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Adventures In Napa Valley, California

Shopping in St. Helena: 12 of the Most Popular Places to See

Downtown Saint Helena, California

Often called “Napa Valley’s Main Street,” St. Helena main drag includes a collection of unique shops and delicious restaurants. Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir from your trip, a new dress for dinner or a bottle of wine to take back to a close friend, you’re sure to find the very thing you need. After a day spent shopping in St. Helena, you’ll understanding why it has been lovingly called Napa Valley’s Main Street for so many years. Not only was this small town the valley’s first incorporated city, it has maintained an eclectic collection of galleries, boutiques and more that allow you to find the perfect item to commemorate your stay. Visit the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce for an up-to-date list of local shops.

Wondering where to begin an afternoon of shopping in St. Helena? Check out the following must-visit shops for starters!

Acres Home and Garden

This lovely shop features home and garden décor as well as accessories that will help you bring “the garden inside.” Ranging from fine gardening tools to fragrant candles to cookbooks, you’ll find a wide selection of unique goodies in this store. Take your time to peruse every little nook and cranny of this store so you don’t overlook the perfect item.

Allison in Wine Country

Even though you may have packed a week’s worth of clothing for a weekend getaway, you still may find yourself with “nothing to wear!” Enter, Allison in Wine Country, a wonderful boutique filled with women’s clothing with a casual yet chic vibe, as well as handmade jewelry and handbags designed by an L.A.-based company.

Palladium Fine Jewelry

If you’re looking for a very special gift to commemorate your stay in Napa Valley, Palladium Fine Jewelry is a wonderful place to visit. From watches and engagement rings to bracelets and charms, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for yourself or your sweetheart.

Dean & DeLuca

Fine food and fine gifts coalesce at Dean & DeLuca, a favorite place for gourmet shopping in St. Helena. Shop an assortment of finds, from Mike’s hot honey to a French cheese plate to signature Dean & DeLuca black and white cookies. These gifts are quite luxurious, with prices that will make that obvious. However, their taste will not disappoint!

Napa Soap Company

A great place to get a useful hand-crafted gift to bring back to your family or friends is Napa Soap Company. At this favorite of St. Helena Main Street shops, you will find wonderful bath and body products, which are each crafted and packaged in the downtown shop. Natural and organic ingredients, as well as recyclable packaging materials, are used. A few scents include Basil Spice, Black Olive & Syrah, Buttermilk Rose, and Figs and Zinfandel! Wine-scented soap- now that’s a great gift!

Woodhouse Chocolate

The reason Woodhouse Chocolate is a great place to go shopping in St. Helena is because you can save your scrumptious bite for later or devour it on the spot. This is a great stop in the middle of your shopping adventure to pick up some extra energy. Get some great chocolate boxes to take back as gifts, indulge in the caramel collection, or try a unique treat, such as English toffee or unicorn bark!

Caldwell Snyder Gallery

If you’re looking for some local artwork to take home, then the Caldwell Snyder Gallery is your ideal place for shopping in St. Helena. There are some stunning paintings on display in a variety of styles. From vineyard scenes to West Coast beaches to abstract pieces in Napa Valley tones, there is a range of California influence.

La Boheme

Let your shopping in St. Helena take you to La Boheme, a resale boutique on Main Street. Here, you will discover a constantly evolving collection of new and vintage furnishings, decor, art, jewelry, clothing, and more. The offerings range from African ceremonial sculptures to Persian rugs, with everything in between.

Lolo’s Consignment

While you’re on Main Street, don’t miss Lolo’s Consignment. This is a great place to find some unique pieces to include in your vacation wardrobe. The consignment store has labels from the likes of Brighton, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Free People, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and more! There are plenty of eclectic items that will make a great addition to your closet (or suitcase).

Main Street Books

If you want to get a little lost in some cozy nooks while shopping in St. Helena, then enter the wonderful storefront of Main Street Books. The shelves are stocked with new and used (and very loved) paperbacks and hardbacks ranging from historic texts to the latest fiction. There are even some fun cookbooks in the mix! Find your perfect vacation read.

Start Planning Your Trip!

Spend your days exploring local vineyards, shops and museums! And let the award-winning Wine Country Inn serve as your home base, a place you can relax in a luxurious room, enjoy fine wine and appetizers each evening and a glorious breakfast each morning.