G’s General Store in Sonoma is the magnum opus of Virginia Hayes, aka Gigi. A former buyer for the likes of Smith & Hawken and Williams-Sonoma, Hayes traveled the world to source products, knowing one day she would have her own store. She fell in love with Sonoma and a lovely 1800s former mercantile building on the Plaza, and opened her shop there in November 2014. While G’s is a nod to the general stores of her youth, Hayes has created a decidedly modern, edited take on one-stop shopping, where functionality dances a two-step with whimsy. The shop is organized by rooms of the house, with all the themes starting with the letter “G,” as in Glamour, Gourmet Galley, Goodies, Greet and Gather. Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.