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09.26.07

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Best of Silicon Valley 2007:
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Phaedra

Reader Survey Winners: Best of Shopping & Services


best massages

1 Inside & Out Body Services 10 Jackson St #210, Los Gatos; 408.395.7222

2 Burke Williams Spa 355 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.241.0071

3 Los Gatos Spa 100 S Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.5901

best bicycle shop

1 Faber's 702 S First St, San Jose; 408.294.1314

2 The Off Ramp 2369 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.249.2848

3 Willow Glen Bicycles 1110 Willow St, San Jose; 408.293.2606

best motorcycle shop

1 Slabsides 2100 Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.364.0284

2 San Jose Harley Davidson 1551 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose; 408.998.1464

3 Road Rider 2897 Monterey Hwy, San Jose; 408.227.6936

best vintage clothing

1 Crossroads 1959 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.292.6100

2 Moon Zoom 813 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831 423.8500

3 Black & Brown 1225 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.298.1970

best lingerie

1 Pleasures From the Heart 1565 Winchester Blvd, Campbell; 408.871.1826

2 Pierre Silber 2245 Ringwood Ave, San Jose; 408.955.9040

3 Cupid's Corner 408 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose; 408.226.5683

best art supplies

1 University Art 456 Meridian Ave, San Jose; 408.297.4707

2 Accent Art 970 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.271.1700

3 Raft 1355 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose; 408.451.1420

best pet supply store

1 An-Jan 1129 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose; 408.446.3932

2 Sam's Downtown Pet Feed 759 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.287.9090; samsdowntownfeed.com

3 Andy's Pet Shop 1280 The Alameda, San Jose; 408.297.0840

best video/dvd rental

1 Scott's Super Video 840 Willow St #700, San Jose; 408.298.7013

2 Bradley's 33 S Jackson Ave, San Jose; 408.929.7998

3 American Video 14442 Union Ave, San Jose; 408.558.9545

best place to buy music

1 Rasputin 1820 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.558.0781

2 Streetlight 980 S Bascom Ave San Jose; 408.292.1404

3 Amoeba 1855 Haight St, San Francisco, 415 831.1200

best place to download music

1 I-Tunes Store

2 Limewire.com

3 Emusic.com

best clothing boutique

1 Crossroads Trading Company 1008 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose; 408.269.1000

2 Alta 1342 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.288.5940

3 Black & Brown 1225 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.298.1970

best shoe store

1 Shoe Palace 378 N Capitol Ave, San Jose; 408.729.8000

2 Shuz 1 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.3510

3 Soles 130 N Santa Cruz Ave #D, Los Gatos; 408.399.5162

best toy store

1 The Wooden Horse 796 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos; 408.356.8821

2 Time Tunnel Vintage Toys 532 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.298.1709

3 Legends 925 Blossom Hill Rd #1230, San Jose; 408.578.5978

best comics store

1 Hijinx Comics 2050 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.266.1103

2 Comic Conspiracy 115A E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.245.6275

3 Heroes 24 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.378.3667

best manicures/pedicures

1 Lavande Nail Spa 355 Santana Row #1020, San Jose; 408.983.1222

2 Harmony Day Spa 1365 Solano Ave, Albany, 510 685.2543

3 Rootz 9 University Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.9006

best hair salon

1 Nirvana 224 N Santa Cruz Ave #B, Los Gatos; 408.354.7979

2 Faux Salon 378 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.378.3289

3 Salon Blu 2251 The Alameda, Santa Clara; 408.246.4247

best beauty supply

1 Sally's 382 N Capitol Ave, San Jose; 408.259.3484

2 Peninsula Beauty 1140 Lincoln Ave #4, San Jose; 408.287.1454

3 Maly's multiple locations

best surf/skate shop

1 Circle A 8 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose; 408.995.0677

2 Ohana 3567 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara;408.244.0700

3 NC Boardshop 16203 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos; 408.358.6070

best bookstore

1 Recycled Books 1066 The Alameda, San Jose; 408.286.6275

2 Hicklebees 1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.292.8880

3 Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650.324.4321

best new car dealer

1 Stevens Creek Lexus 3333 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.296.2223

2 Bob Lewis 911 W Capitol Expwy, San Jose; 408.265.4400

3 Stevens Creek Honda 4590 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.249.1811

best used car dealer

1 Capitol Toyota 775 W Capitol Expwy, San Jose; 408.267.0500

2 Dealer Wheels and Deals 2585 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.246.1000

3 Bob Lewis 911 W Capitol Expwy, San Jose;408.265.4400

best wine shop

1 Winestyles 1140 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.295.4500

2 Grapevine 1389 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.293.7574

3 Vintage 368 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.985.9463

best car wash

1 Delta Queen 981 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell; 408.377.2525

2 Lozano's 620 Grape Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.749.9755

3 AJ's Auto Detailing 702 Coleman Ave, San Jose; 408.947.1111

best outdoor gear

1 Mel Cotton's 1266 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.287.5994

2 Trailsloggers 220 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.866.5888

3 Urban Sports 1115 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.294.1522

best tattoo parlor

1 Player's Ink 518 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.993.8282

2 Pierce Ink 48 Race St #B, San Jose; 408.280.6699

3 Marks of Art 3014 Union Ave, San Jose; 408.377.1924

best piercing studio

1 Pierced Out 3014 Union Ave, San Jose; 408.559.6039

2 Pierce Ink 48 Race St #B, San Jose; 408.280.6699

3 Player's Ink 518 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.993.8282

best pilates studio

1 Los Gatos Pilates/Ballet 16 Lyndon Ave, Los Gatos; 408.399.7577

2 Center of Balance 42 Race St, San Jose; 408.294.2322

3 Ultimate Cardio 7560 Monterey St #202, Gilroy; 408.847.7171

best yoga studio

1 Bikram Yoga 5289 Prospect Rd, San Jose;408.255.9910

2 Willow Glen Yoga 1188 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.289.9642

3 Yoga Source 15545 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos; 408.354.4097

best health club/gym

1 Club One 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose; 408.259.1010, 408.985.5555

2 San Jose Athletic Club 196 N Third St, San Jose; 408.292.1141

3 Ultimate Cardio 7560 Monterey St #202, Gilroy; 408.847.7171

best dentist

1 Willow Glen Dentistry 1245 Lincoln Ave #150, San Jose; 408.445.7500

2 Dr. Gerald Bittner 890 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.247.9070

3 Hamada Family Dentistry 5645 Silver Creek Valley #220, San Jose; 408.528.1131

best plastic surgeon

1 Regina Rosenthal 3803 S Bascom Ave #206, Campbell; 408.559.4700

2 Darryl Hoffman 2581 Samaritan Dr #102, San Jose; 408.559.9151

3 Dr. Ramano 39380 Civic Center Dr #B, Fremont; 510.794.5010

best day spa

1 Burke Williams 355 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.241.0071

2 Los Gatos Spa 100 S Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.5901

3 Harmony Day Spa 1365 Solano Ave, Albany, 510 685.2543

best alternative to home depot

1 Southern Lumber 1402 Monterey Hwy, San Jose; 408.297.9663

2 Summer Winds Nursery 4606 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.4440

3 Lumberman's 1230 Thompson Ave, Santa Cruz; 831.475.7575

best kitchen/cooking store

1 Sur La Table 378 Santana Row #1030, San Jose; 408.244.4749

2 Domus 40 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.6630

3 Williams Sonoma 122 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.7302

best garden store

1 Summer Winds Nursery 4606 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.4440

2 Yamagami's 1361 S De Anza Blvd #2, Cupertino; 408.252.3347

3 Almaden Nursery 15800 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.997.1234

best furniture store

1 Black Sea Gallery 27 S First St, San Jose; 408.998.8885; and other locations

2 Russel's 2645 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.296.7393

3 Jimyko 1919 Monterey Rd #10, San Jose; 408.939.0918

best gift store

1 Fleurish 1335 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.294.5557

2 Spensor's 1859 Platinum Court, San Jose; 408.401.6395

3 Nikaku 615 N Sixth St, San Jose; 408.971.2822 615 N Sixth St, San Jose; 408.971.2822


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