2018 Best of Biz Winners: Shopping
Reader pick: Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge
No surprise cigar lounges were protected in Fort Worth’s changes to the city’s smoking ordinance. Downtown’s Silver Leaf remains a luxuriant experience, by yourself or with friends. Choose from a deep menu of cigars and match it with your favorite beverage.
426 Commerce St., silverleafcigar.net
Editors’ pick: Pop’s Safari Cigar Bar
Pop’s Safari has been around for more than 20 years, selling cigars before cigars got cool again. Pop’s provides live local music on Friday and Saturday nights. It hosts parties, company meetings, Ladies’ Nights Out, and reps from cigar companies on Friday nights.
2929 Morton St., popssafaricigars.com
Reader pick: Collections Fine Jewelry
Collections opened in Saginaw in 1983 and today sells a range of fine jewelry. But it’s more than that. It also sells pieces for service awards, employee recognition, and promotional marketing for major corporate clients, businesses that founder Sharon Evans got into as she received requests over the years.
708 S. Saginaw Blvd., connectionsfinejewelry.com
Editors’ Pick: Kubes Jewelers
Kubes is a Fort Worth tradition. The decades-old retailer, in the heart of TCU, is still family-owned and trading on a long reputation of service, merchandise quality and value.
2700 W. Berry St., kubesjeweler.com
Reader Pick: Sunflower Shoppe
Sunflower Shoppe, opened in 1970, is owned and operated by the third generation of Bradfords and continues its run as a top spot in Fort Worth for natural foods and vitamins. It’s been a denizen of our Best Of lists for years.
5817 Curzon Ave., sunflowershoppe.com
Editors’ Pick: Natural Grocers
Natural Grocers has been in business for 50 years but is a relative newcomer to the West 7th grocery scene, where it sells organic produce, dietary vitamins and supplements, and body care products.
2501 W. 7th St., Ste. 115, naturalgrocers.com
Reader Pick: Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More, launched in 1991 in Delaware, today operates 181 stores across 21 states and bills itself as “America’s Wine Superstore.” Yes.
5200 S. Hulen St., totalwine.com
Editors’ Pick: Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods
Spec’s, a favorite stop for all things alcohol, is in its 56th year of business, with more than 100 stores in Texas.
4720 Bryant Irvin Road, specsonline.com
Reader Pick: Pax & Parker
Pax & Parker, started by Winston Parker Ley and Alari Ann Paxson, sells a well-curated mix of designer and proprietary ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for men and women.
1621 River Run, Ste. 116, paxandparker.com
Editors’ Pick: Mizzen + Main
Dallas-based Mizzen+Main had a brush with fame when Phil Mickelson wore one of the brand’s shirts during a practice round with Tiger Woods at the Masters. SMU grad Kevin Lavelle created the line of menswear that’s machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant, moisture-wicking and ultrastretchable. The Dallas-based company opened a Fort Worth store in The Shops at Clearfork last year after a successful pop-up.
5231 Monahans Ave., mizzenandmain.com
Reader Pick: Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes
What David Eisenman started in May 1950, his son Stanley has continued to run since 1980: shoes, handbags and fine service.
6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 103, stanleyeisenmanshoes.com
Editors’ Pick: Neiman Marcus Fort Worth
Neiman Marcus’ new Fort Worth store hit the ground on a dead run, with its lines of booties, espadrilles, evening footwear, flats and loafers, heels, mules and slides, pumps, sandals, sneakers and wedges.
5200 Monahans Ave., neimanmarcus.com
Reader Pick: Esther Penn
Started by Alyson Johnson and Kacey Cargile, Esther Penn has stores in Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio. The store consistently rotates its inventory of unique styles. What’s that mean? “Limited quantities and an assortment you couldn’t possibly find anywhere else,” it says.
3328 W 7th St., estherpenn.com
Editors’ Pick: You Are Here
Anne Walker Miller and Joanna Bennett started You Are Here as a pop-up in 2011 after what they call “a great brain-storming session at happy hour one Friday evening.” The quirky store is open Monday-Friday.
5109 Pershing Ave., youareherefw.com
By Scott Nishimura, Samantha Calimbahin and Kendall Louis