Upscale Shopping in Downtown Petaluma
The Sonoma County town of Petaluma offers noteworthy antique shops, bookstores, fashion shops, and quite a few high-end boutiques — including some that cross over from home to fashion — all with the same elegant and easy aesthetic for the Wine Country lifestyle.
Best of all, you don't have to wear your long distance shoes, as all these shops are within the same two-block area of downtown Petaluma.
Of note: every single element of their candles — from the wicks and waxes, to the vessels and boxes — are made in the USA, and are hand-poured in small batches here in Northern California. Compliment your candle selection with one or more goat's milk soaps, which are all made from farm fresh California goat's milk. Gather it all into one of their handmade baskets and basket purses, which are stunning enough to double as wall décor.
Whatever your plans in Sonoma County you'll want warm-weather fabrics that keep you comfy and stylish throughout your day, from beach walking to candle light dinners, such as lightwash denim or anything in washable linen. You'll also find accessories, jewelry, shoes and even a few well curated home items all under one roof.
A classic Italian restaurant with a 'big city' sensibility, Cucina Paradiso features authentic light-to-filling fare, including homemade pastas. Or opt for fun, fresh, and creative California fusion plates at Cafe Zazzle. Another option not to be missed: pie. Not just any pie. A farm-to-table bakery, Petaluma Pie Company offers a mouthwatering selection of individually sized sweet and savory pies.
For more ideas, read 5 Fun Things to do in Petaluma.