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Best Of: Shopping

Inlander readers weigh in on some of the places they like to spend their paychecks

4,000 Holes
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Best Record Store

1st Place: 4000 Holes

2nd Place: Garageland

3rd Place: Groove Merchants

North Idaho's Best: The Long Ear,

Coeur d'Alene (pictured)

Best Bookstore

1st PLACE: Auntie's Bookstore

A place like Auntie's needs no introduction, as it makes itself unmistakably known with its gorgeous window displays full of acclaimed works, and its historic, towering red-brick location in the heart of downtown Spokane. Three floors of books is about three times as many floors as almost any other bookstore in town can brag about stocking, and the lovely smell of old books is impossible to simulate. Count on Auntie's to give you the real thing.

2nd PLACE: Barnes & Noble

3rd PLACE: 2nd Look Books

NORTH IDAHO'S BEST: The Well-Read Moose, Coeur d'Alene

Best Florist

1st Place: liberty park

2nd Place: Appleway

3rd Place: Rose & Blossom

North Idaho's Best:

Flowers by Paul, Post Falls

Best Jewelry

Jewelry Design Center

Jewelry Design Center's tagline states that they want to be your jewelers for life. An ambitious goal, no doubt, but one that this locally owned, family-run company intends to realize through an unbeatable combo of expert sourcing, custom designs and precision craftsmanship. With that uncompromising long-term commitment, no wonder their customers reciprocated by voting them tops.

2nd PLACE: Pounder's Jewelry

3rd PLACE: Dodson's NORTH IDAHO'S BEST: Clark's Diamond Jewelers, Coeur d'Alene