Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Pet Store

PetSmart

It's considered a sin in some circles to name a sprawling corporate behemoth the best of anything. But PetSmart defies this prejudice. Its warehouse-size stores offer one-stop shopping for birds, cats, fish, reptiles, and the most loveable species to ever walk this Earth, the mighty canine. Its wares range from everything from dental care to food, aquariums to bird feeders. There's also grooming, training, and doggy day camps. It's not uncommon to encounter a rotating selection of rescue animals waiting to permanently decamp in your home. Its charitable arm helps rescue 400,000 pets in North America each year, and 90 percent of what you donate goes directly to animal care, one of the highest ratios in the nonprofit world.

Best Adult Store Smitten Kitten

Best Art Supplies ArtScraps

Best Bookstore (New) Boneshaker Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Once Upon a Crime

Best Clothing Store (Children) Teeny Bee Boutique

Best Clothing Store (Men) Buffalo Exchange

Best Clothing Store (Women) Cliche

Best Comic Book Store Big Brain Comics

Best Dog Daycare Dog Days

Best Gaming Shop Mead Hall Games and Comics

Best Garden Center Gertens

Best Gift Store The Foundry

Best Haircut HAUS

Best Hairstyle The Man Bun

Best Head Shop Hideaway

Best Hotel The Westin Minneapolis

Best Lingerie Store Room No. 3

Best Local App MplsParking App

Best Mall Midtown Global Market

Best Outdoors Store Midwest Mountaineering

Best Place to Buy Furniture MidModMen+friends

Best Place to Buy Jewelry Uniquely Yours

Best Place to Buy Makeup Aromi

Best Place to Buy Vinyl Mill City Sound

Best Smoke Shop Tobacco Tree

Best Spa Spot Spa

Best Tattoo Parlor Guns N' Needles Tattoo

Best Thrift Store Steeple People

Best Toy Store Mischief Toy

Best Vape Shop Smokeless Smoking

Best Vintage Shop Bearded Mermaid Bazaar

Best Wedding Photographer Gene Pease of Geneoh Photography