The beloved North Berkeley institution is a children's mecca, offering unique and imaginative toys of all shapes and sizes.
Berkeley Horticultural is a medium-size, family-owned retail nursery that provides a large selection of plants with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. It has departments specifically for California natives, Mediterranean plants, roses, tropical plants, cacti, and bulbs. It also has a smaller selection of Japanese maples and citruses, as well as gardening supplies, fertilizers, and tools. Berkeley Horticultural Nursery also frequently hosts free classes. It will deliver locally but does not do mail-order.
Sells custom-made, premium hardwood furniture for home and office.
Formerly called "Klassik by Lynne" and located in Emeryville, the store is now Berkeley-based and sports a more minimalist moniker that's fitting for its selection of scaled-down vintage and contemporary Danish furniture and accessories.
In addition to jewelry appraisal and repair, the shop carries a vast array of diamond wedding rings, vintage and antique jewelry, and more.
Native Here Nursery is a project of the California Native Plant Society. It's a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District. The goal of Native Here is to propagate stands of native plants throughout the East Bay. Its selection of plants and seeds vary according to what volunteers have brought in. So, if you're looking for a specific plant, it might be a good idea to call before you visit.
Offers a variety of sustainably and locally made gifts and home furnishings.
The shoe store of Ideas 4 Elements, Shoes on Solano specializes in shoes, socks, and accessories from brands such as Dansko, Gabor, Gentle Souls, Earth, Birkenstock, and Hobo International.
Subway, owned by eccentric proprietor “Fatdog,” is a tiny store filled with guitars and basses in all sizes, shapes, and custom-made configurations.
This family-owned florist boasts arrangements at a range of price points and for a variety of occasions — as well as same-day delivery.
Has pioneered the comfort shoe revolution since 1978, with labels such as Josef Seibel, Stonefly, Wolky, and Pikolinos.
A wood-ceilinged shop that's well-stocked with pens, paper, and stationary from local designers.