There are lots of choices for your preferred outdoor activities and even more choices for your favorite small business offering sporting goods, gear, equipment, clothing and accessories. These five are among the best for customer service and community ties.
North Bay shoppers have a good number of local independent shoe retailers to support when transitioning from summery flip flops to durable rainproof boots and warm winter boots.
When you’re planning a wedding, time flies. If yours will take place during the Bay Area’s temperate autumn months but you haven’t yet pinned down a venue, perhaps one of these tried-and-true standbys or a brand new venue will please.
As the city’s signature summer fog considers rolling away, it’s time once again for thoughts of back to school. San Francisco neighborhoods are sprinkled with small business retailers, children’s consignment shops and mom-and-pop boutiques stocking clothing and shoes just for kids.
If you need to supplement your personal shopping trips with online shopping, here are some tips to keep in mind before that parcel arrives at your front door.
Not every city has neighborhood shopping streets of Victorian terraced buildings, doors swung open wide to welcome passersby and sweet little patios with seasonal blooms. It’s so not the mall. Here we take a look at independent Union Street shops: what’s born of a vision, what’s recycled, what’s organic, what’s handmade and even what’s sexy.
Brenda Alessandria shares some of her personal tips on why consignment shopping is especially well suited to mature fashionistas.
When looking for the best men’s haircuts around, the Peninsula has you covered.
A Bay Area design expert shares thoughts on money-saving ways to decorate on a budget.
A local running of the bulls, comedians, Pub Crawl, and flea markets — just some of the 15 things to do this week, mostly free!
PHOTOS: Models walk the runway in the latest in bridal fashions…