Oct. 22 2014 08:59 AM

Your picks for the best retail in San Diego

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Best Adult Bookstore

The Crypt

Honorable mention: Pleasures & Treasures, Adult Emporium, Adult Depot, Mercury Books

Best Antique Shop

Ocean Beach Antique Mall

Honorable mention: La Mesa Antique Mall, King's Antiques, Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall, Vignettes

Best Arts & Crafts Store

Blick Art Materials 

Honorable mention: Michael's Arts & Crafts, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Beverly's Fabric & Crafts, The Making Place

Best Auto Dealer

Kearny Mesa Fiat

Honorable mention: Kearny Mesa Toyota, Lexus of San Diego, Toyota of El Cajon, Mossy Ford PB

Best Bathing Suit Shop

Gone Bananas

Honorable mention: Sun Diego, Pilar's, Julie''s Beachwear, Fables by Barrie

Best Bead Store

South Sun

Honorable mention: The Black Bead, Beads of La Jolla, Gem and Bead Mall, Bead Gallery

Best Bike Shop

Mission Hills Bikes

Honorable mention: North Park Bikes, Adams Avenue Bicycles, Pacific Coast Bicycles, Cal Coast Bicycles

Best Bridal/Tux/Formal-Wear Shop

David's Bridal

Honorable mention: Friar Tux, Here Comes the Bride, Prevue, A Better Deal

Best Camera Store

George's Camera

Honorable mention: Nelson Photo, Camera Exposure, Oceanside Photo and Telescope, C & H Photo

Best Comic Book Store


Honorable mention: Villainous Lair, Comickaze, On Comic Ground, Galactic Comics

Best Cooking Store

Great News

Honorable mention: Sur la Table, The Kitchen Shop, HipCooks, Do it With Icing

Best Costume Shop

Buffalo Breath

Honorable mention: Gypsy Treasure, Amvets, Hunt & Gather, Dr. Love's

Best Dive Shop

House of Scuba

Honorable mention: San Diego Divers, Ocean Enterprises, Dive California, Power Scuba

Best Eyewear

Hillcrest Optical

Honorable mention: Unoptical, Specs, Sunglass & Optical Warehouse, Eyes on Fifth

Best Flower Shop

Mission Hills Florist

Honorable mention: Wholesale Flowers, Rainbow Flowers, Allen's Flowers, Florabella

Best Garden Supply Store/Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery

Honorable mention: North Park Nursery, Walter Andersen Nursery, Armstrong Nursery, City Farmers Nursery

Best Gift Shop


Honorable mention: Babette Schwartz, Progress, Bazaar del Mundo, Pleasant Surprise

Best Golf Shop

The Golf Mart

Honorable mention: Golf Galaxy, Golfsmith, Riverwalk Golf Club, Fairway Golf

Best Local Grocery Store

Seaside Market

Honorable mention: Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market, Barons Market, Jimbo's Gaslamp, Olive Tree Market

Best Hardware Store

Ace Hillcrest Hardware

Honorable mention: North Park Hardware, San Diego Hardware Company, Ocean Beach Paint & Hardware, Crown Ace Hardware

Best Hydro Store

San Diego Hydroponics

Honorable mention: Mighty Hydro Garden Supply, Encinitas Hydroponics, Grow a Lot Hydroponics, Miramar Hydroponics

Best Jewelry Store

Leo Hamel

Honorable mention: Robbins Brothers, Ben Bridge, Blondstone Jewelry Studio, Enhancery Jewelry

Best Kids
Clothing Store

So Childish

Honorable mention: Hillside Artisans, Only Kidding, The Children's Place, Vanilla Squid

Best Lingerie Store


Honorable mention: The Enchantress, Intimacy, Temptress, Kapreeza

Best Liquor Store


Honorable mention: Keg N Bottle, Clem's Bottle House, Bine and Vine, Boulevard Liquor

Best Independent
Book Store

Adams Avenue Books

Honorable mention: 5th Avenue Books, Mysterious Galaxy, Warwicks, The Grove

Best Marijuana Dispensary

Kindest Meds

Honorable mention: Left Coast Collective, Organic Roots, Green Nectar, Grand Organics

Best Mattress Store

Sleep Train

Honorable mention: Jerome's, Matress Discounters, Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, Metro Decor

Best Men's Clothing Store

Men's Fashion Depot

Honorable mention: Hunt & Gather, 5 & A Dime, Martin and Wall, Le Chauvinist Consignment Store for Men

Best Motorcycle Shop

San Diego Harley

Honorable mention: Rocket Motorcycles, BMW San Diego, Trophy Motorcycles, GP Motorcycles

Best New Furniture Store


Honorable mention: Living Spaces, Metro Decor, Pigment, Underground Furniture

Best Outdoor Furniture Store


Honorable mention: Hauser's Patio, Skylar's Home & Patio, Greathouse, Eurolux Patio

Best Pawn Shop

A Hillcrest Pawnbrokers

Honorable mention: San Diego Pawn, Ocean Beach Pawn Brokers, PB Pawn & Jewelry, CashCo Pawn Shop

Best Pet Service

South Bark Dog Wash

Honorable mention: Camp Run a Mutt, City Dog, The Pet Palace, All Creatures Hospital

Best Local Pet Store

Pet Me Please

Honorable mention: Animal House, City Dog, Noah's Natural Pet Market, Earthwise Pet Supply

Best Retro Furniture Store

Boomerang for Modern

Honorable mention: Revivals, Atomic Bazaar, Rusty Gold Design, Skylar's Home & Patio

Best Scooter Shop

Vespa Motorsport

Honorable mention: Pacific Beach Scooters, Point Loma Scooters, Cool Scooters, Main Street Scooters

Best Sex Shop

Hustler Hollywood

Honorable mention: The Crypt, Adult Emporium, Pleasures and Treasures, Barnett Avenue Adult Superstore

Best Shoe Store (men)


Honorable mention: Boot World, Famous Footwear, Blends, Color Blind Shoes

Best Shoe Store (women)


Honorable mention: Cedros Soles, Swirl Boutique, Forward Footwear

Best Shopping Center

Westfield Fashion Valley

Honorable mention: La Jolla UTC, Las Americas Premium Outlets, Horton Plaza, Flower Hill Promenade

Best Skate Shop

Route 44

Honorable mention: Overload Skate Shop, Ave-A-New, Pacific Drive, Active Ride Shop

Best Smoke Shop

RAW Smoke Shop

Honorable mention: Illusions Smoke Shop, The Black, Vishions Smoke Shop, Get It On

Best Sporting Goods Store

Play it Again Sports

Honorable mention: Berry's Athletic Supply, Charlie Rose Baseball, SoccerLoco, Al's Sport Shop

Best Sunglasses Shop

Sunglass & Optical Warehouse

Honorable mention: Eyes On Fifth, Dziner Eyez, Sunglass Boutique Inc., Designer Style Sunglasses

Best Surf Shop

Mitch's Surf Shop - La Jolla

Honorable mention: Clairemont Surf, Bird's Surf Shed, Encinitas Surfboards, PB Surf Shop

Best Toy Store


Honorable mention: Build-A-Bear Workshop, So Childish, Hillside Artisans Children's Boutique, Kidz Garage

Best Vape Shop

Orbit Vape

Honorable mention: Vapure, Vape Shoppe and Lounge, Vaperoo, Liquid Vape

Best Vintage Clothing Store

Frock You

Honorable mention: Buffalo Exchange, Flashbacks, Hunt & Gather, The Girl Can''t Help It

Best Wine Shop

Wine Steals

Honorable mention: San Diego Wine Co., 3rd Corner, Bine and Vine, Holiday Wine Cellar

Best Womens Clothing Store

Mimi & Red

Honorable mention: Aphrodite's Closet, Temptress Fashion, Tatyana, Dream Girls


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