Best Of 2020

Shopping

Shopping

Winner: Love Shack Boutique

1580 Babcock Road

(210) 767-9411

theloveshackboutique.com

2. Adult Megaplex

Multiple locations

megaplexsa.com

3. Sexology Institute

707 S. St. Mary's St.

(210) 487-0371

sexologyinstitute.com

Winner: Bike World

Multiple locations

bikeworld.com

2. Crossroad Bikes

14510 NW Military Highway

(210) 492-7677

crossroadbikes.com

3. Bicycle Heaven

Multiple locations

bicycle-heaven.com

Winner: Half Price Books

Multiple locations

hpb.com

2. Twig

306 Pearl Parkway, Unit 106

(210) 826-6411

thetwig.com

3. Nine Lives Books

7959 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 119

(210) 647-5656

ninelivesbooks.com

Winner: North Park Toyota

10703 SW Loop 410

(210) 600- 5677

northparktoyota.com

2. Ancira Enterprises

Multiple locations

ancira.com

3. Cavender Toyota

5730 NW Loop 410

(210) 681-6601

cavendertoyota.com

Winner: Alamo Botanicals

19141 Stone Oak Parkway #301

(210) 444-9026

alamobotanicals.com

2. Bee's Wellness Cafe

3030 Thousand Oaks Dr., Suite 102

(210) 836-8141

beeswellnesscafe.com

3. CBD American Shaman DeZavala

6390 De Zavala Road, Suite 102

(210) 476-5191

followthefeatherusa.com

Winner: Sweet Pea's Baby Emporium

14353 Blanco Road #102

(210) 254-9109

sweetpeasbabyemporium.com

2.Crib & Kids

1309 N. Loop 1604 W. #106

(210) 764-2742

cribsandkids.com

3. Feliz Modern

110 W. Olmos Dr.

(210) 622-8364

felizmodern.com

Winner: Eye Candy Boutique

2003 S. Zarzamora St., Suite 1101

heyeyecandy.com

As an undergrad studying fashion merchandising at Texas State University, Elsa Fernandez dreamed of one day opening a plus-size clothing store. From her own experiences, she knew there was a void in the market when it came to shopping for trendy, flattering plus-size fashions. In 2015, she scored a temporary home for Eye Candy as part of the Center City Development and Operations Department's OPEN Downtown Pop-Up Shops and, after a successful run, signed a lease for the tiny space on the corner of Houston and Navarro streets. There, she won over a loyal following with an affordable, fashion-forward mix of merchandise encompassing casual, dressy and street-smart looks along with denim, tees and unique accessories. Just before the pandemic, Fernandez opted to relocate Eye Candy to a live-work space on the South Side where she welcomes customers by appointment. She's also made online shopping a breeze with clever "lifestyle/vibe" categories like Amiga Adventures, Wear to Work, Date Night and Keepin' It Cozy. Newbies should tune into the two-time Best of San Antonio winner's buzzy Instagram page (@heyeyecandy), where she serves up styling tips for "capturing eyes at any size."

2. Bless Your Heart Gift Shop

18771 FM 2252

(210) 651-1000

shoppingismycardio.com

3. True North SA

332 W. Sunset Road #7

(210) 444-9946

facebook.com/trunorthsa

Winner: Knight Watch Games

16350 Blanco Road #116

(210) 888-1051

knightwatchgames.com

2. Dragon's Lair

7959 Fredericksburg Road #129

(210) 615-1229

dlair.net

3. Heroes & Fantasies

Multiple locations

heroesandfantasies.com