2016 Winners: BEST OF Shopping



My Best Friend’s Closet

Looking for designer duds without the sticker shock? Pick up gently-used clothing and accessories from brands like 7 For All Mankind, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Ellie Tahari, and more. Or, sell your stuff. If you’re not located near the shop but still want to get your hands on some designer brands, there are other alternatives you can take. For example, you can go online and find things like this Louis Vuitton Replica that looks almost as realistic as the actual thing. However, if you can find a way to get to the shop, it’s definitely worth a look around. The shop is dedicated to pricing items so they turn a profit but are still marketable to buyers. Check out the seller’s contract online for the run-down. Tracy Mbfctracy.com

Places for Vintage

Superior Thrift Store

When you’re in search of vintage finds, there’s no better place to score a bargain than at Superior Thrift. Shelves lined with clothes, toys, and other odds and ends, plus a giant showroom packed with furnishings and antiques, means you can locate just about anything at this Stockton superstore. Don’t have time to drop in? Shop online! Stockton SuperiorThriftStore.net


The Showroom

C.R. Porter Home Décor and HT Home Design have teamed up to bring San Joaquinians the very best in interior design. Shop a collection of renowned brands at the Miracle Mile showroom to create a truly unique space you can call your own. With the help of owners Tammy Kelley, Brian Holtz, and Mark Tschirky, and their talented staff of designers, C.R. Porter promises the very best. Stockton HtHomeDesign.com

Shopping Center

Lincoln Center

What better way to waste an afternoon than browsing goods at Lincoln Center, where rows of shops beckon for you to come and spend your hard-earned dollars? Try on trendy fashions at Theadora, browse house wares at Best Wishes and find the finest home décor at Lino Bella. From wine bars to dessert shops, it’s hard to tire of the center’s local boutiques and flavorful food stops. Stockton LincolnCenterShops.com

Local Women’s Clothing

Fina Boutique

Whether weekend plans consist of an outdoor barbecue or an upscale cocktail party, Fina boutique in Lincoln Center has an outfit to fit the occasion. The shop’s inviting staff and quality garments make it a gem for women who love fashion. Home to labels like Free People and Wild Fox, high-end items are hand-picked by owner Lisa Dixon and her staff. Stockton (209) 478-5670

Fashion Accessories

Fashion Safari

Designed as a spot where generations can shop together, the fun clothing store houses loads of accessories to complete every outfit. From chunky, statement jewelry to dainty, everyday pieces, bright, colorful shoes to quality belts, hats, and purses, the mission is to provide great pieces at prices that allow shoppers to stock up. Lodi (209) 369-8222

Women’s Shoes

Dennis Shea Shoes & Accessories

At Dennis Shea’s Lincoln Center shop, Dennis and his staff are in charge of dressing your feet in hard-to-find sizes from enviable designers. Stock up on styles from Cole Haan, Stuart Weizman, Bernardo, Dansko, and more, and don’t forget your beau. The retail shoe store carries both men’s and women’s designs. Stockton (209) 957-7064

Fine Jeweler

Gary J. Long Jewelers

A long list of accolades and awards are proof of expertise at Gary Long Jewelers-family owned and operated since 1983. From diamond selection, to continued customer care, the fine jeweler guarantees a lifetime warranty on every diamond sold, and after an initial purchase is made, customers clamor to come back and expand collections, size up existing stones, and take advantage of that platinum promise. Stockton GjLongJewelers.com