Tiburon’s meandering “retail row” on Main Street has an intimate feel, beckoning passers-by to duck inside the shops with the promise of myriad treasures. A sampling:
~ By Jennifer Shaw; photos by Nikki Ritcher.
Perfect for: Those in search of laid-back, Hamptons-inspired home décor and furnishings
Vibe: Christopher Downs, Marin’s self-described “celebrity stylist,” recently opened this shop adjacent to his hair salon. You can almost feel sand between your toes as you admire imported casual linens from Aid to Artisans, Italian cashmere pillows and throws, and classic blue-and-white porcelain dishware and posh candles. Also showcased are woven covered stainless pitchers, vintage silver trays and late-19th century vases-turned-candleholders that look as if they just washed up on the beach.
Labels: Lafco and Votivo candles, Rani Arabella throws, Neely Mack handbags.
90 Main Street, 415.435.0111
Perfect for: Seekers of “handpicked little luxuries,” according to the online store
Vibe: A small boutique with copious eye candy, including 60 styles of sandals and vibrantly colored handbags. Citrus carries unique items with a great brand and a good story, be it the sumptuous Pine Cone Hill robes or local handmade bags and jewelry. Whimsy abounds, starting with a posted sign that reads, “Unattended Children Will Be Given an Espresso and a Free Puppy.”
Labels: Sarah Oliver handbags, BedHead 100 percent ﬁne cotton pajamas, DayNa Decker organic bath and body products, Jonathan Adler’s “happy chic” designs, Kathy Kamei jewelry.
13 Main Street, 415.435.1321, shopcitrus.com
Julie Tuton Arcadian Design Studio
Perfect for: The person looking for a spectacular gift — for themselves or others
Vibe: A hidden gem near the end of Ark Row (the second block of Main Street), this Italian Renaissance-style chandelier-appointed cottage simultaneously nurtures and empowers visitors. The former San Francisco-based jewelry designer’s work will make any woman feel special.
Labels: Tuton’s handcrafted jewelry made on site, and her trademark MagicStones, with handwritten, etched affirmations on sandblasted glass.
116 Main Street, 415.789.9800, julietuton.com
Perfect for: Women who want to feel as good as they look
Vibe: Koze’s owner, Darla Fisher, found inspiration in a Shaker proverb: “Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” The lifestyle clothing boutique offers luxurious and affordable items for all ages, such as its selection of Minnie Rose cashmere. “We want women to feel beautiful in their clothes and then get on with their lives,” Fisher says.
Labels: Echo and Matta scarves, Isda & Co and Eileen Fisher clothing, Paige premium denim.
16 Main Street, 415.435.1916, getkoze.com
Perfect for: Fashion-forward women of all ages, shapes and sizes who want classics with an edge
Vibe: Attire and accoutrements alike offer a mix of classic and contemporary styles from around the globe, with affordable-to-upscale price points. Lightweight, hand-loomed and hand-dyed cashmere sweaters; cashmere-and-silk scarves; handwoven wool pillows inspired by various famous artists; brightly colored handmade dishware – all accent clothing collections of casual day to evening wear.
31 Main Street, 415.435.2622, paparazzisf.com
Ruth Livingston Studio
Perfect for: Devotees of concept luxury interiors and eclectic, one-of-a-kind decorative pieces
Vibe: The longtime interior designer and furniture maker features both nature-based and whimsical items, from Brazilian ceramic cherry clusters with stainless steel stems, Gadi Efrat steel sculptural work with jade-colored patina, Burmese silk scarves and lacquer boxes to dramatic wood veneer vases from Schleeh Design in Montreal.
Labels: Alex Marshall’s handmade dinnerware, Nikolas Weinstein’s handblown glass vessels, local ceramicist Alice Corning, Roost accessories.
74 Main Street, 415.435.5264, ruthlivingston.com
Perfect for: “A woman who can afford anything, and someone on a budget,” says Natalie Didio, store manager
Vibe: Awe-inspiring accessories, such as fair-trade Brazilian leather handbags and weightless, liquid metal earrings. Global inﬂuences include rich fabrics and designs from Canada, Italy, France and Russia. There is an impressive inventory of U.S. designers, too, for all shapes and sizes.
Labels: Chalet; Cut Loose; Is Art, a jeweler fromJerusalem who crafts multimedia designs with Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, fabric and glass beads.
82 Main Street, 415.789.9460
Category: Shop Talk