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Placewares

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Help when I needed it most.

Alexa was fantastic at helping me with getting an order on a deadline. Great communication and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
opguru
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
Beautifully curated collection of design & food items

If you're a fan of great design (particularly mid-century modern), this stop is a must-visit. They... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
gcarr
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SF Bay Area
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2 Aug 2018
“Help when I needed it most.”
16 Mar 2018
“Beautifully curated collection of design & food items”
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Placewares. Offering 'Wares for Your Place | Since 1978'. On the California coast, one mile north of The Sea Ranch. The first Placewares opened in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1978, specializing (as it does today) in wares for your place. It...more
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39114 Ocean Dr, Cypress Village, Gualala, CA 95445-8351
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Alexa was fantastic at helping me with getting an order on a deadline. Great communication and customer service.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you're a fan of great design (particularly mid-century modern), this stop is a must-visit. They have a comprehensive collection of Marimekko fabrics, apparel and dishware, and a beautiful selection of Ittala glassware. The owners also collect fantastic vintage pieces on their travels, so you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kevin L, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Grace, Hi, and thank you so much for the kind and positive message! We're glad your time at Placewares. We look forward to saying hi to you on your next visit.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We stop here every time we are in Gualala. They had a great combination of house wares, gifts, foodie stuff and more with an art gallery that included work by one of the owners, art books and other artsy things. The store sold a year...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Kevin L, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We apologize that you could not buy a Looking Box made by the previous owner. If you had asked a Placewares team member about them, they would have gladly helped you. Looking Boxes are on exhibit today next door at Studio 391, so if you...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Total hidden gem of a store just up the highway from the market, so glad we stopped in. Amazing collection of housewares, fun things for kids, food and artwork in their gallery. If you’re at all into design, need a cool gift, are stocking up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Placewares, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you! It's great to read that you had a fun visit at Placewares. Please say hi the next time you are in the store, and when you're away we're always at placewares.com. Thanks again!

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I was surprised to find this high end design shop tucked away in this shopping center. Great place to buy a gift. Italian, Scandinavian and local designs. A well curated shop.More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Kevin L, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Yay! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Placewares. Our goal is to always surprise and delight each guest with great design and a fun experience. Thank you so much for your kind review and for taking the time to write it. Please say hi...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

This store has some of the most unique items I have seen. Well made & thought out items. Things for home & entertainment. Good selection. Owners have a lot of experience with art and textiles. Something for everyone & every age.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Kevin L, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, SeaRanchTraveler, Thank you so much for your kind words, and for supporting Placewares during your Sea Ranch travels. We love that we make it onto your Sea Ranch To Do List! Please be sure to say hi the next time you are here.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great kitchen place. Has many interesting items one of a kind. Do go there if at Sea Ranch. The owners are lovely friendly people.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Kevin L, Owner at Placewares, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Kappy26, Hello! And, thank you! We're glad you seem to have fun and be inspired when you visit Placewares. Please let us know if you every have any new ideas for us. And, please be sure to say hi the next time you visit!

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