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.
Walk in and feast your eyes on antique European furniture at Sonoma Country Antiques. Hand-crafted furniture, upholstery, bed spreads, lamps, chandeliers, pewters, treasure chests and scores of other stuff can be found here. And if you think you've seen it all, think again: Sonoma Antiques gets new stuff five times a year. Interior designers can get in touch with this store and become a part of the Working Partners family.
This group of Napa artisans specializes in etched and hand painted glass bottles, which means personalized, custom-made gifts. Many Northern California businesses come to Bergin Glass Impressions to order a case of a fine Napa Valley wine with their own company logo, or well-wishes, engraved on the glass. The finished product makes for excellent corporate gifts. Other customers order a personalized bottle to give as gifts on anniversaries, weddings and other special occasions. Worldwide shipping and other services are also available.
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.
Looking for classy everyday clothing for work and play? This designer is a favorite with American women of all ages. This store can always be counted on for a tasteful suit, a stylish pair of gray flannel trousers, or the perfect white tee. This outlet is a virtual gold mine, filled with designs priced far lower than those found in retail stores. The store carries its own line of fashions without compromising the integrity of the Ann Taylor name.
Sweetie Pies may not be a part of Napa history yet, but the reputation of this small but cozy pastry shop is guaranteeing that it heads in that direction. Offering a diverse menu of all things sweet, this shop is a favorite among those with a sweet-tooth. The chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries, or the banana cake filled with caramel, pastry cream and fresh bananas are some highly recommended items which are offered here. Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday cake or want a sweet snack, Sweetie Pies is the place to go to.
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.