Best of Shopping
BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING RETAILER:
1525 J ST., MODESTO
(209) 521-2700 | shopbonniej.com
Fashion-forward women of every age and profession adore Bonnie J, the hot spot in Modesto to find affordable and stylish shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories. Owner Lisa Ardis stocks the hip and trendy shop with the latest styles, maintains constant communication with designers, and travels to markets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York in pursuit of cutting edge garments and accessories for her customers. Bonnie J’s skilled fashion experts will make you feel like a celebrity as they assist you in selecting the perfect outfit. You can also shop online and monitor Bonnie J’s Facebook and Instagram feeds for a sneak peek at new items as soon as they’re delivered. It’s a fashionista’s dream come true!
BEST MEN’S CLOTHING RETAILER:
3224 MCHENRY AVE., MODESTO
(209) 529-6860 | rossinismenswear.com
Ask most men in Stanislaus County where they got their last tuxedo and they’ll probably name the same place: Rossini’s on McHenry Ave. in Modesto. That’s because Rossini’s has been the area’s source for men’s formal wear, fashion and designer clothing for more than two generations. In addition to renting or purchasing men’s formalwear from Rossini’s, Modesto’s best-dressed males get their suits, coats, slacks, shirts, ties and shoes there, as well as denims, sport shirts and leather jackets. Rossini’s long legacy includes a well-earned reputation for incredible customer service with custom fitting, alterations and tailoring. And if you don’t know how to properly tie a real bow tie, ascot or cravat, the friendly staff will help show you the ropes so you can be red carpet ready for your next special event.
BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING RETAILER:
MCHENRY VILLAGE, 1700 MCHENRY AVE., STE. 24, MODESTO
(209) 522-1999 | ragamuffinmodesto.com
If it’s unique and it’s for children, you’ll find it at Ragamuffin in Modesto. Owner Kathie McBroom supplies the McHenry Village shop with a truly delightful selection of children’s clothing (infants to girls size 16 and boys size 10), gifts, toys and accessories for everyday fun and special occasions. Drop by to purchase the ideal outfit for your child’s special family photo or event or a unique baby gift for a friend’s new addition— personally wrapped for your convenience at no charge. Need some help? Ragamuffin’s experienced staff can assist you in selecting the perfect gift and make size and fit recommendations. And don’t forget to sign your child up for the Birthday Club and enter the free photo session drawing.
BEST DECOR & HOME ACCESSORIES:
MCHENRY VILLAGE, 1700 MCHENRY AVE., STE. 62, MODESTO
(209) 491-0931 | linobella.com
Close your eyes and picture this: the most beautiful bedding and home accessories you’ve ever seen, all yours for the buying. Now open your eyes and run over to Lino Bella in McHenry Village, Modesto, the ultimate stop for home décor and accessories. You’ll find that while the shop’s beautiful displays draw you in, the friendly and helpful customer service and high quality products will keep you coming back. Lino Bella’s devotees appreciate its fine collection of traditional and contemporary linens for bed, bath and table; designer home accessories; furniture; and tantalizing scents and lotions. Whether you’re hunting for a posh trinket to add a little pizzazz to your boudoir or a gift from the wedding registry, you’ll find the perfect purchase right here.
BEST JEWELRY STORE:
MCHENRY VILLAGE, 1700 MCHENRY AVE., STE. 22, MODESTO
(209) 577-4626 | edwards-jewelers.com
Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend, they’re everybody’s BFF (along with gold, pearls, and other precious and semiprecious stones and metals, of course!)—especially when you shop at Edwards Jewelers in McHenry Village, Modesto. Founded in 1948, Edwards has a tradition of providing quality jewelry at affordable prices with unmatched customer service. Owners Sam Jennings and Dennis Culbertson and their knowledgeable and friendly staff provide a complete range of services, offering gorgeous jewelry, pearl re-stringing, on-site GIA appraisal services, private jewelry consultations, diamond presentations by appointment and free jewelry cleaning and inspection. Edwards has a great selection of jewelry, but if you want to custom create an original piece of your own design, the experienced staff can help you with that, too.