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The Trendiest Boutiques That Opened In The North Bay In 2012

If you think you know the meaning of a boutique experience and are constantly in search of a new one, these new North Bay boutiques just may house your next essential luxury.

Carolina Boutique 
Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center
444 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 381-2554

Step into Carolina's to discover a unique and creative approach towards assembling a wardrobe of clothing made to make you look great without looking like you tried too hard. While its priority is to focus on comfort, at Carolina's you can find garments and accessories in the latest colors and fashion trends. If you are an "it girl" looking for wearable glamour, stop by and see this Novato store's accessible and wearable fashions. Founded by Carolina Loiacono, local resident and mother of two, Carolina's goal is to fill a demand for clients who would like a boutique experience with unique, quality products.


851 4th St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 454-4009

If you enjoy hunting for treasures and saving money, Knimble may just be for you. Opened in late April of 2012, Knimble in San Rafael specializes in eco-friendly, previously loved clothes and boutique-quality local and fair-trade international artisan goods and art. The items are eclectic, and reasonable prices make shopping here fun. Founded by Amanda Messbarger and based on the idea of keeping tons of clothing out of landfills, this eco-friendly location offers the buy-sell-trade option on brand name clothing. Only the gifts and jewelry are new. You will also find yourself surrounded by work from local artists. This beautifully designed store provides a wonderland for any shopper.

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2257 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 419-5904

Welcome to a beautiful candy land. If you can't get enough of what beauty products have to offer, this is your next step. At this beauty boutique, you will find all those essential luxuries offered by high-tech beauty lines with natural and clean products. The store features a very entertaining visual design and engaging installations composed of book shelves, mirrors, wellness products, travel accessories, fragrances and make-up, to mention just a few.

Roberta Roller Rabbit
2009 Larkspur Landing Circle, 18B
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 464-9744

Based on the traditional kurtas, designer Roberta Freymann's printed fabrics and designs are inspired by a traditional block-printed technique used in India. Appreciated for its vibrant colors and unique prints, the store offers a selection of women's tops, bedding, decorative pillows for the home and much more. Popular among resort-goers, the look is perfect for being glamorous at the beach or poolside. These easy-to-wear kurtas offer everyone the opportunity to make their own style with jeans and flats or by using belts.

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Kristina Ruiz-Healy is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. Her work can be found on


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