2017 Readers Poll
2017 Critics Picks

photo by Todd Wolfson

Best Men's Clothing

“I like Stag. Someday I’ll be able to afford to shop there, and I won’t have to pull the ol’ ‘Oh my god, that man just set himself on fire!’ routine. I’m not nearly as fleet of foot as I used to be.” Noah Stray

1423 S. Congress

Best Women's Clothing

“Always a treasure trove.” Sharon Shuppert

Buffalo Exchange
2904 Guadalupe

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Kendra Scott at the 2017 Texas Film Awards   photo by Gary Miller

Best Jewelry

“Beautiful jewelry, and I like that she does benefits for different charities and causes.” Kay Wolking Bratton

Kendra Scott
1701 S. Congress

Best Adult Store

“It doesn’t matter if I need a fishnet body suit or a slip so my dress isn’t see through, the staff are always soooooooo so helpful and sweet.” – Alexis Alexander

Forbidden Fruit
108 E. North Loop

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Best Smoke Shop

“Planet K has probably the coolest selection of water pipes that I have ever seen. Staff is friendly and also educational. Great place for first-time buyers.” Celia Massey

Planet K
1516 S. Lamar, 512/443-2292
3227 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/252-2080
9407 N. I-35, 512/832-8544
11657 Research, 512/502-9323
3700 Guadalupe, 512/371-1920
10938 Research, 512/342-9088
3111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/247-2222
727 W. Stassney, 512/707-9069
10730 S. I-35, 512/233-4300
12701 Hwy. 71 W., Bee Cave, 512/263-9945
2409 Manor Rd., 512/474-2010

Best Vintage/Antiques

“Always an adventure in here. You never know what you are going to find! Sometimes it’s something amazing, sometimes it’s something creepy. Sometimes it’s both!” Megan McCauley

Uncommon Objects
1602 Fortview

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photo by Bret Brookshire

Best Furniture/Accessories

“Old Austin at its best.” Tamara Hoover

Room Service Vintage
117 E. North Loop

Best Garden Store/Nursery

“This is where I come when I need a pick-me-up. Beautiful flowers, kind staff.” Analisa Goldblatt

The Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.

John Dromgoole of The Natural Gardener   photo by John Anderson

photo by John Anderson

Best Neighborhood Grocery

“Wheatsville = Cracksville. Love it. Can’t stop buying/eating all the things.” Heather Kelly

Wheatsville Food Co-op
3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667
4001 S. Lamar, 512/814-2888

Best Farmers' Market

“Best way to spend a Sunday morning by far.” Tracy Hawk

Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller
2006 Philomena

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photo by James Renovitch

Best Pet Store

“Best place for pets in town!! Get ’em clean, get ’em fed the best food, get ’em toys, get ’em treats – and all with superb service and a smile.” Selena Caldera

Tomlinson's Feed & Pets
908 E. 49½, 512/452-7021
5900 W. Slaughter #480, 512/276-2057
7301 RR 620 N. #110, 512/215-9242
2303 RR 620 S. #180, 512/344-9111
4211 S. Lamar Ste. A-23, 512/445-4549
200 University Blvd. #330, Round Rock, 512/863-7100
3300 Bee Cave Rd. #490, 512/306-1121
5716-B Burnet Rd., 512/531-9311
916-B W. 12th, 512/514-1881
11521 FM 620 N. #940, 512/284-9988
4815 W. Braker #501, 512/531-9220
3563 Far West #114, 512/291-7910
3421 N. Lakeline #210, Leander, 512/986-7482
2800 E. Whitestone Blvd. #235, Cedar Park, 512/260-8566
164 Belterra Village Way Ste. Y-400, Dripping Springs, 737/484-0107

Best Bookstore

“BookPeople is not just the best bookstore in Austin: It’s among the best in the world. Truly inspiring to be around. I go every chance I get.” Jon Fortenbury

603 N. Lamar

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Jana Birchum

Best Comics/Fandom

“Thanks for babysitting my boyfriend while I’m at work!” Kayla Harrison

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1

Best Record Store

“The free concerts alone set them apart from their competitors. But the knowledgeable, helpful staff take it to another level.” Jack Langworthy

Waterloo Records
600-A N. Lamar

photo by John Anderson

photo by Devaki Knowles

Best Video Store

“I cannot imagine my life in Austin without Vulcan Video.” – Marcus Wilson

Best Artisan Shop

“brb drooling.” Taylor Prinsen

Antonelli's Cheese Shop
4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610
Antonelli's Cheese House, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610

photo by John Anderson

photo by Jana Birchum

Best Costume Shop

“Everyone is so helpful, and happy!” – Patti Baker

Lucy in Disguise
1506 S. Congress

Best Game/Gaming

“Selection and staff are the best.” Bryan Register

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
2438 W. Anderson Ste. B-1

photo by Jana Birchum

photo by Jana Birchum

Best Electronics Store

“Great staff and can answer any question I have.” Nichelle Carlson

Discount Electronics
1011 W. Anderson, 512/983-9989
9711 Menchaca Rd., 512/458-8612
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051

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