Best of Virginia Winners

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Best Bicycle Shop

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Agee’s Bicycle Company
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-794-6754

Best Bicycle Shop

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

Best Bicycle Shop

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1st
Carytown Bicycle Co.
Staffed by cycling enthusiasts who ride every day, Carytown Bicycle Co. has been open since 2007. The shop offers several different types of bicycle repair and maintenance packages, and customers can enjoy free coffee or beer while they wait for their bike to be repaired. The shop sponsors a variety of group rides, as well as a donation-based Yoga for Cyclists class to keep bike enthusiasts limber for their next ride.
Address:
3112 W. Cary St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-440-2453

Best Bridal Boutique

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

Best Bridal Boutique

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3rd
Tiffanys Bridal
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-273-6303

Best Bridal Boutique

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Urban Set Bride
“Urban set” was 1920s slang for a fancy new dress, and Christine Haines aims to offer brides the individual attention and personal service of a high-end bridal shop to help them find their “urban set.” Brides of all shapes and sizes can shop for handmade designer gowns from local and international brands at one-on-one or small group appointments in this boutique that has been styling Richmond brides since 2014.
Address:
602 N. 29th St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-562-1212

Best Independent Home Décor Store

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3rd
Bridget Beari Home Store
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-967-3103

Best Independent Home Décor Store

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Green Front Furniture
There is so much to see at Green Front that some customers make a whole day of it, spending hours in the 13 rustic, converted tobacco warehouses to shop for rugs, furniture, and home décor. There is more than 1,000,000 square feet of showroom space, and Green Front has the largest rug selection in North America. 
Address:
316 N. Main St., Farmville
Phone Number:
434-392-5943

Best Independent Home Décor Store

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2nd
Tinker’s
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-3301

Best Antiques

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Buckingham Antique Mall
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-893-4056

Best Antiques

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

Best Antiques

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West End Antiques Mall
One of the largest antique malls in central Virginia, West End Antiques Mall houses more than 250 individual dealers in 53,000 square feet. George and Jonnie Earle founded WEAM in 1993 and moved from their original Horsepen Road location to their current one in 1999. Dealers carry all different styles of furniture, from Virginia colonial to midcentury modern.
Address:
2004 Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-1600

Best Car Dealer

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3rd
CarMax
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-762-8052

Best Car Dealer

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1st
Lexus of Richmond
Shop for new or L/Certified by Lexus used vehicles at this Richmond dealer. Founded in 1989, it has grown from just nine employees to more than 155, with 75,000 square feet of facilities. The service department was one of the first in the nation to achieve certification as a Lexus Benchmark Service organization. For 16 years, the dealer has recognized talented local youth with the Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award that awards college scholarships.
Address:
9703 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-323-8000

Best Car Dealer

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2nd
McGeorge Toyota
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-655-0361

Best Fine Jewelry Store

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1st
Carreras Jewelers
Since its beginnings in the 1960s, Carreras has specialized in engagement rings. William Carreras started his jewelry career as a jeweler’s sales representative, selling engagement rings to his classmates at the University of Virginia. Now, Carreras sells designer and bridal jewelry from a variety of high-end designers, as well as estate jewelry, and offers appraisal, redesign, and repair services.
Address:
121 Libbie Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-7018

Best Fine Jewelry Store

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2nd
Schwarzschild Jewelers
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-2136

Best Fine Jewelry Store

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3rd
Ulman’s Jewelry
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-373-9243

Best Shopping Area/Mall

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2nd
Carytown
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:

Best Shopping Area/Mall

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Short Pump Town Center
An open-air shopping mall, Short Pump Town Center is the place to go for name brand stores like Nordstrom, L.L. Bean, and Crate & Barrel. Fuel up for an afternoon of shopping at Cooper’s Hawk, or treat yourself afterwards at Godiva Chocolatier. Kids can ride the Short Pump Express, a trackless train that circulates through the mall.
Address:
11800 W. Broad St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-360-1700

Best Shopping Area/Mall

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3rd
Stony Point Fashion Park
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-267-2740

Best Book Store

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Chop Suey Books
In addition to its selection of new and used books, Chop Suey offers readings and other events to help support local and traveling authors. This spring, the shop is to publish its seventh book, a collection of work by local poets called Lingering in the Margins. Chop Suey’s cat, WonTon, can often be found sleeping in the shop window.
Address:
2913 W. Cary St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-422-8066

Best Book Store

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

Best Book Store

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

Best Consignment Shop

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1st
Clementine
Shoppers tired of seeing the same clothes season after season will enjoy the curated selection at Clementine, where the team individually chooses every item. The team works with a network of consignors across the country to keep their selection fresh and carry well-known brands like J. Crew, Lululemon, and Madewell. Though the shop is small, it also offers online shopping—customers can get free shipping on orders of $50 or more or shop online and pick up in the store.
Address:
3118 W. Cary St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-358-2357

Best Consignment Shop

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2nd
Next Time Consignment
Address:
Forest
Phone Number:
434-608-1200

Best Consignment Shop

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3rd
Revival Consignments
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-750-2200

Best Florist

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1st
Coleman Brothers
With a fleet of more than 15 delivery vans crisscrossing the Richmond area, Coleman Brothers has grown quite a bit from the small shop with less than five employees that it started as in 1971. The shop carries Shari’s Berries, Mrs. Fields, and Starbucks branded gifts and treats as well. 
Address:
2104 Dumbarton Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-8681

Best Florist

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

Best Florist

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

Best Sporting Goods Store

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

Best Sporting Goods Store

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3rd
Disco Sports
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-4242

Best Sporting Goods Store

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Green Top Sporting Goods
Green Top aims to carry the best gear from the best brands sold by the most knowledgeable staff in the industry, who have decades of combined experience. Founded in 1947, it has grown to more than 130 employees and a 67,000-square-foot building. In addition to fishing, camping, boating and hunting gear, the outfitter carries locally made products like peanuts and fishing lures.
Address:
10150 Lakeridge Pkwy., Ashland
Phone Number:
804-550-2188

Best Shoe Store

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

Best Shoe Store

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2nd
Nordstrom
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-364-6900

Best Shoe Store

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1st
Saxon Shoes
This local chain began in 1953 by Jack and Gloria Weiner as a children’s orthotic shoe store and is still a family-owned business. The largest shoe store in Virginia, Saxon carries more than 200 brands. The staff will fit you for dress shoes or personal orthotics. In addition to shoes in a variety of styles for men, women, and children, the shop also carries jewelry, Brighton handbags, and items from the Vera Bradley line. 
Address:
11800 W. Broad St., Suite 2750, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-3473

Best Women’s Clothing Store

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3rd
Frances Kahn
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-5246

Best Women’s Clothing Store

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1st
Levys
Levys was founded in the 1920s in Charlottesville and opened in Richmond’s Libbie and Grove neighborhood in 1991. This third generation family business’ mission is to bring accessible fashion to Richmond and help customers find the right clothing for their lifestyle, whether that’s career wear or cocktail attire—or both! 
Address:
5807 Grove Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-673-0177

Best Women’s Clothing Store

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2nd
Monkee’s
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-368-2111

Best Men’s Clothing Store

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1st
Franco’s
Founded in 1972 by Franco Ambrogi, Franco’s has been a Richmond institution ever since. Its two locations are run by Franco’s children and son-in-law, keeping this local business in the family. Franco himself still oversees the in-house tailoring, and he can be found on the floor giving advice to customers.
Address:
5321 Lakeside Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-264-2994

Best Men’s Clothing Store

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2nd
Peter-Blair
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-8123

Best Men’s Clothing Store

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3rd
Todd Goldsmith Custom
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-216-0195

Best Outdoor Outfitter

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2nd
Green Top Sporting Goods
Address:
Ashland
Phone Number:
804-550-2188

Best Outdoor Outfitter

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1st
REI
Recreational Equipment, Inc., began as a group of 23 mountain climbing friends and is now the nation’s largest consumer cooperative, known for its conservation efforts and sustainable business practices. Lifetime memberships to the co-op are $20, which gives members access to special events and discounts. The Glen Allen location offers bike shop services and outdoor gear repair, as well as a variety of classes and workshops.
Address:
2020 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-360-1381

Best Outdoor Outfitter

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3rd
Walkabout Outfitter
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-342-5890

Best Gifts

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1st
Mongrel
You won’t find gifts like coasters made to look like Richmond sewer covers at Hallmark, but you will find them at Mongrel. This shop on Cary Street specializes in artist-designed greeting cards and offbeat gifts from small companies. The shop also designs and produces its own line of giftware based on customer requests, and will be unveiling new products in the fall.
Address:
2924 W. Cary St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-342-1272

Best Gifts

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3rd
Tinker’s
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-359-3301

Best Gifts

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