4th Street Fine Art is a haven for artists to create in the studio and display their works of art in the gallery. All of the artwork displayed is by local artists and many are for sale. There are smaller and more affordable pieces as well, such as cards and prints. There are cases filled with beautiful jewelry, small sculptures and pottery to buy or simply browse. It is easy to spend an afternoon gazing at the artistry that graces this gallery's walls.
With many locations in California, Gelateria Naia is undoubtedly the best destination to permit yourself a delicious Italian dessert. Made using the best ingredients available from all over the world the gelato are created to perfection and retain their natural flavors. Only have a bite of this Italian ice-cream here and you will know why Gelateria Naia is the best when it comes to ice creams.
If you want to organize a spa in your own personal space at home, drop by at Herringbone to pick up facial and skin-care items. Makeup artist Shawn Burke, the proud owner of this modern apothecary, has stocked it up with a mind-blowing range of sought-after beauty products. Organic preparations from as far away as Japan and New Zealand are available. The shop itself has a laid-back relaxed look, adorned with floral wallpaper and an artificial fireplace. Waxing and facial treatments can be availed of, with prior appointments.
An excellent resource for those in search of new, used, popular and/or rare Asian and Asian-American literature, Eastwind is a cozy little shop that stocks an amazing breadth of books and subjects. From cookbooks to Buddhist history, Chinese herbal medicine to university texts, Eastwind has it all and then some. You will also find shelves full of all you need for doing second language study, as well as flashcards, origami and calligraphy supplies, and other art and language learning aids.
Berkeley's famous independent bookstores tend to occupy the most unlikely of places, and Pegasus, in the former home of a car dealership, is no exception. Being an expansive, former showroom, it lets you browse the selections with lots of air and light at your back. Find a broad range from bestsellers to the classics, from the obscure to the out of print. It boasts a huge selection of overstocked, discounted titles, as well as an ever-growing used section. There is a huge magazine and newspaper rack with many international journals, as well as CDs, gift cards, and bags.
This interesting shop has assembled some of the most colorful 20th-century vintage and antique furniture, lamps and home accessories in the East Bay. Find bright orange lounge chairs from the 50s and 60s, colorful glass objets d'art like Blenko pieces, minibars, Art Deco tables, lamps and accessories, even the occasional neon sign all from the mid-20th century. The stock changes weekly as new stuff moves in and the old stuff moves out. Caution to those out looking for good deals on thrift: the place is not cheap. It sells only the finest and best quality goods.
Since the late 1980s, this establishment has been the name in Bay Area used clothing. It buys, sells and trades a wide variety of men's and women's vintage and contemporary clothing, several designer items, shoes, jewelry, bags, accessories and anything else that comes through the doors for the recycled fashion-conscious. The stock changes daily, so you are always assured of finding something "new" when you come in, and all at reasonable prices. Perhaps something funky and polyester, something with a penguin or an alligator on the pocket?
Find everything from the traditional to the postmodern here. Since the 1980s, this shop has featured a variety of chess sets (including collectible ones) and checkers, and old standards like Pente, Monopoly and all manner of Milton Bradley board games as well as collectible card games like the ubiquitous Magic: The Gathering. It stocks a wide selection of role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Alternity, GURPS and Games Workshop accessories. Toys for toddlers and tots include Lego, Duplo and Koosh.
This outdoor sports outlet serves as one of the Bay Area's best resources for new and used gear. Serving as a factory outlet for more than 45 major sports gear manufactures, it brings the public goods at prices guaranteed to be lower than retail stores. Let the friendly staff direct you to the vast collection of instructional books and videos. It also buys and rents equipment that is in good condition. This is a great place to go for backpacking, climbing, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking and climbing. You will find everything from tents and stoves to sleds and antique snowshoes.
Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. The stores range in size from 50,000 to over 180,000 sq ft. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise. You can literally lose yourself in this electronics haven for hours!
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, ...
Whole Foods Market is a chain of Organic foods store
that provides wellness produce to its customers. However, if you are under this impression that healthy foods cost more, this market does tender some select items for very cheap ...
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 ...