From shopping malls to antique stores, Santa Rosa offers an excellent variety of shopping experiences.

Malls and Shopping Centers 

Santa Rosa Plaza, located downtown, features retailers that are familiar to most mall shoppers: Macy's, Mervyns, Sears, Eddie Bauer, Victoria's Secret, Apple Store and others.

In the Heart of Downtown Santa Rosa Find a rich array of shopping variety  on 4th street. Straddling each side of the mall you'll find the REAL local experience, and independent shops with more flair and flavor than another generic look-alike mall.  Visit fashion boutiques like S.H.E, Simply Chic, Punch , Liv, Shank,Cupcake for kids and more! Find Gifts at  Positively 4th street, Sawyers News Stand , Cast Away (knitting classes and supplies), Jewelers, Travel shops, Handblown glass shops,Imported Mexican furniture and housewares, local artisans and more.  There is an excellent Fair Trade shop - Kindred, and many great restaurants and bars where shoppers can refuel and relax.

Coddingtown is a smaller mall with a lighter, more airy interior due to the single-level construction and large skylight windows. In addition to chain stores, such as Macy's, Gottschalks and Old Navy, this mall features several locally owned retail stores:

  • The Classic Duck sells home decor and gift items ranging from Swarovski and Radko to Department 56.
  • Earthworks features artisan crafted jewelry and gifts. The inventory is constantly changing, and might include ceramics, blown glass, handwoven textiles, or turned wood. A variety of jewelry is always on hand, including estate jewelry. 
  • Sole Desire stocks shoes that are known for comfort and quality: Ecco, Mephisto, Dansko, Ugg, Clark's, Josef Seibel, Birkenstock and more.

Railroad Square Historic District has an authentic old town atmosphere and pleasant ambiance.  It's become Santa Rosa's Restaurant and Antique Row. 

  • Sonoma Outfitters has a wide selection of top outdoor brands like Patagonia and supplies for hiking, biking, camping, kayaking etc
  • Old Towne Jewelers provides expert and trusted service 
  • Hot Couture Vintage Fashion has been in Railroad Square for more than 29 years!
  • Cellars of Sonoma offers the opportunity to taste limited production, handcrafted wines
  • Green Fish Trading specializes in quality antique Japanese collectibles
  • Whistlestop Antiques is an antiques collective featuring 36 antique dealers and 10,000 square feet, 2 floors full of furniture, collectibles, jewelry, bakelite, mid-century modern and more.

Montgomery Village is an outdoor shopping center covering several blocks. This is Santa Rosa's largest collection of upscale chain stores: Talbot's, Ann Taylor, Sur La Table, Pendleton, J.Jill, Coldwater Creek, Sharper Image, White House/Black Market, Aerosoles. Here you'll also find some of Santa Rosa's best independent retailers:

  • Danny & Co. caters to well-dressed men and women with such brands as Tommy Hilfiger and Brighton.
  • Ireko provides for the well-dressed house with a collection of fine furniture, lighting and accessories.
  • Flowerland also sells home furnishings in addition to lovely floral arrangements.
  • Rainsong Shoes takes care of the best dressed feet in town.
  • Sole Desire pampers those feet with a wide range of comfortable shoes.
  • Reverie Linens carries luxurious bedding.

Antiques & Vintage

Railroad Square Historic District is an antique-hunter's paradise. The main attraction is large co-op, Whistlestop Antiques voted "Best Antique Store in Sonoma County" by the Press Democrat - located on 4th Street.  Additionally you'll find several individual shops on 3rd, 4th, and Wilson Streets.

2 block south of Sears and the Santa Rosa Plaza ( in the A street arts district ) you'll find Skirt Chaser Vintage 1920s to 1980s fashions with an emphasis on the 50s.  The neighborhood is also home to 4 different restaurants, art galleries,salons for hair, nails and tanning, a theatre group, a big park that hosts concerts and car shows in the summer, with petanque field, the "church of one tree" and a volunteer run organic garden, across the street you'll find the historic Burbank gardens 

Bookstores

Sonoma County loves to read, and there are plenty of bookstores throughout the county from which to choose.

  • Copperfield's is a local favorite. They have several locations in Sonoma and Napa Counties, and the store in Montgomery Village has a cafe attached. Check their website for scheduled author events. Location: 2316 Montgomery Drive in Montgomery Village.
  • Barnes and Noble is located downtown in the historic Rosenberg Building at 700 4th Street. This is a spacious bookstore with a Starbuck's inside.
  • Borders Books has a large store with cafe at 2825 Santa Rosa Avenue.
  • Treehorn has a good selection of used books. They are downtown at 625 4th Street.
  • Whistlestop Antiques has a book dealer on the second floor. They are located in Historic Railroad Square at 130 4th Street.