These San Francisco shops are ready and waiting to assist so you’re looking your best — or worst — for partying or for trick-or-treat fun this Halloween.
Fill out your to-do list for Halloween decorations and costumes by heading to one of these Bay Area retailers for all of your holiday needs.
See what fun you can have visiting a Bay Area flea market such as Jack of All Trades Market or Treasure Island Flea, where the creative people you meet are happy to share ideas and you can stay within budget.
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.