Located across from Union Square with its own fabulous view, this legendary store features some of the finest jewelry in the world. Here you will find two floors of breathtaking crystal, flatware, china, silver, and fine diamond, gold, platinum, and gemstone jewelry. Shop for engagement rings, anniversary presents or something special for a newborn baby. You will see why it is that anything you give wrapped in a robin's egg blue Tiffany's box is sure to be considered an heirloom that will be treasured for generations.
Located in a vintage Beaux Arts building dating from just after the 1906 earthquake and fire, Neiman Marcus is one of the city's most upscale department stores. You'll find all the big names in fashion: Chanel, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragano, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Giorgio Armani, TSE, Fendi, Gucci, Versace, Christian Dior, Donna Karen, and Yves Saint Laurent. It also features two eating establishments: The Rotunda and the Fresh Market Café.
Taking on the west coast one store at a time--the designer wares of Bloomingdale's loved by New Yorkers are now in San Francisco. In the expansion of the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Center, Bloomingdale's is pulling out all of its tricks with 35,000 square feet of shopping space. A browse through its second largest store will yield revived Biba 1960s fashion, shoes by Jimmy Choo, exquisite accessories, jewelry boutiques and fragrance for him and her. You won't want to leave this place that soon.
Since the beginning of the 20th Century, Union Square has been the centerpiece of the city's shopping district. With big names like Burberry, Emporio Armani, Macy's and Kate Spade lining the streets, this is the place to go for retail therapy. If you need to fuel up after a long day of shopping, Union Square has a variety of dining options, from the ultra-posh to the quick stops. At the heart of the square, a large open-air plaza is bustling year round with art sales, musical performances and holiday decorations. In the center of it all stands a huge stone monument, which was built in 1903 and crowned with a bronze statue of Victory.
Whether you're looking for your next favorite piece of jewelry, searching out an engagement ring, or just feel like browsing, be sure to stop in at Crown Nine next time you're in Oakland. The boutique jewelry store is committed to the concept of selling real objects made by real people, and places an emphasis on hand-crafted, unique items. Kate Ellen, an award-winning jewelry designer, opened the shop in the space below her loft apartment; from this perch, she creates and curates the jewelry that is placed on display.
Heralded as a Northern California lifestyle boutique, Oak Common is certainly anything but common. The store carries both men's and women's clothing, as well as accessories and other household and beauty items. Aside from stylish dresses, jackets, and hats, Oak Common also has a 'marketplace' filled with anything a Northern Californian might need, including locally made candles and oils, leather bound notebooks, and household items like ornately decorated spa towels.
With a number of accolades under its belt, Ernest Alexander makes its way to Hayes Valley. The store features a varied collection of menswear, neckties and accessories, travel bags and leather goods. The designer, Ernest Alexander Sabine, attributes his idea for the brand to his Latvian seamstress grandmother, from whom he was first inspired to design bags.
Garrett Leight California Optical is the place to head to, in order to add style to your look. The store offers a range of trendy eye-wear that is suitable for all occasions. The designs are modern and elegant and flatter your face. Apart from sunglasses and optical glasses, the store also provides custom-made frames for your needs.
Did your mother teach you it was rude to say "gimme?" Be assured that mother would understand. After viewing these gorgeous European styles for men and women at the chic San Francisco chain of Gimme Shoes, how can you control yourself? Step into a chic pair by Miu Miu, Prada's sister label, or explore the array of other choice designer footwear.
Located just off Laguna on Hayes Street, Acoté is a contemporary French brand for fashionable apparel for men and women. One of the first locations in the United States, this store location carries a collection of their signature timeless clothing. Since 2004, this successful brand has channeled its free-spirited and off-center philosophy through its simple cuts and playful prints. This small outlet joins its sister brand Cotélac in its creative collaborations with promising photographers and artists.
Started by three designers in an apartment in 2008, they have grown since then to produce some fashionable and stylish designs for men and women. They are now on the journey to becoming a recognized brand around the globe but have already reached the pinnacle of being a well know online brand store. Visit their website or their store to check out some stylish casual and semi- formal attire that suits your taste.
Edgy, cool and just a little bizarre, Five & Diamond is the store to head to if you're looking for a little something to add an extra oomph to your wardrobe. The collection borders on dark, with distinct alternative culture and steampunk influences, alongside vintage-inspired pieces and hand-crafted jewelry. From elegant earrings fashioned from silver and shell, to dresses with skeletal patterns, the collection on offer ranges from chic and edgy, to dark and unusual. Five & Diamond features a collection of clothing and accessories for men and women, sourced from independent designers, rather than big name brands, to ensure a selection that is anything but ordinary.