Shopping in Stanford

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

51% Off Boutique Shoes and Accessories at Kicks

Downtown Menlo Park

$100 $49

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The vibrant boutique brims with designer footwear, handbags, and accessories by designers such as French Sole and Kate Spade

Up to 80% Off Eyeglasses at Paquette Opticians

Shoreline West

$250 $49

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Single-vision or bifocal lenses fit into frames inside an optician-directed shop

Interstate All Battery Center—Up to 55% Off Batteries

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

$20 $9

Battery purveyor powers gadgets ranging from cell phones and cameras to computers and medical devices

$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

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

Fair Oaks

$20 $10

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

Up to 62% Off Custom-Fit Italian Suit at Peter Cassara Clothiers

Sunnyvale

$795 $299

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Expert sartorialists fit high-quality Italian suits by Renoir, Carlo Lusso, and Giorgio Fiorelli to each client's unique form

50% Off at CompAndSave

Newark

$20 $10

Printer ink and toner cartridges and accessories for brands including Epson, HP, Canon, Lexmark, Brother, and Kodak

Half Off Lingerie, Shoes, Costumes, and Accessories at Pierre Silber

Santa Clara

$30 $15

High heels, sultry lingerie, and latex items; perfect for Bay to Breakers costume race on May 11

Up to 58% Off Arrangements at Citti’s Florist

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

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Florists design colorful arrangements, roses, and bouquets with high-quality, colorful blossoms

Up to 52% Off Cell Phone Accessories

Irvington

$25 $12

Variety of cases, batteries, and screen protectors for an array of cell phones, including iPhones

52% Off Batting Practice or Baseball Lesson

Campbell

$60 $29

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Hone your swing on baseball or softball pitches at the outdoor cages, or learn to pitch and hit from a trained instructor

50% Off Gear and Services at Summit Bicycles

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-end road and mountain bicycles, Bontrager apparel, repair services, and bike rentals by the day

65% Off a Tuxedo at Fashion Menswear

Burlingame

$260 $89.99

Expert clothiers outfit men in the epitome of high-society fashion, perfect for a prom, wedding, or gala

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

San Jose

$20 $10

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

45% Off Fragrances and Cosmetics

San Jose

$20 $11

Fragrances from top designers alongside skincare products, makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, and cosmetic tools

50% Off Dress Rental

Santa Clara

$60 $30

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

Up to 80% Off Tank Refills and Accessories at Armed Paintball

North San Jose

$50 $10

Paintball distributors stock a surplus of gaming accessories, including HPA compressed air and CO2 refills

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Downtown San Jose

$149 $24.99

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

Half Off Designer Consignment Accessories at It’s a Girl Thing

Willow Glen

$50 $25

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A consignment shop with Yves Saint Laurent handbags, sterling-silver jewelry, and shoes from designers such as Christian Louboutin & Chanel

Up to Half Off Running Accessories and Footwear

Los Gatos

$50 $25

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Footwear from Newton, New Balance, and Saucony stocked alongside compression sweatbands, lap watches, and running jackets at runners’ haven

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% 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

50% Shieno

Pleasanton

$50 $25

Shoppers don colorful sarees, hand-embroidered shawls, flowing cotton tunics, and ruby-studded polki jewelry

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 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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Sprawled across 40 acres of coastal foothills flanked by majestic redwood trees, Yerba Buena Nursery’s prismatic fields brim with more than 600 species of flora native to California. Plants such as ferns, perennials, shrubs, and grasses dapple both the alfresco landscape and multiple greenhouses sprinkled throughout the grounds. Elsewhere on the lush acreage, mature plant specimens and natural wildlife line the paths crisscrossing a 2.5-acre demonstration garden, and an idyllic farmhouse dating back to 1905 shelters visitors for classes, events, and traditional tea services. The resident staff of gardening enthusiasts curates a seasonal stash of greenery for sale and can help to enhance patrons’ own yards or ant farms with astute, on-location garden consultations.

19500 Skyline Boulevard
Redwood City,
CA
US

Harnessing his well-trained eye, owner and artist Jeff Hernandez crafts custom art dwellings in his combination gallery and framing center. Whether working with a photograph, prestigious diploma, or painting of a prestigious diploma, his team of framing specialists can pair customers' items with just the right materials, colors, and design styles. A basic 16"x20" frame starts at about $150, though prices vary depending on materials used. To keep keepsakes protected against the elements, customers may opt for acid-free materials and UV glass ($180 for a 16"x20" frame) or museum-quality wares ($230 for a 16"x20" frame) with crystal-clear glass that is impervious to glare and pretentious commentary.

3130 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley,
CA
US

Bodies metamorphose at SiliconValleyFit, where dedicated coaches customize holistic health routines. One-hour training sessions focus on posture, sports performance, or weight loss, among other benefits, each tailored to clients’ specific goals. Trainers draw up individualized supplement and diet plans based on unique biological signatures as outlined by the BioSignature plan, which operates on the idea that hormones determine body-fat storage. By taking a look at lifestyles and medical history, trainers can rectify imbalances with a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.

The company’s trainers boast a cornucopia of stellar qualifications. A cursory look at the wall shows certifications in strength and conditioning, a membership in the American Council on Exercise, and support for dangling kittens and their efforts to just hang in there. Free weights, a treadmill, and weight machines fill the facility, where no more than three students work out at a time, ensuring crate-loads of personal attention and privacy.

744 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

For Books Inc., it's been a long road, and if you trace the lines back to its origins, it's California's oldest bookstore. After striking gold—literally—back in 1851, Anton Roman set up shop as a bookseller. Although the shop moved, was sold, burned down, changed hands again, and was rebuilt, the spirit remained intact, and today, multiple locations of the indie bookstore have sprouted up across The Golden State. Staff members keep the shelves lined with classic and contemporary tomes in all genres, and a myriad of book clubs help keep the love of literature alive. They also run a vibrant event program featuring author events and readings where patrons can enjoy an experience they can't download.

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Soup and salads are the ultimate meal for equal-opportunity foodies, because every mouthful circulates mingling flavors to each taste bud without prejudice. Customize your own roughage at the new custom-tossed salad bars at 221 Montgomery Street, 1950 University Avenue at Woodland, Westfield San Francisco Centre food court, 315 California Street, 580 California Street, or 2512 Bancroft Way at Telegraph. Order your choice of organic greens (romaine, mixed, or spinach), and one of the top-notch tossers will twirl in a variety of toppings, meats, and dressings for a truly personalized bite. The more than 40 salad toppings enable diners to pair roasted corn and black beans for a southwestern kick, mingle dried cranberries and blue cheese for several sweet and creamy bites, or just scope out a variety of chefs select salads. Signature soups (from $4.84) include non-dairy, gluten-free, spicy, low-fat, vegetarian, and low-carb choices. Mop up a piping-hot bowl of organic smoky split pea, tomato bisque, or Mexican chicken tortilla soup with a complimentary tear of sourdough bread to ease your stomach through midweek working pains. Soups are served in three sizes, from 12-ounce up to 32-ounce.

1950 University Ave
East Palo Alto,
CA
US

A prismatic array of glaze bottles and sparkling glass pieces form kaleidoscopic patterns for guests to splash across create-your-own pottery and fused-glass masterpieces. Visitors select from stencils, stamps, and samples or select still frames from their dreams to decorate ceramic mugs, figurines, and fused-glass dishes. Staff members set up and clean workspaces, as well as package kits for home pottery-painting parties. This means artists can focus solely on siphoning their imagination into their project. The studio regularly hosts parties and meetings, to which guests are welcome to bring snacks, wine, or milk shakes made of ground-up poems.

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US