasses

Honorable mention: Hillcrest Optical, Newport Ave. Optometry, Urban Optiks, Optometry, Eyestructure

Best Place to Get Vinyl Records

Lou's Records
Honorable mention: M-Theory Music, Off the Record, Record City, Folk Arts Rare Records

Best Sex Shop

The Rubber Rose
Honorable mention: Hustler, Pleasures & Treasures, Dr. Love's, Barnett Adult Superstore

Best Shoe Store (men)

Honorable mention: Mint, Blends, Attic II, Sportie LA

Best Shoe Store (women)

Honorable mention: Mint, Cedros Soles, Footwear Etc, Shoe Metro

Best Shopping Center

Fashion Valley Mall
Honorable mention: UTC, Mission Valley Mall, Premium Outlets, Bazaar del Mundo

Best Skate Shop

Route 44
Honorable mention: Hanger 94, Overload, Pacific Drive, Aveanew

Best Smoke Shop

Raw Smoke Shop
Honorable mention: SD Smoke Shop, Illusions, Big Time Smoke Shop, The Black

Best Sporting Goods Store

Honorable mention: Big 5, Sport Chalet, Play it Again Sports, Adventure 16

Best Sunglasses Shop

Sunglass and Optical Warehouse
Honorable mention: Sunglass Hut, Hillcrest Optical, Eyes on Fifth, Dziner Eyes

Best Surf Shop

OB Surf and Skate
Honorable mention: Mitch's Surf Shop, Encinitas Surfboards, South Coast Surf Shop, Hansen's

Best Toy Store

Honorable mention: Toys R Us, So Childish, Game Towne, Hillside Artisans


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