BEST MALL
With more than 100 stores, Tanger Outlets at the Arches is the one-stop shopping destination for everything you need, and offeing a shopping experience unlike any other. From clothes and shoes to accessories, makeup, and so much more, this extraordinary mall is also known for its fantastic prices. It’s also home to a cinema, outdoor skating rink and plenty of restaurants, making it a great spot for family fun, too. Tanger Outlets at The Arches, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, 631-667-0600, tangeroutlet.com/deerpark

BEST DOWNTOWN
Established in 1691, this historical village is centrally located along the Nassau/Suffolk line and home to an eclectic range of shops and restaurants. Stroll along Main Street and enjoy a range of specialty shops such as The Chocolate Duck for some decadent treats. With so much good shopping, it’s no wonder that Long Islanders declare Farmingdale Village the Best Downtown! Farmingdale Village, 361 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-249-0093, farmingdalevillage.com

BEST TOY STORE
For more than 30 years, Fun Stuff Toys has been providing Long Island with the very best toys around. Not only is this go-to toy shop home to an abundance of pretty much every toy or game you could ever imagine, for all ages, but it also has an extremely friendly, enthusiastic and helpful staff. Whether you’re looking for something for newborns, teenagers, or adults who are young at heart, Fun Stuff Toys has it, guaranteed! Fun Stuff Toys, 3639 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-409-8697, fstoys.com

BEST JEWELRY STORE
This family-owned gem of a jewelry store has been serving LI for more than three decades and is staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable team of experts who can help customers locate the perfect piece of jewelry for any occasion. Whether you’re ready to pop the question, celebrate an anniversary, surprise that special someone, or treat yourself to a precious gift, From Italy With Love has it all! From Italy with Love Jewelers, 473 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-333-3702, fromitalywithlovejewelers.com

BEST HOBBY STORE
If you love to hunt, head over to South Shore Sportsman, Long Island’s foremost firearms and accessories store. Their selection of rifles, ammunition, and optics is unmatched, as are their prices. Hunters will find a broad selection of decoys, game calls, scent covers, survival supplies, and other essential outdoor gear. A one-stop shop for hunters, South Shore Sportsman also has expert sales staff to answer all your questions, as well as cleaning supplies and parts for your equipment. South Shore Sportsman, 9 Lansdowne Ave., Merrick, 516-992-0004, sssli.com

BEST COLLECTIBLES & NOSTALGIA STORE
Located on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park for 72 years, Bobb Howard’s General Store is stocked from floor to ceiling with more than 1,200 nostalgic candies and toys to bring back memories of childhood. It’s a great multi-generational trip to share with your children, parents, and grandchildren. Bobb Howard’s General Store, 581 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park, 516-354-9564, BobbHowardsGeneralStore.com

BEST PAWN SHOP
A past winner, Collectors Coins and Jewelry wins again for excellent customer service and unmatched experience. Here’s where Long Islanders sell jewelry, diamonds, coins, silver, gold, and watches for fair prices. With five locations around Long Island, there’s a Collectors nearby where you can turn your jewelry into cash. There’s no pressure to sell, though you’ll find on site a gemologist and numismatist (coin specialist) to estimate the value and authenticity of your goods. Collectors Coins and Jewelry also repairs your jewelry and watches, which you can have appraised by an onsite expert. Collectors Coins and Jewelry, multiple locations, collectorscoinsjewelry.com

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Voting in the 2019 Best of Long Island program runs through Dec. 15.

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