Always a good choice for one-stop shopping, this Berkeley institution is a huge boutique for men, women and teens located right across the street from University of California at Berkeley and around the corner from the famous Telegraph Avenue. The store is divided into four basic sections: men's, women's, shoes and Cal Bears memorabilia. You will find a wide selection of affordable clothing and accessories by top designers in a variety of styles. New to the store is a Clinque counter stocked with cosmetics.
Wanna skip the electronics mega warehouses like Circuit City and the Good Guys for more personable and knowledgeable service? Then skip on into Eid's where the space may be cramped, but the style is not. Since the early 1970s, it has offered the best prices on TVs, VCRs, recording equipment, cellphones, radios, DVD players, you name it. It does rentals, trade-ins, are experts at repair, and are willing to beat any competitor's prices. You cannot go wrong.
Bring a portable CD player and a hankering for a cup a joe. One of the few music stores devoted to classical recordings, the Music Offering stocks everything from Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, to rare medieval chant and contemporary composers in the classical vein. And after you've bought your CD, sit down at the cafe up front and enjoy a latte and croissant. Find all the typical espresso drinks, coffee, pastries, and sandwiches made fresh daily. The space is large, airy, and accoustically perfect for the classical music over the loudspeakers.
Since 1974, University Press Books has offered rare, unique, and hard to find titles from university and academic presses from around the world. Whether you are looking for medieval history, linguistics, cinema or literary theory, you are bound to find it here, and probably a few more titles you did not know existed. It stocks both new and out-of-print books. You will enjoy the search as well in this two-story, floor-to-ceiling-with-tomes store, with lots of nooks and stairs to curl up on and flip through your current find. There is even an inviting table with chairs in the back.
If you are into flower essences, Chinese herbs, holistic therapies, or are looking for gifts for some one who is, Lhasa is one-stop shopping. Known throughout Berkeley as the premier place for Eastern and alternative remedies and supplies, in addition to their hundreds of herbs and tinctures, it has a nice selection of related books, bath soaps and supplies, henna, and even some lovely bags and tea pots. The staff knows their herbs well, and can holistically assist you with your ailments and/or offer advice on wellness in general.
This place stocks an international pipe selection that rivals even the institutional Annapurna up the street. You will find everything from small pocket pipes to large floor hookahs, water pipes, ceramic, metal, cut crystal and everything in between. It also features distinctly Far East paraphernalia and statues (Buddhas in many shapes and sizes), and handmade shirts, jackets and saris.
Shopping here is rather like slipping through Lewis Carroll's looking glass. Dried flowers, French silk ribbons, antique figurines of saints, earrings, odd-shaped vases and an ever-changing selection of curios await you in a carefully arranged jumble. The net effect is rather surreal and, on the whole, pleasant. You will feel as if you have slipped out of the hurry-scurry 21st century and into a dreamy past of perfect gifts.
Since 1969, this place has been the subversive heart of Telegraph Avenue, providing everything from pipes to toys for grown-ups, and pumping out the sounds of Iggy Pop, and Nirvana onto the sidewalk. Inside this darkly cavernous store, you will be lucky to see an inch of black wall or ceiling for all the paraphernalia, including a huge assortment of glass, metal and water pipes, hookahs, incense and tobacco, jewelry and gnomes. It also carries various adult toys and videos, and has an impressive array of imported ethnic arts and crafts, as well as greeting and postcards.
Come here for your tobacco fix. Find a nice selection of chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and pipe supplies. The odor of fresh tobacco is heady and somehow comforting. The owners stock accessories like screens and humidors, and a huge amount of pipes in glass, ceramic and metal. The pipes are fairly traditional in style and design. There is also a pretty good selection of magazines and periodicals, candy and gum.
Everything you need to be a star athlete (or just look like one) can be found at this corner sporting goods store. It sells a vast array of shoes, from tennis to running to walking to basketball, including brand names like Asics, Wilson, Adidas and KSwiss. Find a fairly extensive tennis racket selection and equipment for whatever sporting event grabs your fancy, including wrestling and boxing gloves and equipment, jump ropes, basketballs, baseballs, bats, headgear, even yoga mats. It also carries clothing items like jogging shorts, jackets and leg warmers.
If you are into flower essences, Chinese herbs, holistic therapies,
or are looking for gifts for some one who is, Lhasa is one stop shopping. Known throughout Berkeley as the premier place for Eastern and alternative remedies and supplies, ...
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Since 1974, University Press Books has offered rare, unique, and
hard to find titles from university and academic presses from around the world. Whether you are looking for medieval history, linguistics, cinema or literary theory, you are bound to ...