Best Of 2007

BEST DISCOUNTS: Catalogue Outlet Store

This outlet store for Thompson Cigar Company, Casual Living and The Linen Source — three national (but locally owned) catalogs based in Tampa — is situated in a warehouse space that’s been converted into a retail storefront for a variety of exceptionally marked-down merchandise, some of it overstock, some of it discontinued or returned for one reason or another. The tall rows of shelves are jam-packed with everything from random cigar accessories like humidors and cigar cutters to unique kitschy gifts and ladies’ clothing to quality household wares (300-thread-count sheets, faux-suede couch covers, palm-tree-covered rugs). Definitely worth a visit. Open every other week; hours vary.