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Mission Pipe Shop is more than just a shop; it is a meeting hub for cigar connoisseurs. This store has numerous wooden cabinets with transparent glass doors displaying racks of premium cigars, humidors, pipes and tobacco blends. It boasts of a collection of cigars from an extensive brand list including Casa Magna, Sancho Panza, Cohiba, Montecristo White, Winston Churchill and Nestor Miranda. The flavors too vary from nutty and fruity to creamy. One can also shop for meerschaum, which are white carved pipes, and briar wood pipes of brands like Tim West, Peterso and Savinelli. The tobacco is offered in around 60 blends featuring Hazelnut, Black Cherry, Captain Ed, Chocolate Passion, Mild Vanilla, Scottish Whiskey and Old Briar. The knowledgeable staff of this store will guide you regarding the correct lighting and cutting of cigars and the finer nuances of smoking.
Peet's Coffee & Tea is the perfect spot for the gourmet tea and coffee lover. It serves freshly-brewed coffee, prepared by expert roasters and brewers who are very particular about the sourcing of beans, the correct timing and temperature of roasting and the art of blending. Its limited edition, anniversary and signature blend coffees include Kilimanjaro Trio, Tanzania Peaberry, Cafe Domingo, French Roast and Fair Trade Blend. Its rare tea selection comprises of Assam Mangalam Estate, Jasmine Downy Pearls and English Breakfast Tea Bags. Besides enjoying an invigorating cup, one can also shop for beans, coffee makers, vacuum brewers, tumblers, mugs, chrome canisters, teapots and tea filters.
Safeway has a number of locations all across the state, and this one in midtown San Jose is one of them. They have a supermarket that is good for buying some packaged foods, but not so good for fresh produce, as it is rarely fresh here. The queues are long quite often as well, but one can also avail of other facilities here, such as a bakery, florists, pharmacy, liquor store, fish market, deli and more.
This local repository of retro 60s and 70s-style clothing has got it all. Don't go to a disco party in Silicon Valley without shopping here first. The place even has a second-hand tuxedo section. Whether you have kids who see the 1970s as a historical curiosity or you are a retro fan, you will spend much more time in this place than you originally anticipated. Find long-sleeved silk monstrosities of the Disco Era to orange sport coats from 1975. There are equal amounts of attire here for men and women and, of course, service with a smile.
Sew Bedazzled gives you an opportunity to play with beads, make your own accessories or gift something handmade to someone special. The store is a baby of Phyllis, Karen and Nancy Banks who got fascinated by beads at a very early age and then went ahead to open a shop that could sell beaded accessories and also teach the art of making accessories. Their collection complements very well with formal as well as dressy attires. The beads are well organized color wise so you can match up your accessories with your clothes with ease. Take up their accessory-making classes you will learn something new and leave with a new found passion for jewellery making.
This is one of the largest antique showrooms in all of Bay Area. It is literally a gigantic warehouse of stuff and there are so many rooms, you'll probably get lost inside the place. Among the goods you will find several antique cabinets, posters, old hotel signs, postcards, magazines, figurines, chairs, tables, lamps, oriental goods, Americana and many other items. The proprietors are seasoned pros and have been in the antique business for decades; they are always ready to guide customers.