Best Bike Shop
132 E Marcy St., 995-8356
Owner David Bell brings a community bicycling vision to this downtown hub that serves tourists who want daily rentals alongside endurance athletes—and all of us in between.
1426 Cerrillos Road, 992-3102
Choice mountain bikes and commuter machines from Mike Chapman and his team. Brands include Cleary for kids and Rocky Mountain.
1632 St. Michael's Drive, 471-9119
Rob and Charlie were real Santa Fe dudes who started the store, legend has it, by borrowing $4,000 from Rob's dad. Charlie Verral is still going at it, and his shop in midtown is a staple.
202 Galisteo St., 988-4226
This 40-year-old bookstore invites readers to explore with the latest from Santa Fe's homegrown authors and from the nation's best sellers without ever leaving the coffee shop.
DeVargas Center, 157 Paseo de Peralta, 428-0321
Pilfer the plentiful stacks for used titles, plus get the new, hot and headline-grabbers. Local author events and meetups run over into the mall, which also offers sunny spots to read.
376 Garcia St., Ste. B, 986-0151
Tiny means curated, which is the kind of selection readers find here. Yet, careful buying choices also mean it's often got the coveted new titles first.
Best Car Dealer
1601 St. Michael's Drive, 982-1900
The vast dealership spreads out across several blocks near the busy intersection of Cerrillos Road and St. Michael's Drive. Watch for the thumbs-up from general manager Buddy Espinoza.
500 Cordova Road, 992-8122
Find a pre-owned vehicle that fits your needs and doesn't flatten your financial future at this great little place that knows what kind of car can help you go go go in Santa Fe.
7511 Cerrillos Road, 471-7007
Get the latest Hondas and Subarus on one lot, and get to four-wheelin'. Or, bring 'em in when you can't figure out what's making that noise.
Best Children’s Store
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771
Shop for clever toys, books, stickers, miniatures, collectables and more for the little ones (or not-so-little ones) to laugh over and love.
DeVargas Center, 185 Paseo de Peralta, 954-4000
Not just fun stuff, but useful, natural and efficient stuff for tiny tots—plus a great consignment section, too.
Plaza Mercado, 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 202, 982-9373
Run-of-the-mill toys be gone. These are educational, crafted and creative brain games, puzzles and more.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886
No one has to look twice to find the best second or third hand clothing, jewelry, shoes, furniture and more in the Guadalupe District.
1225 Cerrillos Road, 988-4775
High-end new and antique furniture, decor and indescribable objects are packed into seemingly endless showrooms.
2701 Cerrillos Road, 471-0802
See a collection of zany and artful antiques and other consigned goods you don't know you need yet. Don't stop in the first big room; it keeps going and going.
Best Floral Shop
1610 St. Michael's Drive, 473-9212
Centrally located and with great customer service, owner Carol Rose stays at the top of the floral class for SFR readers. Get delivery or pick up made-to-order arrangements.
Artichokes & Pomegranates
418 Cerrillos Road, 820-0044
It's not called Roses & Daisies for a reason. Though these high-end floral artists do work with petals, they're also known for incorporating lesser-used botanicals in unpredictable ways.
1722 St. Michael's Drive, Ste. H, 982-9731
Shop owner Stephen Jones specializes in Instagram-bragworthy custom arrangements that strive to be accessible, unfussy, "unflorist" celebrations of wildflowers with incredible texture.
Best Garden/Plant Supplies
1409 Agua Fría St., 983-4831
Helpful staff and a local-centric bent on perennials are a good combo to help your green thumb. Head to the west side for this quintessential Santa Fe nursery experience now run by its second and third generation in the Pennington family.
North: 304 Camino Alire, 988-8011
South: 715 St. Michael's Drive, 988-9626
Find well-stocked soil options and bulbs, shrubs and trees for outdoors and a wide selection of house plants at two locations. And, catch frequent classes on the season's tasks.
3095 Agua Fría St., 438-8888
Native seeds, flowers, vegetables and other plants that are selected to succeed in Santa Fe. They have a seasonal restaurant too.
Best Gift Store
120 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-3771
Best of Santa Fe voters picked this store as a winner in our Best Children's Store and Best Downtown Business categories for its diverse and affordable gifts for all occasions, in all sizes—and for no reason at all.
20 Summer Road, 455-2819
Go deep into cowboy culture, Native folk art from coast to coast, weaving, jewelry, beads, antiques and collectables with mother-and-daughter duo Cathy Smith and Jennifer Jesse Smith at the trading post that feels like a museum.
La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St., 988-1404
An expanded hotel gift shop that's far from schlocky, it carries Pendleton blankets and luggage, Los Poblanos personal care items such as lotions and beard oil, and other local-ish gifty goods.
Best Hardware Store
1311 Siler Road, 473-2255
Santa Fe's uncontested favorite for nuts, bolts, brackets, tools, pipe fittings, caulk, bulbs and a million other things to keep home and business together. Local owners and attentive staff—and you can pick up lottery tickets.
2006 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 1, 424-9343
An insider tells us this store has the best fastener selection in town and a large paint section. Located in the College Plaza Shopping Center near Jambo.
La Tienda Shopping Center, 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-6522
You might be in for a bit of a treasure hunt, but it's cool when the super-friendly neighborhood hardware store has what you need.
Best Head Shop
901 Early St., 310-7917
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, vape pens, glass and silicon.
Concrete Jungle Smoke Shop
126 N Guadalupe St., 820-2888
Santa Fe's OG head shop is doing the same things its loyal customer base has always relied on. Bonus: This jungle has animals.
1434 Cerrillos Road, 982-4202
A hole in the wall that is not just packed with glass and vape accessories, but also paint and art supplies and apparel. Find a discount coupon on the weekly SFR back page.
Best Interior Home Store
130 Lincoln Ave., 988-1555
The clean, modern stylings lead to rooms that are livable and loveable. Get dishes and kitchen gadgets, office accessories, furniture and other fun decor—all in a new location.
1233 Paseo de Peralta, 780-5658
Also recently relocated to a space double the size of the former, this interior specialist also in-home design consultation and other services.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886
Add more of the Southwestern aesthetic for home decor at a price point that leans toward rustic and supports a community of consignors.
Best Jewelry Store
Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., Ste. 218, 983-4562
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.
2801 Rodeo Road, Ste. B10, 986-1955
Fine jewelry repair and expert appraisals are among the specialties at James Kallas, which also, of course, offers custom designs.
61 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-9241
A focus on turquoise, silver and a Southwest feel, this downtown corner store also carries rugs and weavings.
Best Mattress Shop
1427 Avenida de las Americas, 474-9398
Go by the well-stocked store and stretch out while you visualize a better night's sleep. Then, get that sucker delivered and catch up on your zzz's.
523 Cordova Road, 982-3938
Buy handcrafted wool, cotton and other natural pillows from a mother-and-son business that began in Albuquerque and now exports to both coasts.
199 Paseo de Peralta, 216-2550
3300 Cerrillos Road, 216-2933
3517 Zafarano Drive, 473-0188
Catch promotional sales, and choose from moderately priced modern mattresses.
Best Men’s Store
202 Galisteo St., 988-1959
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.
Red River Mercantile
There is such a thing as classy flannel, and Red River has it. Also great bags by Filson, thermoses by Stanley and blankets by Pendleton.
235 Don Gaspar Ave., 982-1233
107 W San Francisco St., 820-2300
The selection of shirts, sweaters, sportcoats, jackets, even jeans are timeless yet classic. Plus get carefully chosen items—most from Italy and Germany—that won't become dated.
Best Optical Shop
125 W Water St., 982-2020
444 St. Michael's Drive, 438-2020
Optometrists are on staff at two locations, where you can also get high-tech contacts, choose from stylish frames, or even take the kids for a walk-in or an appointment.
125 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 114, 988-4444
Find high-fashion frames for everyday or a special occasions at this premium retail optical experience.
2947 Rodeo Park Drive, Ste. E, 983-6613
A multi-speciality medical practice including surgery for cataracts, pediatric doctors, cornea care and more, with a one-stop shop for frames on site.
Best Pet Store
DeVargas Center, 165 Paseo de Peralta, 982-9374
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."
1403 Agua Fría St., 982-5040
Stocking a wide supply of quality pet food for essential nutritional needs has been a priority here for 20 years. Also find supplements, accessories and a DIY dog wash.
507 Cordova Road, 428-0836
Small rodents from Chile and larger reptiles from Australia, in addition to snakes and birds and so many other faces to keep you company in every exotic fashion.
Best Shoe Store
328 S Guadalupe St., Ste. I (enter on Montezuma Avenue), 983-3900
DeVargas Center, 189 Paseo de Peralta, 780-8997
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 last year's Locals Guide. Shoes from her shop keep you looking sharp while you get things done.
125 E Palace Ave., Ste. 125, 982-0924
Fashion for men and women with brands such as Donald J Pliner, Toms, Sesto Mucci and Matisse. Other glamour goods too.
1100 Don Diego Ave., Ste. B, 820-2523
Full-service analysis helps a casual runner or an active athlete get the right shoes for the longest mile.
Best Specialty Food/Cooking Store
DeVargas Center, 181 Paseo de Peralta, 988-3394
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).
130 E Marcy St., 795-7878
We can't remember what it was like before this cheese palace opened downtown. Get educated with liberal tasting of life-changing triple creams, funky blue, sharp cheddar etc.
511 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-2629
A regular old lovable neighborhood grocer with a little produce, a little more butcher shop, and a lot more wine. Try the lunch chop salad counter.
Best Thrift Store
South: 2570 Camino Entrada, 474-6300
North: 541 W Cordova Road, 780-8975
Recently shortened from Look What The Cat Dragged In, shoppers say these stores are the best place for making a thrifty purchase, and that's likely because proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society.
320 Aztec St., 989-8886
Western wear is plentiful, but it's not the only style in this massive store that's all new to you.
3294 Cerrillos Road, 919-7185
A massive thrift center fills the shell that once was Baillio's makes a super place for seasonal buys.
Best Women’s Clothing
328 S Guadalupe St. (enter on Montezuma Avenue), Ste. G, 983-4498
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.
70 W Marcy St., 982-1399
Shop for boots by Frye and leather coats and handbags by Liebeskind. Plus, update your denim with Principle and DL 1961 Jeans.
DeVargas Center, 564 N Guadalupe St., 982-3880
Get a little more classy with a great pair of slacks, a fun skirt, Mother jeans, Bailey 44 and top off the boho with Magnolia Pearl.