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“Sunny Surprises

It takes a lot of courage to open a store in Olema, a tiny intersection of a town. The Shop, an ‘unlikely mercantile’ of local designers and artisans, is a success; every bit the cool, urban boutique, magically transplanted to the edge of Marin. Bringing together handcrafted jewelry, paper products, vintage goods and sturdy denim aprons, this sunny, photogenic store – crowned Marin’s Best New Retail Business Opened in 2015 – is full of surprises, and it’s perfect for gift hunting and souvenir-picking. But that’s not all – live music shows, advertised on the store’s website, along with the occasional craft shows, add a communal aspect that make The Shop even more of a destination.”

Find us on page 54 of the Pacific Sun

“It’s a hot and delightful Thursday in Olema and there’s really no place to be except eased back on the sun-dappled porch of a new way-West Marin outpost of “uncommon mercantile” called, simply, The Shop.”

As featured in the Pacific Sun

“The creators of the shop— Liz Lavoie, Val Yandell, Michele Schwartz and Jane Brooks, who all live in Fairfax or San Anselmo—used to run The Garage, in Fairfax. It was run out of an actual garage and sold similar vintage or repurposed wares…The Shop, by contrast, is more curated and cohesive, she went on, carrying fewer one-off pieces and more small collections.”

As featured in The Point Reyes Light