7 of the Best Bay Area Shops

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Photo by Traci Terrick

Our creative careers may take us around the world, but the Poppy Creative team is very much in love with our home base in San Francisco, too. This week, Traci Terrick, Owner of Poppy Creative Agency, listed her seven choices for the best Bay Area shops. Read, click, shop and repeat!

1. Crimson Horticultural Rarities

Owned by Allison and Lonna, this modern plant shop is located in a super cool San Francisco spot, Temescal Alleys. (Find out more about these pedestrian alleys on Facebook.) Visit their website at CrimsonHort.com. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram at @crimsonhort and Pinterest. 470 49th Street, Oakland; 510-992-3359

2. Gigi & Rose

Located in the deliciously named Ghirardelli Square, Gigi & Rose sells awesome jewelry, scarves and handbag. Traci pops in whenever she and the team meets at the Williams-Sonoma office. Visit their website here and connect with them on Facebook. 990 North Point Street, Suite H103, San Francisco; 415-765-9060

Visit Ghirardelli Square online at GhirardelliSQ.com. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram @ghirardellisquare and Twitter at @GhirardelliSQ.

3. Lava 9

Traci’s go-to place for boho jewelry, Lava 9 also sells women’s and men’s clothing, plus other types of accessories. Visit their website at Lava9.com. Connect with them on Facebook, where they post a lot of pieces from their collection. 542 Hayes Street, San Francisco; 415-552-6468

4. March

This exquisite kitchen and home store in Laurel Heights has items for your pantry, plus cookware, tabletop accessories, decor items and furniture. You can even search by designer on their website. Visit them online at MarchSF.com. 3075 Sacramento Street, San Francisco; 415-931-7433

5. Neighbor

Neighbor’s beautiful Oakland shop has fantastic furniture, plants, wind chimes and even soap. Even their website is fantastic, serving as a hub of home and lifestyle inspiration. Visit their website at ILoveNeighbor.com. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram at @iloveneighbor, LinkedIn and Pinterest. 4200 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland; 510-594-2288

6. Philippa Roberts

Like Gigi & Rose, Philippa Roberts also sells great jewelry and handbags. Traci suggests popping in if you need gift ideas for a special someone. Visit their website at PhilippaRoberts.com. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram @philipparobertsjewelry, Pinterest and Twitter at @PhilippaRoberts. 4176 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland; 510-655-0656

7. Warby Parker

Warby Parker has both an extensive collection of glasses and a reading nook. If that isn’t book nerd-chic, I don’t know what is. “I could buy a pair of glasses every time I go in,” Traci said. “I have to hold myself back!” Visit their website at WarbyParker.com. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram at @warbyparker, Tumblr and Twitter at @WarbyParker. 357 Hayes Street, San Francisco; 415-906-5313

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