Shop Local This Weekend!

Shop Local This Weekend!Spread your love around the neighborhood this weekend and do some local holiday shopping. Piedmont Avenue shopping boasts an impressive list of great, independently-owned shops and services. So, do some exploring while selecting your holiday gifts.

Stores are taking orders online for in-store or curbside pickup, shipping orders, taking appointments, and also doing walk-ins. It varies from store to store, so check their website to find out the best way to shop.

Here is a a list of a few of our favorites in the neighborhood…

Bella Ceramica
One of the largest selections of fine Italian ceramics in the Bay Area. Handmade gifts from Italy, tableware from Deruta, and murals from Florence to name a few.
3982 Piedmont Avenue

Maple Street Denim
4266 Piedmont Ave
This locally-owned fashion shop specializes in everything denim. They offer quality staples for your wardrobe with their wide range of denim for both men and women. The difference in quality is remarkable, and your clothes will feel better and last much longer. Plus, the owners really know denim and can help you get the best fit possible. (We also love their sale racks!)

Nathan & Co
4025 Piedmont Ave
This is a favorite store to drop in and browse for gifts for all occasions. They have a great selection of unique home decor plus everything from kitchen items to gag gifts to dog collars and greeting cards. Plus they have amazing gift-wrapping skills (for a reasonable price, too).

Spectator Books
4163 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Peruse their extensive collection of used books at great prices, carefully curated new book selection (including backlist gems and classics), and their unique array of greeting cards, DVDs, puzzles, journals, curios, maps & ephemera.

And, for the makers on your list (or those of us doing hand made gifts), check out these three great shops. Sometimes the perfect tool, book, or great materials will make your recipient so happy.

Blue Door Beads
Offers a wide range of beads, findings, tools, and supplies including unique found materials (such as watch parts, vintage fishing lures, and radio resistors). They also carry handmade gifts.
4167 Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Fabric
Great selection of fabrics, colors, and prints with an array of buttons, notions, and tools. Fabric for clothing and accessories as well as home projects and upholstery.
4099 Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Yarn
Purchase your materials for crocheting, knitting, felting, and spinning projects. Their staff is creative and tremendously experienced—a fantastic resource.
4171 Piedmont Avenue

Stop by Piedmont Grocery to say hello, pick up dinner from our hot food bar. We have all you need for baking and delicious treat-making…plus, great gifts in our Wine and Spirits Department.


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