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Best of the Bay 2018: Shopping Winners

Your picks for Best Book Store, Best Grocery Store, Best Shoe Store, Best Bike Shop, Best Flea Market, Best Dispensary, and more

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, and City Living, please visit the Best of the Bay homepage here.  

Helpful staff at Bird & Beckett Books and Records

BEST STORE STAFF
BIRD & BECKETT BOOKS & RECORDS
653 Chenery, SF
www.birdbeckett.com
Runners up: Good Life Grocery, Gamescape

BEST OVERALL BOOKSTORE
GREEN APPLE BOOKS + MUSIC
506 Clement, SF
www.greenapplebooks.com

BEST USED BOOKSTORE
GREEN APPLE BOOKS + MUSIC
506 Clement, SF
www.greenapplebooks.com
Runners up: Dog Eared Books, Aardvark, City Lights

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE
ISOTOPE COMICS
326 Fell, SF
www.isotopecomics.com
Runners up: Mission Comics, Comix Experience

BEST NEWSSTAND
FOG CITY NEWS
455 Market, SF
www.fogcitynews.com
Runners up: The Grand Newsstand, DeLauer’s

BEST RECORD STORE
AMOEBA
1855 Haight, SF
www.amoeba.com
Runners up: Thrillhouse, Vinyl Dreams

So much Rainbow Grocery!

BEST GROCERY STORE
RAINBOW GROCERY
1745 Folsom, SF
www.rainbow.coop
Runners up: Gus’s Community Market, Good Life Grocery

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE
AMBIANCE
Multiple locations
www.ambiancesf.com
Runners up: M.A.C. Modern Appeal Clothing, Nooworks

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE
SUI GENERIS
2231 Market, SF
www.suigenerisconsignment.com/Mens
Runners up: Unionmade, Welcome Stranger

BEST KIDS’ CLOTHING STORE
TIE
CHLOE’S CLOSET
Multiple locations
www.chloescloset.com
MONKEI MILES
1523 Irving, SF
(415) 650-3031
Runners up: Sprout, New Skool

BEST SHOP FOR PARENTS-TO-BE
NATURAL RESOURCES
1367 Valencia, SF
www.naturalresources-sf.com
Runners up: Kira, Tot Tank

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE
RELIC VINTAGE
1605 Haight, SF
www.relicvintagesf.com
Runners up: Love Street Vintage, Held Over

A look from HAH Couture

BEST LOCAL DESIGNER(S)
HAH Couture
www.facebook.com/HAHfashions
Runners up: Giselle Chapatin, Nooworks

BEST JEWELER
D&H SUSTAINABLE JEWELERS
2323 Market, SF
www.dandhjewelers.com
Runners up: Jane Naimark—Tickytackyhandmade, Sharon Z Jewelry

BEST FLEA MARKET
TREASUREFEST
500 Ave N, Treasure Island
www.treasurefest.com
Alameda Point Antiques Faire, Alemany Flea Market

BEST THRIFT STORE
COMMUNITY THRIFT
623 Valencia, SF
www.communitythriftsf.org
Runners up: Relic Vintage, Wasteland

BEST SHOE STORE
ON THE RUN
1310 9th Ave, SF
www.ontherunshoes.com
Runners up: Astrid’s Rabat, Gimme Shoes

BEST FURNITURE STORE
CAROUSEL CONSIGNMENT
2391 Mission, SF
www.carouselsf.com
Runners up: Stuff, Big Daddy’s Antiques

BEST HARDWARE STORE
COLE HARDWARE
Multiple locations
www.colehardware.com
Runners up: Cliff’s, Brownie’s

BEST TOY STORE
AMBASSADOR TOYS
186 W Portal, SF
2 Embarcadero Center, SF
www.ambassadortoys.com
Runners up: Jeffrey’s Toys, Five Little Monkeys

BEST BIKE SHOP
TIE
VALENCIA CYCLERY
1077 Valencia, SF
www.valenciacyclery.com
BOX DOG BIKES
494 4th St., SF.
www.boxdogbikes.com
Runners up: Pedal Revolution, Huckleberry Bikes

BEST PET GOODS SHOP
PAWTRERO
199 Brannan, SF
www.pawtrero.com
Runners up: Jeffrey’s Pets, Bernal Beast

BEST GIFT SHOP
HEARTFELT
436 Cortland, SF
www.heartfeltsf.com
Runners up: Fleetwood, Perch

Trying on specs at Veo Optics

BEST PLACE TO BUY EYEWEAR
VEO OPTICS
Multiple locations
www.veooptics.com
Runners up: Urban Eyes, Eyedare

BEST BEAUTY SUPPLIES
CHRISTINA CHOI COSMETICS
500 Sutter #903, SF
www.christinachoicosmetics.com
Runners up: The Balm, Kryolan

BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY
GREEN CROSS
4218 Mission
www.thegreencross.org
Runners up: Apothecarium, SPARC

BEST SPORTING GOODS
SPORTS BASEMENT
1590 Bryant, SF
610 Old Mason, SF
www.sportsbasement.com
Runners up: Goetz Brothers, Sunset Soccer Supply

BEST FLOWER SHOP
CHURCH STREET FLOWERS
950 Battery, SF
www.churchstreetflowers.com
Runners up: Nob Hill Florist, Farmgirl Flowers

Chocolate goodies at Fog City News

BEST SWEETS/CHOCOLATE SHOP
FOG CITY NEWS
4069 24th St., SF
www.fogcitynews.com
Runners up: Chocolate Covered, Dandelion

BEST PLACE TO BUY LINGERIE
DARK GARDEN
321 Linden, SF
www.darkgarden.com
Runners up: Revelation in Fit, Agent Provocateur

BEST PLACE TO BUY SEX TOYS
GOOD VIBRATIONS
Multiple locations
www.goodvibes.com
Runners up: Feelmore 510, Wicked Grounds

BEST PLACE TO BUY FETISH GEAR
MR. S LEATHER
385 Eighth St., SF
www.mr-s-leather.com
Runners up: Leather Etc., Good Vibrations

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