3477 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 984-3364
Fax: (408) 244-5561
Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise. You can literally lose yourself in this electronics haven for hours!
Diddams is huge and has everything you could possibly need for a party (except food, drink and location, that you have to figure on your own). But seriously, it is the ultimate party supplies store. Just a sample of what you will find: candy, gift bags, gag gifts, novelty items, greeting cards, streamers, balloons, party favors, decorations, banners, dried and fake flowers, wedding decorations, invitations, games and many other items. Drop in to make your party truly memorable!
Sports Basement has stores in San Francisco, Campbell, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek. Just like every outlet, this branch provides a range of equipment for activities such as backpacking, lacrosse, running, swimming, tennis, yoga, climbing and cycling. It also offers rentals on goods like cameras, snowboards, tennis, camping and backpacking apparatus. This shop hosts diverse events and conducts free classes in activities like core and yoga; check their website for regular updates.
Formerly Cupertino Square, this sleek double-decker mall with hardwood floors is anchored by Macy's and Sears, and also contains more than 100 specialty shops including some chic galleries and clothing boutiques. Shoppers from all over the South Bay browse its specialty shops and dine at its many restaurants, which vary from upscale Benihana to McDonalds. The mall has been a perennial favorite during the holiday shopping season, maybe because it provides that rare and most appreciated Bay Area commodity—free and ample parking.
A part of a chain of shops selling musical instruments, Guitar Center in Santa Clara is the answer to all of your musical instruments and accessories needs. Be it a Gibson guitar or a perfect set of percussion, the store has been one of the top retailers in Santa Clara county ever since it opened its doors in the Silicon Valley in 1978. Its contribution to the music-loving community is not restricted to the selling of instruments; the store also hosts regular concerts, competitions and workshops, inviting experts like Luis Conte, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather and many others. For music lovers, it doesn't get much better than this.
The San Jose outlet of this well known furniture chain specializes in leather. If you are running a tight budget this is the place to shop. The Clearance Center within will fetch you some good bargains on couches, tables, chairs and much more. But you've got to shop here at your own risk as Jennifer Convertibles is known for some really uncomfortable pieces of furniture.
Chico's is a popular boutique store frequented by most of the San Jose ladies for its stylish and trendy collection. Their wonderful suits, skirts, shirts and dresses are bound to make heads turn irrespective of the occasion. Their clothes fit beautifully, require minimum hassle and last really long. One of the best features of Chico's is their staff, the young women who manage customers here are themselves style divas and are known to guide you immaculately. They will suggest you the type of clothes that will suit your body and these inputs leave an impression even after you leave the store. Pick up something from their wrinkle-free traveler collection if planning a trip.
Even after being attached with many controversies, the popularity of Urban outfitters has remained steady. Located in Santana Row, this brand is very well known for its funky fashion line and household products. Initially called 'The Free People's Store', Urban Outfitters opened its first store in 1970 and today, has a chain of stores across the globe. They offer their private brands like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and Terrain as well as other brands like Lacoste, Diesel, True Religion and lots more.
The decor at Anthropologie is rustic and very unique and is bound to give you a glimpse of the fashion that is in store for you. The hangers are graced with beautiful dresses, tops, pants and shirts which are one of a kind. The colors, designs, patterns and textures will instantly make you fall in love with their collection. Anthropologie has an outfit for every occasion, so be it a special cocktail dress, a flowing beach dress, formal skirts for an important conference or the most famous you-want-to-pamper-yourself lingerie and intimates; they have got it all! One word of caution though, you are bound to leave the place with heavier shopping bags and lighter wallets but in the end this will prove to be a healthy session of retail therapy.
Vintage Wine Merchants delights their patrons with a selection of highly impressive and delectable international as well as domestic wines. These can be purchased at the store or enjoyed sitting on high stools with a group. Select a combination of red, white to bubbly and complement these beauties with plates of olives, Truffle Honey, berries and cheese plates, Pork-Folio, crackers, etc. While sitting at the store you can buy wines by the glass. If you wish to buy a bottle; the prices are quite reasonable than retail. If you buy a bottle that costs over USD30 corkage fee is waived off. The service here is excellent and their staff is highly knowledgeable. This is not a wine bar but an elegant wine shop where you can sit and appreciate good wine. If you wish to explore their wine bar, the Vintage Wine Bar is just a couple of minutes walk away.
For all of your correspondence needs turn to this San Jose stationery store. It offers custom engraving and a wide selection of invitations, thank you cards, announcements and so on. You will also find general interest gifts less than $20 such as sparkling scented lotions, sleek picture frames and artsy desk accessories. The store is located in the Willow Glen district among several home furnishing, designer clothing and gift boutiques to enjoy.
Any Water Sports is both a shop for water sports gear and equipment as well as a class and tour organizer for snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. It sells swimwear, wetsuits, helmets, cameras and other specialty gear for water sports for both adults and children. The brands include ScubaPro, Henderson, Ikelite, Lonely Planet, Speedo, Deep Sea Supply and ScubaMax. This shop also offers rentals of oxygen cylinders and drysuits, arranges diving trips both within and outside California, and conducts classes for beginners, amateurs and instructors.