Gay Sacramento: Shopping

Published Date Author: , July 21st, 2014

Welcome to Sacramento

Sacramento has some great shopping – there’s even a great little gay owned shop in Midtown.

Peradice SacramentoIt’s called Peradice Cards and Gifts, and it’s filled with lots of cool things – some fabulous wallets covered with vintage art and maps, gay flags and other paraphernalia, and even LGBT themed cards – attending a same sex wedding? Peradice has you covered.

The store is tucked away on 24th street just north of J St. – stop by if you’re in town.

Speaking of J Street, there are lots of great shops along this main thoroughfare through town. Sacramento is a bit like Portland, Oregon, in that its downtown has small blocks that are easily walkable, and it retains a bit of that small town feel.

The downtown is laid out in a grid, with alphabet streets (A, B, C) running east-west and numbered streets running north-south.

For J street, start at about 16th and J and walk east – you’ll find an eclectic mix of shops along this stretch, up until about 24th, where you can turn the corner and visit Peradice.

Old SacramentoAnother great spot in downtown for shopping is Old Sacramento. It’s sandwiched between Highway 5 and the Sacramento River, and has some great shops, including Fun & Games, one of our favorite local game shops.. There are shops for old-time candy, period clothing shops, and even a place that sells all kinds of those Russian nesting dolls.

If it’s outlet shopping you crave, Folsom, about 20 minutes east by car via Highway 50, has a large outlet mall, Folsom Premium Outlets.

Palladio FolsomAnd while you’re out in Folsom, check out the Palladio, a gorgeous outdoor mall. It’s still filling up shops-wise, but be sure to visit Kwirkworld, a cool and very gay friendly gift shop with lots of cool, unique things. There’s also a Kirklands store here, with amazing home furnishings.

There’s one more great outdoor “lifestyle center” in the area – The Fountains at Roseville – about 25 minutes NE of Sacramento via Highway 50. There’s a Z Gallerie, a gelato place, a Whole Foods, a Peets Coffe, and much more here to explore. Plus did I mention the fountains?

You may have to dig a little to find it, but the Sacramento area has some great shopping.

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