Best Of 2017

Best place for drag queens and zombie cosplayers to plot world domination
Cathy Salustri

From the outside, with its polyester frock-sporting mannequins, a passerby might easily mistake 6S for a vintage shop. Granted, though this west St. Pete boutique does offer some flamboyant clothing, the focus here is makeup. But this ain’t no Sephora, either. It’s all about costume makeup and body paint — not to mention rows of wigs in every imaginable style and hue. Whether you want to go all out for Pride or zombify yourself for Halloween, this place has you covered. Bonus: They might be the only place in town that offers custom blinging services to give your drag show gown/fairy costume a little extra oomph. (7213 Central Ave. St. Pete 33701; 727/498-6580; —Kate Bradshaw

Goods & Services: Local business is good business.

Misty Thomas of Health Mutt.

Local business is good business.

Sean O'Brien

Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell

Best Acupuncturist

  • Runner Up: Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture
  • Runner Up: A Touch of Wellness
Best Antique Shop

  • Runner Up: Knot on Main Street
  • Runner Up: Dysfunctional Grace

  • Runner Up: Beacon 430 (St. Petersburg)
  • Runner Up: West Park Village (Westchase)

  • Runner Up: Dick Blick/Blick Art Materials
  • Runner Up: Hobby Lobby
Best Auto Dealership

  • Runner Up: Dimmitt Automotive Group
  • Runner Up: Brandon Ford
Best Auto Repair Shop

  • Runner Up: Murray Motive (Oldsmar)
  • Runner Up: Tires Plus (Multiple Locations)
Best Bank

Suncoast Credit Union Website. Convenient local branches, access to thousands of ATMs, exclusive member seminars and sponsored events throughout the community.

  • Runner Up: Bank of America
  • Runner Up: Chase
Best Barber Shop

  • Runner Up: Sapia's Barber Shop
  • Runner Up: Billy's Corner Barber Shop