The charm and character of Marin’s unique cities are reflected in its many neighborhood shopping districts. Each community in Marin offers shoppers something unique for every taste and wish. Located within the communities of Marin are boutiques, antique stores, fine arts and one-of-a-kind crafts, handmade gifts, and home furnishings. Art galleries are scattered throughout Marin, many of them filled with the work of local artists.
In addition to the local community shops, Marin also hosts regional and nationally-known retailers, located in a number of shopping centers throughout the county. From Vintage Oaks at Novato to Northgate Mall in San Rafael, to the beautiful high-end outdoor shopping destinations in Corte Madera to the many retail plazas strategically placed throughout Mill Valley and Larkspur, and all the way up through San Anselmo and Fairfax. But let’s not forgot the organic finds and eclectic shops scattered through the hills of West Marin / Point Reyes.
Art Works Downtown, Inc.
1337 Fourth Street (between C & D Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901
Art Works Downtown owns and maintains a premier nonprofit art center in a 40,000 sq.ft historic building in the heart of downtown San Rafael on Fourth St. Featuring 3 galleries, 35+ studios with artists at work, a jewelers guild, crafts guild, frame store, ceramic center, clothing boutique and more, AWD also offers rotating exhibits by Bay Area artists, monthly events, art classes for all ages, a public art program as well as other opportunities for artists and community to connect. Open to the public through multiple storefronts, hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm and until 8pm on the 2nd Friday of every month for 2nd Fridays Art Walk.
Olema Trading Company
9940 Highway 1
Olema, CA 94950
Olema Trading Company is an interesting and fun shop in a historic building in Olema, CA. It features antiques, gifts, folk art, home & garden decor, and much more. Hours of Operation: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Noon to 5:00pm and by appointment. Located near the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Highway 1, Olema Trading Company is a convenient and unique destination for all types of visitors.
11101 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
A Distinctive Store with a Discerning Perspective!
Marin County has an array of shopping centers - each filled with their own interesting mix of stores. Our shopping centers are destinations within themselves, as they all include major anchors, dining options, and many provied a variety of activities for people of all ages. Many of them are open-air centers, which makes them pet friendly. Make sure to check with a specific retailer before taking your pet, as not all merchants permit furry friends!
Bon Air Center
Just off Highway 101 on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Bon Air Center was built in 1952 as Greenbrae’s commercial and community center, and today remains the focal point for local services and shopping with over 50 stores and restaurants. Throughout the year the Center hosts events that showcase local interests and activities, including master gardeners, local farms and food producers, makers, food drives, fundraising, student athletes, and vintage car enthusiasts. Please check our calendar to see what is happening!
5800 Northgate Mall
San Rafael, CA 94903
Gold LEED Certified
From its commanding location along
Highway 101 in San Rafael – the county’s oldest and largest city – Northgate
has been a part of the local landscape for 45 years. Situated 16 miles
north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Northgate today features an anchor lineup led
by Macy’s, Kohl's, Sears, a 15-screen Century Theatres multiplex, specialty
stores, services and restaurants, as well as a popular food court. This
broad-based mix makes Northgate the largest, enclosed family oriented shopping
destination in Marin County.
Hours of Operation are Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. Restaurant and Department Store hours may vary. Special holiday hours apply. The new Guest Services’ kiosk is now located in the east entrance wing by Regis Salon. A Guest Service representative is ready to assist shoppers during center hours. To reach Guest Services by phone, please call 415-472-3212.
Northgate’s newly-completed, dramatic renovation has transformed the shopping
center into a fresh, modern environment suited to the preferences of the
sophisticated community. The new Northgate features an exciting new
interior and exterior design, an outdoor plaza with new restaurants and cafes,
an indoor/outdoor food court near Century Theatres, a new grand entrance off
Del Presidio, a new landscaped pedestrian and bike pathway around the property,
and new retail and dining choices geared towards the interests of Marin County
Town Center Corte Madera
100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Modeled after an Italian hill town, Town Center is a charming lifestyle center that combines conventional retail and retail service uses to serve its community. The center is characterized by meandering pedestrian passageways connecting the buildings and is highlighted by dramatic towers and outdoor plazas.
The 440,000-square-foot complex features such popular retailers and restaurants as Barnes and Noble Booksellers, West Elm, the Container Store, REI, Z Gallerie, Ann Taylor Loft, P F Chang’s China Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen and Il Fornaio.
The Village at Corte Madera
1618 Redwood Highway
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Village at Corte Madera offers an extraordinary shopping experience. The area's upscale shoppers will find luxury, high-end shopping, including Macy's, Nordstrom, The Cheesecake Factory, The Apple Store, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, Anthropologie, Juicy Couture, lululemon athletic, kate spade, Tumi, and Shabby Chic. More than 65 shops, eateries, and department stores, The Village at Corte Madera invites you to enjoy a complete shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. For all guest service needs, including gift cards, please call 415-924-8921 or stop by the Concierge, located between Boudin SF and Starbucks, at the Nordstrom end. Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday 10:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 7:30pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Vintage Oaks at Novato
208 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
Vintage Oaks at Novato is home to more than 50 of the most popular retailers, restaurants, and service providers in Marin County, including anchors Target, Costco, and Macy’s Furniture. Other stores include Sephora, a newly expanded Sports Authority, Bath & Body Works, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, Gymboree, Ross, Marshalls, Old Navy, GameStop and Miracle Ear. Dining venues include Pasta Pomodoro, SushiHolic, Jennie Low’s Chinese Cuisine, and Chevy’s Fresh Mex.
Located just off of Highway 101 at Rowland Boulevard and with over 600,000 square feet, Vintage Oaks has something for everyone. Hours of Operation are Monday – Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. Hours of Anchor Stores may vary, so please contact them directly.
Shopping experiences expand the horizon. Marin County and abroad has a variety of things to buy, whether it’s for your neighbor or employee / corporate gifts, gift baskets and floral arrangements for special occasions, or photography packages, our business partners are here for you. Other shopping venues include:
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The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) is a group of merchants and professional people working together to revitalize and promote the Downtown Business area through increased public facilities improvement, stimulation of new capital investment and blending of public and private economic development strategies. It is our continued mission to increase business for all merchants in the Downtown area and to make the Downtown a fun, safe and friendly place to eat, shop and live.