2021 Best Shops

2021 best shops

The Shopkeepers 2021 Best Shops celebrates unique, creative and inspiring independent shops. Extraordinary retailers from coffee and flower sellers to bookshops and markets. Stores that delight with discovery and inspire browsing. Shops that we visit when we travel or local ones that we love to return to again and again.

The pandemic continues to be a challenge for small businesses. Sadly many stores continue to shutter their shops, some moving to an online storefront. So it’s important to continue to support our communities of local, small and independent shopkeepers that keep our neighborhoods vital. Whether in real life or online.

This year we received such an amazing response to our 2021 Best Shops campaign. We discovered lots of lovely shops via your nominations. Unfortunately we can’t include every shop on our list (it would be way too long!) but we have introduced a new feature to share and shine a spotlight on favorite nominated shops. So do keep sharing all your favorite shops.

Now to the 2021 Best Shops list. This year the list includes some newcomers and some oldies but goodies, from last year’s and previous year’s lists. We do like to spread the love so we have featured as many shops as possible that haven’t been on previous year’s lists. Onto this year’s list…

2021 BEST SHOPS

On the following three pages are the 2021 Best Shops by category.

Page 1: Best New Shops, Best Coffee & Tea Shops, Best Flower & Plant Shops, Best Food Shops and Best Markets & Pop-ups

Page 2: Best Menswear & Accessories Shops, Best Womenswear & Accessories Shops, Best Beauty & Apothecary Shops and Best Vintage & Antique Shops

Page 3: Best Bookshops, Best Stationery Shops, Best Home & Interior Shops and Best Lifestyle Shops. And our new category “Best Specialty Shops”, those unique shops that defy being neatly categorized!

Thank you for continuing to join us on our mission to share the world’s best shops. Take a look back at our 2020 Best Shops and please keep sharing all your favorites.


BEST NEW SHOPS 2020

KNICKERBOCKER 357 CANAL STREET, NEW YORK, NY

knickerbocker.nyc

CREEL AND GOW 3424 FRANKLIN AVENUE, MILLBROOK, NY

creelandgow.com

HOWBERT & MAYS 16 CLARE STREET, DUBLIN 

howbertandmays.ie

LABOUR AND WAIT 48 DORSET STREET, MARYLEBONE, LONDON

labourandwait.co.uk

MATSU 76 CHARLES STREET, BOSTON, MA

matsu_boston

ANIMA MUNDI APOTHECARY 117 CROSBY STREET, NEW YORK, NY

animamundiherbals.com

STRAW 126 COLUMBIA ROAD, LONDON

strawlondon.co.uk

NOVEMBER 19 37 ORCHARD STREET, LOWER EAST SIDE, NY

november19

SOGNO TOSCANO 17 PERRY STREET, WEST VILLAGE, NY

sognotoscano.com


BEST COFFEE & TEA SHOPS

THE GENTLEMEN BARISTAS LONDON

thegentlemenbaristas.com

COFFEEWERK + PRESS 4 QUAY STREET, GALWAY CITY, GALWAY

coffeewerkandpress.com

THE MILKMAN 7 & 52 COCKBURN STREET, EDINBURGH

themilkman.coffee

SAINT PEARL 38 RUE DES SAINTS-PÈRES, PARIS

saint_pearl

MONMOUTH COFFEE COMPANY LONDON

monmouthcoffee.co.uk

THE GREENS AM KRÖGEL 2, BERLIN

the-greens-berlin.de

NOMAD BARCELONA

nomad coffee.es

HOMECOMING 107 FRANKLIN STREET & 92 BERRY STREET, BROOKLYN

home-coming.com

OSLO WEST VILLAGE, YORKVILLE,  & BROOKLYN, NY

oslocoffee.com

URBAN BACKYARD 180 MULBERRY STREET, NEW YORK

urbanbackyard.com


BEST FOOD & PROVISIONS SHOPS

CURIO SPICE 2265 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, CAMBRIDGE, MA

curiospice.com

ALBANESE MEATS & POULTRY 238 ELIZABETH STREET, NOLITA, NY

albanesemeats

TALBOTT & ARDING 202 ALLEN STREET, HUDSON, NY

talbottandarding.com

liesas.com

THE HAIRY FIG 39 FOSSGATE, YORK

thehairyfig.co.uk

EMMETT’S STORE PEASENHALL, SUFFOLK, UK

emmetts.co.uk

A PORTUGUESE LOVE AFFAIR 326 HACKNEY ROAD, LONDON

aportugueseloveaffair.co.uk

LONDON BOROUGH OF JAM 51D CHATSWORTH ROAD, LOWER CLAPTON, LONDON

londonboroughofjam

I J MELLIS EDINBURGH & GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

mellischeese.net

POILÂNE PARIS & LONDON

poilane.com


BEST FLOWER & PLANT SHOPS

GREEN FINGERS MARKET NYC & MILAN

greenfingersmarket.com

WILDERNIS BILDERDIJKSTRAAT 165F, AMSTERDAM

wildernisamsterdam.nl

PLANT THE FUTURE 8484 NE 2nd AVENUE, MIAMI, FL

planthefuture.com

TERRÁREA RUA DE BRITO CAPELO 1211,  MATOSINHOS, PORTUGAL

terrarea.pt

PILEA 16 CATHERINE HILL, FROME, SOMERSET

pileaplantshop.com

MOYSES STEVENS LONDON

moysesflowers.co.uk

GROW URBAN 92 GROVE STREET & 8b SAINT VINCENT STREET, EDINBURGH

growurban.uk

FRAGRANCE 14 RUE SAINT-SÉBASTIEN, PARIS

fragrance.paris

MCQUEENS FLOWERS 29 NORTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON

mcqueensflowers.com

SWALLOWS & DAMSONS 326 ABBEYDALE ROAD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE

swallowsanddamsons.com


BEST MARKETS & POP-UPS

FIELD + SUPPLY KINGSTON, NY

fieldandsupply.com

DOVER STREET MARKET LONDON, TOKYO, BEIJING, NYC, LA &SINGAPORE

doverstreetmarket.com

ALAMEDA POINT ANTIQUES FAIRE 3900 MAIN STREET, ALAMEDA, CA

alamedapointantiquesfair.com

BOROUGH MARKET 8 SOUTHWARK STREET, LONDON

boroughmarket.org.uk

CAMDEN PASSAGE MARKET 1 CAMDEN PASSAGE, ISLINGTON, LONDON

camdenpassageislington.co.uk

WHALEBONE X AWA 328 BLEECKER STREET, NY

whalebone x awa

FARMSHOP MARKET 225 26th STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA

farmshop.market

THE MARKET LINE 115 DELANCEY STREET, LOWER EAST SIDE, NY

themarketline.nyc

MERCADO DE SAN MIGUEL PLAZA DE SAN MIGUEL, MADRID

mercadodesanmiguel.es

BOW MARKET 1 BOW MARKET WAY, SOMERVILLE, MA

bowmarketsomerville.com

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