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The Best Geek Stores 

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Updated August 21, 2019 748 votes 237 voters 12.2k views 26 items

List Rules Upvote the best retail stores that specialize in geeky gifts and pop culture clothes and toys that nerds like.

Let's say your tastes run a bit to the nerdy. The tech-focused. The downright geeky. Look no further – this list is for you. The best stores for nerd stuff are full of fun and functional things to buy. Some top geek stores are found in brick and mortar shops across the country, while other geek specialty stores offer products online. Many of the most popular nerd stores offer rare collectibles and electronics.

What establishments are your personal picks for the best geek stores? The staggering popularity of Apple products makes the Apple Store downright cool. Whether you are a tech geek or someone who goes crazy for personal electronics, the Apple Store is a dream retail shop. They even have an onsite Genius Bar to help you troubleshoot your devices. Spencer's Gifts is another fun place to find one-of-a-kind – and highly irreverent – items for your favorite nerds. ThinkGeek makes nerd shopping easy with its resourceful online catalog. Other good shops featured on this best geek stores list include Meltdown Comics, HobbyTown USA, and I Want One of Those.

Where is your favorite place to purchase nerdy items? Embrace your inner geek by giving the best stores a thumbs up and please add any great retailers that are missing.

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ThinkGeek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Hot Topic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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GameStop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek Stores
GameStop
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Best Buy Europe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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f.y.e. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Geek Stores
f.y.e.
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Threadless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Threadless
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Spencer's Gifts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Spencer's Gifts
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Target is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Meltdown Comics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Meltdown Comics
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Gadgets and Gear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Gadgets and Gear
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Apple Store is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Apple Store
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Amazing Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Amazing Fantasy
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Comics and Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek Stores
ComicsAndHobbies added Comics and Hobbies
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Arabic For Nerds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek Stores
gerald.drissner added Arabic For Nerds
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FAO Schwarz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Rockabilia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Rockabilia
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Firebox.com is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Firebox.com
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I Want One of Those is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek Stores
I Want One of Those
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ParamountZone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek Stores
ParamountZone
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The Sharper Image is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Michaels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Urban Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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SplitReason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek Stores
SplitReason
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SkyMall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek Stores
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Cygnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek Stores
Cygnett