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Best Of Atlanta 2010 Consumer Culture Large


Consumer Culture

Once upon a hapless time, sculpted blond bouffants were the choice coiffeur in our city, and trendy Atlantans sported pink, popped-collar polos. Boy, have we come far!

Our favorite shops this year are stylish spots that transcend clichés. Many of our picks also keep the misers in mind — the dirt-cheap Axiom Salon for Men and the surprisingly reasonable Fab'rik boutique — with a nod to the high rollers, too — the elegant furniture showroom at Bungalow Classic and gorgeous new threads from Ann Mashburn.

We've also trained an eye on the work of local artisans and craftspeople: the charming letterpressed invitations at Bumblebee Press, the artful arrangements at Adaptation Floral Designs, and the gorgeously rendered sleeves of ink at Only You Tattoo. Whether you have a few grand to splurge or just a few bucks, you don't need any excuse to submerge yourself in our Consumer Culture.

— Bobby Feingold and Amber Robinson

Best antiques BOA Award Winner

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Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta (Featured)

Best bag for a last-minute trip BOA Award Winner

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Leather and Luggage Depot (Permanently Closed)

Best bargain boutique for trend-setters BOA Award Winner

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free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)

Best bargain men's haircut BOA Award Winner

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Axiom Salon For Men (Permanently Closed)
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offersmore...
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offers deals as low as $18. Uneven facial hair? They'll craft your beard for $8. And for the more fussy among us who require a bit of color and eyebrow sculpting, Axiom's staff is happy to wrap your tips in foil and give you a villain-esque arch. If you're into that sort of thing. 1874 Piedmont Road. 404-815-0404. www.axiomsfm.com. less...

Best bargain women's haircut BOA Award Winner

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Aveda Institute
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but studentsmore...
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but students are eager to please and diligently overseen by instructors. Your cut might take a little longer, but at the bargain-basement price of $15 for a cut and style, the money you'll save is worth the extra time in the chair. Did we mention the complimentary scalp and hand massages? 3402 Piedmont Road. 404-649-7119. www.avedainstitutesbb.com/atlanta. less...

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

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Hush Beauty Bar & Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best bookstore BOA Award Winner

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Eagle Eye Book Shop (Featured)

Best CD store to satisfy your soul BOA Award Winner

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Little 5 Soul
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul musicmore...
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul music scenes, too, with live performances, tickets to shows, and a chill atmosphere for connecting with other lovers of everything from Black Sheep's early '90s masterpiece to Quadron's recent debut. 1131 Euclid Ave. 404-653-0724. www.moodsmusic.net. less...

Best comic books BOA Award Winner

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Oxford Comics & Games
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts andmore...
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts and other accessories to extend the genre world beyond the confines of the four-color page. 2855 Piedmont Road. 404-233-8682. less...

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

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Spot for Dogs LLC

Best gym deal BOA Award Winner

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LA Fitness Ansley Mall (Featured)

Best health trend BOA Award Winner

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Boot camps

Best high-end vintage garb BOA Award Winner

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Stefan's Vintage Clothing (Permanently Closed)
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. Amore...
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. A search for fancy duds will turn up frilly tuxedo shirts, dapper three-piece suits, and mint-condition wedding dresses that look as lovely as they did when worn the first time around. 1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929. www.stefansvintage.com. less...

Best highfalutin furniture BOA Award Winner

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Bungalow Classic

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

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Madhouse Training (Permanently Closed)
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, andmore...
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, and judo/Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. 2652 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 404-316-1110. www.manuntoh.com. less...

Best men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

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Drew Lewis (Permanently Closed)

Best nontraditional workout BOA Award Winner

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Circus Arts Institute (Permanently Closed)
Ever dream of soaring through the air on a trapeze or impressing the ladies with your juggling prowess? OK, that's kinda dorky, but somehow cool, too. And it's totally doable at THE CIRCUS ARTS INSTITUTE, where you'll build muscle tone by hoisting yourself onto lengths of fabric and work your core bymore...
Ever dream of soaring through the air on a trapeze or impressing the ladies with your juggling prowess? OK, that's kinda dorky, but somehow cool, too. And it's totally doable at THE CIRCUS ARTS INSTITUTE, where you'll build muscle tone by hoisting yourself onto lengths of fabric and work your core by balancing on trapeze bars. Plus, you'll be better equipped to run away and join the circus. 206 Rogers St., Suite 214. 404-549-3000. www.circusartsinstitute.com. less...

Best one-stop beer shop BOA Award Winner

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Hop City
HOP CITY opened on the Westside in 2009 with an excellent selection of some 1,700 craft brews organized by style. Aisles are cramped with smoky American stouts like Dominion Oak Barrel, citrine Japanese Hitachino White Ale, and Belgians including NoCal's deliciously dark HeBrew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah,more...
HOP CITY opened on the Westside in 2009 with an excellent selection of some 1,700 craft brews organized by style. Aisles are cramped with smoky American stouts like Dominion Oak Barrel, citrine Japanese Hitachino White Ale, and Belgians including NoCal's deliciously dark HeBrew Jewbelation 13 Bar Mitzvah, with a heady 13 percent alcohol by volume level. Judicious prices, regular tastings at nearby Octane and TINY Bistro, a build-your-own-six-pack option and a friendly, knowledgeable staff earn Hop City high marks. The shop also has home-brewing provisions like hops, liquid malt, grains by the pound, and entire kits for novice brewmasters who want to try their hand at the hooch game. 1000 Marietta St., Suite 302. 404-350-9998. www.hopcitybeer.com. less...

Best outdoor farmers' market BOA Award Winner

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Peachtree Road Farmers Market

Best place to fix your bike BOA Award Winner

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Sopo Bicycle Cooperative
If you're going to brave the streets on two wheels, it will probably prove important to know how to change a flat or lube your gears. It's SOPO BICYCLE CO-OP's goal to teach you those skills at little or no cost. Tucked away behind East Atlanta Village's nightlife strip, the volunteer-run nonprofit believesmore...
If you're going to brave the streets on two wheels, it will probably prove important to know how to change a flat or lube your gears. It's SOPO BICYCLE CO-OP's goal to teach you those skills at little or no cost. Tucked away behind East Atlanta Village's nightlife strip, the volunteer-run nonprofit believes that knowledge is the best charity. The DIY darlings at SoPo give you the 411 to get your road bike repaired and your fixie, well, fixed. 465-C Flat Shoals Ave. 404-425-9989. www.sopobikes.org. less...

Best reason to ditch your computer BOA Award Winner

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Cheshire Bridge Road

Best reason to scrap Evites BOA Award Winner

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Bumblebee Press (Permanently Closed)
Yeah, it's convenient to ask your besties over for a dinner party using Evite or invite everyone you know to your friend's new band via Facebook, but some occasions deserve a more special announcement. BUMBLEBEE PRESS in Inman Park has been crafting gorgeous wedding invitations, baby announcements andmore...
Yeah, it's convenient to ask your besties over for a dinner party using Evite or invite everyone you know to your friend's new band via Facebook, but some occasions deserve a more special announcement. BUMBLEBEE PRESS in Inman Park has been crafting gorgeous wedding invitations, baby announcements and personal stationary on their vintage letterpresses since 1993. And the mementos these paper-loving artists create are sure to stay out of your friends' trash boxes. 1025 Edgewood Ave. 404-577-4540. www.bumblebeepress.com. less...

Best record store with actual LPs BOA Award Winner

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Criminal Records

Best shooting range BOA Award Winner

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Wild West Traders
Atlanta might be a liberal blue speck in a vast sea of right-wing red, neither color is bulletproof. In fact, Georgians without the slightest hint of red on their necks have been known to enjoy an afternoon at the pistol range. Because there are no public shooting ranges within Atlanta's city limits,more...
Atlanta might be a liberal blue speck in a vast sea of right-wing red, neither color is bulletproof. In fact, Georgians without the slightest hint of red on their necks have been known to enjoy an afternoon at the pistol range. Because there are no public shooting ranges within Atlanta's city limits, intowners need to head to the red when they're in the mood to (legally) put bullet to target. WILD WEST TRADERS in Marietta is friendly and relatively easy to get to. If you don't own a gun or wish to try something new, they rent pistols. And bargain-hunters take note, WWT's reasonably priced ammo and $10 hourly range fee means an amateur marksman can fire a couple hundred .22 caliber practice rounds for less than $20. Did we say marksman? We meant marksperson. We are liberals, after all. 2445 Austell Road, Suite 200, Marietta. 770-436-2218. www.wwtguns.com. less...

Best shop to go nuts for candy BOA Award Winner

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Greene’s Fine Foods
Is it just us, or is everything cuter in Decatur? In the fall of 2008, the Brothers Greene (that would be Tommy and Phil Greene of Augusta) dreamed of opening a candy shop to supply Atlanta with the tastiest pecans and fudge. Lo and behold, GREENE'S FINE FOODS has been pumping out deliciousness evermore...
Is it just us, or is everything cuter in Decatur? In the fall of 2008, the Brothers Greene (that would be Tommy and Phil Greene of Augusta) dreamed of opening a candy shop to supply Atlanta with the tastiest pecans and fudge. Lo and behold, GREENE'S FINE FOODS has been pumping out deliciousness ever since. The stand-alone marble building in downtown Decatur houses an insanely quaint shop specializing in homemade chocolate pecan clusters, chocolate-covered potato chips, and chocolate-raspberry swirl fudge. Greene's also sells fresh Georgia pecans, harvested in the fall, as well as board games and aromatic candles. Kids will love the sweet treats, and parents will love relaxing on the couches by the fireplace ... with some sweet treats of their own. 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-378-2001. www.greenesfinefoods.com. less...

Best sneaker store BOA Award Winner

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Walter's Clothing

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

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Only You Tattoo (Featured)
A shitty haircut will eventually grow out, and an embarrassing sweater will, with the help of a good friend, find its way to the nearest Goodwill. But tattoos are (pretty much) forever. And if you have some poorly executed scribble-scrabble permanently marring your flesh, forever is going to feel likemore...
A shitty haircut will eventually grow out, and an embarrassing sweater will, with the help of a good friend, find its way to the nearest Goodwill. But tattoos are (pretty much) forever. And if you have some poorly executed scribble-scrabble permanently marring your flesh, forever is going to feel like FOR-EV-ER. No threat of that at Grant Park's ONLY YOU TATTOO. Founded by Matt Greenhalgh and Danielle Distefano in early 2009, Only You's artists are adept at everything from American traditional to Japanese-style to lifelike portraits. You can even vet the artists' portfolios on the shop's website. Greenhalgh's full sleeve designs are gorgeous, and Distefano's adorable owls have us itching to roll up our pant leg and place ourselves under the gun. 415 Memorial Drive. 404-659-4900.www.onlyyoutattoo.com. less...

Best thrift threads BOA Award Winner

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Value Village Thrift Store (Permanently Closed)
Everyone else's trash is your treasure at VALUE VILLAGE. A dogged dig through the seemingly endless racks and aisles will turn up hip plaids, tweed suitcases, and a killer selection of vintage shoes. Pickings are pretty good at all 11 of metro Atlanta's VV's, but we've had the best luck at the Memorialmore...
Everyone else's trash is your treasure at VALUE VILLAGE. A dogged dig through the seemingly endless racks and aisles will turn up hip plaids, tweed suitcases, and a killer selection of vintage shoes. Pickings are pretty good at all 11 of metro Atlanta's VV's, but we've had the best luck at the Memorial Drive outpost. Of course, now that the secret's out, you might as well try them all. 3503 Memorial Drive, Decatur. 770-840-7283. And other metro Atlanta locations. www.valuevillageatlanta.com. less...

Best vintage accessories BOA Award Winner

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Frock of Ages (Permanently Closed)
FROCK OF AGES shuttered the doors of its Candler Park outpost in 2008 after 18 years, but has since migrated to a sizable corner booth at Kudzu Antiques Market. Jaunty little hats, 20th-century costume jewelry and demurely lacey gloves round out a fab collection of swingy housedresses and prim jackets.more...
FROCK OF AGES shuttered the doors of its Candler Park outpost in 2008 after 18 years, but has since migrated to a sizable corner booth at Kudzu Antiques Market. Jaunty little hats, 20th-century costume jewelry and demurely lacey gloves round out a fab collection of swingy housedresses and prim jackets. 2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. &emdash;404-370-1006. www.frockofages.com. less...

Best way for women to get over their Sid Mashburn envy BOA Award Winner

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Ann Mashburn
At long last, ANN MASHBURN, wife to Esquire's best-dressed Sid and a style icon in her own right, opened her eponymously named boutique alongside her husband's shop this summer. The fairer Mashburn, who has her own impressive history with glossy fashion mags, having been an editor at Glamour and an assistantmore...
At long last, ANN MASHBURN, wife to Esquire's best-dressed Sid and a style icon in her own right, opened her eponymously named boutique alongside her husband's shop this summer. The fairer Mashburn, who has her own impressive history with glossy fashion mags, having been an editor at Glamour and an assistant to Vogue fashion editor Polly Mellen, offers a feminine take on the classically crisp and masculine duds that made her hubby famous. Alongside high-end staples from designers such as Jack Rogers, Kendall Conrad and Roberta Freymann are Ann Mashburn's own creations, including a line of shirtdresses destined to become must-haves. Men, take note: This is where you come to splurge on and impress your lady. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-350-7132. www.annmashburn.com. less...

Best way to dig yourself out of the doghouse BOA Award Winner

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Adaptation Floral Design

Best yoga deal BOA Award Winner

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Urban Body Studios (Permanently Closed)

Best tattoo studio BOA Award Winner

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Only You Tattoo (Featured)

Best adult toy store BOA Award Winner

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Inserection (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


2275 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-320-9190, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.shopstarship.com.

Best antique store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Kudzu Antiques + Modern (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Row Antiques


628 N. Highland Ave., 404-815-8830, www.highlandrowantiques.com

Best art supplies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Sam Flax

Runner-up: Binders Art Supplies and Frames


3330 Piedmont Road, 404-237-6331, www.bindersart.com

Best Asian food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Super H Mart (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Buford Highway Farmers Market


5600 Buford Highway, Doraville, 770-455-0770, www.aofwc.com

Best barbershop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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American Haircuts - Midtown (Featured)

Runner-up: Axiom Salon for Men


1874 Piedmont Ave., 404-815-0404, www.axiomsfm.com

Best bike shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Outback Bikes (Featured)

Runner-up: Peachtree Bikes


2825 Peachtree Road, 404-262-9853, www.peachtreebikes.com

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Sweet Samba Wax & Sugar Bar

Runner-up: Natural Body Spa


1402 N. Highland Ave., 404-872-1039, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.naturalbody.com.

Best bridal shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Kelly's Closet

Runner-up: Bridals by Lori


6021 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 404-252-8767, www.bridalsbylori.com

Best camera shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Showcase Photo & Video (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Wolf Camera


3141 Piedmont Road, 404-869-1116, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wolfcamera.com.

Best car wash BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Cactus Car Wash (Permanently Closed)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Two Minit Car Wash


1836 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-8128

Best caterer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Bold Catering & Design

Runner-up: Sun In My Belly


2161 College Ave., 404-370-0856, www.suninmybelly.com

Best CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Criminal Records

Runner-up: Decatur CD


356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-371-9090, www.decaturcd.com

Best cigar store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Highland Cigar Co. (Featured)

Runners-up:


Jay's Cigars


2072 Defoors Ferry Road, 404-355-7994.


AND


Puff 'N' Stuff


2523 Lawrenceville Highway, 770-908-9388.

Best clothes you can't afford BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Phipps Plaza

Runner-up: Neiman Marcus


Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, 404-266-8200, www.neimanmarcus.com

Best comic bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Criminal Records

Runner-up: Oxford Comics, Games & More


2855 Piedmont Road, 404-233-8682, www.realpagessites.com/oxfordcomics

Best consignment store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Finders Keepers Boutique

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Rag-O-Rama


1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com

Best cooking classes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Cook's Warehouse - East Cobb (Permanently Closed)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Viking Cooking School


1745 Peachtree St., 404-745-9064, www.vikingcookingschool.com/atlanta

Best CSA BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Moore Farms & Friends GP

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Riverview Farms
Morningside Farmers' Market, 1397 N. Highland Ave., 706-334-2926, www.grassfedcow.com

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Pet's Playhouse on Ponce (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Barking Hound Village


1918 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-897-3422, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.barkinghoundvillage.com.

Best dry cleaners BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners

Runner-up: Sunny's Cleaners


2280 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-248-1957

Best DVD/video rental BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Videodrome

Runner-up: Netflix


www.netflix.com

Best flea market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta (Featured)

Runner-up: Kudzu Antique Market


2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-373-6498, www.kudzuantiques.com

Best florist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Candler Park Flower Mart

Runner-up: Foxgloves & Ivy


563 Memorial Drive, 404-892-7272, www.foxgloves.biz

Best furniture store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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IKEA

Runner-up: Room & Board


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-682-5900, www.roomandboard.com

Best garden shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Pike Nurseries

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Garden*Hood


353 Boulevard, 404-880-9848, www.gardenhoodatlanta.com

Best gay-themed store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Brushstrokes


1510 Piedmont Ave., 404-876-6567, www.brushstrokesatlanta.com

Best hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Van Michael Salon

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Salon Red


1642 DeKalb Ave., 404-373-2868; 119 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-3164. www.salonred.com.

Best hardware store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Intown ACE Hardware

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: The Home Depot


650 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-892-8042, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.homedepot.com.

Best head shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Forty Two Degrees South (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


2275 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-320-9190, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.shopstarship.com.

Best health club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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LA Fitness Ansley Mall (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: BTB CrossFit


3209-R Maple Drive, 404-688-0100, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.btbfitness.com.

Best health food store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sevananda Natural Foods Market (Featured)

Runner-up: Whole Foods Market


650 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., 404-853-1681, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Best hip men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sid Mashburn

Runner-up: Bill Hallman


792 N. Highland Ave., 404-876-6055, www.billhallman.com

Best hip women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Junkman's Daughter

Runner-up: Fab'rik


1114 W. Peachtree St., 404-881-8223, www.fabrikatlanta.com

Best independent bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
A Cappella Books (Featured)

Runner-up: Bound to Be Read Books


481-B Flat Shoals Ave., 404-522-0877, www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Best jewelry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Worthmore Jewelers - Decatur (Featured)

Runner-up: Young Blood Gallery & Boutique


636 N. Highland Ave., 404-254-4127, www.youngbloodgallery.com

Best kids' clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Children's Place

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Seed Factory


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-355-2043, www.seedfactoryatlanta.com

Best Latino food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Buford Highway Farmers Market

Runner-up: Supermarket Chicago


5263 Buford Highway, 770-452-1361

Best laundromat BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Laundry Lounge

Runner-up: Midtown Wash


607 Sixth St., 404-703-1633, www.midtownwash.com

Best lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Intimacy


Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, 404-261-9333, www.myintimacy.com

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Buford

Runner-up: Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits


2161 Piedmont Road, 404-881-0902, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.towerwinespirits.com.

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Squash Blossom Boutique

Runner-up: Sage


37 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-233-8280, www.sageclothing.com

Best local clothing designer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bill Hallman Boutique - Inman Park

Runner-up: Rene Rene


1142 Euclid Ave., 404-522-7363

Best local place to buy indie crafts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Runner-up: Indie Craft Experience


www.ice-atlanta.com

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Atlanta Kick

Runner-up: Unit 2 Fitness


240 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-745-3019, www.unit2fitness.com

Best massage therapist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sarah Reynolds at Natural Body Spa

Runner-up: Dale Grados at Attune Body Work


644 N. Highland Ave., 404-702-5275, www.attunebodywork.com

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Earthshaking Music

Runner-up: Firehouse Guitars & Music


2520 N. Decatur Road, 404-929-0012, www.guitarsatlanta.com

Best nail salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Salon Five Nails & Spa

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Passion Nails


245 N. Highland Ave., 404-688-2599

Best natural hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Urbanbella

Runner-up: Clove Salon


165 Sixth St., 404-249-7855, www.clovesalon.com

Best outdoor farmers market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

Runners-up


Your DeKalb Farmers Market


3000 Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-6400. www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com


AND


Morningside Farmers Market


1393 N. Highland Ave., 404-313-5784. www.morningsidemarket.com

Best pawn shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Jerry's Pawn Shop AND North Side Jewelry & Loan

Runner-up: PawnMart


1858 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-541-1071, www.pawnmart.com

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Best adult toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Inserection (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


2275 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-320-9190, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.shopstarship.com.

Best antiques BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta (Featured)

Best antique store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kudzu Antiques + Modern (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Row Antiques


628 N. Highland Ave., 404-815-8830, www.highlandrowantiques.com

Best art supplies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sam Flax

Runner-up: Binders Art Supplies and Frames


3330 Piedmont Road, 404-237-6331, www.bindersart.com

Best Asian food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Super H Mart (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Buford Highway Farmers Market


5600 Buford Highway, Doraville, 770-455-0770, www.aofwc.com

Best bag for a last-minute trip BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Leather and Luggage Depot (Permanently Closed)

Best barbershop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
American Haircuts - Midtown (Featured)

Runner-up: Axiom Salon for Men


1874 Piedmont Ave., 404-815-0404, www.axiomsfm.com

Best bargain boutique for trend-setters BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
free fab'rik Boutique (Permanently Closed)

Best bargain men's haircut BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Axiom Salon For Men (Permanently Closed)
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offersmore...
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offers deals as low as $18. Uneven facial hair? They'll craft your beard for $8. And for the more fussy among us who require a bit of color and eyebrow sculpting, Axiom's staff is happy to wrap your tips in foil and give you a villain-esque arch. If you're into that sort of thing. 1874 Piedmont Road. 404-815-0404. www.axiomsfm.com. less...

Best bargain women's haircut BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Aveda Institute
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but studentsmore...
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but students are eager to please and diligently overseen by instructors. Your cut might take a little longer, but at the bargain-basement price of $15 for a cut and style, the money you'll save is worth the extra time in the chair. Did we mention the complimentary scalp and hand massages? 3402 Piedmont Road. 404-649-7119. www.avedainstitutesbb.com/atlanta. less...

Best bike shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Outback Bikes (Featured)

Runner-up: Peachtree Bikes


2825 Peachtree Road, 404-262-9853, www.peachtreebikes.com

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Hush Beauty Bar & Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sweet Samba Wax & Sugar Bar

Runner-up: Natural Body Spa


1402 N. Highland Ave., 404-872-1039, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.naturalbody.com.

Best bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Eagle Eye Book Shop (Featured)

Best bridal shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kelly's Closet

Runner-up: Bridals by Lori


6021 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 404-252-8767, www.bridalsbylori.com

Best camera shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Showcase Photo & Video (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Wolf Camera


3141 Piedmont Road, 404-869-1116, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wolfcamera.com.

Best car wash BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Cactus Car Wash (Permanently Closed)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Two Minit Car Wash


1836 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-8128

Best caterer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bold Catering & Design

Runner-up: Sun In My Belly


2161 College Ave., 404-370-0856, www.suninmybelly.com

Best CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Decatur CD


356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-371-9090, www.decaturcd.com

Best CD store to satisfy your soul BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Little 5 Soul
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul musicmore...
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul music scenes, too, with live performances, tickets to shows, and a chill atmosphere for connecting with other lovers of everything from Black Sheep's early '90s masterpiece to Quadron's recent debut. 1131 Euclid Ave. 404-653-0724. www.moodsmusic.net. less...

Best cigar store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Highland Cigar Co. (Featured)

Runners-up:


Jay's Cigars


2072 Defoors Ferry Road, 404-355-7994.


AND


Puff 'N' Stuff


2523 Lawrenceville Highway, 770-908-9388.

Best clothes you can't afford BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Phipps Plaza

Runner-up: Neiman Marcus


Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, 404-266-8200, www.neimanmarcus.com

Best comic books BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Oxford Comics & Games
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts andmore...
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts and other accessories to extend the genre world beyond the confines of the four-color page. 2855 Piedmont Road. 404-233-8682. less...

Best comic bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Oxford Comics, Games & More


2855 Piedmont Road, 404-233-8682, www.realpagessites.com/oxfordcomics

Best consignment store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Finders Keepers Boutique

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Rag-O-Rama


1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com

Best cooking classes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Cook's Warehouse - East Cobb (Permanently Closed)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Viking Cooking School


1745 Peachtree St., 404-745-9064, www.vikingcookingschool.com/atlanta

Best CSA BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Moore Farms & Friends GP

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Riverview Farms
Morningside Farmers' Market, 1397 N. Highland Ave., 706-334-2926, www.grassfedcow.com

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Spot for Dogs LLC

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Pet's Playhouse on Ponce (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Barking Hound Village


1918 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-897-3422, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.barkinghoundvillage.com.

Best dry cleaners BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners

Runner-up: Sunny's Cleaners


2280 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-248-1957

Best DVD/video rental BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Videodrome

Runner-up: Netflix


www.netflix.com

Best flea market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta (Featured)

Runner-up: Kudzu Antique Market


2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-373-6498, www.kudzuantiques.com

Best florist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Candler Park Flower Mart

Runner-up: Foxgloves & Ivy


563 Memorial Drive, 404-892-7272, www.foxgloves.biz

Best furniture store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
IKEA

Runner-up: Room & Board


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-682-5900, www.roomandboard.com

Best garden shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Pike Nurseries

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Garden*Hood


353 Boulevard, 404-880-9848, www.gardenhoodatlanta.com

Best gay-themed store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Brushstrokes


1510 Piedmont Ave., 404-876-6567, www.brushstrokesatlanta.com

Best gym deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
LA Fitness Ansley Mall (Featured)

Best hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Van Michael Salon

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Salon Red


1642 DeKalb Ave., 404-373-2868; 119 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-3164. www.salonred.com.

Best hardware store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Intown ACE Hardware

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: The Home Depot


650 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-892-8042, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.homedepot.com.

Best head shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Forty Two Degrees South (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


2275 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-320-9190, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.shopstarship.com.

Best health club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
LA Fitness Ansley Mall (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: BTB CrossFit


3209-R Maple Drive, 404-688-0100, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.btbfitness.com.

Best health food store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sevananda Natural Foods Market (Featured)

Runner-up: Whole Foods Market


650 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., 404-853-1681, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Best health trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Boot camps

Best high-end vintage garb BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing (Permanently Closed)
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. Amore...
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. A search for fancy duds will turn up frilly tuxedo shirts, dapper three-piece suits, and mint-condition wedding dresses that look as lovely as they did when worn the first time around. 1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929. www.stefansvintage.com. less...

Best highfalutin furniture BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Bungalow Classic

Best hip men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sid Mashburn

Runner-up: Bill Hallman


792 N. Highland Ave., 404-876-6055, www.billhallman.com

Best hip women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Junkman's Daughter

Runner-up: Fab'rik


1114 W. Peachtree St., 404-881-8223, www.fabrikatlanta.com

Best independent bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
A Cappella Books (Featured)

Runner-up: Bound to Be Read Books


481-B Flat Shoals Ave., 404-522-0877, www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Best jewelry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Worthmore Jewelers - Decatur (Featured)

Runner-up: Young Blood Gallery & Boutique


636 N. Highland Ave., 404-254-4127, www.youngbloodgallery.com

Best kids' clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Children's Place

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Seed Factory


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-355-2043, www.seedfactoryatlanta.com

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