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Jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women, furniture, lighting and bedding are just a few of the home goods at the newest store in Corte Madera Town Center from owners Janelle and Kirk Loevner, who also have storefronts in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Burlingame and Healdsburg. “Your home should be your sanctuary and it should be a direct reflection of your lifestyle,” said the Loevners. “We want to help make that possible for our customers.”
425 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; 415.780.9600
Anthem Bed & Bath landed next door to Anthem Home at the Corte Madera Town Center in September. The luxury home finishing store from Janelle and Kirk Loevner sells bedroom and bathroom accessories such as sheeting by Matouk, Yves Delorme and Legna, pillows, bedding and towels as well as fine custom-tailored top of the bed linens.
425 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; 415.780.9600
After an eight-month absence, a store best known for books and all things paper reopened in November. Though the new footprint is much smaller — 4,000 square feet versus the original 25,000 square feet — a more efficient layout ensures enough books, games, toys, stationary, and journals to make bibliophiles and papyrophiliacs swoon.
325 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera
An e-bike business from founder Jennifer Cohen Bogan began online in 2109 and pivoted to IRL, opening its Corte Madera warehouse to the public in late 2022. In addition to power and unique style, look for personalization options like curated baskets, cell phone and coffee holders, kid’s seats and even pet holders. “No other e-bike brand approaches the design process like we do,” says Bogan.
500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 510, Corte Madera
The company behind the self-proclaimed longest range, fastest charging electric car on the market celebrated the grand opening of its 35th studio at the Village at Corte Madera on March 18. One of the company’s models, Lucid Air Grand Touring, features an official EPA estimated 516 miles of range or 1,050 horsepower. The Newark-based car company, which delivered its first car in October, 2021, received the 2022 Motor Trend Car of the Year Award for the first car it ever produced, the somewhat smaller Lucid Air. With proprietary engine technology developed in-house, cars boast two carry-on suitcase-sized, synchronous motors and can charge 300 miles in 20 minutes. The smaller engine carriages mean more room for people and stuff – up to five people and luggage can comfortably fit in either car. “We have been eager to open a location in the North Bay, an area known for its expansive natural beauty and commitment to acting on climate change,” said Zak Edson, Vice President of Sales and Service, Lucid Group. Other Bay Area studio locations include San Jose and Millbrae.
1802 Redwood Hwy, Suite B037, Corte Madera; 415.707.3664
Founders Barr Haney and Whitney Potter and their team of local real estate experts landed at their new home at the Corte Madera Town Center in January. The two Marin natives developed a one-of-a-kind boutique headquarters, showcasing the properties they represent and the resources available for homeowners seeking to renovate a home while also making the “office” feel like home.
109 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; 415.737.5663
The American-made bedding brand known for down comforters of impeccable purity and humane sourcing of fills opened a retail shop at The Village at Corte Madera in October. Comforters, blankets and mattress pads are part of a lineup of bedding and linens, bathmats and robes, and other home goods in down, cotton and other natural fabrics.
1618 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera; 415.730.8740
With stores in Palo Alto and San Francisco, the San Diego-based performance apparel brand landed in Marin at The Village at Corte Madera in December. Inspired by the active California lifestyle, the brand blends fitness, yoga, surf and wellness into its clothing lines. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is a fan.
1640 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera.
After opening its own retail stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York and in Venice Beach, California, the footwear brand beloved for its cork footbed opened in the Marin Country Mart in December. The German health and wellness business, whose roots date back to 1774, launched its American story from Marin in 1966 with the help of Margot Fraser, who brought the brand to the United States and set up offices here — first in Santa Cruz, then San Rafael, before planting Birkenstock USA in Novato in 1992. Each store’s design is unique, showcasing the local community. For Marin, Birkenstock partnered with Marin-based artist Leo Bersamina, whose large-scale, in-store artwork, “Driftwood Footbed,” not only celebrates the natural landscape of Marin County, but is made of found driftwood from the Marin coast. Though there is no single “Birk” style that defines Marin, the brand’s iconic sandals — like the Boston clog which was all the rage last summer, or the two-strap Arizona, or thong-style Gizeh — are available at the store, as are a growing range of products for women, men and kids. Look for sneakers, shoes, boots, clogs, slippers, socks and a curated selection of limited-edition designer collaboration styles. “It’s all about the footbed,” says Dania Shiblaq, Birkenstock USA’s director of public relations. We bet “lifers,” Birkenstock devotees who keep their shoes for — ahem — forever, couldn’t agree more.
Marin Country Mart, 1019 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur; 415.925.1134
Animal lovers and parents to a pug named Brownie, owner Simon Contreras and his wife, Maria Nieto, were stunned by the dog culture when they first arrived in Marin from Chile. Turning their passion into a business was a natural next step. With a focus on food and accessories for cats and dogs, their store, which opened in March, includes a selection of organic and/or human grade ingredients sourced from mostly small U.S. companies. Collars, leashes and apparel are handmade in the United States. “We are a family that bet on this county to establish a project because of its people, culture and beautiful landscapes,” Contreras says.
276 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur; 415.758.8106
Clic, the internationally renowned brand specializing in home decor and lifestyle, made its first appearance in St. Barth’s in 2008. Founded by former stylist and Calypso founder Christiane Celle, the brand’s inception reflects Celle’s precise curation of exceptional products and her partnerships with artisans worldwide. This collaboration has evolved Clic from a simple bookstore and art gallery into an elegant destination, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary photography, art, fashion, books, and home goods.
Marin Country Mart, 2241 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415. 295.7761
With a legacy spanning more than four decades, Copperfield’s remains dedicated to their traditional “brick and mortar” establishments, always extending a warm welcome in their physical stores. Their author events, book clubs, and book fairs show their dedication to fostering a love for literature, education, and community engagement. Check out their website for more details.
Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, 415.870.9843
Established in Aspen in 1976, Cos Bar has become the epitome of luxury multi-brand beauty retail. Catering to a sophisticated and discerning clientele, the brand has meticulously crafted a unique and immersive sales experience centered around client needs. With a thoughtfully curated selection of the world’s premier beauty brands, this fusion of exceptional choices and unparalleled service has propelled Cos Bar to unprecedented levels of acclaim. Lily Garfield, the founder, envisioned Cos Bar as the go-to destination for top-tier beauty products.
Marin Country Mart, 2011 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 628.244.7965
Established in 1998 and based in Stamford, Connecticut, Design Within Reach, Inc. stands as the global leader in genuine modern design. The company distributes its furniture and accessories to both residential and commercial customers through retail Studios across North America.
Marin Country Mart, 2801 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 628.212.1003
Diptyque is a contemporary, emblematic, and pioneering parfumerie—an understated trailblazer in authentic luxury and sensory living, where fragrance and art intertwine. Starting in the early 1960s, the founders of the Maison, whether drawing inspiration from a scent to craft an image or vice versa, consistently adhered to the guiding light of creative freedom. Even today, perfumers and illustrators collaborate closely, resulting in each Diptyque fragrance being a collective masterpiece that honors the synergy between the Maison’s imagination and their individual sensibilities.
Marin Country Mart, 2009 Larkspur Landing Cir Unit 18B, Larkspur, 415.666.2107
Flora and Henri present an awe-inspiring collection featuring unique, sought-after, and inspired creations for women, children, and home. Meticulously designed and curated, the collection reflects a commitment to a slow family sensibility while seamlessly integrating with the demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Timeless and exquisitely fitting, these creations strike a perfect balance between enduring elegance and contemporary relevance.
Marin Country Mart, 2229 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, 628.240.3601
The iconic L.A. lifestyle brand dropped its first store in Northern California at the Marin Country Mart nearly September. Known for exclusive collaborations and brand partnerships, the Marin location will be home to new and familiar brands such as Deiji Studios, Malene, Birger, MM6, Issey Miyake, Simon Miller, St. Agni, Sir, Stand Studio, Staud, Applied Art Forms, Beams, Comme des Garcons, Corridor, Junya Watanabe, Merrell and R13.
Marin Country Mart, 1809 Larkspur Circle Suite 15A, Larkspur
Discover a range of high-design products at George Pet Store, designed to captivate the eyes of both dogs, cats, and their devoted keepers. From eye-catching accessories and freshly baked treats crafted from scratch for your four-legged friends to stylish gear for those who walk upright, our collection caters to all with a taste for both fashion and functionality. georgesf.com
Marin Country Mart, 2420 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.464.9394
In 2016, Hero Shop made its debut in San Francisco’s vibrant Tenderloin neighborhood, introducing esteemed designers like Gabriela Hearst, Brock Collection, Ganni, and Sophie Buhai to the Bay Area. Since its inception, the store has garnered adoration from fashion insiders in the city and beyond. It is celebrated for its meticulously curated selection of ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, bags, home goods, and gifts, coupled with an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service.The name “Hero Shop” carries multiple meanings, emphasizing the transformative power of what we hold dear. It’s a nod to the notion that each of us possesses the ability to be heroic in various ways, echoing the sentiment expressed by the legendary David Bowie.
Marin Country Mart, 2205 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.295.7622
Hudson Grace, founded in 2012, is the creative collaboration between best friends Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. As the foremost purveyor of timeless décor for those who revel in hosting, Hudson Grace is anchored in a philosophy of simplicity and authenticity. Our curated collection embraces beauty and practicality, featuring quintessentially modern serveware, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, linens, candles, and entertaining essentials. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, Hudson Grace creates and sources original and vintage designs, transforming houses into homes with enduring charm and character.
Marin Country Mart, 2403 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.459.7400
James Perse’s design ethos is deeply rooted in his passion for minimalist architecture, shaped by the warm indoor-outdoor living of the West Coast. This influence, coupled with a penchant for casual clothing inspired by it, has given rise to James’ personal design philosophy and aesthetic—low-maintenance high fashion. This approach underscores elegance and comfort, seamlessly merging sophistication with simplicity.
Marin Country Mart, 2007 Larkspur Landing Cir STE 18, Larkspur, 415.925.1547
Jenni Kayne stands as a beacon of California lifestyle, encouraging women to embrace a life well-lived daily. Spanning from wardrobe must-haves to the elements that transform a house into a home, the brand crafts effortless staples that seamlessly marry style with comfort. Pieces are grounded in inviting neutrals, meticulous construction, and an unwavering commitment to detail and are designed to endure the passage of time. Jenni Kayne champions the values of simplicity and consistency, advocating for a personal uniform that transcends seasons, ensuring enduring style for every chapter of life.
Marin Country Mart, 2005 Larkspur Landing Cir #19, Larkspur, CA , 415.521.3401
The fifth brick and mortar location and first on the West Coast from the New York brand founded on the universal appeal of the stripe as a timeless wardrobe staple is scheduled to open at Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart during the first week of November. In-house designed prints — including dresses, seasonless essentials and evergreen styles — as well as sleepwear, accessories and denim, are just a few of the items available. Exclusive to the Marin location is a nod to the locale — the Marin sweater (for women) and Marini (for children) will be offered in cream with mustard stripes, reflecting the Marin Country Mart colors.
Marin Country Mart, 1013 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur
Much like every LF store, the Marin location is set to embody the essential LF building blocks: custom stations, hand-embroidered cashmere elements, and those distinctive “give a damn” moments, both subtly and boldly expressed. Yet, each LF store boasts its individual style and personality, thoughtfully designed to harmonize with its unique surroundings and space.
Marin Country Mart, 2417 Larkspur Landing Cir #33a, Larkspur, 415.785.4354
Co-founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater and creative director John Moore, a clothing brand that stands for a commitment to responsible innovation and passion for the outdoors landed at Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart in late October. The popular Blanket Shirt, plus S.E.A. jeans and jumpsuits, and recycled Apex Trunks by Kelly Slater, are just a few of the items available. From Yorks reclaimed flooring and reclaimed maritime rope art installations by artist Ethan Estess, interior items are responsibly customized. The store also features a Sonos Pro retail sound experience and a customization station. “A community deeply connected to the sea, all natural pursuits and outdoor living at its very best — Marin is our kind of place,” says Moore.
Marin Country Mart, 1009 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 5A, Larkspur; 415.470.7170
A wish by co-founder Marty Friedman to stop drinking five quadruple espressos a day lead Friedman, along with fellow Marinites Josh Denberg and Eric Toizer, through a maze of tinkering before launching a buzzy, on-trend coffee alternative in June. Made with dandelion root, mushrooms, turmeric, peanut butter protein and other good stuff, the beverage contains a quarter the caffeine of coffee and plentiful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and adaptogens. “It tastes like a creamy, nutty, cocoa-flavored latte,” says Denberg. Available to taste every other Saturday at the Marin Country Mart’s farmers’ market and online (without tasting) for now.
In 1993, Malia Mills embarked on a straightforward yet revolutionary concept: engineer tops by bra size, craft bottoms that accentuate diverse shapes and empower women to approach the water confidently. Today, Malia Mills presents a designer swimwear collection designed for the inner vixen. Beyond swimwear, they offer a contemporary range of ready-to-wear and delightful accessories thoughtfully curated in Malia Mills boutiques across America. Their passion lies in celebrating women and championing an inclusive, inspiring voice for women and beauty.
Marin Country Mart, 2203 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA , 415.419.5125
Pavilion, the original personal styling and apparel business from owner and Marin native Mariko Yamasaki, began in San Francisco some seven years ago before moving to Larkspur in 2020. A few doors down, Yamisaki opened a shop dedicated to the littlest ones in May. “I felt like there was a big hole in the Marin market for great brands, apparel and accessories for babies and young families,” says Yamasaki, who offers a highly curated assortment of apparel, shoes, carrying gear and more.
270 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur; 415.508.7554
In 2008, Poppy Store unveiled its inaugural brick-and-mortar establishment at Brentwood Country Mart. The fundamental vision driving Poppy is straightforward: embracing the essence of childhood in children’s clothing. Offering a distinctive inventory, Poppy Store features European brands that are often elusive in the United States, alongside timeless heritage labels. The store boasts a carefully curated collection of luxurious childrenswear, complemented by charming design details.
Marin Country Mart, 2413 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.464.0222
The Sarah Shepard Gallery was established by Sarah Shepard, a seasoned professional in the art world with fifteen years of experience spanning the auction scenes of both New York and San Francisco. Embracing a multi-disciplinary approach, the gallery celebrates diverse art forms, including paintings, drawings, photographs, works on paper, textiles, and prints. Sarah Shepard extends their services to clients seeking to initiate or expand their art collections. Their commitment is to guide you through the intricacies of the art world, ensuring you feel confident in your choices and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.
Marin Country Mart, 1007 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415295.7791
Shoppe Amber Interiors, conceived by Amber Lewis, is a haven for home and lifestyle enthusiasts. The Shoppe boasts a distinctive array of quality-driven, handmade products catering to every facet of home decor, including their exclusive furniture line ‘Made by Shoppe,’ vintage pillows, rugs, lighting, home decor, tabletop accessories, and more. Amber’s eclectic design sensibility, coupled with a fondness for discovered treasures, is accessible to all, inviting everyone to infuse their spaces with her unique aesthetic.
Marin Country Mart, 1201 Larkspur Landing Cir Ste C, Larkspur, CA , 415.785.4780
Sugar Paper combines luxurious extra-thick paper, meticulously hand-lined envelopes, exquisite letterpress printing, and a commitment to simple, understated design. They firmly believe in the enduring impact of elegant simplicity and collaborate closely with each client to translate their personal style onto paper through clean, sophisticated design.
Marin Country Mart, 2207 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.419.5145
Established in 1860, Sunspel is a distinguished British luxury brand that creates refined wardrobe essentials using the world’s finest natural materials. Renowned globally for innovative fabrics, unwavering quality, and timeless design, Sunspel has marked milestones such as crafting the world’s inaugural luxury T-shirt, introducing boxer shorts to Britain, and tailoring the iconic Riviera Polo Shirt for James Bond. The brand maintains its commitment to craftsmanship by handmaking each Classic T-shirt at its Long Eaton factory in England, a home since 1937.
Marin Country Mart, 1001 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Suite 3, 415.419.5075
With plans to open in late August, the women-owned, independently funded SoCal-based brand known for clothing that combines elements of nostalgia and adventure branches out with its first NorCal location at the Marin Country Mart. Look for thoughtful takes on casual classics, including swimwear and accessories, for the whole family, with over 70% of the products made in Los Angeles. “We already feel that natural synergy between the brand and the community,” says Head of Communications, Lindsay Wolf. A curated selection of ceramics, apothecary and other goods from local artisans and makers will also be available.
Marin Country Mart, 1011 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur; 415.419.5356
The RealReal stands as the world’s largest marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, boasting a community of over 24 million members. Upholding a stringent authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal offers a secure and trustworthy platform for individuals to buy and sell luxury items. With their dedicated team of in-house gemologists, horologists, and brand authenticators, The RealReal meticulously inspects thousands of items daily. As a sustainability-focused company, they breathe new life into pieces from a myriad of brands across diverse categories, supporting the circular economy. The selling process is made effortless through free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off, and direct shipping. Across their retail locations, customers can seamlessly sell, consult with experts, and receive complimentary valuations.
Marin Country Mart, 1201 Larkspur Landing Cir Suite 9B, Larkspur, 415.275.5040
Topdrawer, understanding the nomadic lifestyle as both a mindset and a way of being, caters to creative professionals who embrace challenging projects that push boundaries. They seamlessly blend the craftsmanship of previous generations with contemporary aspirations for independence, functionality, and stylish sustainability. The outcome is a curated collection of tools sourced from around the globe, designed to empower individuals to excel in their work, regardless of their location.
Marin Country Mart, 2415 Larkspur Landing Cir Suite 32B, Larkspur, 415.785.3547
Toy Crazy presents a diverse array of specialty toy lines infused with an educational touch. Their collection features numerous European products to enhance young customers’ development. Toy Crazy prioritizes offering unique books, arts and crafts, science and building kits, and more, all crafted to stimulate and expand your child’s imagination.
Marin Country Mart, 2211 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.925.1775
The national brand, founded by sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard in 2010 in New York, opened its second NorCal branch at Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart in April. The brand is known for cool classics and outfits suitable for all occasions, including suits, jeans, shoes, and swimwear for women.
Marin Country Mart, 1015 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur; 415. 839.9395
Well Made Home simplifies the process of crafting personalized custom furnishings, encompassing upholstery, cushions, and window treatments. Each piece is tailored to the client’s specifications, including sizes, trims, welts, flanges, and custom-fitted down inserts. Embracing the vibrant world of color, Well Made offers a meticulously curated selection of top-tier fabrics from leading designers worldwide. They take pride in collaborating with small California workshops, delivering locally crafted furnishings infused with passion. From the initial design stages to construction and installation, Well Made oversees every aspect of your project, ensuring meticulous attention to the most minor details.
Marin Country Mart, 2209 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, 415.578.2959
Classes in crochet, weaving, spinning and knitting are just one part of a shop dedicated to the yarn arts that recently moved to a larger space in San Rafael’s West End. Owner Amanda Madlener offers an extensive selection of yarns, needles, patterns, books, knitting bags and accessories, both locally-made and from around the world.
1707 4th St, San Rafael; 415.256.9618
Though owners Neil Butterfield and John Christmas have been operating their business focused on end-to-end customized sportswear and uniforms for athletic teams, gyms and businesses since 2013, the duo opened their first retail shop in downtown San Rafael in early May. “We design, develop and manufacture our own Encore branded apparel lines and specialize in the customized design and embellishment for these teams and organizations,” Butterfield, who lives in San Anselmo, says. Butterfield knows a thing or two about team uniforms: he is a lacrosse coach and travel program director at Redwood High School and at the Alcatraz Outlaws Lacrosse Club, and runs lacrosse tournaments around the Bay Area.
891 4th St, San Rafael; 888.501.4999
Wedged between Chipotle and Peet’s in San Rafael’s Northgate Mall, a jewelry making studio, event space and workshop from Amy Fitzgerald and Kelly Konis opened in late October. The duo, local residents and friends since high school, left the corporate world to bring the experience of making jewelry to their community. Choose from over 35 gemstones to create a ring, bracelet, pendant or pair of earrings in one of their guided workshops.
5800 Northgate Drive, Suite 150, San Rafael; 415.471.7874
The business that got its start in Novato in 2018 found a more spacious home in downtown San Rafael, reopening in January. Founder/Owner/Operator and Novato resident Dan Maher kept the focus on facilitating sustainable living and offers local artisan, store-made and near-zero-waste products, as well as eco-friendly, fair-trade products from around the world. In addition to superfood mushroom mycelium and tablet toothpaste, a bulk refillery allows customers to bring containers to fill it with hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent and more. “We are all about sustainable exchanges here,” says Maher. “We do not stock anything that does not have a legitimate claim to being called sustainable.”
1406 4th St, San Rafael
After many years running her own business in San Francisco, Ashely Morgan recently relocated her jewlery design atelier, opening in Ross in early May. Her small business includes her husband, Morgan Berman. Custom designs are Morgan’s speciality, crafting pieces that incorporate individual style and the personal history of the wearer. The atelier is at once studio and showroom where works by local artisans, including Amy Torgenson, Blythe Harris, and Morgan’s mother, Pat Pilkington, are featured.
23 Poplar #2, Ross
After 13 years in Mill Valley where they still reside, owners and founders Stuart and Jacqueline Schwartz moved their gallery and business, which hosts exhibitions and specializes in fine art prints, to downtown San Anselmo. “The Image Flow is all about photography,” says Stuart, who worked as an advertising photographer for over 40 years. The duo also offer photography workshops in a class setting and on location, art reproduction and retouching, and the digitizing of slides, negatives, old movies and video tapes to support family legacies.
328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo; 415.388.3569.
A skincare line from three UCSF-trained dermatologists — Greenbrae resident Nina Botto, Carina Woodruff and Lindy Fox — is redefining clean beauty by not only avoiding common ingredients of concern, but ensuring that hypoallergenicity, as dermatologists define it, is part of the product design. The extensive “no-no” list includes everything from dyes and microplastics to fragrance and propolis. The line includes serums and moisturizers and is sustainably packed in glass bottles.
Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Sunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her childrens’ schools, and supports the Marin Audubon Society, PEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.