Best Shopping in Corpus Christi 2024 -The Bend Magazine

The Local’s List 2024: Home, Shopping & Services

The Local's List 2024 readers' choice poll winners for Home, Shopping & Services include the best specialty store, vintage retailer and more.

Shelves of merchandise inside one of the best places to shop in Corpus Christi, Sew Bonita.

Best Gift/Mercantile Shop Winner: Sew Bonita | Photo by Benjamin Zaragosa

The Local’s List 2024 readers’ choice poll winners for Home, Shopping & Services include categories such as the best specialty store, vintage retailer and much more.



With a blend of expertise and artistry, Yolanda’s Alterations turns fabrics into personalized masterpieces that fit like a second skin. From wedding dresses to business suits, the attention to detail and commitment to perfection ensures each alteration enhances the wearer’s comfort and confidence, leaving clients impeccably attired and thoroughly satisfied. 2033 Airline Rd C, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Julian Gold

Third place: Sew Padre Alterations

Texas State Aquarium’s new Wildlife Rescue Center was designed by the architecture firm Turner Ramirez in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Turner Ramirez Architects work for the Texas State Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue Center | Rendering provided

Architecture Firm

Turner Ramirez Architects

Turner Ramirez Architects is a visionary firm at the forefront of architectural design and innovation known for its commitment to excellence and forward-thinking design solutions. From sleek urban developments to sustainable residential designs, Turner Ramirez Architects brings a fresh perspective to every project, pushing boundaries and redefining the built environment. The firm’s dedication to quality craftsmanship and client satisfaction continues to shape the skyline and leave a lasting imprint on communities worldwide. 3751 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: LEVY DYKEMA

Third place: Chuck Anastos Associates

Auto Detailing

Rick’s Detailing and Body Shop

A trusted destination for automotive care, Rick’s Detailing and Body Shop combines precision and passion. A skilled team of technicians restores vehicles to their former glory, inside and out. Whether it’s a minor scratch or a full detailing service, Rick’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that every car looks its best, ready to hit the road with confidence. 5146 Ayers St, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Second place: Texas Excellence

Third place: Meticulous Detailing

Auto Shop

TC Auto Service

TC Auto Service is the community’s go-to destination for automotive care, where reliability meets expertise. With a team of skilled technicians and a commitment to quality service, it provides a comprehensive range of automotive services to keep vehicles running smoothly. TC Auto Service prides itself on delivering efficient service and peace of mind to customers who walk through its doors. 2350 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: Thomas Exxon Auto Repair

Third place: Romay’s Auto Service

Roy's Bait & Tackle Outfitters offers some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi.
Roy’s Bait & Tackle Outfitters | Photo provided

Bait & Tackle Shop

Roy’s Bait & Tackle Outfitters

Roy’s Bait & Tackle Outfitters isn’t your average bait and tackle shop—it’s a mecca for anglers, where the pursuit of the perfect catch is a way of life. The selection of gear is carefully curated to meet the needs of seasoned fishermen and novices alike. From skiffs to reels, Roy’s has you covered.  7613 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Rockport Tackle Town

Third place: Cos Way Bait & Tackle

Body Shop

Romay’s Auto Shop

Romay’s Auto Shop approaches every repair with meticulous care and attention to detail. Trusted by locals for its expertise and dedication, Romay’s is a shop where dented panels and chipped paint find redemption. With a team of skilled artisans and a passion for precision, the business meticulously restores cars to their pristine condition. 2830 Cimarron Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: South Texas Auto Recon

Third place: Certified Collision Works

Four Chicks in the Park provides some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Four Chicks in the Park | Photo provided

Children’s Clothing

Four Chicks in the Park

Known for its charming and stylish apparel, Four Chicks in the Park offers a delightful array of clothing that combines quality, comfort and unique designs, making it a favorite among local families. With a focus on fashion and function, this store continues to set the standard for children’s clothing in the community, providing delightful attire for every occasion. 3810 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Goo Goo Boujee

Third place: Sandpiper Lane

Credit Union

Rally Credit Union

With a commitment to personalized service, Rally Credit Union offers a comprehensive range of financial products designed to meet the diverse needs of its community. Trusted and respected, Rally Credit Union inspires confidence and builds lasting relationships, helping members achieve their financial goals with ease. 4802 Crosstown Expy, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Second place: CoastLife Credit Union

Third place: RBFCU

Electrical Services 

JP Electric

JP Electric in Corpus Christi is helmed by a Master Electrician with 29 years of expertise in residential and commercial electrical services. Renowned for its employees’ knowledge, honesty and superior installations at reasonable rates, JP Electric stands out as a trusted provider in the community. Fully licensed and insured, it prioritizes safety and quality in every project, ensuring peace of mind for its clients. 5556 Ayers St Unit 24 Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Second place: Scott Electric

Third place: Cervantes Electric

Mother Cluckker Farms offers farm-fresh eggs in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mother Clucker Farms | Photo by Lillian Reitz

Farmers Market Vendor (Fresh Goods/Produce)

Mother Clucker Farms

Family-owned and operated, Mother Clucker Farms specializes in fresh, free-range chicken and duck eggs. The owners’ dedication to quality has earned them partnerships with local retailers and accolades. Passionate about sustainable farming and serving the community, Mother Clucker Farms looks forward to providing top-notch eggs for families near and far. 4482 Co Rd 56, Robstown, TX 78380

Second place: Twining Tree Farm Artisan Sourdough Bakery

Third place: McNabb Microfarm

Financial Advisor

Alex Legamaro- Legamaro Financial Services Inc.

Alex Legamaro is a driving force behind Legamaro Financial Services Inc., a trusted name in the world of financial planning and wealth management. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to personalized service, Legamaro works closely with clients to help them achieve their financial goals. 717 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Laurelyn Pohlmeier- Edward Jones

Third place: Adamson & Company

Fine Jewelry

Camille’s Original Jewelry Designs

Camille’s Original Jewelry Designs is a haven for those seeking unique and exquisite pieces that speak to their individuality. With a focus on quality materials and attention to detail, this jewelry exudes elegance and charm, making it a cherished addition to any collection. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for oneself, Camille’s offers timeless beauty and sophistication that transcends trends. 6345 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Pharaoh’s Jewelers

Third place: Ezekiel Diamond Co

Fishing Guide/Charter

Jesse Torres Guide Service

Jesse Torres Guide Service is a beacon for anglers seeking thrilling adventures and memorable fishing experiences. Led by Jesse Torres, a seasoned guide with a deep love for the outdoors, the service offers expert-led fishing trips in some of the most scenic and bountiful waters. Whether landing a trophy bass or reeling in a feisty trout, Jesse Torres Guide Service promises an unforgettable day on the water filled with excitement, camaraderie and the thrill of the catch. 13317 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418 

Second place: La Pesca Lodge and Fishing Guides

Third place: Jay Watkins- Professional Fishing Guide

Chic to Chic offers furniture and some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Chic to Chic | Photo provided


Chic to Chic

Chic to Chic is your go-to destination for sophisticated and on-trend home furnishings. With a passion for curating pieces that tell a story and inspire conversation, it offers diverse furniture and accessories to suit every style and budget. Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind finds or personalized design consultations, Chic to Chic provides experienced service from design professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, ensuring you find the perfect pieces to elevate your space. 526 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: My Coastal Home

Third place: Garza Furniture

General Contractor

Bayside Contracting Co.

A trusted partner for all your contracting needs, Bayside Contracting Co. specializes in delivering high-quality construction services with a commitment to excellence. With years of experience and a dedication to customer satisfaction, Bayside Contracting Co. takes pride in every residential project the company undertakes. 1701 3rd St Ste. 1A, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Second place: Longhorn Construction Services

Third place: Fellowship Construction

Sew Bonita offers a wide variety of items, making some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Sew Bonita | Photo by Benjamin Zaragosa

Gift/Mercantile Shop

Sew Bonita

A vibrant oasis of creativity and culture, at Sew Bonita you will find gifts inspired by the region’s rich heritage. This boutique offers an eclectic array of clothes, accessories and merch that celebrate the colorful tapestry of South Texas. From vibrant apparel and accessories to charming home decor items, each piece at Sew Bonita reflects the lively spirit and unique identity of the area. 4719 S Alameda St Suite B, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: La Casita de Barro Imports

Third place: The She Shed

Tula Blue creates beautiful jewelry in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Tula Blue | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Handcrafted Jewelry

Tula Blue

Tula Blue’s minimalist jewelry embodies the essence of adventure and resilience, crafted to withstand the elements and complement your bold and balanced lifestyle from sea to summit. Designs, made from sustainably sourced shells, freshwater pearls, crystals and semi-precious stones, are as naturally beautiful as they are durable. Whether you’re exploring the coast or conquering mountain peaks, this jewelry is made to move with you, reflecting your unique personality through endless combinations of necklaces, bracelets and anklet stacks.

Second place: Lavender and Lee

Third place: CABRERA Company

Poppin Natural Body Butter | Photography by Deux Boheme

Handcrafted Product (non-jewelry)

Poppin Natural

With a commitment to using the finest natural ingredients, Poppin Natural offers a range of skincare solutions that promote healthy, radiant skin. Handmade with natural ingredients, each formulation is gentle yet potent, ensuring your skin receives the best nature has to offer. Focused on sustainability and overall wellness and combining efficacy with environmental responsibility, Poppin Natural stands out as a trusted choice for those seeking a genuinely natural approach to skincare. 1045 Airline Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Indigo Laine

Third place: Chill Wax Candles

Heating/Air Conditioning Services

Mathews CCAC

Mathews CCAC understands a well-functioning HVAC system is essential for your home’s comfort and safety. It provides peace of mind by ensuring your system operates efficiently and safely, offering premium HVAC services alongside indoor air quality solutions to help you breathe easier. The company’s commitment to fair pricing and energy-efficient solutions helps you save on heating and cooling costs. 4502 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Precision Air

Third place: Air Solutions Air Conditioning & Heating

Home Builder 

South Texas Home Builders

South Texas Home Builders is dedicated to crafting exceptional homes that blend quality, style and functionality. With a deep understanding of the local landscape and a commitment to superior craftsmanship, these professionals specialize in creating residences that meet the unique needs and preferences of each client. The team of experienced builders and designers work closely with clients from concept to completion, ensuring every detail is meticulously executed. 5337 Yorktown Blvd #303, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Second place: Hogan Homes

Third place: Azali Homes

Home Cleaning Services

ABBA Services TX, Inc.

ABBA Services TX, Inc. is your trusted partner for top-notch home cleaning services. It specializes in delivering thorough and reliable cleaning solutions tailored to the unique needs of each household. Committed to providing exceptional service, the experienced team of professionals ensures every corner of your home sparkles with cleanliness. 2501 TX-35 BUS, Rockport, TX 78382

Second place: So Fresh So Clean Cleaning Service

Third place: Classy Cleaners

Terrie Moore walks around her home decor shop, one of the best options for shopping in Corpus Christi.
Wildflowers | Photo by Lillian Reitz

Home Decor


Wildflowers transforms your home into a haven of elegance and charm with a carefully curated selection of European antiques, vintage finds, handmade pottery and rare plants. Wildflowers invites you to explore a world where each piece tells a story and every corner offers a new discovery. From timeless antiques to artisanal pottery, the collection brings a touch of sophistication and natural beauty to your decor. Wander through this boutique and find the perfect elements to infuse your home with character, warmth and unique allure. 309 N Water St suite c, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: Chic to Chic

Third place: My Coastal Home

Home Organization Services

So Fresh So Clean

So Fresh So Clean offers premier home organization services designed to bring order and serenity to your living spaces. Whether it’s reorganizing a chaotic closet or streamlining your kitchen, it ensures your living spaces are both practical and visually appealing. With So Fresh So Clean, enjoy the peace of mind that comes from a well-organized home. 

Second place: The Tailored Closet of Greater Corpus Christi

Third place: Balanced House Professional Organizing

Home Painter

Southern Painting

Southern Painting offers exceptional home painting services that transform your living spaces with a fresh, vibrant look. This business continues to use its time-tested formula for success, consistently demonstrating a tireless dedication to customer satisfaction. Its motto, “Lots of Satisfied Customers!” reflects its commitment to making each project enjoyable from start to finish. 4444 Corona Dr Suite 238, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Bay Area Painting

Third place: S&S Painting Drywall Remodeling

A kitchen showcasing work from 361 Cabinets & More.
361 Cabinets & More | Photo provided

Home Remodeling Services

361 Cabinets and More

A trusted partner for comprehensive home remodeling services, 361 Cabinets and More specializes in transforming your living spaces into stunning and functional areas. Specialties include high-quality custom cabinets, countertops, backsplashes and flooring. As a premier cabinet builder in Corpus Christi, its experts pride themselves on offering affordable prices without compromising on craftsmanship. Trust 361 Cabinets to bring your vision to life and create the home of your dreams. 316 S Commercial St, Aransas Pass, TX 78336

Second place: Flip Flop Handyman

Third place: Fellowship Construction LLC

Insurance Agency

Grove and Davis Insurance

Grove and Davis Insurance is a trusted provider of comprehensive insurance solutions tailored to meet your unique personal and commercial needs. The experienced team of agents works closely with clients to understand their specific requirements and provide tailored coverage options that offer peace of mind and financial protection. Whether you’re looking to protect your assets, secure your family’s future or safeguard your business, Grove and Davis Insurance helps you navigate the complex world of insurance and find the right coverage at the right price. 4646 Corona Dr #270, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Jennie Dibala State Farm

Third place: Kinsley Emshoff- Texas Farm Bureau

Interior Design

Chic to Chic Furniture

Chic to Chic is your premier destination for exquisite furniture that blends style, quality and affordability. The knowledgeable team is here to assist you in finding the perfect pieces to suit your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. From elegant sofas and luxurious armchairs to sleek dining sets and stylish accent pieces, each handpicked item in the collection will elevate your home decor with sophistication and charm. 526 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Susan Castor

Third place: Elizabeth Welsh Interior Design

Landscaping work of Gills Landscaping.
Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co. | Photo provided


Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co. is your go-to destination for expert landscaping services. With a passion for creating stunning outdoor spaces, this team specializes in custom designs tailored to your unique style and preferences. From lush gardens to elegant hardscapes, the team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life and enhance the beauty and functionality of your property. 2810 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: Padre Palms Nursery and Landscaping

Third place: 360º Landscape & Irrigation

Lawn Maintenance

The Lawn Ranger & Pronto Services

Look no further than The Lawn Ranger & Pronto Services for top-notch lawn maintenance services. With a passion for pristine landscapes and a commitment to quality, its team specializes in keeping your lawn looking its very best. 1050 Pyramid Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Veterlawn

Third place: Augusta Lawn Care of Rockport

Mattress Store

Cantwell Mattress

Cantwell Mattress is your destination for premium sleep solutions tailored to your comfort and support needs. With a legacy spanning generations, this family-owned business takes pride in crafting mattresses that promote restful sleep and rejuvenation. Cantwell has the best options to help you achieve a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. 4634 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Second place: Mattress Firm

Third place: Zavala Furniture- Rockport

Moving Services

Two Men & a Truck

Two Men & a Truck reigns supreme in the moving world. With a commitment to professionalism and customer satisfaction, its experienced team specializes in handling all aspects of your move with care and precision. Its team navigates the chaos of relocation with the finesse of a well-coordinated synchronized swimming team. 1066 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78416

Second place: All My Sons Moving & Storage

Third place: Top Notch Movers

Outdoor Living Design & Construction

Artisan Pools & Outdoor Living

For three decades, Artisan Pools & Outdoor Living has been the heartbeat of South Texas’ aquatic dreams, crafting pools that stand as timeless testaments to craftsmanship. More than just pool builders, it is your one-stop destination for all things backyard bliss, offering a comprehensive range of services from pool construction and maintenance to outdoor furniture and hot tubs. 2401 Cimarron Blvd Suite 106, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: Republic of Texas Concrete & Coatings

Third place: Built Strong

Pest Control

ABC Commercial Services

In the battle against pests, ABC Commercial Services emerges as a stalwart defender, wielding expertise and precision like seasoned warriors. With a legacy of excellence spanning years, it specializes in providing comprehensive pest control solutions to homes and businesses of all sizes. 1022 Mc Bride Ln, Corpus Christi, TX 78407

Second place: Esparza Pest Control

Third place: Pest Patrol

Barkarittaville in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Barkaritaville Pet Resort | Photo provided

Pet Boarding

Barkaritaville Pet Resort

Barkaritaville understands leaving your pet behind can be ruff, which is why its staff has created a vacation destination your pet will love just as much as you do. A full-service, fun and enriching home away from home for your pet, Barkaritaville Pet Resort includes luxury dog and cat boarding, dog daycare, dog training and dog grooming. 6617 Jefferson St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Pet Grooming

Barkaritaville Pet Resort

Barkaritaville knows grooming is more than just keeping your pet looking their best—it’s about improving their overall well-being. That’s why this team takes the time to get to know your pet and its unique grooming needs, ensuring a personalized and stress-free experience every time. With a variety of packages, Barkaritaville Pet Resort will help your dog look and feel their best. 6617 Jefferson St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Second place: Grubby Paws Mobile Pet Grooming

Third place: Muddy Paws

Pet Store

Feathered Friends & Co.

Feathered Friends & Co. is your go-to destination for all things avian, offering a wide range of products and services tailored to the needs of bird enthusiasts. From premium bird food and toys to expert grooming and boarding services, it caters to the unique requirements of feathered companions. With a passion for birds and a commitment to excellence, its knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing personalized care and advice to ensure the health and happiness of your avian friends. 4209 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Whole Pets Market

Third place: EarthWise Pet Nutrition Center & Wellness Spa Corpus Christi

Pet Training

Sit Means Sit

With a team of experienced trainers and a proven training methodology, Sit Means Sit specializes in providing personalized training programs tailored to your dog’s unique needs and behaviors. Whether you’re looking to address obedience issues or behavioral problems or simply want to strengthen the bond between you and your canine companion, Sit Means Sit is here to help. From Puppy Management to AKC Canine Good Citizen certification, this pet training school has everything you need to elevate your dog’s behavior. 904 Elm St, Portland, TX 78374

Second place: Elite K9

Third place: Off Leash K9 Training – Corpus Christi

A woman walks around Gill's Garden & Nursery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co. | Photo by Aaron Garcia

Plant Nursery

Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co. isn’t your average plant nursery—it’s a botanical haven where green thumbs unite. Nestled amid rows of vibrant blooms and lush foliage, the nursery offers a diverse selection of plants to inspire any gardening enthusiast. With knowledgeable staff on hand to offer expert advice and guidance, the staff members are here to help you bring your garden dreams to life. 2810 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: Turner’s Gardenland

Third place: Planted CCTX

Plumbing Services

Graf Plumbing

In the depths of one’s home where the shadows of sewage water lay bountiful, Graf Plumbing emerges as the bright light to ward off any sense of fear. Against the encroachment of clogs, leaks and non-working faucets, this plumbing team lends their hands to us lucky citizens. Trust your home’s hidden veins to Graf Plumbing, where each service assures your house maintains its good bones. 5961 La Costa, Corpus Christi, TX 78414 

Second place: Sparkling City Plumbing

Third place: Dwayne McCain Plumbing

Pool Builder

Galloway Pools and Spas, Inc.

In the sun-drenched land of your backyard, where dreams of shimmering blue water beckon, Galloway Pools and Spas, Inc. emerges as the master artisan of aquatic escapes. With decades of expertise, Galloway Pools transforms visions into reality, crafting bespoke pools that reflect luxury and crystal-clear water. With your custom swimming pool from Galloway Pools, you can have a slice of paradise in your backyard. 1860 Saratoga Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78417

Second place: Oasis Pools and Spas

Third place: Moreno’s Pools and Spa

Pool Maintenance

New Wave Dave Pool Service

New Wave Dave Pool Service is your go-to expert for pristine pool maintenance, ensuring your backyard oasis remains a crystal-clear haven. Its team handles weekly cleaning services and equipment upgrades, covering all your pool needs. 5950 La Costa, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: Wade in the Water Pool & Spa Services

Third place: Brad’s Pool Service

A woman checks out a shopping booth at ArtWalk in Downtown Corpus Christi.
ArtWalk – Downtown Corpus Christi | Photo provided

Pop-Up Market Event

ArtWalk – Downtown Corpus Christi

In the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, ArtWalk transforms the city streets into a vibrant tapestry of creativity and culture. It’s where the soul of the city spills onto the streets. Held on the first Friday of every month, this dynamic event brings together local artists, musicians and food vendors, creating an enchanting atmosphere that celebrates the community’s artistic spirit. Stroll through galleries, discover unique handcrafted treasures and enjoy live performances that add rhythm to the evening. It’s a visceral experience, a reminder that art and culture pulse through the veins of Corpus Christi, ready to be explored and embraced. 921 N Chaparral St A, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: GROW Local Farmers Market

Third place: Heritage Park Market Days

JalaPeña Salsa's salsa spread in Corpus Christi, Texas.
JalaPeña Salsa | Photo by Matthew Meza

Pop-Up Market Vendor

JalaPena’s Salsa

JalaPena’s Salsa is a fiery testament to bold flavors and authentic tradition, crafted with a passion that ignites every bite. These salsas are packed with flavor and made from locally sourced ingredients. Sean Evans wouldn’t dare try the Creamy Habanero. 

Second place: Tula Blue

Third place: Poppin Natural

Roofing Company

Texas State Roofing Company

Texas State Roofing Company combines reliability and a touch of Southern hospitality to create exceptional roofing solutions for your home or business. With over 25 years of experience, Texas State Roofing Company has the resources, expertise and financial strength to handle projects from residential to commercial and multi-family. 901 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Second place: Galvan Roofing and Construction

Third place: Bayfront Roofing and Construction

Specialty Store (Goods/Gear)

Bay Area Bicycles

Established in 1987, Bay Area Bicycles is your go-to bicycle shop in Corpus Christi. Locally owned and operated, its experts bring over 50 years of bike shop and retail experience to every customer interaction. Their focus on customer service and satisfaction ensures you receive premier hands-on knowledge and personalized assistance. 6020 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Brujita Boutique

Third place: Most Wanted Comics

Wind and Wave, a local surf shop, offers some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Wind and Wave Watersports | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Surf Shop

Wind and Wave Watersports

Founded in 1987, Wind and Wave Watersports is a cornerstone in Corpus Christi’s surf scene. As the city’s premier surf shop, it offers a diverse range of top-quality gear and accessories for surfers and water enthusiasts of all levels. With a knowledgeable and friendly team, Wind and Wave provides expert advice and personalized service to ensure every customer finds the perfect equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, this is the ultimate destination for all your surfing needs. 10721 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Second place: Benjamins Surf & Skate

Third place: Dockside Surf Shop

Tile Company 

Allison Flooring America

With a legacy of excellence, Allison Flooring America is Corpus Christi’s trusted tile company. Specializing in premium tile products and installation services, it brings unparalleled expertise and craftsmanship to every project. From sleek and modern designs to timeless classics, Allison Flooring America offers a vast selection of high-quality tiles to suit every style and budget. 4400 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Aston Designs

Third place: CRT Flooring

Title Company

San Jacinto Title Services

San Jacinto Title Services has been a trusted name in the Corpus Christi community for years, providing reliable and efficient title services. It has you covered like a warm blanket on a cold night. 520 Lawrence St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 

Second place: Stewart Title of Corpus Christi

Third place: Security Title

Tree Trimming Services

Tree Amigos

In the verdant landscapes of Corpus Christi, where the whispering palms sway and the aged oaks stay still in the Gulf breeze, exists a team of tree trimming craftsmen known as Tree Amigos. With their expert hands and keen eyes for detail, they transform overgrown greenery into sculpted masterpieces, elevating the urban canopy to new heights of sophistication. 447 Santa Monica Pl, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Woodstock tree surgeons

Third place: A Cut Above The Rest Tree & Landscaping

Veterinarian Clinic

Southside Animal Hospital

Southside Animal Hospital emerges as a sanctuary of unparalleled veterinary care, where pets receive the royal treatment they deserve. Under the expert guidance of seasoned veterinarians and compassionate staff, Southside Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive suite of services, from routine wellness exams to intricate surgical procedures, all delivered with the utmost precision and care. Embraced by the local community as a trusted guardian of beloved pets, Southside Animal Hospital sets the standard for excellence in veterinary medicine. 7010B S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Doddridge Animal Clinic

Third place: Windsor Park Animal Hospital

20/20 Vintage, a local vintage store, offers some of the best shopping in Corpus Christi, Texas.
20/20 Vintage | Photo provided

Vintage Apparel & Accessories

20/20 Vintage

20/20 Vintage beckons fashion aficionados and style seekers with its curated collection of timeless apparel and accessories. Stepping into this vintage haven is like stepping back in time; each garment tells a story of bygone eras and fashion epochs. From retro-chic dresses to statement accessories, every piece at 20/20 Vintage is carefully curated. 423 Lomax St Suite A, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: Renaissance Antiques

Third place: Washed Out

Vintage Retailer – Non-Apparel


This quaint boutique offers a curated selection of vintage home decor and collectibles evoking nostalgia and charm. Each item at Wildflowers tells a story of yesteryear and adds a touch of vintage flair to any space. With its eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind finds, Wildflowers invites shoppers to explore and discover hidden gems that capture the essence of days gone by. 309 N Water St suite c, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: 20/20 Vintage

Third place: Boxes from the attic

Alexa Gignac is a stylist and the store director at Julian Gold - Corpus Christi.
Alexa Gignac, Julian Gold – Corpus Christi | Photo by Lillian Reitz

Wardrobe Stylist / Personal Shopper

Alexa Gignac- Julian Gold

With an impeccable eye for style and a passion for fashion, Alexa Gignac effortlessly curates ensembles that reflect her clients’ unique personalities and lifestyles. Armed with extensive knowledge of the latest trends and designer collections, she transforms shopping experiences into personalized journeys of self-expression and confidence. 3840 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Kim Rios- Metropolis

Third place: Pam Raska

Women’s Clothing

Jewels Clothing and Accessories

From matching sets to various dresses and outerwear to elevate Corpus casual, Jewels Clothing and Accessories has a collection of women’s clothing for any occasion. Its curated collection caters to diverse tastes and occasions, from classic silhouettes to modern designs. Whether it’s a casual brunch or a formal event, Jewels offers an array of women’s clothing that exudes confidence and style. 5830 McArdle Rd Ste. 9, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Julian Gold

Third place: The B Hive Boutique

Now that you’ve seen the Home, Shopping & Services winners in The Local’s List 2024 readers’ choice poll, check out the Health & Beauty categories.