The design supply company stocks everything from blended soils for rooftop gardens to select stone for building restoration.
In addition to supporting musicians with compilations, recommendations, and now its own record label, Amoeba also hosts live bands several times a week in its San Francisco store. Saturday shows happen at 2 p.m. and weekday shows occur at 6 p.m., usually prior to the bands performance at some big club in the city. Theyre a great opportunity to see your favorite band for free if you cant afford a regular ticket, plus its a much more intimate environment. Amoeba also books local bands of all varieties, in conjunction with their CD releases. While it is slightly weird to see a band play amid the rows of CDs and vinyl, its also a natural place for music and a great alternative to those dark, loud clubs.
A one-stop spot for all your household needs, from pillows and bedding to curtains and rugs.
Sells custom-made, premium hardwood furniture for home and office.
While not technically a zoo, you can find (and buy) almost any (legally sanctioned) lizard-like animal here, from frogs and giant pythons to flesh-eating monitor lizards.
Home to the new Guitar Center, as well as an international food court that includes everything from jerk chicken to sushi.
A sumptuous shoe and handbag boutique that specializes in high-end labels like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, and Alexander McQueen.
A maze-like, gargantuan store full of cheap, Scandinavian-style furniture and accessories (and food!).
Lacis, both a retail store and a textile arts museum, is a fascinating place to visit even if you’re not a needlework or sewing aficionado.
Best known for its jaw-dropping selection of beautiful (but not bank-account-emptying) brushed silver and semiprecious stone jewelry, made by its namesake designer, the store also sells jewelry by local designers and baby items.
One could spend hours combing through Phoenix's new and used frame selection, which runs the gamut from imported vintage frames to more sleek, contemporary styles (some of which cost a pretty penny).
Open since 1971, the trusty Bay Area record store sells a broad selection of books, CDs, and vinyl.