Best of 417 2009: Shopping

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Best Customer Service

<<< Town & County
Owned by super-nice-guy Bob Lowe, this clothing store has employees who know how to treat their customers right. Town & County has been open for more than 50 years, and we don’t think that’d be possible without a staff that knows what its doing. Added bonus: Both the guys and the gals get to experience customer service done right; the store sells both men and women’s clothing in lines such as Burberry and Lacoste.
Runner-up
Staxx

Best Florist

Linda’s Flowers
Runners-up
The Nest
The Flower Merchant

Best Men’s Casual Clothes

Staxx
Runners-up

Town & County
Blackwells
Chain winner: Dillard’s

Best Men’s Business Clothes

Town & County
Runners-up
Blackwells
Staxx
Chain winner: Dillard’s

Best Women’s Casual Clothes

Staxx
Runners-up
Town & County
Harem & Company
Chain winner: Dillard’s

Best Women’s Business Clothes

Town & County
Runners-up
Staxx
Harem & Company
Chain winner: Dillard’s

Editor's Pick: Best Grocery Store that Inspires Us to Cook

Price Cutter Plus
We can’t help it. When we find ourselves crossing the international-foods finish line and entering the natural-foods department, we just want to grab some organic carrots and cook up one heckuva curry. When it comes to grocery goodies, Springfield is in great shape.

Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods

Dynamic Earth >>>
The adventurer inside 417 Magazine readers seems to love Dynamic Earth. The store, which is owned by Matt O’Reilly of the O-O-O-O’Reillys, isn’t a giant store the size of something like Dick’s in a big-city mall. It’s small and intimate, with great customer service and plenty of gear to get you out into the southwest Missouri wilderness. Plus, for the true outdoorsy souls who see themselves as one with nature, Dynamic Earth has the added benefit of being built to be eco-friendly.
Chain winner: Bass Pro Shops

Best Resale Shop

The Plaid Door
Runners-up
The Review Shop
The Children’s Orchard

Best Women’s Accessories

Staxx
Runners-up
Town & County
Panache and Harem & Co. (tie)
Chain winner: Dillard’s

Best Clothing for Moms-to-Be

Posh Maternity
Runners-up
9 Months to Grow
Chain winner: Motherhood Maternity

Best Kid’s Clothes

Jelly Beans
Runners-up
The Kid’s Court
Chain winner: The Children’s Place

Best Home Furnishings

Wheeler’s
Runner-up
James Décor
Chain winner: Ashley Furniture

Best Kid’s Furniture

Jellybeans
Chain winner: Baby News

Best Place to Buy Art

First Friday Artwalk
Oh My Goddard (Branson)

Runners-up
ArtsFest on Walnut Street
Good Girl Art

Best Place for Antiques

STD Flea Market
Runners-up
Charley’s Place
Spring Creek Antiques

Best Place to Buy a Gift

Gifts from the Heart
Runners-up
Countryside Cottage
Bag Lady Boutique (tie)
The Market (tie)

 

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