Shopping in El Sobrante

$10 for Adult Novelties at Adult Megastores

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Adult-store chain stocks a variety of romance items, such as personal massagers, lingerie, DVDs, and massage oils

American Apparel — 57% Off Circle Scarf

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Seamless, tubular American Apparel scarves available in dozens of colors and many fabrics

50% Off Adult Toys at Good Vibrations

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Personal and couples massagers, lubricants, and romantic accessories such as massage candles

Up to 60% Off Hair Extensions at Hello Tiara

Orinda

$750 $374.99

Extensionists add length and volume to hair with non-damaging plastic covered silicon ring that hold hair in place for six months

Half Off Lingerie and Halloween Costumes

Downtown

$40 $20

Collection of lingerie and skimpy costumes adds spice to bedrooms or Halloween parties

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

Fruitvale Station

$20 $10

Bilingual wellness store with weight-management products, herbs, and other health and beauty products

Up to 40% Off Beauty Products at The Beauty Source

Pleasant Hill

$25 $15

Shelves teem with hair, skin, and beauty products from popular lines such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Jane Iredale

49% Off Products

San Rafael

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Sports Apparel, Gear & Accessories at Heads Up Sports

Concord

$30 $15

Sports apparel, gear, and accessories emblazoned with team-specific logos

50% Off at Cole Hardware

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Hardware store in business for nearly 100 years stocks a large inventory of tools and supplies backed by Ace Hardware

52% Off from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

North Beach

$48 $23

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Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

Up to 52% Off Wine and Wine Tastings for Two

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

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Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

Up to 51% Off Men's and Women's Clothing and Accessories

San Francisco

$50 $25

Triangular gold earrings, ankle cuffs, spiked necklaces, men's rings, and men's casual apparel

$15 or $30 for Maternity Wear and Baby Clothes

Lower Pacific Heights

$30 $15

Shop welcomes expectant mothers with tranquil fountains, a lounge, and racks full of cute baby clothes and flattering maternity wear

Up to 86% Off Peel Packages

San Francisco

$99 $19

Peels, creams, and masks contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that dispels toxins to fight wrinkles and other signs of aging

50% Off

Central Sunset

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off Electronic Cigarette Kit

Telegraph Hill

$150 $74

Electronic cigarette kit allows users control over vapor and flavor intake while providing sensation similar to smoking

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

San Francisco

$20 $10

Bilingual health and wellness store with vitamins, supplements, weight-management products, skin-care and makeup products.

Half Off Tote Bag

Fisherman's Wharf

$20 $10

Get a tote bag at a popular apparel store located on Fisherman's Wharf

Up to 60% Off Pearl Lounge

Downtown

$40 $16

Jewelers proffer cultured freshwater pearl necklaces, white jade drop bridal necklaces & amethyst earrings among other distinctive items

50% Off Sewing Class

Mission Bay

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Downtown

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Financial District

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off Custom Suits and Shirts

South Beach

$1,000 $500

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Designer and bespoke suits of super 100 or 110 English wool and Egyptian-cotton shirts in a selection of colors with a hand-cut neckline

44% Off Jewelry

San Francisco

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for Phones and Accessories at GoAppleGo

Chinatown

$20 $10

iPhone cases in fun designs, USB ports disguised as jewelry, and new iPhones and Apple computer accessories

Up to 52% Off at Fat Grape Winery

San Francisco

$5 $2.50

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Sample sulfite-free wines made from Californian grapes before purchasing bottles of your own; more than a dozen varietals available

68% Off Airsoft Shooting Range Session for Two

Fisherman's Wharf

$189.86 $60

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Visitors take aim with airsoft machine guns during shooting range session & take home 2 souvenir airsoft handguns & targets used in session

51% Off Wine Tasting for Two at Winery Collective

Nob Hill

$92 $45

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Taste five vintages culled from California’s boutique wineries and select a bottle to take home

Half Off at Beauty Galleria

Floresta Gardens - Bradrick

$10 $5

Beauty products including haircare, nailcare, skincare, and makeup

Half Off Handcrafted Bath Products and Gifts

San Leandro

$30 $15

Family-owned boutique features handcrafted soaps, jewelry, balloons, and customized gift baskets

50% Off Custom Smartphone or Tablet Case

Daly City

$30 $15

Hard plastic and leather cases get custom designs, including family photos and collages

Up to 71% Off Balloon Decorations

Daly City

$20 $10

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Brightly colored latex balloons hang in single strands, decorate tables, or form 50 ft. arches

Half Off Art Supplies at Napa Valley Art Supplies

Napa Valley

$20 $12

This art-supply shop hosts onsite events and keeps its shelves stocked with brand-name essentials from Prismacolor and Winsor & Newton

Up to 75% Off Wine Tasting from NakedWines.com

Multiple Locations

$50 $15

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how wines are made, and taste wine fresh from the barrel

50% Off

Pittsburg

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Makeup

Suisun City

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Adult Toys at Galleri

San Francisco International Airport

$40 $20

Large range of adult toys, novelties, and massage oils in a boutique designed to be intimidation-free

Select Local Merchants

Owner Harpreet “Happy” Singh—also known as “The Beer Baron”—oversees the thirsty work at Bottles as well as the Livermore Saloon and Perry’s Liquor and Craft Beer, in a quest to educate patrons about high-quality craft brews and amass a wealth of honorary titles and nicknames. Happy’s extensive knowledge, coupled with beer manager Diego Toscano’s diverse palate, ensures Bottles’ shelves are stocked with a plethora of rare and artisanal beverages, and any request for favored drinks are diligently ordered. Session ales from Shmaltz mingle peacefully with bourbon-barrel-aged stouts from North Coast Brewing Co. or tasty concoctions from Dogfish Head and The Bruery. Wines from Layer Cake and Paradise Ridge complement meals and soirees with fruity, complex flavor, and a stash of potent tequilas, such as Don Julio Real, or smoky scotches from Balvenie and Johnnie Walker enliven parties.

3550 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante,
CA
US

4036 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante,
CA
US

The Pedaler Bike Shop spruces up street steeds and their doting owners with an enormous cache of cycle-centric equipment, apparel, and accessories. Though the store prides itself on its expertise regarding road and mountain bikes, it supplies tubes, tires, wheels, seats, and footy-pajamas for two-wheelers of every breed. Outfit rigs with the 2010 Planet Bike Superflash/Blaze combo set ($59.99), which employs forward- and backward-beaming, superbright LEDs to, increase the bike's visibility for up to one mile. The 2011 Specialized Henge expert saddle ($99.99) coddles nether regions with a sleek shape and sturdy-yet-cozy Micromatrix top, and the 2010 Bell Faction helmet ($40) provides the resilience and protection of Sylvester Stallone's biceps. An array of clothing and shoes is also available, ensuring rider and ride are outfitted to a tarmac-pounding tee.

3826 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante,
CA
US

1889 San Pablo Ave
Pinole,
CA
US

Far more than an emporium of colorful textile patterns, Urban Burp holds over 5 tons of vintage fabric dating back to the early 20th century, collecting original vintage threads that weave memory and nostalgia into their very fabric. The studio takes its unusual name from the intense experience of recognition that seeing and touching a piece of familiar pattern can bring. "All that emotion has been shoved down into the lower chakras and all of a sudden it takes one piece of fabric to bring you back to that place," owner Electra Skilandat told The San Francisco Chronicle. She continues to elicit that response with bolts of cloth decorated with the floral designs and abstract art of the 1920s, or the bold color mixtures and fractal patterns that were popular in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Skilandat traces her love affair with textile design back to her childhood in Boston, where her mother lovingly hand-crafted all of her clothes for school and play. Over the years, Electra amassed a collection of over 1,000 bolts of fabric and experience in interior decor. After the death of her only son, she rediscovered her creative instincts, opening the fabric shop with upholstery and drapery services that would precede Urban Burp's stunning display of warp and weft. As guests peruse the studio's ample supply of original vintage pictorial and patterned designs, sewing patterns, and notions, Skilandat unfurls her decades of wisdom during interior decor consultations.

200 S Garrard Blvd
Pt Richmond,
CA
US

While other graduate students buried their noses in musty library books, Laura Hanson and Diana Benner muddied their knees in the wetlands and eelgrass habitats around San Francisco. Their research led to their respective degrees—MS in ecology and systematics, MS in environmental science—as well as a deep understanding of the inner workings of California’s ecological systems. The pair opened The Watershed Nursery with the aim of helping those ecosystems flourish.

Together with a team of botanical specialists, Laura and Diana oversee habitat restoration and enhancement projects. They specialize in growing native and site-specific California plants, as well as drought-tolerant species that thrive on the sustenance found in sunlight and loving glances. In addition to ready-to-plant items, the nursery can grow site-specific plants for a difficult area or create custom seed selections, among other services.

To further The Watershed Nursery’s mission of “habitat enhancement,” team members participate in environmentally responsible projects within the community, such as the restoration of Breuner Marsh and mitigation projects in Sycamore Grove and Portola Park. Staff members also aid the Earth in everyday practices, as they collect used plant containers from customers for additional uses and second careers as eco-friendly badminton birdies.

601 Canal Blvd
Richmond,
CA
US