The Best of Silicon Valley 2013

Shopping & Services | Reader's Picks

stephanie loller Metro's best of Silicon Valley 2013

Best Bicycle Shop/Maker

Mike's Bikes

Hyland Family Bicycles

La Dolce Velo

Best Motorcycle Shop

San Jose Harley-Davidson

Cycle Gear Inc.

Road Rider

Best Vintage Clothing

Black and Brown

Crossroads Trading Co.

Moon Zoom

Best Pet Store

Andy's Pet Shop

An-Jan (Multiple locations)

Sam's Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

Best Pet Daycare

Downtown Dogs

A Dog's Life

Paws Crossing

Best Dog Park

Los Gatos Creek County Dog Park

Roy M. Butcher Dog Park

Saratoga Creek Dog Park

Best Lingerie

Curvy Girl 1535-30 Meridian Ave., San Jose. Curvy Girl specializes in great getups for plus-size women in sizes 12 and up, proving that sexy doesn't only come in sizes 0-6. The store offers a great selection of enticing, come-hither underthings, allowing curvy women to show off and embrace their inner goddess. Not only is the lingerie seductive, the customer service is warm and welcoming.

Pleasures From the Heart

Romantiques Lingerie

Best Art Supply Store

University Art

D&J Hobby

San Jose Art

Best Place to Buy Music


Streetlight Records

On the Corner Music

Best Clothing Boutique

Black and Brown

Therapy 250

Bombshell Boutique

Best Toy Store

the Wooden Horse

D&J Hobby

Affordable Treasures

Best Comics Store


Hijinx Comics

Lee's Comics

Best Teeth Whitening

Dr. Stephanie Loller

Willow Glen Dental Care

Los Gatos Family Dentistry

Best Skate Shop


Ohana Board Shop


Best Independent Bookstore

Recycle Bookstore


Kepler's Books & Magazines

Best Car Wash/Detailing

Classic Car Wash (Multiple locations)

AJ Auto Detailing Inc.

Pacific Hand Car Wash

Best Massage

Preston Wynne

La Concha Spa

Bascom Therapy

Best Outdoor Gear

Mel Cotton's

Sports Basement

Any Mountain

Best Tattoo Parlor

Marks of Art Consistently voted among the top tattoo parlors in the Best of Silicon Valley balloting, Marks of Art ranks so high because of its tattoo artists' personalities and professionalism. Each tattooist at Marks of Art has great attention to detail, rich talent and a personal style, but each also works to make the tattooing experience comfortable and lighthearted—and to ensure that every customer is satisfied with the work, because, after all, a great tattoo should last a lifetime.

Humble Beginnings

Players Ink

Best Piercing Place

Pierced Out

Body Exotic

Players Ink

Best Pilates Studio

Los Gatos Ballet and Pilates

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Breathe Los Gatos

Best Health Club

Club One Fitness

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center


Best Yoga Studio


Bikram Yoga Studio

Downtown Yoga Shala

Best Dentist

Dr. Stephanie Loller

Dr. Cristina Herrera

Willow Glen Dentistry

Best Plastic Surgeon/Beautification

Dr. Laurence Berkowitz No matter one's reason for seeking plastic surgery, Dr. Berkowitz makes his patients feel at ease. His sensitive bedside manner, straightforward explanations of procedures and helpful staff combine to ensure any procedure is as painless as possible, be it liposuction, breast augmentation or a laser treatment. Dr. Berkowitz has practiced in the South Bay for 30 years and Metro's readers respect his experience, voting him runner-up in 2012 and tops in his field for 2013.

Dr. Craig Creasman

Dr. Regina Rosenthal

Best Day Spa

Burke Williams Day Spa

The Spa

Best Independent Hardware Store

Palo Alto Hardware

Southern Lumber

Willow Glen Hardware

Best Garden Store


Almaden Valley Nursery

Summerwinds Nursery

Best Gift Store

San Jose Museum of Art Store

Butter Paddle

Three Sisters

Best Luxury or Boutique Hotel

The Fairmont Hotel

Hotel De Anza

Hotel Valencia

Best Jewelry Store

Joe Escobar

The Jewel Box Jewelers

Mann's Jewelers

Best Flower Shop

Citti's Florist

Bloomster's Floral Designs


Best Stationery Store

MaiDo Fine Stationery & Gifts

Village Stationers

Out of the Envelope

Best Limousine Service

LeGrande Affaire

Cloud 9 Limousine

Lone Star Transportation

Best Organization Making a Difference

Second Harvest Food Bank

Planned Parenthood Multiple locations

Catholic Charities

Best Family Lawyer

Marilyn Moreno

Brooke Blecher

Philip Hammer

Best Criminal Lawyer

Albie Jachimowicz Attorney Albie Jachimowicz has roots in the Bay Area, serving as a police officer in San Mateo County prior to attending Santa Clara University to study law, and passing the Bar exam 30 years ago. Today he focuses his practice on wrongful death, personal injury and criminal defense cases, working in the firm Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer and Emanuel, and Jachimowicz was voted tops by Metro's readers because of his professional yet relaxed nature in and out of the courtroom.

Steven Manchester

Allen Ruby

Best Alternative Medicine Collective

Amsterdam's Garden

Elemental Wellness

Yerba Buena Collective Multiple locations

Best Place to Get a Medical Cannabis Recommendation

San Jose 420 Evaluations

Dr. Stephanie Higgins

420 Medical Doctor