Best of La Crosse County 2017: Shopping & Beauty

Whether you prefer big box, brand name or locally owned mom-and-pop shops, you’ll find all the shopping you need in La Crosse County. All the largest commercial retailers can be found within a few miles of each other, and our downtowns have some of the finest specialty shops in the region. Let’s hear it for all our winners, and the fine work they do!

Clothing Store: Men

  1. Duluth Trading Co. – 31.2%
  2. Kohl’s – 28.4%
  3. JC Penny – 15.0%

Clothing Store: Women

  1. Kohl’s – 29.1%
  2. T.J. Maxx & Homegoods – 20.8%
  3. Maurices – 13.9%

Spa

  1. Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 40.8%
  2. Sue Kolve Salon & Day Spa – 18.4%
  3. Ultimate Salon & Day Spa – 13.9%

Nail Salon

  1. La Bella Nails & Spa – 28.9%
  2. Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 21.7%
  3. Sue Kolve Salon & Day Spa – 17.8%

Nail Technician

  1. Brandon, La Bella Nails & Spa – 23.9%
  2. Jen Tremain, Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 23.7%
  3. Chelsi Moore, Ultimate Salon & Day Spa  – 17.6%

Shoe Store

  1. Rogan’s Shoes – 41.2%
  2. Grand Bluff Running – 20.6%
  3. Tradehome Shoes – 12.6%

Antique Store

  1. Antique Center of La Crosse – 42.5%
  2. Treasures on Main – 24.4%
  3. Painted Porch – 15.6%

Consignment Store

  1. Savvy Home Consignments – 31.5%
  2. Once Upon a Child – 25.6%
  3. Style Encore – 24.1%

Thrift Store

  1. Goodwill – 27.4%
  2. Good Steward Resale Store – 26.2%
  3. Once Upon a Child – 17.6%

Bookstore

  1. Barnes & Noble – 55.1%
  2. Pearl Street Books – 37.3%
  3. Redemption Bookstore – 3.1%

Hardware Store

  1. Menards – 40.7%
  2. Walsh’s Ace Hardware (South La Crosse) – 24.0%
  3. Kroner’s True Value Hardware – 18.1%

Home Furnishings / Appliance Store

  1. Wettstein’s – 43.4%
  2. HOM Furniture – 16.4%
  3. Midwest TV & Appliance – 14.3%

Gift Shop / Specialty Store

  1. Painted Porch – 26.9%
  2. TJ Cheddarheads – 23.0%
  3. Touch of Class – 19.4%

Quilt / Craft Shop

  1. Olive Juice Quilts – 39.3%
  2. Hobby Lobby – 29.4%
  3. Michael’s – 12.7%

Jeweler

  1. Rose Jewelers – 29.0%
  2. Mark Jewelers – 23.5%
  3. Howes Diamond Jewelers – 17.9%

Barber Shop

  1. Tease – 23.4%
  2. Barber Joes – 22.1%
  3. Primitive Parlor – 18.6%

Hair Salon

  1. Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 24.7%
  2. Sue Kolve’s Salon & Day Spa – 18.8%
  3. The Ultimate Salon & Spa – 14.2%

Hair Stylist

  1. Denny Rae Arauz, Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 11.3%
  2. Alison Wegner Bright, Sue Kolve’s Salon & Day Spa – 10.1%
  3. Connie Peter, The Ultimate Salon & Spa – 7.3%

Aesthetician / Skin Care Services

  1. Maggie Jo Ascher, Metropolitan Salon & Day Spa – 15.2%
  2. Lisa Kasten, Sue Kolve’s Salon & Day Spa –  15.1
  3. Chelsie Moore, The Ultimate Salon & Spa – 15.0%

Local Product

  1. Pearl Street Brewery – 51.7%
  2. Pleasoning Seasoning – 27.1%
  3. Turtle Stack Brewery – 12.34%

Best of 2017