Whether shopping for the things you need, or simply feeding a need to shop, Missoula has a bounty of businesses ready to help you find anything and everything. Take some time to treat yourself to all that the local vendors have to offer.

ADULT STORE

Spice up your sex life, or at least get a good laugh, with an adult shopping trip to one of these prurient purveyors.

1. Adam & Eve

2. Fantasy for Adults Only

3. Spencer’s Gifts


AFFORDABLE FASHION

Missoulians say that these are the best shops to snag the best deals on some new duds.

1. T.J. Maxx

2. Target

3. Restyle Clothing Exchange


ANTIQUE STORE

When you want to get something new to you, but with a little history attached, check out the stock at one of these second-hand stores.

1. Montana Antique Mall

2. Zootown Thrift

3. Home Resource


APPLIANCE STORE

Is your refrigerator running? If the answer is no, you might need to make a trip to one of these popular appliance stores.

1. Fred’s Appliance

2. Lowe’s Home Improvement

3. Donation Warehouse


BEER SELECTION

They say that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, and the selection at these stores is proof that Missoula loves its beer.

1. Orange Street Food Farm

2. Worden’s Market and Deli

3. Pattee Creek Market

Orange Street Food Farm

Orange Street Food Farm 


BIKE SHOP

For the many Missoulians who prefer to put their feet to the pedal, rather than the pedal to the metal, these bike shops are the local favorites.

1. The Bicycle Hanger

2. Free Cycles

3. Big Sky Bikes


BOUTIQUE

When you want to feel pretty, oh so pretty, stop in one of these clothing boutiques to scratch that fashion itch.

1. Betty’s Divine

2. Apricot Lane

3. One Eleven


CHILDREN’S GIFTS

Maybe you know a kid who deserves a special gift. Maybe the kid in you deserves one too. Either way, you can find tons of toys at these local shops.

1. Imagination Station

2. Rockin’ Rudy’s

3. La Stella Blu


CONVENIENCE STORE

When everything else is closed and you’re desperate for some gas, a drink or a small grocery run, where would you be without the aptly-named convenience store?

1. Town Pump

2. Holiday

3. Oles


COSMETICS

For all the makeup that your heart, or wallet, desires.

1. Ulta Beauty

2. Smooch Cosmetic Boutique

3. Skin Chic


CUSTOMER SERVICE

For a quality shopping experience with helpful staff, voters picked these stores for the best in customer service.

1. Montana Ace Hardware

2. Straight 6 Archery

3. Missoula Fresh Market and Costco (tie)


EYEGLASSES

If you’re one of the over 60 percent of people who require vision correction, these Missoula eyeglasses shops have what you need to see clearly.

1. Rocky Mountain Eye Center

2. Costco Vision Center

3. Shopko


FLOWER SHOP

If your best gal still has a lonely dried rose saved from the last time she got a bouquet, it’s probably a sign she isn’t getting flowers often enough.

1. Bitterroot Flower Shop

2. Garden City Floral

3. Habitat Floral Studio


FLY SHOP

Take your fishing hobby to the next level with gear from these top-voted fly shops.

1. Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop

2. Kingfisher Fly Shop

3. The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop


FURNITURE STORE

Sometimes it’s nice to have a couch that didn’t come from Craigslist.

1. Wagner’s Home Furnishings

2. Furniture Row

3. The Living Room


GARDEN SUPPLY / NURSERY

There’s a 120 days in Missoula’s frost-free growing season. Take advantage of every one with hearty herbs, vibrant veggies, and blooming beauties from these top gardening stores.

1. Caras Nursery and Landscape

2. Pink Grizzly

3. Montana Ace Fancy Plants

Caras Nursery

Caras Nursery


GRIZ APPAREL

Get your Griz on with gear from these retailers.

1. The Bookstore at the University of Montana

2. The M Store

3. MSO Hub


GROCERY STORE

Everybody’s gotta eat, and unless you’re growing your own you’ll need a good grocery store to help stock the kitchen.

1. Missoula Fresh Market

2. Rosauers Food and Drug

3. The Good Food Store


HARDWARE STORE

Whether it’s a major overhaul or a simple do it yourself project, pros and popcorn lovers alike rely on these hardware suppliers.

1. Montana Ace Hardware

2. Lowe’s Homes Improvement

3. Home Depot


HOME ACCESSORIES

It only takes a few personal touches to make a house feel like a home. Find the perfect conversation piece at these picks for best home accessories.

1. Cost Plus World Market

2. Real Deals on Home Decor & Boutique

3. Target


JEWELRY STORE

Sometimes jewelry can help say the things there are no words for. Get glammed up with help from these top jewelers.

1. Adair Jewelers

2. Rogers & Co. Fine Jewelry and Design

3. Rockin’ Rudy’s


KIDS’ CLOTHING

When the little ones grow so fast that you can hardly keep up, these top retailers have got you, and your tot, covered.

1. Target

2. Carters

3. Baby Gap


LIQUOR STORE

As Ogden Nash once quipped, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” Satiate your adult sweet tooth with one of these purveyors.

1. Krisco Liquor

2. Grizzly Liquor

3. Lolo Liquor Store


MATTRESS STORE

Did you know that a mattress gains weight over time as it absorbs moisture and dead skin cells? Maybe it’s time for a replacement.

1. Denver Mattress Company

2. Mattress Firm

3. Sleep Number


MEN’S CLOTHING

There comes a time in a young man’s life when he realizes there’s more to a wardrobe than the same five T-shirts and two pairs of jeans.

1. Dillard’s

2. Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

3. REI


MOTORCYCLE / ATV DEALER

Whether you’re looking for two fast wheels or four powerful ones, get geared up at these dealers.

1. Grizzly Harley-Davidson

2. Maverick Motorsports

3. Kurt’s Polaris


MUSIC STORE

Missoula loves its music, and the voters love Rockin’ Rudy’s.

1. Rockin’ Rudy’s

2. Morgenroth Music Center

3. Ear Candy Music


NEW BOOKSTORE

Ah, new book smell. Almost as distinctive as new car smell.

1. The Book Exchange

2. Barnes & Noble

3. Fact and Fiction


NEW CAR DEALER

For the best deals on the newest models, voters chose these car dealers.

1. Karl Tyler Chevrolet

2. Lithia Toyota of Missoula

3. DeMarois Buick GMC Mercedes-Benz


PADDLE SHOP

When you just gotta get out on those rivers somehow, check out the gear at these top paddle shops.

1. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors

2. REI

3. LB Snow


PAWN SHOP

Pawnbroking is one of the world’s oldest businesses. In Missoula, you can rely on these guys to get a quick loan or score a good deal.

1. Cash 1 Pawn

2. First Interstate Pawn

3. Riverside Pawn


PET STORE/SUPPLIES

What’s new, pussycat? Hopefully the litter in that litter box. If it’s time for a change, better get to one of these pet shops pronto.

1. PetSmart

2. Petco Animal Supplies

3. Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply


RENT/SELL INSTRUMENTS

Bring out your inner Beethoven with fine instruments from these sellers of sound.

1. Morgenroth Music Center

2. Electronic Sound & Percussion

3. Greg Boyd’s House of Fine Instruments


SHOES

Get some boots made for walkin’, climbin’ or simply for lookin’ good.

1. Hide & Sole

2. Dillard’s

3. Runners Edge


SHOP LOCAL

When you shop locally, everybody benefits. For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 stays in the community; compared to only $43 from shopping at a national chain.

1. Rockin’ Rudy’s

2. Straight 6 Archery

3. Missoula Fresh Market


SKI SHOP

Don’t hit the slopes without first hitting up one of these ski shops.

1. Gull Ski and Snowboard

2. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors

3. REI


SNOWBOARD SHOP

The inventor of the snowboard initially marketed it as the “snurfer,” combining the words snow and surfer. Whatever you call it, get everything you need at these shops.

1. Gull Ski and Snowboard

2. Board of Missoula

3. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors


SPORTING GOODS STORE/OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT STORE

When you’ve got to get outside, you’ve got to get geared up first.

1. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors

2. REI

3. Straight 6 Archery


UNIQUE GIFTS

If you can’t find it at Rockin’ Rudy’s, it might not exist. Or, maybe it’s hiding out at one of Missoula’s other favorite gift stores.

1. Rockin’ Rudy’s

2. Mother Moose

3. The Green Light / Cost Plus World Market (tie)


USED BOOKSTORE

For books both new and used, the Book Exchange is the top destination for Missoula’s bibliophiles.

1. The Book Exchange

2. Shakespeare & Co.

3. Zootown Thrift


USED CAR DEALER

It doesn’t have to be brand new to be new to you. Get some fresh wheels at these favorite used car dealers.

1. Eide Motors

2. Lyman Motors

3. Karl Tyler Chevrolet


WINDOW DISPLAY

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge these stores’ creativity by their whimsical window displays.

1. Noteworthy Paper & Press

2. Copperopolis

3. Cloth & Crown / Red Rooster (tie)


WINE SELECTION

Wine has been a staple of civilization for thousands of years. Take part in the tradition with superb selections from these wine vendors.

1. Missoula Wine Merchants

2. Worden’s Market & Deli

3. Pattee Creek Market


WOMEN’S CLOTHING

For fine feminine frocks, Missoula’s voters prefer these stores.

1. Dillard’s

2. Betty’s Divine

3. Maurice’s

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