Building a Sustainable Closet: 5 More Bay Area Shops
I’m coming back from a blog posting hiatus in honor of Small Business Saturday. Today, I’m highlighting 5 more locally owned ethical and sustainable shops across the Bay Area. You can also read my first list right below this post or you can click here. There’s multiple reasons you should be shopping locally too. Locally owned shops bring together community. It’s nice getting to know the owners and get insight on their product because they put a lot of love and care into their shop and the things they sell.
Check out 5 more of favorite shops below! And let me know of anymore Bay Area based sustainable shops.
I found Parker the Shop during a weekend walk of the Willow Glen neighborhood. I was so happy to find a shop focused on carrying sustainable and ethical brands with a focus on up and coming designers. They carry brands like Hansel from Basel, Tigre et Tigre, and Ace and Jig. If you know anything about Silicon Valley, finding those brands in store are incredibly difficult. Brenda Brown, owner, keeps a curated minimalist space with the clothes as the central focus. They opened a new pop up space on the main strip of Lincoln Avenue and I’m excited to see it. In celebration of the new space and their one year anniversary, they’re currently having a 20% off sale on all new arrivals. You can also use code SHOPSMALL20 on their website.
Location: pop up: 1151 Lincoln Avenue San Jose (through December) or 1165 Lincoln Ave #123, San Jose, CA 95125
If you haven’t seen Morningtide’s Instagram, I highly suggest you take a look right now. Their wonderfully designed feed with beautiful colors and flatlays is only a small piece of just how amazing the shop is in real life. Morningtide is thoughtfully curated with a focus on local makers. I also love their Morningtide Loop where they carry secondhand pieces of many coveted sustainable and ethical brands. I feel that any gift from Morningtide is an exceptionally thoughtful one.
Location: 847 Cornell Avenue Albany, California 94706
3. Elsie Green
I learned about Elsie Green from Victoria of SFGirlbyBay. When Victoria promotes a brand, I am for it. The studio is a treasure trove of French and Moroccan vintage items. It’s always fun to see what they have in stock since their team consistently brings beautiful one of a kind items from Europe. I am big fan of vintage household items, and Elsie Green brings that love for vintage while maintaining high quality standards. A gift from Elsie Green is incredibly special.
Location: 2954 Treat Blvd, Concord, CA 94518
Redemption was the first store that I knew of that carried sustainable and ethical brands made in California. I featured Redemption last year as part of my gift guide series which you can read here.. This is a shop that I will always support. I’ve found some forever favorites in like Dear Survivor and Backbeat Co.
Locations: 241 E Campbell Ave a, Campbell, CA 95008 or 25 N Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos
I’m a plant lover, and giving a plant as a gift is always nice…at least in my eyes. There’s just something special about caring for a plant. Plus, it makes your space look beautiful, and it can clean up the air. The folks at Leafy are really knowledgeable and are willing to help you pick the perfect plant for you or a loved one.
Location: 482 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or Santana Row: 2960 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128