Like bookstores, brick-and-mortar comic book stores are a dying breed. That's why Zaldiva Comics is appreciated by so many avid comic-book collectors in South Florida. Zaldiva lets you sell comics, come in and buy new or used ones, or just browse the new releases every Wednesday. The shop is also a licensed auction house, so staff here can help you find a buyer for your old titles or list them on eBay. Zaldiva knows that comic-book collectors in 2015 are some of the most technologically savvy people around, so it offers numerous services to capitalize on this, including a grading service that helps you determine if your comic is salable. Comic-book collectors in South Florida can't ask for much more.

A lot of sex happens here in South Florida, but apparently not enough. There's a reason the Fuck Me Silly Masturbator ($502.39) exists. And a reason Rock Hard Love Stuff stocks ten varieties on its website. Inside its brick-and-mortar store, you'll find a buttload of butt plugs and penis enlargers, plus more sex-positive toys for women who love women than any other store in South Florida that we've visited; trust us, we've looked. And if you can't find what you're looking for in Wilton Manors, the staff will source it from its sister store, Booby Trap Love Stuff. On the hunt for a clit cuddler? Rock Hard has you covered. Not sure what a clit cuddler is? That's OK; neither are we. But ask and you shall receive a detailed sexplanation from the staff. And if you're shy about showing up during daylight hours, Rock Hard Love Stuff never closes before midnight on Sundays through Thursdays and stays open until 3:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Go ahead, get freaky.

It's not easy to find a men's clothing store that isn't built around suits and business wear. Not that bros don't need to suit up every once in a while, but it's hard to find stuff that's not for work yet not from Old Navy-Macy-Penney's. Women have endless boutiques filled with all kinds of unique threads that you can't stumble upon at the mall. Men? We gotta search. The Archives is the solution to that problem. A quick rundown of requirements: Shirts and hats with logos stripped? Check. Boots, running shoes, and skate shoes in every color of the spectrum? Check. A sideways obsession with and stock of records and music equipment because it's as important as clothing? Check. Ignore the references online to it being for hipsters. That word is meaningless now, and this place has stuff for everybody.

Readers' Choice: Pink Slip Threads

W Fort Lauderdale
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Situated inside the stunning seaside W Fort Lauderdale hotel, the Store is the perfect place to stock up on all things beachy and beautiful. Treat your eyes to a pair of Thierry Lasry sunglasses ($495) and your boy to a pair of RVCA board shorts ($50). The Store stocks everything you'll need for a day in the sand and a night on Las Olas, from brands like Parker, Botiker, and Finders Keepers. The inventory is expertly curated and captures everything we love about South Florida style. It's chic, airy, and will make you look like a million bucks... without having to spend as much.

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You know that guy at work? You know the guy. He's always wearing those kick-ass patterned polo shirts, flamingos or sports cars or croquet mallets. And then there are his T-shirts, throwback concert gear that's not too torn up. And don't get us started on his sock game. In total, guy's closet selection is retro without being tacky. And when you finally ask where he grabs these choice pieces, what high-end boutique satisfies his luxe clothing requirements, he says: Out of the Closet in Wilton Manors. And you feel dumb. A thrift store! But think about it: Makes perfect sense. Chain stores don't usually rise to the Best Of category, but this particular Out of the Closet does, because of its proximity to South Florida gay ground zero. Let's face it: Gay dudes are great dressers. These great dressers, they buy new great clothes, and some of their older great clothes, they wind up at the local thrift store, where they can then outfit your own closet.

Readers' Choice: A Stroke of Genius

Swap Shop

It's a struggle to pick a favorite Swap Shop vendor, considering the location's labyrinthine size. It's hard enough to see everything the place has to offer, let alone select the best from among the myriad booths filled with "I'm in Miami, Bitch" tourist towels, lingerie that you hope hasn't been worn, lingerie you know has been worn, knives, golden Our Lady of Guadalupe watches, and coconuts guaranteed to cure your hangover. (Yes, we bought one of each.) But what makes Dr. Sound stand apart? The fact that, after four years, the window tinting ($140) you bought for your new ride will still be bubble-free and like-new. That's the thing about some Swap Shop purchases: They're fun for a minute but fall apart by the time you get home. Not so with Dr. Sound. They guarantee their work, and they'll have your system and tints installed by the time you've finished that coconut.

Oakland Park Flea Market

Looking to spend money but don't know what to buy? Know what you want but want a good deal? If so, take a chance at the Oakland Park Flea Market. Broward County's longest-running flea market opened in 1972 and boasts more than 200 vendors selling everything from jewelry and shoes to cell phones and smoking accessories. It's really kind of mind-blowing that you can find Michael Kors everything, get a haircut, grab a smoothie, and fill your pockets with candy before heading home. Skip its Facebook page, and don't worry about checking out the deals listed on the website; just block off a day and bask in the glory of every kind of commerce imaginable. Actually, do plan ahead so you know the deals. Then you can bask and save time too.

It ain't hard to spend money in West Palm Beach. The sprawling city is filled with luxury golf courses and fine-dining eateries. Hell, if you even look at the wrong thing for too long in West Palm Beach, you'll wake up with a $10 peeping fee on your credit card the next day. But it's not all bankruptcy waiting to happen in West Palm. The Palm Beach Outlets provide a pleasant alternative to the 1 percenter boutiques of the city. With stores including Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, J. Crew Factory, and Steve Madden, you'll be so shiny, you'll have to pop into the Sunglass Hut to pick up a new pair of shades just so you can look in a mirror. We love outlet malls for the same reason we love buying candy on November 1. One can find the same quality product at much cheaper prices.

Readers' Choice: Boca Town Center Mall

CrossFitters, look away. Go take your kettlebells, squat thrusts, and overhead lunges back to the grunting garages where you came from. It's time for normal folk to take the gym back — people who want access to exercise equipment other than chains and 400-pound tires; people who don't think each workout should result in an exploded vertebrae. At 110 Fitness in downtown Fort Lauderdale, post- or prework calorie burners looking for a refreshingly normal layout will be presently surprised. But that's not to say this gym is boring. With yoga, group fitness and cardio classes, and one-on-one personal trainers available, 110 Fitness will get you a six-pack. And you won't have to end each workout in the emergency room to get it.

Readers' Choice: Orange Theory Fitness

There was a time when yoga was exotic. It was something strange foreigners and dirty hippies did, bending their bodies into impossible poses. We have (for better or for worse) Americanized yoga. Studios are everywhere, and the sight of women carrying candy-colored yoga mats down the street barely turns a head. Those yoga pants, though... Bamboo Garden is a special place to get bendy, with its peaceful outdoor setting. As the name implies, out behind the studio you'll find a beautiful garden with a covered wood deck where outdoor yoga and meditation classes take place. The studio offers an impressively wide variety of classes, from sunrise to sunset, from beginner vinyasa to advanced aerial yoga (where poses are done by positioning one's body in loops of silken material that hang from the ceiling). Bamboo Garden also participates in the Connected Warrior project, which offers free yoga to veterans, service members, and their families. Spin classes, HIIT interval training, and boot camp are also on tap.

Readers' Choice: Bikram Hot Yoga

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