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.
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.
Top 5 Bay Area Gift Shops For Your 'Techie'Time wasting gadgets and productivity killing toys are what tech lovers live for. Creative, imaginative, and most of all fun, are what is looked for in the best type of gifts for the geeky-side in all of us, young and old.
Top 5 Bridal Shops In The Bay AreaEvery bride dreams of finding the perfect wedding dress, and the Bay Area is home to a variety of shops catering to everyone from the vintage-loving to the hip, modern bride. Here we have ferreted out 5 of the Bay’s best bridal shops.
Best Camera Shops In The South BayVisit your favorite South Bay camera store in celebration of National Photography Month.
Best Kids Clothing Stores In The Bay AreaIt is easy to find beautiful clothes for kids at high prices, but when reality sets in and cost is a concern don’t give up cuteness and quality for a lower price tag. Smart boutiques and consignment shops offer affordability for Bay Area moms.
Best Used Bookstores In The Bay AreaBay Area residents are encouraged to visit a used bookstore in observance of Drop Everything and Read Day.
Elegant & Stylish Spots For Bridesmaid Dress-Shopping In The Bay AreaIf you're having more than one bridesmaid, you'll be thinking about the best places for bridesmaid dresses for every budget in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Here are some great places to start looking.
Best Local Stores For Gift Baskets In The Peninsula & South BayShop local and make up your own themed gift baskets for the holidays.
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.
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.
Best Places For Ear Piercings In The South BayAs fashion embraces the dazzling jewelry and polished studs of body candy, selecting the right place for the memorable experience of body piercing may only increase your satisfaction. Check out these East Bay spots for your next piercing.
Best Tips To Avoid Holiday Spending Mistakes From A South Bay Financial ProfessionalIt's the holidays. You have to buy gifts, but your bank account demands thriftiness and you need to avoid overspending. If you are one of many Americans who have been hit hard by the economy and are looking for ways to spend wisely over the holidays, here are a few suggestions, with input from a South Bay financial advisor.