2013 Best of Tallahassee
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Antique Shop: Peculiar Goods
No matter who you are, something is bound to catch your eye when you step into this fragrant boutique. Peculiar Goods is a vibrant and colorful shop full of interesting items, presenting a variety of vintage goods and an ever-changing mix of old-fashioned pieces. So, whether you’re decorating your house or searching for that perfect gift, you’re bound to find something here.
Honorable mention: Killearn Antiques
Cosmetic Vendor: Sephora
Want to mix up your look? Explore Sephora’s products for makeup, skincare, fragrance, hair and nails. Sephora’s experts offer free express sessions at their two Governor’s Square mall locations to teach you the techniques behind smoky eyes, essential eyeliner, faux lashes, perfect lips and flawless foundation.
Honorable mention: Ulta
Eyeglass Store: The Hour Glass
When you walk into The Hour Glass, you’re greeted by a friendly customer service team eager to help with your optical needs. With rapid prescription turnaround times, thorough eye examinations and a large variety of frames, The Hour Glass offers more of what meets the eye!
Honorable mention: Visionworks
Furniture Store: Furniture Showcase & Design
Discerning homeowners seeking the finest appointments to their Tallahassee homes (and perhaps second homes) have come to rely on the exquisite furnishings offered by the McLaurin family. Here, customers are treated like family, and they walk away with not only fine furniture but also new friends.
Honorable mention: Turner’s Fine Furniture
Gift Store: My Favorite Things
Looking for the perfect gift? My Favorite Things supplies dinnerware, flatware, personalized gifts and kitchen cookware. My Favorite Things’ bridal registry is a first stop for the newly engaged and it’s great place to find the perfect baby shower gift.
Honorable mention: The Grey Fox
Jewelry Store: The Gem Collection
Ladies and gentlemen alike across the city have been frosting themselves with fine jewelry from The Gem Collection, which has once again nabbed the title of Tallahassee’s best jewelry store. Since 1977, Don and Dorothy Vodicka have outfitted the city’s most stylish denizens with such beauties as Pandora charms, engagement rings and Rolex watches.
Honorable mention: Robert’s Jewelry & Designs
Kids’ Clothing: Pink Narcissus
The fashions from Pink Narcissus let you dress your kids in style. The beautiful prints and friendly atmosphere will make shopping with your child fun and easy. The bright, vibrant colors of Lilly Pulitzer will make your children stand out on any occasion.
Honorable mention: Chameleon
Locally Owned Shop: Narcissus
Narcissus brings the styles of high-fashion New York to their shop in Tallahassee. The staff is always available to help you find exactly what you need. From formal clothes to bathing suits and lingerie, Narcissus has you covered from head to toe.
Honorable mention: So Pure Salon & Spa
Men’s Clothing: Nic’s Toggery
There’s a time and a place to look the best, but the associates at Nic’s believe it’s all the time — and every place. Nic’s has been the place for men’s clothes for 60 years. Consultants are eager to help you choose the professional style, shoes and accessories that work for you.
Honorable mention: Jos. A. Bank
Nursery/Garden Center: Tallahassee Nurseries
Welcoming patrons with shady arbors, soothing fountains and luscious gardens, Tallahassee Nurseries is the place to go for all of your landscaping needs. Brick pathways wind throughout the beautiful grounds and let you see all the nursery has to offer, providing a remarkable shopping experience complete with a gift shop, garden center and greenhouse.
Honorable mention: Esposito Lawn and Garden Center
Women’s Accessories/Shoes: Narcissus
Does your outfit need something more? Narcissus provides the most popular, high-end brands to complement your ensemble. From sandals to stilettos, Narcissus’ staff can help you find the perfect shoe for any occasion. And whether you need a great gift or just something to put the “icing” on your look, Narcissus has your jewelry needs covered.
Honorable mention: Cole Couture
Women’s Clothing: Pink Narcissus
You’re sure to find the outfit you need in this exclusively Lilly Pulitzer shop. Pink Narcissus is chock full of all things Lilly — dresses, bathing suits, shoes and accessories. Always stocked with this season’s best, Pink Narcissus will keep you looking stylish.
Honorable mention: Cole Couture