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New East Bay Boutique

A top Etsy seller’s new boutique brings boho chic clothes and accessories to Dublin.


by Matt Edge

Five years ago, Livermore’s Alicia Shaffer started selling handmade leather bracelets and cuffs and other fashionable items on Etsy. Her business took off and has now grown into a full-fledged brick-and-mortar Bohemian-inspired shop in Dublin’s Persimmon Place.


The shop’s clean white walls are covered with funky accents such as old bicycle wheels that have been turned into peace signs and dream catchers strung with thick, cozy yarn. On the racks and shelves, you’ll find oversized knit sweaters, cheeky T’s, bold patterned dresses, and hip loungewear.

Don’t be surprised if you while away an afternoon perusing the handmade jewelry (including Shaffer’s wildly popular leather wares), oversized blanket scarves, colorful flare pants, and other fabulous finds. 5276 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, (925) 364-7484, threebirdnest.com.


Go Boho

We asked Shaffer and her team to build us the perfect boho chic outfit. Here are her top choices.


Designer: Champagne and Strawberries
Product: Bell-sleeve wrap maxi dress in navy
Price: $56.95



Designer: Three Bird Nest
Product: Eyelash hooded vest in ivory
Price: $38.99



Designer: Three Bird Nest
Product: Leather layering necklace
Price: $28.99



Designer: Three Bird Nest
Product: Aegean leather and turquoise stone boho cuff
Price: $128



Designer: Miracle Mile
Product: Strappy ankle booties
Price: $48.50


Danielle Poff Photography

Shaffer’s Styling Tips

1. Back to Basics

“Creating an effortless boho look is easy if you know the basics. Start with one piece, such as our wrapped printed dress, and add a layer like our vest.”


2. Mix and Match

“To complete the look, wear layers of accessories—mix metals, mix colors, and most of all, don’t be afraid to try something new.”


3. Express Yourself

“Remember, boho style is about expressing your spirit and artistic style, and being comfortable.”

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