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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

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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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