Best Antique Store

DOWNTOWN MINI MALL II

Runner-up: Vintage Bleu Home

Honorable Mention: Shop the Barn

Best Beer Store

TOTAL WINE & MORE

Runner-up: Midway Mart

Honorable Mention: Applejack’s Liquor

Best Book Store

RECYCLED BOOKS, RECORDS, CDs

200 N. Locust St.

940-566-5688

What does your business specialize in?

We buy and sell quality books, records, CDs, movies and games.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We try to stock a wide variety of books and music of every topic and genre. We want there to be something for everyone — whether they’re just getting into something new or out hunting for something interesting to add to their library.

Whether used or new, we are extremely picky about the condition of our books and media — for instance, we only buy albums in perfect condition, so that even the most hardcore collector knows they’re getting the best quality.

Our staff is always on hand to guide people through the maze of shelves to exactly what they’re looking for!

How does your experience serve your customers?

Our staff is very knowledgeable in a wide range of fields and is ever-interested in finding out more. That means they can help customers find what they’re looking for, whether it’s the latest bestseller or something truly obscure.

What is your business management philosophy?

We’re the one and only! Since opening up in 1983, Recycled has been a family business unique to Denton, and that’s how we plan to keep it.

Runner-up: Barnes & Noble

Honorable Mention: Mardel Christian & Education

Best Clothing Store

THE PALM TREE BOUTIQUE

119 N. Elm St.

940-383-4411

What does your business specialize in?

We specialize in affordable and fashionable women’s apparel and accessories.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We work hard to provide a high-end boutique atmosphere and customer experience for the everyday woman. We also serve a wide demographic. We love it when a grandmother, mother and daughter all come in and everyone can find something they love.

Runner-up: J.T. Clothiers

Honorable Mention: Circa 77 Vintage

Best Gift Shop

SLEEPING LIZZARDS

Runner-up: DIME Store

Honorable Mention: Garden Gate

Best Jewelry Store

FIRST PEOPLE’S JEWELERS

117 N. Elm St.

940-383-3032

What does your business specialize in?

Custom jewelry design; fine jewelry and watch sales and service; jewelry appraisals; and estate jewelry consignment.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

For over 45 years, First People’s Jewelers has been dedicated to providing North Texas with a unique fine jewelry experience by focusing on the highest quality in-house custom designs and repairs through efficient and exceptional customer service.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Family owned and Denton local, First People’s Jewelers is the only jewelry store on the Square, and our four decades of experience allows us to continuously exceed customer expectations.

What is your business management philosophy?

Since 1974, we have strived to elevate a successful business on the foundations of integrity, superior quality and lasting customer relationships.

Runner-up: Nasr Bros. Jewelers

Honorable Mention: Sleeping Lizzards

Best Resale Shop

TWICE AS NICE RESALE

525 N. Locust St.

940-383-3150

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What does your business specialize in?

Resale clothing, merchandise and furniture.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Fifteen years of quality donations from loyal donors competitively priced which allowed us to expand our store for our faithful customer base.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We are a upscale resale store depending upon our community of donors and shoppers that support Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. This is a free clinic for women starting with STD and pregnancy testing and health care education plus family planning.

Runner-up: SCRAP Denton

Honorable Mention: Denton Thrift

Best Liquor Store

TOTAL WINE & MORE

Runner-up: Applejacks Liquor

Honorable Mention: Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Fine Foods

Best Wine Store

TOTAL WINE & MORE

Runner-up: Wine Squared

Honorable Mention: Steve’s Wine Bar

Best Music/Movie/Gaming Store

RECYCLED BOOKS, RECORDS, CDs

Runner-up: Freaks & Geeks

Honorable Mention: Movie Trading Co.

Best Store on the Denton Square

RECYCLED BOOKS, RECORDS, CDs

Runner-up: Atomic Candy

Honorable Mention: McNeill’s Appliance

Best Health Food Store

SPROUTS

Runner-up: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

Honorable Mention: Drug Emporium

Best Specialty Store

ATOMIC CANDY

Runner-up: Rose Costumes

Honorable Mention: The DIME Store

Best Sports Store

DENTON SECOND HAND SPORTS

204 E. McKinney St.

940-898-8733

Runner-up: Denton Bicycle Center

Honorable Mention: Sprockets Bicycle Shop

Best Thrift Store

TWICE AS NICE RESALE

Runner-up: Denton Thrift

Honorable Mention: Thrift Giant

Best Vintage Shop

ROSE COSTUMES

Runner-up: Downtown Mini Mall II

Honorable Mention: Circa 77 Vintage

Best Western Wear

FOSTER’S WESTERN WEAR & SADDLE SHOP

Runner-up: Cavender’s Boot City

Honorable Mention: Duluth Trading Co.

Best Vapor Shop

VAPORESCENCE

218 W. University Drive

940-297-7563

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We hold our product testing and evaluation to the utmost quality assurance. Additionally, we have set the bar on customer service, providing education and professionalism to all our customers.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Vaporescence has been in business since 2009. We were the first vaping store in Denton County. We started in this industry from its earliest days and continue providing that experience to our loyal patrons.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Our vast experience in the industry. There have been many vape companies come and go and through the many trials and tribulations the industry has experienced, Vaporescence remains steadfast in our commitment to offer one of the best alternatives to smoking.

Runner-up: Denton Vape Shoppe

Honorable Mention: Mad Lab’s Vapor

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