Best of 417 2015
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Models Jake Rogers and Riley de León wear outfits styled by 5 Pound Apparel.
Best Men’s Fashion
Five Pound Apparel
Second Place: Blackwells
Third Place: Town & County
Best Women’s Fashion
Second Place: The Uptown Boutique
Third Place: Harem & Company
Second Place: The Red Poppy Boutique
Third Place: Hip Chick Boutique
Best Baby Clothes
Second Place: Other Mothers
Third Place: Dandylions
Second Place: The Market
Third Place: Ellecor
Best Branson Shop
Dicks 5 & 10
Second Place: Gifts of Distinction
Third Place: Weezies Upscale Resale
Best Joplin Shop
Candy House Gourmet Chocolates
Second Place: Sandstone Gardens
Third Place: Cocos
Best Home Décor
Second Place: Clever Creek Primitives
Third Place: A Cricket in the House
Best Antiques Shop
Relics Antique Mall
Second Place: Urban Market
Third Place: Harrison House Market
Best Resale Shop
New Image Thrift Store
Second Place: The Plaid Door
Third Place: The Review Shoppe
Best Place to Find Gifts for a Guy
Deer mounts, fish knives, beard oils, wooden bowties… need we say more? Besides offering an attractive selection of home furniture that definitely gives a nod to a more vintage and classic style, the walls and shelves and vintage display cases of Grayson Home (404 W. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-299-0227) are overflowing with gadgets and accessories perfect for any guy.
Best Treasure Hunt
Clear your afternoon. Vintage Suitcase (724 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, 417-866-7000) is a true diamond in the rough when it comes to scoring that perfect antique something or other. The merchandise is carefully curated by life-long collector and bon vivant Robin Gilmore, and a good amount of items you’ll find in the store are overflow from her own collection of eclectic and marvelous finds. Vintage hats and jewelry, china, bird cages, kitchen gadgets and much more are hidden throughout this cozy shop. Once you’re done hunting, plop down for lunch on the lip couch. Yup! This plush pink bench is shaped like a pair of plump smoochers.
Best Afternoon Shop Hopping
We love the idea of using less gas but getting more done, and Farmers Park (farmersparkspringfield.com) is the perfect place for that. The development is home to tons of great shopping opportunities, including Ellecor for home décor, STAXX and 5 Pound Apparel for clothing, Jellybeans for all things kid-related, Studio 417 and Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop for a little pampering, Aviary Creperie & Patisserie for a sweet treat, Metropolitan Farmer for a luscious meal and Barley, Wheat, and Rye Social House for a drink to end the day on the perfect note. Come on a day when Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open, and you can knock out some grocery shopping, too.
Best Haven for Backyard Farmers
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
Remember when you were a kid, and your mom gave you a few bucks to spend at the penny candy store? The most fun part (even better than eating the candy later) is perusing all the options. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. (rareseeds.com) is like the penny candy store of your dreams—if you happen to be a gardener. Any backyard gardeners who love dining on the goods they grow in their own ground really need to make sure they know all about Baker Creek. This gem is located in Mansfield, and it’s where you can go to find heirloom seeds of every variety imaginable. The tomato selections alone are impressive, but they’re only the beginning. From cucumbers galore to melons of all sorts, this place surely offers something you’ll want to grow. You’ll find yourself wanting one of each.