Gift-giving on the Island is simple with our holiday shopping guide.
Not interested in braving the shopping crowds? Visit online stores of notable East Bay artisans to check out goods sold exclusively on the web, or that are hard to find in stores.
Alessandro Latini spent more than a decade designing furniture that wound up at places like Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and other mass-market stores. Now, the designs he creates for SOBU, a company he owns and runs with his wife, Laleh, veer far away from those mall favorites.
The OwlNWood’s fashion maven Rachel Konte talks shop as her store celebrates an anniversary.
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Stroll down the brick hallway of Park Street Plaza’s newly refurbished space, and for a moment, you just may feel like you’ve been transported to a European alleyway. It’s only fitting that Bonne Vie, meaning good life, greets you at the corridor with warm wood floors, a Native American wood statue (a former Pillow Park Plaza icon), and racks of wine, champagne, beer, and cigars from France, Germany, Spain, Africa, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.
A midnight-blue fish swims back and forth inside a plastic tank. End of story? Not by a long shot. The fish’s natural waste products, upcycled into plant-pots fitted across the tank’s top, fertilize edible plants growing in those pots. Cleaned by the plants, the water returns to the tank.
Kids need gear. From bassinets to French couture, we have you —and your kids—covered when it comes to shopping.