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1510 N. First St., San Jose, CA, US, 95112

  • Phone: (408) 392-9009
  • Fax: (408) 392-9020
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4.3 out of 5 (64 reviews)
91% of guests recommend this hotel
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    »Luggage Center

    Whether you looking for the ideal carry-on or a fabulous five-piece set, Luggage Center has what the perfect travel gear and accessories to suit every need. It carries a wide selection of totes, duffel bags, briefcases, backpacks, check-in and carry-on luggage in addition to travel accessories and necessities. Brands you'll find include Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Jansport, Briggs and Riley and Andiamo to name a few. Plus the staff is made up of experts so they have a thing or two to say about each bag.

    780 Coleman Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95110

    »San Jose Flea Market

    What may be the world's largest flea market (that is the claim, anyway) covers nearly 120 acres (48.56 hectares) and offers lots of parking space. Browse goods from more than 2,000 sellers, some commercial, some private. Everything is here: arts and crafts, produce, clothing, furniture, tires, bicycles, music, electronics, collectibles, shops, markets, barbecues or knick-knacks. It is a great destination for the bargain hunter.

    1590 Berryessa Road
    San Jose, CA 95133

    »Signed & Sealed

    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.

    3150 De La Cruz Boulevard
    San Jose, CA 95054

    »San Jose Rock Shop

    San Jose Rock Shop is a complete musical facility in Downtown San Jose. If you want to buy a new guitar, keyboard or banjo, this store will offer you plenty of options; if a brand new musical instrument is not in your budget, you can also check out second-hand items in top condition. It's not just about buying and selling instruments, though; you can also learn to play the saxophone, clarinet or drums through their private lessons. In addition, this store also features a 1000 square feet (92.903 square meters) private club that hosts live musical performances. So if you're seeking anything music-related in central San Jose, you know where to go.

    30 North 3rd Street
    San Jose, CA 95112

    »Recycle Bookstore

    Recycle Bookstore is the biggest, and one of the best, used book stores in San Jose. It has wide aisles, which makes it perfect for browsing. There are many rooms where you can sift through extensive selections of fiction, history, mystery, horror, true crime, religion, westerns, occult, used videos and regional materials. No matter what your genre, Recycle Bookstore is great for buying or selling books.

    1066 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126

    »Travel Traders Gift Shop

    If you are bored with sightseeing and want to indulge in some window-shopping, head to Travel Traders Gift Shop in the Fairmont San Jose. Try out some trendy outfits and combine them with stylish accessories at the store. Or pick some unique souvenirs for your loved ones. Tired of your shopping spree? Then sip on a drink and munch on some sacks while you catch your breath.

    170 South Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

    »Mel Cotton's Sporting Goods

    This sporting goods and adventure sports store opened more than 50 years ago and continues to be the spot to shop for camping, fishing, hiking, cycling or any other kind of outdoor recreation gear. Mel Cotton's also has an extensive shoe collection for kids and adults. It boasts of equipment, gear and eyewear related to hunting, snowboarding and paddle sports. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff make shopping for your sporting equipment as easy as walking through the doors. This San Jose shop has equipped countless athletes and adventure enthusiasts; let them do the same for you.

    1266 West San Carlos Street
    San Jose, CA 95126

    »Moon Zooom

    This local repository of retro 60s and 70s-style clothing has got it all. Don't go to a disco party in Silicon Valley without shopping here first. The place even has a second-hand tuxedo section. Whether you have kids who see the 1970s as a historical curiosity or you are a retro fan, you will spend much more time in this place than you originally anticipated. Find long-sleeved silk monstrosities of the Disco Era to orange sport coats from 1975. There are equal amounts of attire here for men and women and, of course, service with a smile.

    1630 West San Carlos Street
    San Jose, CA 95128

    »SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki & Gallery

    As the name suggests, SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki & Gallery is a shop that sells SLG comics and novels. This store does not restrict itself to merely selling comic books, but has established itself as an art hub too. Art Boutiki & Gallery features host of events throughout the week that includes art exhibitions, live music concerts, workshops and seminars. Apart from that, you can also rent the space for occasions like private or social events. For complete details, check the website or call ahead. 

    44 Race Street
    San Jose, CA 95126

    »Antiques Colony

    This is one of the largest antique showrooms in all of Bay Area. It is literally a gigantic warehouse of stuff and there are so many rooms, you'll probably get lost inside the place. Among the goods you will find several antique cabinets, posters, old hotel signs, postcards, magazines, figurines, chairs, tables, lamps, oriental goods, Americana and many other items. The proprietors are seasoned pros and have been in the antique business for decades; they are always ready to guide customers.

    1881 West San Carlos Street
    San Jose, CA 95128

    »Cross Roads Trading Company

    Bring in your clothes and you will get cash on the spot, as long as the goods have no holes or spots. The zippers have to work, too. Basically, if your clothes are in good condition, you will receive 40 percent of whatever the resale price is. That is not a bad deal. Of course, do not bring in a leather jacket in the peak of summer, you must bring in stuff that is in season. It is also a very cheap place to get quality used clothing. The place is quite spacious and hence has a variety of collection. 

    1959 West San Carlos Street
    San Jose, CA 95128

    »Holland Pastry & Gift Shop

    For anything that looks, smells, sounds or feels Dutch, this shop has it! Among noteworthy items in its stock is the authentic Holland breakfast cakes, country breads, cheese, chocolates and candy! Also on offer are several gift items and Dutch souvenirs, such as Delft Blue tiles, ceramic animals, books, calendars, coffeepots, dolls, jewelry, tee shirts and accessories, to name a few. During Christmas, you'll find interesting items like chocolate letters, advocaat chocolate and lots of cookies here. It's a shop... It's a bakery... It's a Dutch bakery-cum-gift shop; happy shopping the Dutch way!

    524 South Bascom Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95128
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