Best Of 2016

2016 Shops & Services Reader Picks: Cincinnati's best shopping and service destinations as selected by CityBeat readers.

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(Since March 2015)

1 / Elm & Iron 2 / Made in Cincinnati 3 / Cabela’s 4 / Continuum 5 / Grainwell 6 / The Chocolate Bee 7 / Frameri 8 / Rose & Remington 9 / Idlewild Woman 10 / Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Overall Boutique

(Local)

1 / MiCA 12/v 2 / Homage 3 / The Pink Box 4 / Kismet 5 / Rose & Remington 6 / Cincy Shirts 7 / Continuum 8 / Pretty Pony Boutique 9 / HighStreet 10 / Dandy Haberdashery

Boutique (Downtown/OTR)

1 / MiCA 12/v 2 / Homage 3 / LIBBY

Boutique (Northern Kentucky)

1 / Pretty Pony Boutique 2 / Monmouth Street Antique Gallery 3 / Durham Brand & Co.

Boutique (East Side)

1 / indigenous, a handcrafted gallery 2 / Kismet 3 / Fibergé

Boutique (West ide)

1 / Loulou’s 2 / Edie’s Vintage Rose Room 3 / Newly Discovered Treasures

Boutique (Central)

1 / Pangaea 2 / Chicken Lays an Egg 3 / Charming Charlie;     NVISION (TIE)

Boutique (Northern ’Burbs)

1 / Rose & Remington 2 / The Pink Box 3 / Busy Bee Boutique

Men’s Clothing Store

1 / Article 2 / Homage 3 / Ohio Against The World

Women’s Clothing Store

1 / Idlewild Woman 2 / Pangaea 3 / Sloane Boutique

Acupuncture Practice

1 / Carole Paine, MS, L.Ac. 2 / Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine 3 / Tiny Needle

Antique Store

1 / Ohio Valley Antique Mall 2 / Wooden Nickel Antiques 3 / Grand Antique Mall

Arts & Crafts Supplies

1 / Michaels 2 / Hobby Lobby 3 / Suder’s Art Store

Arts & Crafts Classes

1 / Silk Road Textiles 2 / Cheers To Art 3 / Michaels

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)

1 / Jake Sweeney Automotive 2 / Kings Toyota 3 / Honda East

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)

1 / Jeff Wyler Honda 2 / Jake Sweeney 3 / CarMax

Auto Repair Service

1 / Tire Discounters 2 / AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service 3 / Donovan’s Auto & Tire

Auto/Car Wash

1 / Mike’s Carwash 2 / Johnny’s Car Wash 3 / AAA Auto Wash

Bank

1 / PNC Bank 2 / Fifth Third Bank 3 / U.S. Bank

Credit Union

1 / Kemba Credit Union 2 / G.E. Credit Union 3 / Wright-Patt Credit Union

Barber Shop

1 / Spanky & Co Barber Shop 2 / Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine Service 3 / Northside Chop Shop

Bicycle Store

1 / Montgomery Cyclery 2 / Spun Bicycles 3 / Reser Bicycle Outfitters

Bookstore (Chain)

1 / Joseph-Beth Booksellers 2 / Half Price Books 3 / Barnes & Noble

Bookstore (Non-Chain)

1 / Blue Manatee 2 / Shake It Records 3 / The Booksellers on Fountain Square

Bottled Beer Selection (Retail)

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / The Party Source 3 / Dutch’s

Butcher Shop

1 / Avril-Bleh & Sons 2 / Humbert’s Quality Meats 3 / Eckerlin Meats

Cheese Shop

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / Gibbs Cheese at Findlay Market 3 / Silverglades

Camera Store

1 / Dodd Camera 2 / Western Hills Photo & Hobby 3 / Best Buy

Candy Store

1 / Aglamesis Brothers 2 / Esther Price 3 / Schneider’s Sweet Shop

Catering Service

1 / Funky’s Catering 2 / Vonderhaar’s Catering 3 / Eli’s BBQ

CD/Record Store (Non-Chain)

1 / Shake It Records 2 / Everybody’s Records 3 / Black Plastic

Chiropractic Practice/Clinic

1 / Norwood Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center 2 / Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center 3 / Baker Chiropractic and Wellness

Local Indie Craft Market

1 / The City Flea 2 / Crafty Supermarket 3 / Art On Vine

Local Indie Craft Market Vendor

1 / Tara Heilman (Robot Inside) 2 / Brown Bear Bakery;    Ohio Valley Beard Supply (TIE) 3 / Dandy Haberdashery

Craft Beer Store

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / The Party Source 3 / Dutch’s

Comic Book Store

1 / Queen City Comics and Card Company 2 / Shake It Records 3 / Comic Book World

Cooking Classes

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / The Learning Kitchen 3 / Sur La Table

Costume Shop

1 / Cappel’s 2 / Costume Gallery (Newport) 3 / Talk of the Town

Dance Classes

1 / Dare to Dance 2 / DANCEFIX 3 / Emerge Dance Academy

Dental Practice/Clinic

1 / Vita Dental 2 / Advance Dentistry 3 / Cincinnati Dental Services

Drive-Thru Market

1 / Trotta’s Pizza & Drive Thru 2 / City Beverage of Hyde Park 3 / Dutch’s

Dry Cleaner

1 / Widmer’s Cleaners 2 / Springdale Cleaners 3 / Atlas Dry Cleaners

Electronics Store

1 / Best Buy 2 / Micro Center 3 / Apple Store

Eyewear Store

1 / LensCrafters 2 / Frameri 3 / Wing Eyecare

Financial Planning Service

1 / Fidelity Investments 2 / Charles Schwab 3 / UBS

Florist

1 / Adrian Durban 2 / Robin Wood 3 / Oberer’s Flowers

Frame Shop

1 / Frameshop 2 / Michaels 3 / Fabulous Frames & Art

Fresh Seafood Store

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / Keegan’s Seafood 3 /

Luken’s Poultry, Fish & Seafood

Furniture Store

1 / IKEA 2 / Furniture Fair 3 / HighStreet

Home Accessories Store

1 / Elm & Iron 2 / HomeGoods 3 / Bed Bath & Beyond

Lighting Store

1 / IKEA 2 / Switch Lighting & Design 3 / Lighting EFX

Giftshop

1 / MiCa 12/v 2 / Ten Thousand Villages 3 / indigenous, a handcrafted gallery

Papergood Store

1 / M. Hopple & Co. 2 / Poeme 3 / Papyrus

Beauty Product/Soap (Non-Chain)

1 / SwanMaiden Soaps 2 / B & D Goats 3 / The Tree Hugger Company

Grocery Store

1 / Kroger 2 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 3 / Findlay Market

Hair Removal Service

1 / Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon 2 / Woodhouse Day Spa 3 / European Wax Center

Hair Salon

1 / Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon 2 / Parlour 3 / 501 Salon & Spa

Day Spa

1 / Woodhouse Day Spa 2 / Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa 3 / Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon

Manicure/Pedicure

1 / Deluxe Nails on Camargo 2 / Woodhouse Day Spa 3 / Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa

Skin Care Service

1 / Woodhouse Day Spa 2 / Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon 3 / 501 Salon & Spa

Green/Sustainable Goods Store

1 / Park + Vine 2 / Findlay Market 3 / Jungle Jim’s International Market

Hardware Store

1 / Ace Hardware 2 / Lowe’s 3 / Home Depot

Health Food Store

1 / Whole Foods Market 2 / Clifton Natural Foods 3 / Park + Vine

Health Club/Gym

1 / Planet Fitness 2 / YMCA 3 / Bella Forza Fitness

Personal Training/Crossfit Gym

1 / 9Round 2 / Cincy 360 Fitness 3 / CoreStrong

Pilates Studio

1 / Pendleton Pilates 2 / The Breathing Room 3 / core a movement studio

Yoga Studio

1 / Modo Yoga 2 / The Yoga Bar 3 / World Peace Yoga

Physician/Healthcare Practice

1 / Mercy Health Physicians 2 / Group Health Associates 3 / University of Cincinnati Physicians

Hospital

1 / Christ Hospital 2 / Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 3 / Good Samaritan

Birthing/Maternity Center

1 / Good Samaritan Hospital 2 / Christ Hospital 3 / Bethesda North Hospital

Hotel

1 / 21c Museum Hotel 2 / Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 3 / The Cincinnatian Hotel

HVAC Company

1 / Apollo Home 2 / Tom Rechtin Heating & Air Conditioning 3 / Jacob Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning

Jeweler

1 / Richter & Phillips 2 / Schwartz Jewelers 3 / Faigle & Sons

Lasik Surgery Center

1 / Cincinnati Eye Institute 2 / LasikPlus Vision Center 3 / Dr. Robert Benza, ApexEye

Law Firm/Lawyer

1 / Scott Knox 2 / O’Connor Acciani & Levy 3 / Frost Brown Todd

Lingerie Store

1 / Knickers of Hyde Park 2 / Victoria’s Secret 3 / Hustler Hollywood

Liquor Store

1 / The Party Source 2 / D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits 3 / Jungle Jim’s International Market

Magazine/Newspaper Selection

1 / Joseph-Beth Booksellers 2 / Cincinnati Public Library 3 / Barnes & Noble

Mall/Shopping Center

1 / Kenwood Towne Centre 2 / Rookwood 3 / Liberty Center

Martial Arts Studio

1 / Cincinnati Taekwondo Center 2 / Martial Arts America 3 / Club MMA

Massage Therapy Practice/Clinic

1 / Woodhouse Day Spa 2 / Massage Envy 3 / Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon

Mobile Phone Service Provider

1 / Verizon 2 / AT&T 3 / Sprint

Motorcycle/Motorsports Dealer

1 / Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 2 / Eastgate Harley-Davidson 3 / Beechmont Motorsports

Moving Company

1 / Two Men and a Truck 2 / Gulliver’s Movers 3 / Ferguson Moving & Storage

Musical Instrument Store

1 / Buddy Roger’s 2 / Guitar Center;      Mike’s Music (TIE) 3 / Willis Music

Nursery/Plant Store

1 / A.J. Rahn Greenhouses 2 / Natorp’s 3 / Burger Farm

Outdoor/Outfitters Shop

1 / REI 2 / Bass Pro Shops 3 / Benchmark Outfitters

Paint Store

1 / Sherwin Williams 2 / Home Depot 3 / Lowe’s

Pawn Shop

1 / Ted’s Pawn 2 / Newport Pawn Shop 3 / Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn

Pet Adoption Service

1 / SPCA 2 / Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) 3 / OAR: Ohio Alleycat Resource

Pet Boarding/Daycare

1 / The Pet Spot 2 / Animal Care Centers of Cincinnati 3 / Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

Pet Grooming

1 / The Pet Spot 2 / Animal Care Centers of Cincinnati 3 / PetSmart

Pet Rescue/Shelter

1 / Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) 2 / SPCA 3 / OAR: Ohio Alleycat Resource

Pet Supply Store

1 / PetSmart 2 / Pet Wants 3 / Pet People

Veterinary Care

1 / Four Paws Animal Hospital 2 / Animal Care Centers of Cincinnati 3 / Pleasant Ridge Pet Hospital

Piercing Studio

1 / Beelistic 2 / Skincraft 3 / Mother’s

Plastic Surgery

1 / Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center 2 / The Plastic Surgery Group 3 / Mangat, Holzapfel & Lied Plastic Surgery

Plumbing Company

1 / Zins Plumbing   2 / Anderson Hills Plumbing 3 / Jolly Plumbing

Real Estate/Realtor Office

1 / Cutler Real Estate 2 / Sibcy Cline 3 / Coldwell Banker/West Shell

Shoe Store

1 / DSW 2 / Nordstrom 3 / Bob Roncker’s Running Spot

Smoke/Tobacco Shop

1 / Strauss Tobacconist 2 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 3 / Hemptations

Sporting Goods

1 / Dick’s Sporting Goods 2 / REI 3 / Koch Sporting Goods

Tanning Salon

1 / Palm Beach Tan 2 / Envy Tan 3 / A Total Tan

Tattoo Shop

1 / Designs by Dana 2 / Beelistic 3 / Mother’s

Tea Shop/Selection

1 / Churchill’s Fine Teas 2 / Essencha Tea House 3 / Teavana

Thrift Shop

1 / St. Vincent de Paul 2 / Valley Thrift Store 3 / Goodwill

Consignment Shop

1 / Snooty Fox 2 / Legacies Upscale Resale 3 / Once Upon A Child

Vintage Clothing Store

1 / Casablanca 2 / Talk of the Town 3 / Chicken Lays An Egg

Tire Store

1 / Tire Discounters 2 / AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service 3 / Costco

Toy Store

1 / King Arthur’s Court 2 / Toys“R”Us 3 / Blue Manatee

Tree Service

1 / Madison Tree Care and Landscaping 2 / Gregory Forrest Lester 3 / The Canopy Crew

Vape Shop

1 / Cincy Vapors 2 / King Vapors Shop & Lounge 3 / Studio Vapes

Wedding Cakes

1 / The BonBonerie 2 / A Spoon Fulla Sugar 3 / Servatti Pastry Shop & Deli

Wedding Dresses

1 / Bridal & Formal 2 / David’s Bridal 3 / Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Bridal

Wedding Photography Service

1 / Sadie & Jess Weddings 2 / Images by Daniel Michael 3 / Jesse Fox

Wedding Reception Hall

1 / Bell Event Centre 2 / Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 3 / Receptions

Place to Buy Your Engagement Ring

1 / Richter & Phillips 2 / Schwartz Jewelers 3 / Faigle & Sons

Wine Shop

1 / Jungle Jim’s International Market 2 / D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits 3 / The Party Source