Retail

Therapy — Best Place to Buy a Gift

S&G Carpet — Best Carpet/Flooring

Serving Northern California since 1948, S&G Carpet consistently provides customers with high-quality floors to suit their various needs. They offer showrooms with large display floors and thousands of take-home samples to help clients select the right floor.

Girlfriends Boutique — Best Clothing Store

Located in the downtown hub of Pleasanton, the unique clothes and accessories offerings at Girlfriends Boutique appealed to our readers this year. The inviting boutique is particularly appreciated for the variety of merchandise and the staffers' clothing advice.

Alexandria's Flowers — Best Florist

A family business, Alexandria's has served the Tri-Valley area for over 20 years. The flower shop, located at the Hopyard Village Shopping Center, has long held a place in our readers' hearts, as a winner dating back to 2008. Owner Beth Shohfi aims for her shop to serve as a place of escape for her customers from the rest of their busy lives.

Kasaria Jewelers — Best Jewelry Store

Clover Creek Gifts — Best Home Furnishings

Known by word of mouth as a favorite option for home decor and gift options, Clover Creek has been a popular establishment downtown for years. The amicable workers provide quality service with helpful recommendations to create a genuine sense of community belonging.

Kasaria Jewelers — Best Jewelry Store

Family-owned Kasaria Jewelers and its customers value craftsmanship and quality. The Main Street store's trustworthy service and unique jewels are offered at reasonable price points, pleasing customers and earning it a Readers' Choice award for Best Jewelry Store.

Western Star Nursery — Best Nursery/Garden Center

Western Star Nursery was founded in 1996 and supplies landscapers and developers in Northern California with a diversified selection of quality ornamental shrubs and trees, pairing competitive prices with efficient service.

Gene's Fine Foods — Best Specialty Food Store

Therapy — Best Place to Buy a Gift

Repeat Readers' Choice champion Therapy is a downtown store that strives to be inclusive in its eclectic selection of gifts. This sense of community is reinforced by their tradition of giving back; Therapy donates 1% of each day's sales to local charities and food banks.

Gene's Fine Foods — Best Specialty Food Store

Gene's Fine Foods on Hopyard Road wins this Readers' Choice category again — third consecutive year. The prime meats, organic produce, and fine wines offered at this store attract customers, but the helpful expertise of the staff is what makes shopping at Gene's a special experience to return to. Website