If you'e in Alameda check out some of the stores at the new Emeryville shoppping district over by IKEA.
Check out this link: http://www.baystreetemeryville.com
There are some cool shops on Telegraph and you can also head over to the Rockridge area and stroll College Avenue.
On the Peninsula, San Mateo Drive has a lot of antique shops from Burlingame south and there is a Scandinavian Designs on South B Street in San Mateo. I purchased something from them a bit ago and was pleasantly surprised at the professionalism of their delivery service.
There are lots of options but some of my clients have really had some good luck South of Market in the City with so many stores having slow sales. Just remember that the sticker price is the dream price. My best friend and I walked into a mattress store and negotiated a price over 30 below the "sale" price. Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate... and be willing to walk away!