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The bag of gummies in G’s General Store aren’t bears, but rather caterpillars. The charming raffia dollhouse from Madagascar moonlights as a storage bin for toys. Pillows call out advice: “Be Nice or Leave”; “Make Yourself Proud.” And who knew felt could be so spectacular and stylish, used for everything from folding shopping baskets to trivets shaped like leaves? This is most definitely not your granny’s general store — more like Marimekko meets grownup toy emporium. G’s General Store in Sonoma is the magnum opus of Virginia Hayes, aka Gigi. A former buyer for the likes of Smith & Hawken and Williams-Sonoma, Hayes traveled the world to source products, knowing one day she would have her own store. She fell...

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