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  • Tara Crutchfield

Best of Haven 2022- Retail



BEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUE

417 BOUTIQUE BY CATE

337 W Central Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 632-0827

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Looking for that perfect special occasion dress? Or a whole wardrobe refresh? Find cute, on-trend styles curated by Catie Kincaid in her downtown Winter Haven boutique, 417 by Cate. Kincaid launched her fashion venture online in 2017 and soon expanded to a Central Florida brick-andmortar space – so now you can shop online or in-store! 417 by Cate has everything you need to complete your look, from dresses and rompers to tops, bottoms, shoes, and more.

2nd: The Red Geranium

3rd: Long Live Vintage


BEST GIFT SHOP/ BOUTIQUE

THE RED GERANIUM

605 E Central Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 291-8585

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The Red Geranium is an affordable boutique where you can shop ‘til you drop for gifts, decor, and more! This Winter Haven boutique specializes in home and garden decor, kitchen specialties, jewelry, and women’s clothing. Whether you’re in the market for a funky throw pillow to liven up your living space, a fall candle to scent your home, country chic furniture, or a new dress to wear around town – you can find it at the Red Geranium. “Red Geranium is a cool store. Has a variety of seasonal items, home decor, clothing, jewelry, purses, and much more. They also carry Winter Haven items! Fun place. Recommend if you’re looking for something special,” writes one customer.

2nd: Amy’s Party Store

3rd: Long Live Vintage


BEST JEWELER

J.C. JEWELERS

504 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 294-5221

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J.C. Jewelers outshines the competition again! This family-owned and operated jewelry shop has served Winter Haven for over 40 years and is conveniently located on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. They offer a wide selection of bridal and fashion jewelry, estate jewelry, custom jewelry design and creation, and watch and clock sales, including Rolex. Repairs are never a problem at J.C. Jewelers as they have in-house bench jewelers and gem-smiths who can perform same-day repairs for many items, as well as state-of-the-art LASER systems for precision, deep repairs, and cracked or damaged jewelry.

2nd: Griner’s Jewelers

3rd: Tally-Ho Jewelers


BEST ANTIQUE STORE

TREASURE HOUSE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

232 6th St NW, Winter Haven

(863) 875-7921

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Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles is a treasure trove of vintage finds! This over 10,000 square-foot Winter Haven antique mall has been open for over twenty years. It features an everchanging inventory of hand-selected clothing, furniture, and home goods, including secondhand items from top brands and manufacturers at reasonable prices. An excerpt from a five-star review for Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles reads, “It was so much fun walking down memory lane and finding hidden treasure! If you are in the area, we highly recommend a stop here.”

2nd: Central Avenue Antiques

3rd: Sherman’s Antiques


BEST THRIFT STORE

TOP BUTTONS BOUTIQUE

226 W Central Ave, Winter Haven

(Other locations in Bartow, Lakeland, and St. Pete)

(863) 229-5158

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Top Buttons offers designer thrift for a good cause. This faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable and educational organization provides online platforms, educational events, clothing boutiques, and programs for teens in need aiming to empower young women by providing the resources they need. Top Buttons offers new and gently used thrift items at affordable prices, so you can do some high-end shopping without the high-end price tag.

2nd: Long Live Vintage

3rd: St. John’s Thrift Store For Missions


BEST FURNITURE STORE

BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE &MORE

1399 6th St NW, Winter Haven

(Multiple locations)

(863) 251-2039

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Find furniture you’ll love for every room in the house at Badcock Home Furniture &more! Looking to ditch your dingy sofa for a new one? Check out Badcock’s selection of living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture, along with mattresses, appliances, electronics, and more. They even have financing options with affordable payment plans. Want a visual of what that new bedroom set might look like in your home? Badcock’s website offers a Room Planner where you first select the room that fits your home, style the space using the hundreds of Badcock items to choose from, and shop those items online or save it for in-store purchase.

2nd: Claussen’s Fine Furniture

3rd: Brooks Furniture & Mattress Store


BEST WINTER HAVEN FARMERS MARKET VENDOR

RED ROOSTER’S PRODUCE

(863) 521-9143

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Is there anything better than strolling the Winter Haven Farmers Market on a sunny Saturday morning? This weekly market takes place every Saturday in the BB&T parking lot across from Grove Roots Brewery and offers an impressive list of curated vendors with a focus on food. Best Of Haven voters showed their love for Red Rooster’s Produce, so they must be pretty cluckin’ good! Red Rooster’s is a mobile produce business that pops up at local community events and markets offering a wide selection of fresh, quality produce at affordable prices. Their coop box allows customers to pick their own mix of fruits and veggies to fill the box (as long as the lid closes). Check out their local raw honey, Georgia pecans, homemade jam, boiled peanuts, homemade seasonings, and farm-fresh brown eggs while you’re there!

2nd: TIE – The Whoopie Pie Guys Laker’s Barkery

3rd: Victor & Mika’s Bakery

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