Home Metro’s Best – Shopping

Metro’s Best – Shopping

by Metro Spirit

79. Best Antique Store

Mema Had One
This funky little store is full of amazing collectibles and antiques from days gone by. Want some vintage furniture? How about some Pyrex from the ‘50s? Board games from the ‘20s? It’s all in here — all of it. Honestly, this place is as eclectic as it gets and still manages to feel like your grandma’s house. Check out the gallery on the website or follow them on Facebook for all the latest “finds.”

Visit memahadone.com.

80. Best Thrift Store
82. Best Women’s Clothing Store

Uptown Cheapskate
The sister store to Kid to Kid, Uptown is where many of us go to find gently used and new labels for a very reasonable and sometimes ridiculously affordable price. We’re talking brands like Michael Kors, Banana Republic, Express, Anthropologie, J.Crew and Coach. Super sweet and friendly staff, decent sized changing rooms and a vast selection of hats, shoes and accessories can mean getting lost for hours. We think the only thing that could make shopping at Uptown Cheapskate any sweeter would be putting one of those cupcake vending machines by the door.

Visit uptowncheapskate.com.

81. Best Men’s Clothing Store

Low Country Clothier
Low Country Clothier, recently moved to a larger location on Furys Ferry Road, specializes in clothing for the modern Southern man. And that, they say, is a many who will wear a bow tie to a college football game and then, the next day, wear a Southern Tide T-shirt and khaki shorts to go fishing. From accessories to outerwear, the modern, preppy gentleman will be able to find everything he needs, whether he’s headed to work or for a day out on the golf course.

Call 706-869-4230 or visit lowcountryclothier.com.

83. Best Kid’s Clothing Store

Kid to Kid
We’re not surprised you chose Kid to Kid as the best clothing store for your rugrats. The store allows you to sell your gently used kids clothes for cash or store credit and offers a wide selection of children’s clothing, books, entertainment and toys as well as shoes, baby equipment, maternity wear and accessories. With one location in Evans and the other in the National Hills area, Kid to Kid has super friendly and hardworking staff and a massive selection of items for kids of all ages.

Visit kidtokid.com.

84. Best Shoe Store

Goody Two Shoes
You never know what you’re going to find at Goody Two Shoes at the corner of Broad and Milledge, and that’s part of the fun of a trip there. That’s not exactly true, however. We know, for instance, that they offer men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, as well as accessories, and that there’s almost always a good deal to be had on women’s Dansko clogs. And in the fall, we also know that you might just find a pair of Fry boots for a fraction of their normally very expensive price. Sure, the interior is a bit funky and go prepared to dig through a lot of shoes you don’t want on the off chance that you will find a gem, but it’s worth it… especially when they’re having one of their famous buy one, get the second pair for a penny sales.

Call 706-738-9321.

85. Best Florist

A beautiful store, friendly service, stunning flower selection and seasonal gifts has had customers raving about Martina’s for years. Hands down the CSRA fave for flowers, Martina’s offers a wide selection of bouquets and arrangements for just about any occasion — they even have a “just because” section on their website. On a budget? Martina’s Deal of the Day allows customers to name their price and still get what they were looking for.

Visit martinas.com.

86. Best Furniture Store

Weinberger’s Furniture
Family owned and operated since 1932, Augusta’s Weinberger family has pretty much cornered the market on handsome, sturdy and affordable furniture. Okay, the chains can try, but customers know that you won’t find a better deal on furniture and mattresses, or better service, than you will at their expansive showroom on River Watch Parkway or their outlet store right across the street. And those entertaining commercials? Well those are just icing on the cake.

Call 706-860-9494 or visit weinbergersfurniture.com.

87. Best Place to buy Music Equipment

pic-1Rock Bottom Music
Need some drum sticks, or cymbals? How about a Gibson, or a Fender? DJ gear? Lighting equipment? Rock Bottom Music, now in its larger location on Washington Road, has a ridiculously vast selection of popular brand new equipment at — you guessed it — rock bottom prices. Rock Bottom also offers music lessons, repairs, books and videos and more.

Visit rockbottommusic.com.

88. Best Place to Buy Fan Gear

The Fan Zone
Whether you have a divided house of Georgia Bulldog and Florida Gator fans or you get to listen to the annual feuding between South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers, The Fan Zone is your one-stop shop in Evans for all of your game day gear and tailgating needs to make this season one to remember.

Call 706-432-9444.

89. Best Bicycle Shop

Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse
Whether you need a road, mountain, kids or triathlon bike, or just need to pick up some accessories, clothing or nutrition, Andy Jordan’s downtown is the place to go. Open since 1974, Andy Jordan’s staff will not only sell you a bike, but will make sure it fits correctly and are there to service it whenever you need them to. Andy Jordan’s is more than just a store, though; they are an important member of the cycling community. They hold weekly group rides (check their website for a schedule) and have a great deal of information on their website with everything from riding tips to area course maps. In other words, if you’re a cyclist in Augusta, you need to go to Andy Jordan’s.

Call 706-724-2453 or visit andyjordans.com.

90. Best Hunting Supplies Store
92. Best Gun Store

pic-17Friedman’s Jewelers/Southeastern Armory
Friedman’s Jewelers is the place to go grab your hunting supplies and guns thanks to the Southeastern Armory — a division of Windsor Jewelers. Locally owned and operated, the Armory has a massive selection of firearms, knives and accessories for every hunting and gun enthusiast. The Armory can price-match any other offer, and boasts the largest selection of new and pre-owned guns and collector knives in town. And check out their private collection of WWII vintage German Lugars — not exactly something you see every day.

Visit southeasternarmory.com.

91. Best Outdoor Recreation Supplies Store

Escape Outdoors
It doesn’t matter if you live out of doors or just want to look like you do, Escape Outdoors’ two locations, downtown and in Evans, have what you need. If you’re just into fashion, check out their great selection of Toms shoes, Kavu bags, The North Face jackets, Chaco sandals and Hunter rain boots. For the more adventurous, they have a great selection of kayaks for sale or rent. There’s a lot more than this to see, so you’d better go check it out yourself.

Visit getyouradventureon.com.

93. Best Place to Buy a Motorcycle

Augusta Harley-Davidson
If you are searching for a badass bike, look no further than Augusta Harley-Davidson. Everyone knows that there is nothing like a Harley and there is no better selection or customer service than at Augusta Harley-Davidson. For the past two years, Augusta Harley-Davidson has been awarded with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company prestigious Gold Bar & Shield Circle of Excellence Award. This award is based, not only on product sales performance, but also an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction. Clearly, Augusta Harley Davidson is 100 percent customer focused and delivers some incredible bikes to the CSRA.

Visit augustahd.com.

94. Best Home Theater Store

HH Gregg
Located on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, HH Gregg has a variety of appliances, TVs, computers and electronics available for great prices. But if you really want to enhance the experience of that gigantic TV you bought, you definitely need to come here to turn it into a true home theater. Their selection of speakers, soundbars, receivers, amplifiers and subwoofers will ensure that you won’t need to visit a movie theater ever again.

Call 706-736-2021 or visit hhgregg.com.

95. Best Car Audio Store

Dealer Options
Dealer Options, Inc. is a locally owned and operated business that has been around since 1998. This Augusta business has grown from a single-bay shop performing mostly car stereo and vehicle security installations to an incredible one-stop shop for all of the CSRA’s car, truck, Jeep and boat accessories.

Visit dealeroptionsinc.com

96. Best New Car Dealership

Gerald Jones Auto Group

pic-21If you want to be treated with respect, kindness and get an awesome deal on a car, head on over to one of Gerald Jones’ many dealerships in the CSRA to get your next vehicle. Serving the CSRA for more than 40 years, the Gerald Jones dealerships offer an incredible selection of both new and used cars and the customer service is out of this world. Whether you are hunting for a Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Mazda or Volkswagen, Gerald Jones has what you are looking for and you will not be disappointed.

Visit geraldjonesautogroup.com or geraldjoneshonda.com; geraldjonessubaru.com; geraldjonesvolvo.com; geraldjonesmazda.com; geraldjonesvw.com.

97. Best Used Car Dealership

Milton Ruben
With more than 1,000 new and used vehicles offered at the Milton Ruben Superstore on Washington Road, there is no way you can leave without finding the car of your dreams. So, if you are looking for a quality vehicle, stop by Milton Ruben where their “whatever it takes” attitude will have you behind the wheel of your new car in no time. You’ll probably even leave singing their song, “Drivebaby.com. Beep! Beep!”

Visit miltonruben.com or drivebaby.com.

98. Best Place to Buy Beer/Wine/Liquor

Toast Wine & Beverage
Toast Wine & Beverage is a wonderland, and you could spend hours looking at labels if you were so inclined. Small batch liquors, an impressive selection of craft beers and row upon row of wine make us giddy with the prospect, then confused by so many choices. Fortunately, their staff enjoys their work and likes to talk about their products, so they will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction. And even if you don’t buy anything, be sure to visit the climate-controlled room in the back of the wine department. The price tags may be out of your reach, but the bottles are certainly fun to look at.

Call 706-922-8627 or visit toastbev.com.

99. Best Cigar Store

Top Shelf Cigar and Tobacco Shoppe
Cigar lovers rave about this place. Featuring a classy interior of dark wood paneling, leather seating and a clean walk-in humidor, Top Shelf is more than just a cigar shop. It’s a meeting place for people who love to smoke a good cigar, and it’s open seven days a week. Top Shelf’s products run the gamut of cigars — Fuente, Opus X, Ashton VSG and Padron — as well as some pipes and accessories.

Call 706-860-8628. 

100. Best Vape Store

Crazy Vapors
Proving the electronic cigarette isn’t “just a trend” Crazy Vapors caters to the folks out there who prefer a smokeless experience. Crazy Vapors delivers an alternative to traditional cigarette smoking with reasonably priced products including vape kits, e-liquids and accessories. And customers who don’t know what they’re looking for can always ask the knowledgeable and friendly staff to steer them in the right direction.

Visit crazyvapors.com.