Best Bike Shop

1. Mellow Velo
The downtown parking lot that Mellow Velo shares with SFR is busy. Athletes, tourists renting bicycles, dudes heading for downhill, and ladies who want tuneups collide in a good way with owner David Bell's community bicycling vision.
132 E Marcy St., 995-8356

2. The Broken Spoke
1426 Cerrillos Road, 992-3102

3. rob & charlie's
1632 St. Michael's Drive, 471-9119

Best Bookstore

1. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Walking into the 40-year-old bookstore is like standing in Grand Central Station. Where do you want to go? Journey with the latest from Santa Fe's homegrown authors and from the nation's best sellers without ever leaving the coffee shop.
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226

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

3. Garcia Street Books
376 Garcia St., Ste. B, 986-0151

Best Car Dealer

1. Toyota of Santa Fe
Between its vast sales space and its service program, the dealership spreads out across several blocks near busy intersection of Cerrillos Road and St. Michael's Drive. Watch for the thumbs-up from general manager Buddy Espinoza.
1601 St. Michael's Drive, 982-1900

2. Great Little Cars
500 Cordova Road, 992-8122

3. Honda of Santa Fe
7511 Cerrillos Road, 471-7007

Best Children’s Store

1. Doodlet's
Find clever toys, books, stickers, miniatures, collectables and more for the little ones to laugh over and love.
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771

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

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

Best Consignment

1. Double Take
No one has to look twice to see why Double Take is our readers' favorite consignment store. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, furniture and more in the Guadalupe District and a solid reputation for relations with consignment sellers.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

2. The Raven Fine Consignments
1225 Cerrillos Road, 988-4775

3. Stephen's A Consignment Gallery
2701 Cerrillos Road, 471-0802

Best Floral Shop

1. Amanda's Flowers
Centrally located, focused on simplicity and with great customer service, owner Carol Rose takes another bow at the top of the floral class. Get delivery or pick up made-to-order arrangements.
1610 St. Michael's Drive, 473-9212

2. Artichokes & Pomegranates
418 Cerrillos Road, 820-0044

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

Best Garden/Plant Supplies

1. Agua Fria Nursery
Whether you're new to gardening or looking for that perfect accent piece, Agua Fria's helpful staff and local-centric bent make it a Santa Fe favorite.
1409 Agua Fría St., Santa Fe, NM 87505

2. Payne's Nurseries
North: 304 Camino Alire, 988-8011 South: 715 St. Michael's Drive, 988-9626

3. Plants of the Southwest
3095 Agua Fría St., 438-8888

Best Gift Store

1. Doodlet's
Also a winner in our Best Children's Store and Best Downtown Business categories, Doodlet's offers diverse and affordable gifts for all occasions—and for no reason at all.
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771

2. Nambé Trading Post
20 Summer Road, 455-2819

3. Detours at La Fonda
La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St., 988-1404

Best Hardware Store

1. Big Jo True Value Hardware
We might as well call this The Big Jo Category. Back by popular demand, Santa Fe shoppers have no question about the hardware store at the top of the list. Local owners and attentive staff make shopping here the opposite of hard.
1311 Siler Road, 473-2255

2. Ace Hardware of Santa Fe
2006 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 1, 424-9343

3. Eldorado True Value
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, 466-6522

Fruit of the Earth Organics
Fruit of the Earth Organics | Kelli Johansen

Best Head Shop

1. Fruit of the Earth Organics
One of the first cannabis dispensaries in the city is also one of shoppers' new favorite places to choose from a wide selection of smoking accessories like papers, vapers, glass and silicon.
901 Early St., 310-7917

2. Concrete Jungle Smoke Shop
126 N Guadalupe St., 820-2888

3. Red House Smoke Shop
1434 Cerrillos Road, 982-4202

Best Interior Home Store

1. Design Warehouse
The clean, modern stylings at this downtown staple lead to rooms that are livable and loveable. Get dishes and kitchen gadgets, office accessories, furniture and other fun decor—a great place for gifts, too.
101 W Marcy St., 988-1555

2. Reside Home
340 Read St., 780-5658

3. Double Take
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

Best Jewelry Store

1. Santa Fe Goldworks
Loyal customers who can't live without their bling return to designer David Griego's corner store for all occasions. Located on the Plaza and more than 40 years old, it's been a readers' favorite over and again.
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 218, 983-4562

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

3. Malouf on the Plaza
61 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-9241

Best Mattress Shop

1. Denver Mattress Company
You really have adulting under control when you buy yourself a new mattress for the first time. Go by the store and stretch out while you visualize a better night's sleep. Then, get that sucker delivered and catch up on your zzz's.
1427 Avenida de las Americas, 474-9398

2. Sachi Organics
523 Cordova Road, 982-3938

3. Mattress Firm Santa Fe
199 Paseo de Peralta, 216-2550 3300 Cerrillos Road, 216-2933 3517 Zafarano Drive, 473-0188

Best Men’s Store

1. Harry's
The store's motto is "fine menswear and select women's clothing," but our readers consistently name this the top spot for the dapper gentleman. They've got Jack Victor, Scott Barber, Bugatchi, St. Croix, Peter Millar, Tori Richard and more.
202 Galisteo St., 988-1959

2. Red River Mercantile
235 Don Gaspar Ave., 982-1233

3. Corsini
107 W San Francisco St., 820-2300

Best Optical Shop

1. Oculus | Botwin Eye Group
Three Botwins and a fourth doctor make up the optometrists on staff at two locations. Get high-tech contacts, choose from stylish frames, even take the kids for a walk-in or an appointment.
125 W Water St., 982-2020 444 St. Michael's Drive, 438-2020

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

3. Eye Associates
2947 Rodeo Park Drive, Ste. E, 983-6613

Best Pet Store

1. Teca Tu
We all know our pets are the most important members of the family. Show your cats and dogs they're the best with accessories and treats from Teca Tu, which calls itself "a Pawsworthy Pet Emporium."
DeVargas Center, 165 Paseo de Peralta, 982-9374

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

3. Jurassic Pets
507 Cordova Road, 428-0836

Best Shoe Store

1. On Your Feet
Owner Nina Houle and her husband Tom were eating ice cream on the Plaza a couple summers ago when a photographer shot a prize-winning image of them that appeared in our Annual Manual. Shoes from her shop keep you looking sharp while you get things done.
328 S Guadalupe St., Ste. I (enter on Montezuma Avenue), 983-3900 DeVargas Center, 189 Paseo de Peralta, 780-8997

2. Goler
125 E Palace Ave., Ste. 125, 982-0924

3. The Running Hub
1100 Don Diego Ave., Ste. B, 820-2523

Best Specialty Food/Cooking Store

1. Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe
The name means "the things," and it's an apt description. Another one might be "all the things." The amateur chef in your family probably needs a birthday present from the shop(pe) that has things you don't even know you need.
DeVargas Center, 181 Paseo de Peralta, 988-3394

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

3. Kaune's Neighborhood Market
511 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-2629

Look What the Cat Dragged In
Look What the Cat Dragged In | Kelli Johansen

Best Thrift Store

1. Look What the Cat Dragged In
Shoppers say this is the best place for making a thrifty purchase, and that's likely because proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. Now with two locations, these cats have their act together.
2570 Camino Entrada, 474-6300 541 W Cordova Road, 780-8975

2. Double Take
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

3. Savers
3294 Cerrillos Road, 919-7185

Best Women’s Clothing

1. Get it Together
Shop for casual wear, handbags and other women's clothing at the sister store to this year's Best Shoe Store, On Your Feet. Love linen? You'll love these  selections.
328 S Guadalupe St. (enter on Montezuma Avenue), Ste. G, 983-4498

2. WearAbouts
70 W Marcy St., 982-1399

3. Cupcake Clothing
322 Montezuma Ave., 988-4744

Best Western Wear

1. Double Take
A winner in the Best Consignment category, this store lands as Best Western wear, too, for its vast collection of boots, hats and other duds that maybe even belonged to people who knew actual cowboys.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886

2. Kowboyz
345 W Manhattan Ave., 984-1256

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