Where to Find the Hip Shops and Gay-Friendly Shopping Districts
Passalacqua Vineyard Dry Creek, Healdsburg, California
An article about the gay-friendly Passalacqua Vineyard in Healdsburg, California, in the Sonoma Wine Country.
Copperfield's Books - Bovolo Restaurant - Healdsburg Shopping
A description of one the charming Bovolo Restaurant, inside gay-friendly Copperfield's Bookstore in Healdsburg, and a great little spot for gourmet pizza, breakfasts, gelato, and more.
Shopping in Provincetown
An About.com article profiling the shopping scene in the East Coast's romantic gay playground, Provincetown. This article is geared toward a mainstream readership but includes plenty of fun, gay-friendly, and GLBT-popular shops, including Don't Panic! and Puzzle Me This.
Gay Shopping in Seattle
An article by Andrew Collins for BGay.com, on the best shopping in Seattle. Highlights include the funky gay-friendly neighborhood Capitol Hill, where you'll find Broadway Market Video, Vintage Voola, REI outdoors, and Toys in Babeland. Other spots include the Fremont neighborhood, with its funky home-furnishings shops, and the famed Pike Place Market downtown.
Gay Shopping in Fort Lauderdale
A directory of gay-popular shops in Fort Lauderdale, compiled by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Popular options include Audace on Las Olas for fine clothing, Gay Mart in Wilton Manors for gay gifts and toys, Pride Factory (offering more of the same, downtown), To The Moon Marketplace (a Wilton Manors food and wine emporium), and Wicked Leather - for leather gear.
A Compendium of Gay Bookstores
Here's a list of the many gay and GLBT-oriented independent bookstores around the country, including such major players as Little Sister's in Vancouver, Glad Day in Toronto, A Different Light in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Obelisk in San Diego, Lambda Rising in Washington, Outwrite in Atlanta, People Like Us in Chicago, Pride and Joy in Northampton, and many more.