North Bay Shopping & Style

Top 5 Outlet Malls Around The Bay AreaOutlet center shopping provides an alternative to consignment for those who want to best department store and boutique retail prices. You'll find some of the Bay Area's favorite fashion labels with their own brand stores, as well as the discounted versions of big names like Saks, Barneys, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Best Places For Guitar Lessons In The Bay AreaSlash, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix: all great and passionate guitar players. Like any great musician, they had to learn and hone their craft and their style, and always the best way to do this is with a teacher. Get your start with a teacher in the Bay Area.
Top 5 Bay Area Shops For Ballet ApparelThe Bay Area is home to a vast number of passionate dancers looking for quality ballet equipment. Here is a list of five of the Bay Area's best independent shops selling ballet apparel.
Best Music Shops In The Bay AreaThe San Francisco Bay Area, with an entire musical genre born and breed in the 60's, has produced modern acts such as Metallica and Green Day, with some of the best musicians residing including guitar virtuosos Joe Satriani and Carlos Santana, so it is with little surprise some of the best music stores in California, if not the nation, live in the Bay Area.
Best Mother's Day Gifts In The Bay AreaIf there's a Bay Area mother in your life, a few suggestions from macarons to museums and show tickets to showy roses make this list of best gifts in the Bay Area for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10, 2015.
Top 5 Finds of Pre-Owned Furniture in The Bay AreaEverybody loves a bargain. In addition to the best places for stylish used furniture in the South Bay, we've compiled suggestions for savvy shoppers in San Francisco, North Bay and East Bay.
Best Sporting Goods Stores In The Bay AreaThere 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.
Best Shops For Fall And Winter Shoes In The North BayNorth 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.
Ask A Bay Area Expert: Shopping For Home Decor On A BudgetA Bay Area design expert shares thoughts on money-saving ways to decorate on a budget.
Ask An Expert: Dressing For Work During The Summer HeatThe summer heat can do a number on a professional wardrobe. Local fashion expert Kaye Cloutman provides some expert pointers for women who are out and about during the work day.
The Trendiest Boutiques That Opened In The North Bay In 2012If you think you know the meaning of a boutique experience and are constantly in search of a new one, these new North Bay boutiques just may house your next essential luxury.
North Bay's Best Spots For Holiday DecorationsThe holidays are always a special time of year for Bay Area residents. It’s when many families and friends pick out holiday-themed items such as Christmas trees, ornaments, nutcrackers and even mistletoe. The following is just a sampling of what’s offered just across the Golden Gate in North Bay for finding the perfect holiday decoration.