This 40,000 square-foot (3716 square-meter) market is located in downtown Napa. The new venue along the Napa River features around 30 vendors selling the freshest of local products. Fish, poultry and other goods along with cheese, wine, candy, bread and grocery items are available. Besides these, gift articles, ceramics and kitchen items are also on offer. There are four eateries on the premises, so you can relax over a delicious snack or meal, after your shopping bout.
Providing freshly baked breads and deserts for Chef Thomas Keller's Yountville restaurants: The French Laundry, Bouchon and ad hoc, Bouchon Bakery delights its customers with many of the same treats. The bakery is small and quaint. Inside you'll find a small display case filled with macaroons, tarts, cookies and Chocolate Bouchons. The delicacies of sweets doesn't end there, though, more often it starts with Chocolate Bouchons. Chocolate Bouchons are up-right, moist brownies with a warm chocolate center that bursts into your mouth with the first bite, all lightly sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. On weekends, the bakery serves decadent donuts. The "TKO" (Thomas Keller Oreo) is an unusual treat of two buttery chocolate cookies with a white cream filling sandwiched in between. The bakery also serves ready-made sandwiches on baguettes. Prices may seem high, but sweets are so rarely made or packaged with so much detail and passion.
A trip to wine country isn't complete without a trip to this outlet center, located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco in beautiful Napa Valley. Discover upscale outlet shopping at 50 designer and name brand outlet stores and enjoy savings of 25 percent to 65 percent every day. Stores include Banana Republic, Barneys New York, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Visit their website for a complete list of stores, sales, events and more.
Located 20 miles west of Sacramento on Interstate 80, Vacaville Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 120 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% everyday. Stores include Adidas, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.
Flats, a unique boutique owned by Jan Neimi, will definitely sweep you off your feet. This one specializes in handcrafted ballet slippers, as well as loafers. The shoes are made in Tuscany where the finest leather is chosen, and every detail is looked into, including color and weight. This boutique also has a fabulous collection of printed fabrics collected from the Far East and India. If this is not enough then check out the Bologna and Loafers collection, and the beautiful jewelry right from Italy.
Napa is full of all kinds of artisinal delights to please your taste buds and your tummy, and the Fatted Calf is certainly no exception, if not one of the most popular! At the Fatted Calf, you can pick up all kinds of cured pork and other meat products, sure to make any picnic or day at the winery just that much more gourmet. In addition to the tasty offerings for sale, The Fatted Calf also offers classes on how to make charcuterie, everything from learning how to butcher a whole hog, to duck workshops and salumi-making classes. The Fatted Calf is Napa's veritable cured meat wonderland, so if that's your thing, don't miss a stop here.
One of the world's most recognized designers offers its signature denim and more through this outlet. It features fashions for the whole family, so you can fit mother, father, and the kids in a pair of 501s. In addition to its popular jeans, this store also carries other casual apparel. Stock up on tops, khakis, and coats marked generally around 30 percent lower than normal retail prices. While you are there, check out other factory outlet stores in the vicinity. Located north of San Francisco in the Wine Country, take Highway 29 to the First Street exit.
Historic architecture, open-air markets, clothing boutiques, antique stores, gourmet food shops - all surrounded by fabulous vineyards and wineries - this is downtown Napa. Buy quality clothing from the Mustard Seed Clothing Co., hunt for treasures at Antiques On Second, and don't forget to stop into one of the dozens of award-winning cafes and restaurants to refuel. Just a few miles away on Factory Stores Drive you will find the Napa Premium Outlets, the number one spot in the area to find designer brands such as BCBG Max Azria, DKNY, and Coach, at heavily discounted prices.
Visit this outlet and find a great selection of designer leather accessories. This manufacturer is known internationally for its collections of high quality handbags, luggage, briefcases, wallets and shoes in fabulous colors and classic cuts. Pick up nice gifts like fine leather photo frames and desk sets. Save around 30 percent to 75 percent-off retail prices on past seasons and discontinued stock.
His customers want only the best of the best and luxe (wine) bounty hunter Mark Pope scours the valley for just that. A huge inventory of eclectic wines is at your complete disposal. Playboy magazine called it the purveyor of "the world's best affordable luxuries." The Bounty Hunter Rare Wine and Provisions has a large following of very devoted wine collectors and Pope prides himself on staying ahead of the curve on the next trend in wine circles, stocking "what you want before you know you want it." Another reason to visit Bounty Hunter is its impeccable wine bar.
Hard day at work? Need to unwind? Then Back Room Wines is for you. The best selection of wines can be found under this roof. Yet this shop offers more. There are a few wines for tasting at all times and also a lot of theme nights, like Friday Night Wine Flights, Guest Wineries at Back Room Wines on Saturdays and sit-down blind tastings on Wednesdays. And you can even buy a bottle of wine at retail price and drink it here.