Best of Kent: Best retail store

Rose Driehaus

First PlaceOff the Wagon

As soon as one steps foot inside Off the Wagon, they cannot help but look at the abundance of quirky toys and gifts.

With their catchphrase “for the young at heart,” Off the Wagon definitely caters to an audience with a sense of humor and youthfulness.

While searching their website by interest, you’re sure to find a gift that sparks your interest with categories such as “Candy,” “Crazy Cat Stuff,” “Bacon” and even “Unicorns & Narwhals.”

Second PlaceFigleaf

If you’re looking for the perfect outfit, look no further than Figleaf Boutique.

Keeping a clean and classy interior aesthetic, Figleaf feels like a boutique out of Brooklyn. With the clothing arranged by color, you’re sure to find an outfit to fit your mood.

From the music to the customer service, Figleaf doesn’t disappoint. Not to mention, the store has a website where you can purchase items without getting out of your bed.

Third PlaceLast Exit Books and Coffee House

Need a new quiet spot to crack open that book you’ve been meaning to read? You’ll definitely have to check out Last Exit Books and Coffee House.

With an impressive collection of new and used books, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, and records available for purchase, Last Exit is the perfect place to spend the afternoon at to grab a coffee and peruse. Not to mention, the overall aesthetic is pretty much perfect for your social media needs.

Owner Jason Merlene has been in Kent for 15 years and says people enjoy coming to his establishment because, “We have roots in Kent — we were here before all the development happened and we have a great inventory.”

Rose Driehaus is an entertainment reporter. Contact her at [email protected].