The nearby Great Mall of the Bay Area (locals just say Great Mall) houses
many familiar high end clothing stores like Burlington, Banana Republic, and Coach. Besides clothing, there are many common specialty stores in the mall like Bose, Samsonite, and the Tuxedo Wearhouse. The mall has an extensive food court, many restaurants as well as a theatre.
Locals like to shop at boutiques near the Townsend area like Aristocrats. This shop provides high end clothes for both men and women at the cutting edge
of fashion. Come here for stylish underground brand name tees, caps, shoes and jackets. Stay for the laid back vibe and the friendly service.
For a cool clothing store with affordable stylish clothes check out Neu2u Thrift Boutique downtown. The store operates one of the most popular thrift style boutiques in the Bay Area. The customer service here will astound you, as the shopkeeper will help guide you through the various styles they have in stock. Don't be surprised if you find some brands names at very affordable prices
For groceries most people just stick to the local Save Mart near Townsend. Locals looking to get more specialty produce visit the Whole Foods in downtown San Jose,
or the San Jose Flea Market on Berryessa Road. Find it open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Wednesdays and Fridays, and 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.