Best of Long Beach 2015: Shopping & Services

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VOTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED! All polls will now be open until Friday, January 8 at 11:59PM.

In our first division for Best of Long Beach 2015, we look at the people and businesses who make life in the city a little easier, better or just more fun. Whether you spent your money on your loved ones, your home or on your own well-being, we want to know where you went this year when there were errands to run, fun to be had or you were just in the need of a little retail therapy.

Vote for your favorites below, or if you don’t see your choice, add it. Please double-check that your choice is not already on the list before adding a new option. Businesses must be within the Long Beach city limits to qualify. Happy voting, and good luck to all of our nominees!

Best Boutique in Long Beach

While not often mentioned in the same breath as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Fifth Avenue in New York, Long Beach is home to a plethora of stylish boutiques, selling everything from handmade wares to vintage fashion must-haves. Where do you go when you’re in need of some retail therapy?

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Best Eyebrow Artist in Long Beach

If any facial feature had a banner year in 2015, it was definitely the humble eyebrow. Bigger and bolder than ever, thicker brows remind us of the glamour of ’50s and ’60s Hollywood, or the glitz of an ’80s runway. Where do you go to keep your eyebrows on fleek?

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Friendliest Bike Mechanics in Long Beach

As Long Beach continues along the road toward being the most bike-friendly city in America, new cyclists are bound to hit more than a few flat tires, broken chains and various other snags along the way. Where do you go for excellent customer service—where they don’t make you feel bad for not knowing your Shimanos from your Schwalbes?

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Best Place to Work Up a Sweat in Long Beach

Here’s one we’ve asked before but as we all know—much like fitness trends—gyms come and gyms go, but our desire to look better by bathing suit season never wanes. Where do you go to work up a sweat in Long Beach?

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Best Place to Get Your Mind Right in Long Beach

In today’s world of constant information overload, it becomes ever-more important to take some time to clear our heads and find our balance. Whether it’s through yoga, meditation, arts and crafts or something else entirely, where do you go to find your inner peace in Long Beach?

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Best Place in Long Beach to Find Something for Everyone

With the stress of Holiday shopping already weighing heavy on your shoulders, is there anything better than finding a place where you can pick up something for your best friend, your mother-in-law and your work Secret Santa all at once? Where’s your one-stop shop in Long Beach to find something for everyone on your list?

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Best Pet Shop in Long Beach

As Long Beach’s only news source with a whole section dedicated solely to pets (and the people who love them), we would be remiss if we didn’t ask, where do you go load up on treats and toys to spoil your furry (or scaled, or feathered) friend(s)?

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Best Car Wash in Long Beach

If there’s anything we Californians love as much as our pets, it’s our cars. And we don’t trust just anyone to make sure we’re not caught cruising PCH with streaky windows or grimy rims. Where do you go to get your ride looking like new, inside and out?

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Best Place in Long Beach to Decorate Your Home

If you’re anything like us, your residence is an ever-evolving, never-finished project. Would the couch look better over there by the window? What color rug would tie this room together? Am I too old to have a Bob Marley poster above my bed? Whether it’s your first apartment out of college or your dream home on the peninsula, where do you go to take your casa from hovel to home, sweet home?

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Best Outdoor Recreation Business in Long Beach

We’re lucky enough to live in a place where we can hang out outside in the sunshine, for the most part, year-round. Where do you go to buy or rent the gear your need to get out and enjoy a beautiful Southern California day?

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NEXT: Best of Long Beach 2015: Food & Drink

Votes will be verified at the discretion of the Long Beach Post. Results not final until all votes are verified, and an official winner is announced.

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