Best of Detroit 2016


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Place To Be Fitted For A Suit
// Independent: 1701 Bespoke, Birmingham,
// Chain:  Nordstrom

Women’s Clothing
// City: The Peacock Room, Detroit
// Suburb: Wanderlust, Rochester
// Chain: Nordstrom

Women’s Evening Wear
// Independent (Tie): Marguerite Boutique, West Bloomfield Township // The Peacock Room
// Chain: Neiman Marcus 

Fine Antiques (Tie) 
// ​DuMouchelles, Detroit // Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti // Oddfellows Antiques, Berkley

Big And Tall 
// Destination XL

Place For One-Of-A-Kind Dresses  
// The Peacock Room, Detroit

Vintage Clothing 
// City: Eldorado General Store, Corktown Detroit
// Suburb: Lost And Found Vintage, Royal Oak

Men’s Clothing 
// Independent:  Claymore Shop, Birmingham
// Chain: Nordstrom

Athletic Wear 
// Lululemon Athletica, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, and Troy

Luxury Bed And Table Linens 
// Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham; 248-723-3337

Cutting-Edge Fashions 
// Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-1260

Children’s Clothing (Tie)
// Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-1260 // It’s So Me Boutique, Utica

Place To Buy A Cake  
// Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township

// Bra-Vo Intimates, Royal Oak

Jeans (Tie)
// Caruso Caruso, Birmingham // Rear Ends, West Bloomfield; 248-626-4333 

Place To Buy An Engagement Ring
// Multiple Locations: Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
// Single Location:  Ahee Jewelers, Grosse Pointe Woods

Bridal Gown 
// The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley

Gift Registry 
// Bed Bath & Beyond

Place To Order Wedding Invitations (Tie)
// Lace Boutique, Troy // Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Hills

Store For Produce 
// Vince And Joe’s Gourmet Markets, Clinton Township and Shelby Township

Place To Buy Bridesmaid Dresses
// The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley

Furniture Store 
// Multiple Locations: Art Van
// Single Location: Hillside Contemporary Furniture, Bloomfield Hills

Place To Buy Stationery 
// Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Township

Vintage Antiques 
// Oddfellows Antiques, Berkley

// Multiple Locations: Charming Charlie
// Single Location: Lace Boutique, Troy; 248-740-5500

Farmers Market  
// City: Eastern Market, Detroit
// Suburb: Royal Oak Farmers Market

Candy Shop 
// Doc Sweets’ Candy Company, Clawson

Personalized Service 
// Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren

Place To Buy Local Crafts (Tie)
// The Rust Belt Market, Ferndale
// Yellow Door Art Market, Berkley

// Multiple Locations: English Gardens 
// Single Location (Tie): Bordine’s, Rochester Hills // Telly’s Greenhouse, Troy

Gift Shop 
// Leon & Lulu, Clawson

Place To Buy Appliances 
// Local Chain: Sargent Appliance
// Chain (Tie): ABC Warehouse // Sears

Fine Spirits Shop 
// Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren

// Multiple Locations: Tapper’s Diamonds And Fine Jewelry
// Single Location: Miner’s Den, Royal Oak

Estate Jewelry 
// Multiple Locations: Tapper’s Diamonds And Fine Jewelry
// Single Location: Miner’s Den, Royal Oak 

Fabric Store
// Haberman Fabrics, Royal Oak

Shopping District 
// Downtown Birmingham

Auto Dealership
// George Matick Chevrolet, Redford Township

Clothing Resale/ Consignment Shop (Tie)
// Consignment Clothiers, Northville // Everything Home Upscale Resale, Royal Oak; 248-629-7010

Independent Hardware 
// Frentz & Sons Hardware, Royal Oak

New Book Selection 
// The Book Beat, Oak Park

Used Bookstore
// John K. King, downtown Detroit

Comic Book Store (Tie)
// Detroit Comics, Ferndale // Green Brain, Dearborn

Place To Buy Electronics — Independent
// American Jewelry And Loan, Detroit

Place To Buy Organic Produce
// Whole Foods, Multiple locations

Wine Store
// Macomb County: Vince And Joe’s Gourmet Markets, Clinton Township and Shelby Township
// Oakland County: Hills Fine Wine And Spirits, Bloomfield Hills
// Wayne County (Tie): Cost Plus Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-259-3845 // Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn

Detroit Souvenir 
// The Detroit Shoppe, Troy

Place To Buy Musical Instruments
// Independent: Huber Breese Music, Fraser
// Chain: Guitar Center

Smoke Shop 
// Churchill’s, Birmingham and West Bloomfield

Place To Buy A Bicycle
// City: Shinola, Detroit
// Suburb: D&D Bicycles & Hockey, Multiple locations

Place To Buy Toys (Tie)
// Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop, Berkley // Toyology, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield

Optical Shop 
// Independent: Roland Optics, Bloomfield Hills
// Chain: See Eyewear, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Rochester, and Troy

Place To Buy Sports Equipment 
// Independent: The Varsity Shop, Birmingham
// Chain: Dick’s

Gift Wrapping Service
// Lisa’s Gift Wrappers, Royal Oak

Salvage Furnishings 
// Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti

Beer Store 
// Macomb County: Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren
// Oakland County: 8 Degrees Plato, Ferndale
// Wayne county (Tie): Discount Drinks, Wyandotte // Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn

Ethnic Food Market (Tie)
// Honey Bee Market La Colmena, Detroit // Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township

Pet Supply
// Multiple Locations: Premier Pet Supply, Beverly Hills
// Single Location: K9 Specialties, Warren; 586-939-5960

Place To Buy Original Art 
// Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham

New Category:
Place to Buy Records 

// City: Third Man Records, Cass Corridor Detroit
// Suburb: Dearborn Music, Dearborn

Red, Red Wine

Like fine wine, some songs age well. Neil Diamond wrote “Red, Red Wine” in the late ’60s; it got new legs from UB40 in 1983. Eastern Market’s Cost Plus Wine shop has also aged well, and tied for Wayne County’s Best Wine Shop. They’ve given tasteful advice since Tim McCarthy opened it St. Patrick’s Day 1982. McCarthy’s son, Dan, now runs the joint. And red wine “makes me forget,” right? Good thing. We’d rather not be reminded of ’80s trends like wine coolers (Bartles & Jaymes, anyone?) or Blue Nun. 313-259-3845

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