Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise: The Shoppes at Ocean Drive Wins!

Dylan’s Candy Bar, America!, Fred Segal and Fireworks Gallery in top 5

Travelers looking for that perfect gift or souvenir that encompasses the spirit of a destination will find just that in these 10 airport shops, voted the best by USA TODAY 10Best readers for their stellar selections of local and regional merchandise.

  • Made In Washington
    Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

    Made In Washington offers travelers at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport high quality items made by local craftsman and artisans, just like its street equivalents outside of the airport.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Discover Alberta
    Edmonton International Airport

    Travelers passing through Edmonton International Airport will find a selection of Edmonton and Canada souvenirs and other travel essentials at Discover Alberta.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • House Spirits Distillery
    Portland International Airport

    This local Portland distillery offers their line of spirits for purchase at Portland International Airport, the most popular, ironically, being their aptly-named Aviation American Gin.
    Photo courtesy of House Spirits Distillery

  • Billy Bob’s Texas
    Dallas Love Field

    Named after the famous honky tonk in Fort Worth, the store carries Billy Bob's Texas branded items such as caps, shirts, shot glasses, salsas, barbecue sauce and more.
    Photo courtesy of Billy Bob’s Texas

  • Disney Earport
    Orlando International Airport

    Disney Earport at Orlando International Airport carries official Disney merchandise.
    Photo courtesy of Disney Earport

  • Fireworks Gallery
    Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

    Fireworks Gallery at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport offers a selection of unique gifts with many items designed by local artists.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Fred Segal
    Los Angeles International Airport

    The Los Angeles retail staple's airport location duplicates the iconic store from the merchandise to digitally imitating the recognizable greenery on the front of the street-side stores.
    Photo courtesy of Fred Segal

  • America!
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

    AMERICA! has a 25-year track record as a leading, destination-themed specialty retailer featuring a dynamic, constantly evolving assortment of carefully curated merchandise that reflects ever-changing American trends in the market, the local experience, pop culture, politics and current events. The AMERICA! store engages visitors by conveying a regional sense of place, set against a contemporary patriotic backdrop.
    Photo courtesy of America!

  • Dylan’s Candy Bar
    John F. Kennedy International Airport

    Located in Terminal 5 of JFK, Dylan's Candy Bar is the creation of Dylan Lauren and is inspired by the flagship store in New York. The store offers a wide selection of sweets.
    Photo courtesy of Dylan’s Candy Bar

  • The Shoppes at Ocean Drive
    Miami International Airport

    Travelers at Miami International will find lots of local Miami flair at The Shoppes at Ocean Drive, named after the famous street in Miami Beach. Pick up some great local gifts, especially fresh stone crabs to go!
    Photo courtesy of The Shoppes at Ocean Drive

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise are as follows:

  1. The Shoppes at Ocean Drive - Miami International Airport
  2. Dylan’s Candy Bar - John F. Kennedy International Airport
  3. America! - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  4. Fred Segal - Los Angeles International Airport
  5. Fireworks Gallery - Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
  6. Disney Earport - Orlando International Airport
  7. Billy Bob’s Texas - Dallas Love Field
  8. House Spirits Distillery - Portland International Airport
  9. Discover Alberta - Edmonton International Airport
  10. Made In Washington - Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had three weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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