Best of NH 2013 Shops, Services and Beauty

Use this list to plan the best day of shopping ever from clothing and beauty products to pet supplies and custom skis.

Barmakian Jewelers was once again the Readers' Poll winner for regional jewelery chain.

*Editor's Pick
Readers' Poll

Automotive Group
AutoFair Automotive Group

The Clip Joint

Beer Store
Barb’s Beer Emporium

Bicycle Shop
S&W Sports

Bicycle Shop (Local Chain)
Goodale’s Bike Shop
Nashua, Hooksett and Concord

*Books and Brews: Portsmouth Book and Bar, as the name suggests, offers book lovers a chance to find their next favorite novel while sipping on coffee in the morning hours or a microbrew in the evening. A menu of small plates and wines are also offered.

*Custom Skis: Want a ski that’s just for you? Rocket Skis in Jackson is a custom ski maker in the Mount Washington Valley — the only one, in fact — that produces skis with technical superiority and amazing (you choose) graphic designs. Plus, they’re affordable.

Eyewear Boutique
The Eyeglass Shop, P.L.L.C.

The League of NH Craftsmen Stores, which offer fine work from many local artists, are your favorite local chain gift stores.
Piece by Linda Sten.

Chalifour’s Flowers, Gift & Gourmet

Garden Center
Churchill’s Gardens

Gift Shop
Maine-ly New Hampshire

Gift Shop (Local Chain)
The League of NH Craftsmen Stores
Multiple Locations

Hair Salon
The Wingate Salon and Spa

*High-End Outlets: It was a long process, but the Merrimack Premium Outlets are open at last. Those who crave a taste of fashion at a more affordable price will be delighted with stores such as Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, Elie Tahari, Michael Kors, Bloomingdale’s and more.

Home Décor Shop
Abode Home Furnishings

Bellman’s Jewelers

Jeweler (Regional Chain)
Barmakian Jewelers
Nashua; Framingham, Mass., and Boston, Mass.

Jeweler (National Chain)
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Multiple Locations

OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester and Concord (pictured) tied with Mother and Child Clothing and Gifts in Nashua for second hand clothing store.

Kid’s Clothing Store

Zoë & Co.

Lingerie (Local Chain)
Top Drawer
Bedford, Exeter and W. Lebanon

Local Jeweler With Store
Mark Knipe Goldsmiths

Local Toy Store
G. Willikers!
Toy Shop

*Low-Tech CorrespondenceIn the age of ubiquitous technology, Gus and Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth stays old school. Very old school. Co-owner Whitney Swaffield creates hand-printed paper marvels on her late 1800s-era press and the store is stocked with actual paper products from clever cards to high-quality stationery.

Common Sense products from Simon the Tanner in Lancaster.

Men’s Clothing Shop
George’s Apparel

Men’s Clothing Store (National Chain)
Multiple Locations

Natural Food Store 
A-Market Natural Foods

*Natural LotionsThe kind and loving folks who are part of the religious group, the Twelve Tribes, offer their Common Sense brand of natural lotions for face and body at their Lancaster shop, Simon the Tanner. The Camomile Primrose face cream provides the protective care of St. John's wort and contains no synthetic fragrances or preservatives. The Shea Butter Creamy Vanilla Lotion makes your skin feel and smell like sweet-bun dough. Slather on.

Pet Boarding
All Dogs Gym & Inn

Pet Boarding (Local Chain)
The Barking Dog
Derry, Exeter and Hooksett

Cupcake shaped soap from Beveridge Soap.
Photo by Susan Laughlin.

Pet Supplies Store
Four Your Paws Only
North Conway

Pet Supplies Store 
Multiple Locations

Reason to Take a Bath: Beer. Yes, the secret ingredient in Beveridge Soap is an ancient elixir. Find it in bars or shaped like a cupcake. But it’s more than comic relief. Besides craft beer, ingredients include olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil for a soothing and fragrant ablution.

Second Hand Clothing - TIE
Mother and Child Clothing and Gifts

OutFITters Thrift Store
Concord and Manchester

Shoe Store
Alec’s Shoes

Shoe Store (National Chain)
DSW Shoes
Multiple Locations

Skincare/Specialty Makeup Boutique
Lotions ’n Potions

Specialty Food Store
Angela’s Pasta & Cheese Shop

LunaChics in Exeter was once again voted as your favorite Women's Clothing Boutique.

Tattoo Parlor
Spider Bite

Wine Shop
The Wine Steward

Women’s Clothing Boutique

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