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Best Bicycle Shop

1st
Agee’s Bicycle Company
The newest trend to hit Agee’s Bicycle Company in Midlothian is the electric assist bike. Perfect for commuters, these bikes use batteries to amplify cyclists’ pedaling power. The shop, which opened as a general-purpose repair shop in 1910 and is now in its third generation of family operation, carries both Trek and Electra brands.
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-794-6754

Best Bicycle Shop

3rd
Blue Ridge Cyclery
Address:
Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-529-6514

Best Bicycle Shop

2nd
Carytown Bicycle Co.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-440-2453

Best Bridal Boutique

2nd
Annalise Bridal Boutique
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-649-3000

Best Bridal Boutique

3rd
Ava Laurenne Bride
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-899-7771

Best Bridal Boutique

1st
Tiffanys Bridal
One of the newest collections at Tiffanys Bridal Boutique, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, is Essence of Australia, known for its custom laces made with silk. Sharon Townsend, owner since 2007, shares two granddaughters with business partner Carolyn Simons (Townsend’s daughter married Simons’ son). Nine-year-old Grace and 2 ½-year-old Lilly now model for the shop.
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-273-6303

Best Sporting Goods Store

3rd
Bass Pro Shops
Address:
Ashland
Phone Number:
804-496-4700

Best Sporting Goods Store

2nd
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-360-8165

Best Sporting Goods Store

1st
Green Top Sporting Goods
In October, Green Top celebrated its 70th anniversary with a two-day outdoor expo. Vendors such as Carhartt, Yeti and Smith & Wesson set up on site so the more than 16,000 customers in attendance could try new products and talk with representatives. Events included fishing rod casting, archery and cooking demonstrations.
Address:
Ashland
Phone Number:
804-550-2188

Best Fine Jewelry Store

3rd
Bowen Jewelry Company
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-845-3495

Best Fine Jewelry Store

1st
Carreras Jewelers
Specializing in one-of-a-kind estate jewelry, Carreras Jewelers also focuses on education for its employees, recently certifying three registered jewelers and two gemologist appraisers through the American Gem Society. The shop, opened by William Carreras and now run by his wife Regina, celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2017.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-7018

Best Fine Jewelry Store

2nd
Ulman’s Jewelry
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-373-9243

Best Antiques

1st
Buckingham Antique Mall
Recent finds at the Buckingham Antique Mall include Civil War Confederate State bank notes and a Victorian-era brooch featuring 5 ½ carats of diamonds. The mall, comprising 35 dealers, specializes in period antiques dating to the late 1700s, including military memorabilia from the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as vintage jewelry from the pre-Victorian through mid-century modern eras.
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-893-4056

Best Antiques

3rd
Sheppard Street Antiques
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-7454

Best Antiques

2nd
West End Antiques Mall
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-1600

Best Shopping Area/Mall

3rd
Carytown
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:

Best Shopping Area/Mall

1st
Short Pump Town Center
Short Pump Town Center is home to more than 140 stores and restaurants. Highlights include Kate Spade, Madewell, Free People and LUSH, with Anthropologie due to open this summer. The open-air shopping model is ideal for sunny spring days as well as more wintry ones when the center makess the atmosphere festive with Christmas lights.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-360-1700

Best Shopping Area/Mall

2nd
Stony Point Fashion Park
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-267-2740

Best Book Store

1st
Chop Suey Books
The latest effort by the 16-year-old Carytown bookshop to support local authors is a collaboration with graffiti artist Mickael Broth on a book about murals in Richmond, set to publish later this year or early 2019. Broth is a co-founder of Welcoming Walls, a project to bring large-scale public art to the city of Richmond.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-422-8066

Best Book Store

2nd
Fountain Bookstore
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-788-1594

Best Book Store

3rd
Givens Books
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-385-5027

Best Consignment Shop

2nd
Clementine
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-358-2357

Best Consignment Shop

1st
Next Time Consignment
With new stock arriving everyday, you can check out the latest inventory on the shop’s Facebook page. Next Time Consignment specializes in luxury furniture and home décor, but also carries designer handbags and a new line of chalk paint from Dixie Belle with a selection of more than 50 colors.
Address:
Forest
Phone Number:
434-608-1200

Best Consignment Shop

3rd
The Hall Tree
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-358-9985

Best Florist

1st
Coleman Brothers
The family owned and operated business has provided special occasion flowers to Virginians for more than 45 years. The florist offers same day delivery and has partnered with other businesses to offer gifts such as chocolate-covered strawberries and fresh fruit baskets in addition to providing design services for weddings.
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-262-8681

Best Florist

2nd
Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-213-0232

Best Florist

3rd
Vogue Flowers
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-9600

Best Car Dealer

3rd
Colonial Honda
Address:
South Chesterfield
Phone Number:
888-490-4762

Best Car Dealer

2nd
Lexus of Richmond
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-323-8000

Best Car Dealer

1st
McGeorge Toyota
Never step foot on the lot with the McGeorge At Home program, which started at the end of 2016. Browse the dealer’s inventory of 600 cars and trucks online, make your selection and they will bring the car to your home for a test drive. Purchase the vehicle on the spot, or try again—there is no obligation. The dealership celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-729-8004

Best Shoe Store

3rd
DSW
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-290-4244

Best Shoe Store

1st
Saxon Shoes
Saxon recently completed an entire remodel of its Short Pump Town Center store, installing new carpet, tile and displays. The new look comes with fresh inventory, including up-and-coming brands and new styles by established lines such as Dansko and Hunter.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-3473

Best Shoe Store

2nd
The Shoe Box
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-2303

Best Independent Home Décor Store

2nd
Frâiche
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-4282

Best Independent Home Décor Store

3rd
The Market at Grelen Inc.
Address:
Somerset
Phone Number:
540-672-7268

Best Independent Home Décor Store

1st
Tinker’s
Tinker’s is a go-to for clients to bring treasured family heirlooms when they need reviving. Owner Tony Coleman, whose grandfather and father were a cabinetmaker and woodworking teacher, respectively, specializes in furniture restoration after fire, storm or water damage.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-3301

Best Men’s Clothing Store

1st
Franco’s
Nothing looks quite as good as a custom-made suit. No one knows this better than shop owner Franco Ambrogi, who has more than 50 years of experience in bespoke tailoring. His team will take your measurements and walk you through selection of fabrics, buttons and cuff and collar styles in order to construct the perfect fit. Then, customize a shirt to match.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-264-2994

Best Men’s Clothing Store

3rd
Peter-Blair
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-8123

Best Men’s Clothing Store

2nd
Todd Goldsmith Custom
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-216-0195

Best Outdoor Outfitter

1st
Green Top Sporting Goods
Green Top’s extensive selection of women’s outdoor clothing lines include brands such as Patagonia, with classic flannels and cozy fleece-lined vests, as well as boutique lifestyle lines such as Simply Southern and Southern Fried Cotton. For men, the practical and lightweight Simms fishing shirts are popular.
Address:
Ashland
Phone Number:
804-550-2188

Best Outdoor Outfitter

2nd
REI
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-360-1381

Best Outdoor Outfitter

3rd
River Rock Outfitter
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-372-8708

Best Women’s Clothing Store

2nd
Levys
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-673-0177

Best Women’s Clothing Store

1st
Monkee’s of Fredericksburg
Each year after Fashion Week, Monkee’s of Fredericksburg owner Catherine Sullivan goes to New York to buy clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories for her boutique. Sullivan specializes in classic, timeless styles balanced with up to date trends—this spring she is focusing on pastels, florals and fringe.
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-368-2111

Best Women’s Clothing Store

3rd
Talbots
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-762-6050

Best Gifts

3rd
Mongrel
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-342-1272

Best Gifts

1st
Tinker’s
Tinker’s is the shop with a little bit of everything, from luxurious candles and colorful jewelry to art deco bar trays and novelty vases. In addition to the eclectic range of gifts, the shop—which has been in owners Tony and Sharon Coleman’s family for more than 40 years—also offers furniture restoration and upholstery services.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-3301

Best Gifts

2nd
Tweed
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-249-3900
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