Milk Bar's domination of the Columbus shopping scene continues. The fashion-forward boutique aimed at urban young professionals and creative types - both men and women - was voted Best New Store soon after launching. Last year, Alive readers chose the shop as Best Fashion Boutique, and that title stuck this year, about 10 months after Milk Bar relocated to a storefront closer to the Short North's epicenter.

Milk Bar's domination of the Columbus shopping scene continues. The fashion-forward boutique aimed at urban young professionals and creative types - both men and women - was voted Best New Store soon after launching. Last year, Alive readers chose the shop as Best Fashion Boutique, and that title stuck this year, about 10 months after Milk Bar relocated to a storefront closer to the Short North's epicenter.

What's the secret? It's got to be the constant introduction of fresh new lines and exclusive inventory. Columbus just can't get enough.

Runners-up: Rowe, Cheesecake Boutique