2023 Best of 225 Awards: Shopping & Services

Photo by Sean Gasser

Best Antique Shop

Circa 1857 26%

Get lost in a curated wonderland of timeless antiques and vintage pieces at this Mid City shop. Circa is the ideal place to find unique furniture, colorful glassware and vintage decor and apparel with character, from bamboo shelves and yellow velvet chairs to vintage fur coats and decorative rugs. circa1857br.com


The Royal Standard 16.9%

The Pink Elephant Antiques 13.9%

Rusty Rooster 11.1%

V.Watts Trade Mart 8%

The Royal Standard, winner of the Best Local Gift Shop and the Best Local Shop for Home Decor awards. File photo by Raegan Labat

Best Local Gift Shop 

The Royal Standard  32.6%

Check off all your gift shopping at once. The Royal Standard stocks pajamas, travel bags, wedding gifts and Louisiana-themed kitchenware—all under one roof. theroyalstandard.com


The Foyer 12.6%

Bayou Belle Boutique 11.6%

Messengers Gifts 9.1%

The Idea Station 6.9%

Best Local Shop for Home Decor

The Royal Standard  25%

At this home, fashion and gift shop, shoppers can find humorous and eye-catching doormats, artsy mirrors, linens, furniture and home accents with flair. theroyalstandard.com


The Foyer 14.2%

Drusilla Imports 12.7%

Circa 1857 10.7%

Trends by Design 9.9%

Best Hotel 

WATERMARK Baton Rouge  40.1%

Experience downtown Baton Rouge like a celebrity in this elegant and modern boutique hotel. Grab a cocktail from the luxe bar at The Gregory and soak up the views of the city in style. watermarkbr.com


L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge 19.3%

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel 17.2%

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 11.9%

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU 7%

Best Local Men’s Clothing Store winner Carriages Fine Clothier. File photo

Best Local Men’s Clothing Store

Carriages Fine Clothier 22.5%

Time for a wardrobe refresh. Men can dress their best with help from the folks at Carriages Fine Clothier. Button downs, polos, elevated game-day attire, swimwear, dressy pants, suit jackets, shoes and accessories are all up for grabs. carriagesbr.com


The Backpacker 21.5%

Perlis 17.1%

McLavy Ltd. 12.6%

Brown & Brown Customer Clothiers 9.9%

Best Local Women’s Boutique winner Bayou Belle Boutique. File photo by Sean Gasser

Best Local Women’s Boutique

Bayou Belle Boutique 32.4%

Dress for every occasion at this boutique with two locations in Denham Springs. The racks range from casual Southern wear to trendy business attire. bayoubelleboutique.com


Frock Candy 14.8%

Head Over Heels 13.8%

Blu Spero 12.7%

JM Boutique 10.1%

Best Local Shop for Children & Infants winner Oh Baby!. File photo by Kristin Selle.

Best Local Shop for Children & Infants

Oh Baby! 23.2%

Babies can be dressed with class, too. This Bocage Village boutique sells classic clothing and tasteful keepsakes for newborns to preteens. It’s the place to shop for outfits for birthday photo shoots, special milestones or holidays with your little one. ohbabybr.com


The Bee’s Knees 18.6%

Lulu & Bean 16.1%

Mini Macarons 11.7%

Cassandi’s 11.2%

Best Local Shop for Game-day Attire 

Bayou Belle Boutique 26.5%

In Baton Rouge, it’s impossible to have too much game-day attire. Spice up LSU or Southern game-day looks with color-coordinated bodysuits, dangling football earrings, travel cups, gold cowboy boots and more. bayoubelleboutique.com


Bengals & Bandits 14.9%

Sweet Baton Rouge 13.6%

Purple and Gold Sports Shop 10.4%

Frock Candy 10.2%

Gordon McKernan, the face behind Best Law Firm winner Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. Photo by Collin Richie

Best Law Firm

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys 42.4%

Even if you’ve never hired him, you know Gordon McKernan. His face is seemingly on every billboard, commercial and bus around town, and even makes waves on social media. Is it safe to say that in and out of the courtroom, the community-focused law firm—which now has 12 offices and has handled more than 40 cases valued over $1 million each—can’t be beat? You be the judge. getgordon.com


Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers 15%

Kean Miller LLP 11.3%

Tyler & Possa 6.6%

Fini Firm 5.6%

Best Plastic Surgeon

Weiler Plastic Surgery 34.7%

Enhance your natural features at Weiler Plastic Surgery. This plastic surgery and medical spa offers injections, plastic surgery and nonsurgical body and skin treatments. weilerplasticsurgery.com


Williamson Cosmetic Center & Perenack Aesthetic Surgery  22.6%

Erick Sanchez MD Plastic Surgery 11.2%

Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery 6.5%

Stephens Plastic Surgery 6.2%

Best Tattoo Shop 

Burning Lotus Tattoo 22.5%

Add some art to your skin at Burning Lotus. This tattoo shop offers intricately detailed tattoos and piercings executed by pros. Find it on Facebook


Black Torch Tattoo 19.8%

High Resolution Tattoo 12.3%

Body Images Tattoo Clinic 11.7%

Leviathan Studios 6.8%

Best Urgent Care Center

Lake After Hours 28.3%

Don’t ignore your health. Get seen quickly at Lake After Hours for after-work urgent care needs. Hours vary by day and location, but most are open until 8 p.m. during the week, and the Drusilla location is open until 10 p.m. lakeurgentcare.com


Patient Plus Urgent Care 19%

The Baton Rouge Clinic 14.1%

Ochsner Urgent Care 10.4%

STAT Care Clinic 7.6%

Best Place for Pet Services winner Camp Bow Wow. Photo by Collin Richie

Best Place for Pet Services 

Camp Bow Wow 23.2%

When dog lovers are away from home, they can send their furry friends to their own home-away-from-home. Camp Bow Wow is a giant indoor-outdoor doghouse off Pecue Lane offering all-day play packages, dog boarding, training and grooming. Locals can reserve their furry pal’s spot online or on Camp Bow Wow’s app. campbowwow.com


Royal Treatment: Pet Manor & Grooming Spa 14.1%

Smooch My Pooch 12.1%

Lucky Dog Lodge 11.4%

Highland Road Animal Hospital 8.9%

Best Caterer

City Pork Catering & Events 21.9%

Whether it’s for a tailgate or cocktail hour, City Pork Catering and Events is a go-to for filling up lunch, dinner and party tables with tasty meats, Southern dishes and local greens. citypork.com


Chef Don Bergeron Enterprises 17.4%

Superior Grill 15.2%

Gourmet Girls 11.1%

Unique Cuisine Catering 8.8%

Best Market for Meat winner Iverstine Farms Butcher. File photo by Sean Gasser.

Best Market for Meat

Iverstine Farms Butcher 22.2%

Buy meat from the pros at this full-service butcher shop and smokehouse. Iverstine Farms Butcher sources its meats from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. iverstinefarms.com


Maxwell’s Market 13.7%

Oak Point Fresh Market 12%

Rouses Markets 10.8%

Chris’ Specialty Foods 10.7%

Best Local Grocery Store

Rouses Market 21.1%

Support local farmers and businesses by shopping at one of Rouses’ more than 80 locations. The Louisiana-founded supermarket sells locally sourced fresh produce, frozen and chilled goods, hot meals and pantry necessities. rouses.com


Oak Point Fresh Market 20.1%

Calandro’s Supermarket 14.3%

Calvin’s Bocage Market 14%

Alexander’s Market 10.9%

Best Nail Salon winner Zaza Nail Boutique. Photo by Sean Gasser

Best Nail Salon

Zaza Nail Boutique 20.6%

Sit back and relax at this preppy and polished nail salon in the Perkins Road Overpass District. Get a manicure, pedicure, eyebrow, lip or chin wax at Zaza while surrounded by cozy and classic decor and ever-changing displays of fresh flowers. Plus, the nail boutique uses essential oils and natural products to keep customers’ skin healthy. zazabatonrouge.com


BeauVie Nail Bar 14.3%

Sweetheart Nails 10.6%

Perkins Nails 10.3%

Blissful Nails & Spa 8.5%

Best Hair Salon winner Paris Parker Salon & Spa. File photo by Sean Gasser

Best Hair Salon

Paris Parker Salon & Spa 18.6%

When you look good, you feel good. At Paris Parker, that saying rings true, thanks to its revitalizing spa and salon services like haircuts, extensions, hair color and treatments. parisparker.com


Salon Prism 14.5%

Eggie Salon Studio 12.5%

J. Lené Salon & Spa 11.6%

LUXE Salon & Suite 8.7%

Best Boutique Fitness Studio

Body Sculpt Barre Studio 23%

The Body Sculpt Barre Studio is more than a fitness studio, it’s a community. At the studios in Prairieville, Brusly, Zachary and Central, fitness enthusiasts and beginners can make connections and challenge themselves with fast-moving and energetic workouts. bodysculptbarrestudios.com


Pilates Plus/TreadBR 15.4%

Geaux CrossFit 11.4%

Grace Yoga + Pilates 10.8%

Iron Tribe Fitness 9.1%

Best Place to Get a Massage 

Bumble Lane 25%

You deserve the finer things in life—and Bumble Lane is here to help. The spa’s two locations offer massage, body scrub, facial, manicure, pedicure, wax or lash and brow services. bumblelane.com


Woodhouse Spa 15.4%

The Emporium 9%

Trifecta Sports Therapy 8.6%

Massage Envy 7.4%