5 Best Places to Shop in Mill Valley

Choose from upscale retail to unique boutiques and virtually everything in between.

Do you own a beautiful Mill Valley house or a home in another part of Marin County? If so, you have fantastic shopping opportunities within a short driving distance. Here are some of the best places to shop for jewelry, clothing, and more!

Mill Valley Lumber Yard

Mill Valley Lumber Yard embraces its historic roots while creating a unique outdoor retail space. Conveniently located near Mill Valley houses, the Lumber Yard traces its history back to the very beginnings of Mill Valley commerce. Originally built in 1892, 10 historic buildings have been renovated to house shops and restaurants in a village-like environment.

Tucked in the shadows of towering Mount Tamalpais, the Lumber Yard also boasts cozy outdoor spaces and gardens where visitors can gather to sip coffee or play cornhole. Local crafts and designer wares are featured in the district’s many shops and restaurants, including:

Aviator Nation

Aviator’s lifestyle brand is totally Californian, featuring handcrafted clothing that looks and feels like a favorite hoodie you’ve owned for years. Comfort and quality are of utmost importance at Aviator, as is a commitment to products that reflect the beauty of imperfection.


Ambatalia’s founder Molly de Vries seeks to integrate sustainability into our everyday lives, creating beautiful multi-use textiles such as kitchen towels, napkins, lunch bags, wraps, and food storage solutions. All items are made locally, and the shop also sells local pottery, handmade candles, and market baskets.


Looking for a gift for your four-footed friend? Fideaux’s pet boutique features clever and useful dog and cat products for our beloved furry companions. With books, toys, treats, beds, accessories, and more, you’ll find something for the animal lover (or animal) in your life.

Unique boutiques

In addition to these two unique shopping malls, Marin real estate has much to offer in terms of locally-owned and operated shops, conveniently located to nearby Mill Valley houses and
homes in San Rafael.

Margaret O’Leary

Margaret O’Leary learned to knit from her mother when she was a toddler growing up in County Kerry along Ireland’s verdant coastline. Her humble beginning on the family farm continues to inspire her love of creating gracious goods meant to last a lifetime. From luxurious cashmere to versatile cotton, Margaret O’Leary’s soft wares are meant to feel as good as they look. Her attention to detail and commitment to quality has garnered attention from celebrities seeking casual luxury — Lana Del Rey, Carla Gugino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah, and Kate Hudson have all been spotted in Margaret O’Leary’s creations.

The Store

The Store is a charming boutique located right in the heart of downtown Mill Valley. Its cozy, vintage-inspired interior and curated selection of women's clothing, accessories, and home goods offer shoppers a warm and welcoming retail experience. The Store sets itself apart with its focus on showcasing up-and-coming Bay Area designers alongside established national brands, making it a go-to destination for finding unique and thoughtful gifts.

Convenient shopping and luxury living

For more information on the best shopping options and exclusive Marin real estate, contact Beth Brody. With a focus on Mill Valley and the experience and local knowledge to make her an exceptional partner, Beth is the right person to help you find Mill Valley homes for sale. Beth is a born-and-bred local who has a passion for sharing her love of the area and helping her clients find the homes of their dreams.

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