Apparel in Sonoma

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After leading expeditions in search of underwater treasure, the instructors of Sonoma Coast Divers show their students how to cook and eat the spoils—abalone. They try to conclude each of their abalone diving classes with a group picnic, where everyone can compare their catch in hopes of snagging a record-size shell. Persistent hunters can even compete in the autumn's abalone cook-off, part of a Halloween celebration that includes subaquatic pumpkin carving.

These special events highlight the dive venue's dual emphasis on community and adventure. Whether they are hosting a scuba-certification class, a Stress & Rescue course, or a simple air-fill service, the staff freely shares their passion for oceanic exploration. Their training pathways safely transform patrons from first-time pool divers into instructor-level dive masters. By filling their curriculum with specialty courses—such as night diving, wreck diving, and bubble collecting—they inspire guests to pursue different disciplines. They also plan several trips for all skill levels, guiding tours through local kelp forests and planning weeklong retreats to Caribbean islands.

5702 Commerce Blvd
Rohnert Park,
CA
US

Wee Three Children’s Store's fall event rolls out an expansive collection of kids' apparel, toys, and gifts with discounts of up to 90 percent off normal prices. Clothing lines from across the globe volunteer to abandon cozy racks and bedeck tots in natural, cotton fibers that are both comfortable and safe for baby's tender skin. Shoppers can snag Babysoy kimono bodysuits (regularly $16), which wrap around infant torsos with easy-to-snap buttons, or adorn little legs in the soft threads of slip-on pants (regularly $12), ideal for shaky first steps and riding the neighbor's cat. A cavalcade of accessories adds stylish splashes to growing wardrobes with vibrant bibs (regularly $5+), hats (regularly $7), and sets of socks (regularly $22+).

1007 W College Ave
Santa Rosa,
CA
US

Kool Kids Boutique was just a twinkle in Pamela Randall’s eye when she founded her own clothing line, P & T Designs, in 2001, but her store now serves as home to her own line and to a voluminous selection of custom-designed children’s merchandise. Formal and casual duds for little ones bear brands including Le Top, Biscotti, and Nicole Miller. Toys and accessories, ranging from hand-sewn stuffed animals to colorful lunch boxes, dot the aisles alongside hand-painted rocking chairs and bedding for babies, toddlers, and sleep-deprived storks.

1671 E Monte Vista Ave
Vacaville,
CA
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

2301 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

2174 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Though the word amateur now connotes a lack of experience, it is derived from a Latin term that meant "lover of." Despite Sean Bolt's ascent to professional shutterbug status, he still attributes his love of photography to the time he spent watching his father—an amateur photographer himself—pursue his own passion.

Sean eschews rigid poses by telling stories through candid moments and photojournalistic portraits. Rather than sequestering himself in a studio under artificial conditions, he takes his art on the road by traveling throughout the metro Atlanta area to meet his clients. His work can run the gamut from sophisticated black-and-white images to crisp, colorful, and wacky poses. When he isn't taking family portraits, capturing baby pictures, and chronicling weddings, he snaps photos for merchants who want to capture the essence of their businesses before they grow up and move away to become a college.

2163 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US