Best Bike Shop

Rob & Charlie’s
Accessories and parts abound for the DIY set and casual shopper, but mountain bikers and commuters alike can rely on service from this corner of the St. Michael’s Village West shopping center.
1632 St. Michael’s Drive, 471-9119

Broken Spoke
1426 Cerrillos Road, 992-3102

Mellow Velo
132 E Marcy St., 995-8356

Best Bookstore

Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House
Store owner Dorothy Massey got a standing ovation at a dinner gathering with hundreds of local writers earlier this year. The downtown mainstay is indispensable to them and readers everywhere.
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226

The Ark
133 Romero St., 988-3709

op.cit. Books
DeVargas Center, 157 Paseo de Peralta, 428-0321

Best Car Dealer

Toyota of Santa Fe
The expanded dealership in midtown specializes in sales and service and soon will take up even more space. Somebody there wants to be your friend, we’re pretty sure.
1500 St. Michael’s Drive, 982-1900

Honda Subaru of Santa Fe
7511 Cerrillos Road, 471-7007

Lexus of Santa Fe
6824 Cerrillos Road, 216-3800

Best Children’s Store

Doodlet’s
Doodlet’s / Liliana Dillingham

 

Doodlet’s
Shoppers who aren’t children soon feel like them, peering into glass cases with miniature mechanical trinkets, sorting through bins of shiny toys and laughing at imaginative whimsical gifts.
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771

Moon Rabbit Toys
112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 202, 982-9373

Indigo Baby
DeVargas Center, 185 Paseo de Peralta, 954-4000

Best Cigar Shop

Stag Tobacconist
In addition to picking up giant bags of tobacco to roll your own cigs, this store is a hidden gem for gifts. Get games from darts to chess and back, plus flasks, hats, hookahs and a wax air freshener buffet.
1845 Cerrillos Road, 982-3242

Primo Cigar Shop
328 Sandoval St., 954-1168

Santa Fe Cigar Shop
112 W San Francisco St., 988-5663

Best Consignment

Double Take
With a great mix of both retail and resale, and designated sections for contemporary styles, Western wear and an attic full of really cool housewares, it’s the perfect block-sized building to get lost in. Just bring your wallet.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

Look What the Cat Dragged In
2570 Camino Entrada, 474-6300
541 W Cordova Road, 780-8975

The Raven
1225 Cerrillos Road, 988-4775

Best Cowboy Boots/ Western Wear

Double Take
Row after row and rack after rack of Western wear to send home or sport at the next karaoke night down the block.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

Back at the Ranch
209 E Marcy St., 989-8110

Kowboyz
345 W Manhattan Ave., 984-1256

Best Floral Shop

Amanda’s Flowers
Owner Carol Rose is not named Amanda, but this flower shop was once owned by a woman of that name. Rose has run it since 2004, moving sweet-smelling smiles across the city and making quick carry-off bouquets.
1610 St. Michael’s Drive, 473-9212

Artichokes & Pomegranates
418 Cerrillos Road, 820-0044

Barton’s Flowers
1722 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. H, 982-9731

Best Head Shop

Concrete Jungle
Get your incense, glass pipes and bongs right here from a hometown favorite with a friendly face behind the counter. You don’t even have to call them “water pipes strictly for tobacco use, ma’am” anymore.
126 N Guadalupe St., 820-2888

Fruit of the Earth Organics
901 Early St., 310-7917

Red House
1434 Cerrillos Road, 982-4202

Best Exterior Home Store

Big Jo True Value Hardware
Big Jo True Value Hardware / Liliana Dillingham

 

Big Jo True Value Hardware
Forget big-box. It’s time for Big Jo. When you need something for your house or yard, go here first—if they don’t have it, they’ll help you find it.
1311 Siler Road, 473-2255

Jackalope
2820 Cerrillos Road, 471-8539

Payne’s Nursery
304 Camino Alire, 988-8011
715 St. Michael’s Drive, 988-9626

Best Interior Home Store

Big Jo True Value Hardware
It’s not just for the yard and toolbox! Outfit your home and fix that squeaky screen door while you’re at it. Plus, they’re involved in community causes, so there’s a heart of gold behind all that hardware.
1311 Siler Road, 473-2255

Design Warehouse
101 W Marcy St., 988-1555

Reside Home
340 Read St., 780-5658

Best Jewelry Store

Santa Fe Goldworks
A team led by designer David Griego adds sparkle to our world since 1972. The corner workshop showroom right on the Plaza has been a Best of Santa Fe repeat winner in this category.
60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 218, 983-4562, 

Ortega’s on the Plaza
101 W San Francisco St., 988-1866

James Kallas Jewelers
2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B10, 986-1955

Best Mattress Shop

Denver Mattress
A good night’s sleep really is the best. The sales staff here knows what they’re doing and promises to put you on the mattress you want, when you want it.
1427 Avenida de las Americas, 474-9398

Sachi Organics
523 Cordova Road, 982-3938

Mattress Firm
Three locations in Santa Fe

Best Men’s Clothing

Harry’s
The best-selling items at this downtown standard for suits and shirts this season are Merino wool socks by Dion with a skull and crossbone pattern. Little known fact: There’s also a tiny women’s rack at all times.
202 Galisteo St., 988-1959

Corsini
107 W San Francisco St., 820-2300

Double Take
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

Best Optical Shop

Oculus | Botwin Eye Group
Hey, four-eyes, choose from fancy frames that will make you forget the ones you wore in junior high forever.
444 St. Michael’s Drive 125 W ­Water St., 954-4442 

Ojo Optique
125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 114, 988-4444

Eye Associates
2947 Rodeo Park Drive E, 983-6613

Best Pet Store

Teca Tu
Not only can you get a soft leather leash, a collar with turquoise and silver or some great animal sunglasses, but this pet emporium also has over-the-top gifts like treats packaged in wine bottles: Kitty Cabernet and Mutt Merlot. Sold.
DeVargas Center, 165 Paseo de Peralta, 982-9374 

The Critters & Me
1403 Agua Fría St., 982-5040

Jurassic Pets
507 Cordova Road, 428-0836

Best Shoes

On Your Feet
Comfortable, durable, contemporary footwear is moving a half a block away this summer to a brand new space. Whether you’re standing or walking, your feet will thank you.
328 S Guadalupe St., Ste. I (enter on Montezuma Street), 983-3900 

Goler Fine Imported Shoes
125 E Palace Ave., Ste. 125, 982-0924

Wind River Trading Co.
113 E San Francisco St., 989-7062

Best Specialty Food/ Cooking Store

Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe
A paradise for practical kitchens and those who desire the finest products for preparation and presentation. Up your game by taking a cooking class in the back of the store in the neat demonstration kitchen.
DeVargas Center, 181 Paseo de Peralta, 988-3394 

Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
130 E Marcy St., 795-7878

Santa Fe School of Cooking
125 N Guadalupe St., 983-4511

Best Women’s Clothing

WearAbouts
Soft and flowing and cuter than ever. Get Free People, Michael Stars and more at this 30-year-old business that’s still on the edge. Plus they have Frye boots for babies, called Small Fryes.
70 W Marcy St., 982-1399 

Cupcake Clothing
322 Montezuma Ave., 988-4744

Sign of the Pampered Maiden
123 W Water St., 982-5948

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