Best Of 2006

Best Place to Shop the World: International Bazaar

Thick sticks of burning incense saturate the 16,000-square-foot space with heady perfume, and world music adds an exotic feel to this eclectic superstore, which has featured a huge variety of goods from around the world for nearly four years. Nestled between Gameworks and Victoria’s Secret in Centro Ybor, International Bazaar is owned and operated by Kenny and Jacqueline Conley, who’ve managed to cram the store full of reasonably priced goods from some 150 countries. Delicate figurines, kaftans of all colors and varieties, exotic teakwood furniture, hand-painted tea sets, purses, jewelry, coffees — all this and more is offered.