2018 Best of Gay HRVA Readers’ Poll Winners: Shopping

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Best Place for Women’s & Men’s Fashions


The Swedish clothing retailer is one of the world’s leading fashion retailers and has locations throughout Hampton Roads.

Best Thrift/Consignment Store

Thrift Store USA

Located in Norfolk, Thrift Store USA has 26,000 square feet of bargains!  The building is also completely solar powered and all sales benefit Seton Youth Shelters. Drop-Off Donations are always welcome.

Best Home Furnishings Store

Decorum FurnitureDecorum Furniture opened in Norfolk over 40 years ago, offering crisp, clean contemporary furniture to traditional and historic city. Owner and LGBT leader Claus Ihlemann decided that remaking the local furniture market wasn’t enough, and developed a block of West 21st Street into The Palace Shops & Station, anchored by Decorum Furniture and home to 45 business, retail shops, restaurants and services.

Best Florist

Norfolk Florist

Norfolk Florist was established over 70 years ago and is a full service florist offering custom designs by expert designers, 24 hour services, fresh quality flowers, world-wide delivery and competitive pricing at locations throughout Hampton Roads.

Best Home Goods Store

Urban Castaways

Expect the Unexpected at this trendy, friendly consignment shop specializing in home decor from chic to classic – furniture, lighting, rugs, original art, both vintage and estate jewelry, and collectibles.

Best Art Gallery

Starving Artist Cafe

Starving Artist Cafe is where the palette meets the palate! In addition to food and drink, paint classes/parties are offered and artwork created by local artists is featured and always changing.   

Best Car Dealership

Tysinger MotorsThe Tysinger Automotive Family has a rich history in the Hampton area, proudly serving our customers for over fifty years.  Tysinger offers Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi, or Smart Cars in addition to pre-owned cars and service.

Best place to Buy Jewelry

David Nygaard Custom Jewelers

Combining cutting-edge 3D printing technology and a lifetime of learning the craft of custom jewelry design, David Nygaard creates one-of-kind pieces for his clients.

Best Salon/Spa

Jake’s Place

Jake’s Place is a locally-owned barbering lounge and spa for men.  Their experienced staff works with you to make sure you look your best, whether it’s haircuts, shaves, manicures and pedicures, facials or massages.

Best place to find One of a Kind Items

Ghent Antiques

Ghent Antiques moved its showroom to the heart of Ghent on Colley Avenue last winter.  In addition to their showroom, they offer estate sale and interior design services, consignment and live auctions.

Best Local Bookstore

Prince Books

Prince Books has operated since 1982 in downtown Norfolk.  The book store is located on the corner of Main Street and Martin’s Lane   Prince Books offers a wide selection of fiction in hardcover and paperback, sections on poetry, history, biography, boating, travel, and a complete children’s section. You may also enjoy perusing our books on home design, cookbooks, spirituality and current events.

Best Place to Buy Adult Novelties

Nancy’s Nook

Virginia Beach’s ‘store for couples’ offers a wide variety of adult novelties, lingerie and ‘marital aids’.

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