LEO Readers’ Choice 2022: Local Shops

Best Adult/Erotic Store

1. Cirilla’s
2. Love Boutique
3. Adam & Eve

Best Antique Store

1. Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Market
2. Middletown Peddlers Mall
3. Mellwood Antique Mall

Best Bicycle Shop

1. Parkside Bikes
2. Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling
3. On Your Left Cycles

Best Chocolate/Candy Shop

1. Muth’s Candies
2. The Sweet Spot Candy Shoppe
    and Dundee Candy
3. Schimpff’s Confectionery

Best Car Dealer

1. Neil Huffman Auto Group
2. CTR Used Cars & Service Center
3. CarMax

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique

1. Kathy’s Shoppe
2. Dot Fox
3. Work the Metal

Best Men’s Clothing Boutique

1. Him Gentleman’s Boutique
2. Evolve
3. Vintage Banana

Best Comic Book Shop

1. The Great Escape
2. Pop’s Comics & Collectibles
3. The Destination 

Best Consignment Shop

1. Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment
2. Margaret’s Fine Consignments
3. Hey Tiger

Best Vintage Clothing Store

1. Nitty Gritty
2. What The LOU
3. Hey Tiger

Best Furniture Store

1. Eyedia
2. Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Market
3. Bliss Home

Best Instrument Shop

1. Doo Wop Shop
2. Mom’s Music
3. Steilberg String Instruments, LLC

Best Jewelry Store

1. Lackadazee
2. Work the Metal
3. Twisted Images

Best Liquor Store

1. Old Town Wine and Spirits
2. Frankfort Avenue Liquors & Wine
3. The Wine Rack

Best Store for Bourbon

1. Old Town Wine and Spirits Westport Whiskey & Wine
(tied for 1st)
2. The Wine Rack
3. Frankfort Avenue Liquor & Wine

Best Bookstore

1. Carmichael’s Bookstore
2. Half Price Books
3. The Rosewater

Best Hardware Store

1. Oscar’s Hardware
2. Keith’s Hardware
3. Brownsboro Hardware & Paint

Best Health Food Store

1. Rainbow Blossom
2. Whole Foods
3. Trader Joe’s

Best Record Store

1. Guestroom Records
2. Better Days Records
3. Matt Anthony’s Record Shop

Best Wine Shop

1. The Wine Rack
2. Total Wine & More
3. Westport Whiskey & Wine

Best New Store/Business

1. The Umbrella Stand
2. Barret Babes
3. Revolutionary Events

Best Outdoor Sporting Goods Store

1. Quest Outdoors
2. Dick’s Sporting Goods
3. Academy Sports + Outdoors

Best Pet Shop

1. Pet Wants
2. Sandy’s Pet Shop
3. Bourbon City Barkery

Best Skate Shop

1. Home Skateshop
2. Tiny Skate Shop

Best Head Shop

1. Electric Ladyland
2. PUFF PUFF PASS
3. Natural Mystic

Best Tobacco Store

1. J Shepherd
2. Cox’s Spirit Shoppe and
    Smoker’s Outlet
3. Nick’s Smoke Shop

Best Place to Buy a Plant

1. Forage
2. Mahonia
3. Frank Otte Nursery and Garden Center

Best Place to Buy a Unique Gift

1. Work the Metal
2. LOUaBull
3. Revelry Boutique + Gallery

Best Place to Buy Vape Products

1. One Love Hemp Dispensary
2. Steel & Leaf LLC
3. Vapor Lab


Want to jump around the different categories for the 2022 LEO Readers’ Choice winners? Use this handy section-by-section hyperlink guide!

Readers’ Choice Categories

Aesthetics
Arts & Entertainment
Community
Drinks
Food & Dining
Health & Fitness
Local Shops
Media
Nightlife
Places & Attractions
Services

And LEO’s staff wanted a say, too. Check out our 2022 Staff Picks to see what we think was the best that the city had to offer this year.