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Best Boutique

Our county’s women know how to dress it down. Stock up on day-to-day staples at one of these well-loved local stores.

7 ON LOCUST
Curated by Nadine Storyk Curtis, this Mill Valley bazaar boasts brands from across the globe, making for an elevated, bohemian sense of style. (Mill Valley) 7onlocust.com

BELLA MARIN Old meets new at this shop, with trend-driven women’s clothing augmented by thoughtfully selected resale gems. (San Rafael) bellamarin.com

BLANC
This longtime San Anselmo favorite can be counted on for basics that are a cut above. (San Anselmo) 415.485.0104

CAROLINA BOUTIQUE
Owned and operated by the ever-fashionable Carolina Loiacono. Shop here for Bay Area brands like Freda Salvador and Molly M Designs. (Mill Valley) carolinaboutique.com

KISMET
Shop designer clothing sans the impersonal department-store experience at Kismet, which has brands like Theory, Rebecca Taylor, Margaret O’Leary and others. (San Anselmo) shopkismet.net

KOZE
Darla Fisher has dreamed up a destination for pieces that are stylish and comfortable — without the frump factor. (Tiburon) getkoze.com

MADISON
Recently expanded to include Madison and Madison II; head to Main Street to find clothing and accessories fit for any California girl. (Tiburon) 415.889.5727

STICK AND BALL
Inspired by equestrians and country polo players, this shop is a brand in its own right, with timeless, comfortable pieces supplemented by Lucchese leather boots. (Mill Valley) stickandballco.com

THE STORE
Stay up-to-date with the latest in style that is simple and wearable. (Mill Valley) thestoremillvalley.com

VIVA DIVA
This cult-favorite shop is an ideal stop for date-night-ready options, with flirty, feminine styles populating the racks. (San Rafael) vivadivaboutique.com

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Best Men's Clothing

The variety of quality men’s clothing shops sprinkled throughout the county mean Marin’s men have many opportunities to find essentials for dapper dressing.

FAMOUS 4
Larry “The Hat” Lautzker curates well-crafted clothing from around the world, with inventory ideal for those who know how to stand out in a crowd. (Mill Valley) famous4.net

GENE HILLER
If expert service is your style, then Gene Hiller is the place to be. The storied shop showcases elevated mens-wear that blends traditional and contemporary aesthetics. (Sausalito) genehiller.com

GUIDEBOAT CO.
In addition to boats, this store boasts a large selection of nautically minded goods for guys, each piece inspired by outdoor lore. (Mill Valley) guideboat.com

TUMBLEWEED
A new uniform of flannel, fleece and all-American denim is readily available at this local retailer. (San Anselmo) tumbleweedcalifornia.com

UNIONMADE
Well-made clothing with classic sensibilities makes this shop the ultimate stop for timeless looks. (Larkspur) unionmadegoods.com

UTILITY GOODS
For attire that is durable, functional and perfectly pared down, head to this American-minded store. (San Anselmo) utility-goods.com

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Best Home Store

Candles! Couches! Mirrors! Linens! Making a house a home is as easy as a trip to one of Marin’s well-curated decor shops.

ABODE
A dwelling-like shop with everything from customizable furniture to lighting to handcrafted rugs. (Larkspur) abodemarin.com

CHRISTOPHER SALON AND HOME
One part hair salon, one part home decor boutique — because interior shopping is best done post-blowout. (Various locations) christopher-salon.com

COLUMBINE HOME
A selection of ceramics, glassware and more, with some furniture available as well. (Corte Madera) columbinehome.net

RUBY LIVING
A smart mix of classic and contemporary furniture, upholstery and home goods. (Mill Valley) rubyliving.com

RUTH LIVINGSTON STUDIO
Shop selected pieces from the Ruth Livingston Studio Collection, supplemented by eclectic gift items crafted to add interest to any space. (Tiburon) ruthlivingston.com

SUMMERHOUSE
Peruse one-of-a-kind furniture before heading up the street to SummerHouse 57 for specialized gift items. (Mill Valley) summerhouse57millvalley.com

SUNRISE HOME
A bright showroom featuring creative and clever vignettes designed to inspire. (San Rafael) sunrisehome.com

VIA DIVA HOME FURNISHINGS
Decor sourced from China, Indonesia, India and elsewhere will lend your home an exotic allure. (San Rafael) viadiva.com

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Best Gift Shop

Gifting is a learned art. Fortunately, these one-stop shops house tailored offerings to make sure your favor is well-received.

EVO SPA
Evo’s select spa products, jewelry and more make it easy to pamper anyone — including yourself. (Mill Valley) evo-spa.com

FIG GARDEN
Hunt for unusual treasures and unique clothing at this small but thoughtfully stocked San Anselmo store. (San Anselmo) 415.457.9443

POLLEN AND WOOL
Owner Kristina de Pizzol keeps her newest shop full of bright and eclectic offerings. (Mill Valley) pollenandwool.com

SAUSALITO FERRY CO.
Gag gifts abound at this Sausalito favorite, which features trinkets and T-shirts for the whole family. (Sausalito) sausalitoferry.com

SAUSALITO STATIONERY
This stationery shop is the place to find the right card and peruse gift items and party supplies. (Sausalito) 415.324.7150

SPIRIT MATTERS
The aesthetics of East Asia find local form at Spirit Matters, a special store brimming with incense, spiritual iconography and jewelry. (Inverness) 415.663.8699

TERRESTRA
From kitchen items to living room decor, Terrestra offers gift items that can fit the look of any home. (Mill Valley) terrestra.com

ZUMA
A variety of eco-friendly imports makes for a memorable shopping experience at this West Marin retailer. (Point Reyes) 415.663.1748

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Best Women's Special Occasion

Though denim and yoga pants are obviously essential in everyday life, these ladies’ clothing stores are here to help any woman gussy up — should the occasion present itself.

BARCELINO
755 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 415.331.4000, barcelino.com

HELLO GORGEOUS
1108 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur. 415.295.7575, hellogorgeoussf.com

INTERMIX
2409 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415.461.0118, intermixonline.com

LINDISIMA ACT 2
190 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. 415.461.9100

PAPARAZZI
31 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2622, paparazzisf.com

SHOE STORIES
22 El Portal, Sausalito. 415.332.1662, shoestoriesofsausalito.com

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