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Retail Therapy

Treasures abound in these unique boutiques.



Deborah Jones

Finesse the Store

Yountville
They say big things come in small packages, and Thomas Keller has tied this truism up with a pristine little bow in his first retail boutique. Taking its name from the beloved toque’s culinary magazine, Finesse the Store is a pint-sized storefront nestled in a Yountville arcade, just steps from Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery. It peddles a handful of Keller-branded memorabilia: Disciples can choose from an initial product offering of French Laundry garden seeds, autographed cookbooks, and Keller’s token French Laundry clothespins. His gluten-free flour and mixes are also on store shelves, and rest assured, they are definitely up to scratch. 6540 Washington St., Yountville, (707) 363-9552, store.tkrg.com. —Ian White
 

Debbie Harder

Bossa Nova

Sonoma
For casual career pieces and sophisticated separates, check out Bossa Nova, a new clothing boutique just off of Sonoma Square. Owner Debbie Harder, a fashion industry veteran, opened the doors to her breezy store in August, and has already seen a steady stream of customers coming by after visiting nearby tasting rooms. Harder describes the space as “New York–meets–art gallery,” with racks displaying carefully edited pieces, from Label + Thread cashmere sweaters and Agave jeans to T-shirts stacked on tables with accessories. She also carries Babette, Isda, DL 1961, and other labels appealing to women ages 25 to 75. 524 Broadway, Sonoma, (707) 343-1228, facebook.com/bossanovaclothes. —Stacey Kennelly
 

Courtesy of Indra Fortney

Boho Lifestyle

Napa
The eclectic merchandise Indra Fortney stocks at her new Boho Lifestyle boutique in downtown Napa embodies the store’s moniker. “I am embracing that kind of free-spirited, creative California lifestyle,” says Fortney, whose wayfarer chic offering takes a page from stores like Anthropologie. Affordable home kitsch mingles alongside funky fashion, with must-have quilts, pottery, and tea towels for Wine Country residences. “This isn’t a high-end tourist store that locals can’t afford to shop in,” she says. Fortney also offers interior design services and hosts in-store soirees. Bonus for out-of-towners: She’ll ship finds to your home. 1238 First St., Napa, (707) 337-5870, shopboholifestyle.com. —Stacey Kennelly

 

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