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Photo by Jacki Mick

Fairvilla Megastore sign

1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail

407-425-6005

fairvilla.com

The drive down OBT heading toward Apopka is boring and mundane, with little to see except for railroad tracks on one side and small warehouses surrounded by patchy grass on the other. But popping up among the humdrum is a sign that might make you whip your car around to read it again. The exterior of Fairvilla Megastore is pretty low-key unless you count the giant sign in front that often boasts sayings like "We would love to show you our rack – just ask us," "National Masturbation Month – don't forget to celebrate" or "Our rabbits will take you to a different wonderland." Fairvilla's allusions are more sexy snark than heavy innuendo, but either way, it's a nice way to break the tension with the cashier when you make your risqué purchases.

Goods and Services: Best in local shops, boutiques, dog groomers and more

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Photo by Samantha Redding

Gypset

gypsetcollective.com

Taking its name from the early-2000s coinage combining "gypsy" with "jet set" (cf. Julia Chaplin's coveted trilogy for publisher Assouline), Sam Redding's Gypset provides boho-chic adornment in a wide range of price points for both Coachella princesses and more-prim types. Go for a subtle turquoise cuff, or load up neck, wrists and ears with pieces dripping in geodes, quartz crystals, gemstones and rare hardwoods. Find the mobile boutique by following @gypsetco on Instagram or checking the website; Redding's adorable renovated trailer is posted outside East End Market for the month of August.

Best Adult 
 Entertainment Store

1. Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005, fairvilla.com

2. Premier Couples Superstore, 5009 S. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-857-2050, premiercouples.net

3. Fairvilla's Sexy Things, 7535 International Drive, 407-826-1627, fairvilla.com

Best Antique Store

1. Renninger's, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-383-8393, renningers.net

2. Adjectives Market, multiple locations, adjstyle.com

3. The Lovely Boutique Market, 2906 Corrine Drive, 407-270-7729, thelovelyboutiquemarket.com

Best Barbershop

1. Floyds 99 Barbershop, multiple locations, floydsbarbershop.com

2. Liberty Barbershop, 49 Primrose Drive, 407-590-9330, libertybarbershop.com

3. Capp's Barbers, 293 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 407-478-8788, cappsbarbers.com

Best Bicycle Shop

1. Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive, 407-422-5552, orangecycleorlando.com

2. Kyle's Bike Shop, 203 Primrose Drive, 407-228-7088, kylesbikeshop.net

3. David's World Cycle, multiple locations, davidsworld.com

Best Boutique

1. Owl's Attic, 3106 Corrine Drive, 321-300-6957, theowlsattic.com

2. Sophie & Trey, 136 N. Fourth St., Lake Mary, 844-232-7364, sophieandtrey.com

3. The Lovely Boutique Market, 2906 Corrine Drive, 407-270-7729, thelovelyboutiquemarket.com

Best Comic Book Shop

1. Gods & Monsters, 5421 International Drive, 407-270-6273, godmonsters.com

2. A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 407-332-9636, facebook.com/acomicshop

3. Coliseum of Comics, multiple locations, coliseumofcomics.com

Best Day Spa (facials, waxing, massage, etc.)

1. The Ritz-Carlton, 4012 Central Florida Parkway, 407-206-2400, ritzcarlton.com

2. Hand and Stone, multiple locations, handandstone.com

3. The Spa Orlando, 2626 Edgewater Drive, 407-898-7737, thespaorlando.com

Best Doggy Daycare

1. Happy Paws, 12693 E. Colonial Drive, 407-282-5656, happypawsorlando.com

2. Woof! Orlando, 3529 Edgewater Drive, 407-422-2206, wooforlando.com

3. Ranger's Pet Outpost, 1239 Minnesota Ave., Winter Park, 407-622-4884, rangerspetoutpost.com