Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Adult Store

The Smitten Kitten

We've all stumbled giggling drunk into sex shops with cheap coconut bras and cookie cutters shaped like penises. The Smitten Kitten isn't one of those stores. Here's a clean, mature boutique with high-end vibrators and fruity lube tubes organized in a rainbow bouquet of orgiastic possibility. Using toys isn't just a BDSM thing, and BDSM can be done ethically. Smitten Kitten's clerks will show you the wares with a gynecologist's savoir faire. For men and women who want more for their genitals than cheap plastics pumped full of BPA, try a sex-positive shop with national clout. If you're browsing gifts for a friend, remember that flowers wilt, but pretty little iPod-syncing vibes are forever (with a lifetime warranty).

Best Adult Store (2014) Smitten Kitten

Best Adult Store (2012) The Smitten Kitten

Best Store for Sex Toys (2011) Smitten Kitten

Best Store for Sex Toys (2009) Smitten Kitten

BEST STORE FOR SEX TOYS (2007) Smitten Kitten

BEST STORE FOR SEX TOYS (2010) Smitten Kitten

BEST STORE FOR SEX TOYS (2008) Smitten Kitten

Best Clothing Store (Vintage) Via's Vintage

Best Place to Buy Furniture FindFurnish

Best Lingerie Flirt Boutique

Best Boutique Proper & Prim

Best Clothing Store (Men) Atmosfere

Best Clothing Store (Women) Nordstrom Rack

Best Clothing Store (Children) Nu Look Consignment

Best Mall Southdale Center

Best Thrift Store Steeple People

Best Place to Buy Jewelry Jewelry Artist Mart at Walker Art Center

Best Haircut Moxie Hair Salon

Best Salon Honeycomb Salon

Best Massage Sanctuary Salonspa

Best Place to Buy Makeup Sigma Beauty

Best Bookstore (New) Common Good Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's Bookstores

Best Comic Book Shop The Source Comics & Games

Best Gaming Shop Fantasy Flight Games Center

Best Toy Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Gift Store Paper Hat

Best Place to Buy Vinyl Treehouse Records

Best Art Supplies MCAD Art Cellar

Best Smoke Shop Golden Leaf Tobacco

Best Head Shop The Hideaway

Best Place to Buy Local Midtown Global Market

Best Hotel Hotel 340

Best Garden Center Leitner's

Best Pet Store Urban Tails Pet Supply

Best Outdoors Store Midwest Mountaineering

Best Dog Daycare Metro Dogs Daycare and Boarding