The Trak Shak 2839 18th St S 205-870-5644 HOMEWOOD

The Trak Shak is so much more than a shoe store. With race-management services, health fairs, shoe clinics and race-training programs, they re an invaluable resource for runners and an anchor for the local running community. Don t even think of buying your next pair of shoes without letting them digitally analyze your foot first. Also located in Trussville. The Trak Shak is the best thing to ever happen for runners in Birmingham. I won t buy my shoes anywhere else. Cory G.

Urban Cottage 5508 Crestwood Blvd 205-595-8067 BIRMINGHAM

From unique gifts and art to jewelry and stationery, Urban Cottage in Crestwood has just

the right gift for anyone on your list. Urban Cottage is a great place to find the perfect gift for any occasion! Anne W.

Wrapsody 160 Main St # 112 205-989-7277 HOOVER

A unique gift and home d├ęcor store in Patton Creek, Wrapsody is the IN spot for finding the perfect present. Great spot for holiday shopping, especially since they are also known for impeccable gift wrapping. They gift wrap beautifully! It is so nice to know they always have a great selection of gifts to choose from and you can leave with your gift ready to give. Amanda V.

Zoe s in Forest Park 3815 Clairmont Ave S 205-595-9049 BIRMINGHAM

Offering timeless style for the modern soul, Zoe s is a

fabulous consignment shop in historic Forest Park. Choose from men s and women s vin- tage and contemporary apparel, fashion accessories, costumes and gifts. High-end consign- ment is also available including designer bags, designer jeans, sunglasses and more. A great spot for fab fashion! Lindsey L.

What s On 2nd? 2306 2nd Ave N 205-322-2688 BIRMINGHAM

This store is a feast for the eyes. Three stories filled to the brim with antique and unusual items. From rocking chairs to vintage records to 1950s toys, you can find almost anything you are looking for (and lots you aren t!) at What s on 2nd? What s on 2nd? is filled with Americana and all things Birming- ham. You could spend a Saturday afternoon browsing...and, it s next to Urban Standard, a cool lunch spot. Tyler D.

With shelves full of vinyl and books, Renaissance Records takes shoppers back to the glory days.