IKEA, the behemoth Scandinavian retailer, and Four Hands, the exotic import and manufacturing house with corporate headquarters in Austin, have won the hearts of our readers; each makes its first appearances in this poll, beating out some time-honored favorites. IKEA pleases the pocketbook with the simple-design approach of its exclusive lines, and Four Hands embraces quality and innovation from across the globe: If it were a radio station, its format would be world beat.
1 IKEA Way, Round Rock, 512/828-4532
2090 Woodward, 512/371-7575
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