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The Shop

Sallie Mac is a fun and lively shop located in the village of Mendocino on the north coast of California. A unique destination, offering the best in artisan-made gifts and home and garden accessories from the European countryside.

The sound of French music fills the air as you wander the many rooms of this cheerful shop. L’Occitane bath & body products, colorful French linens, hand painted ceramics, one-of-a-kind vintage accent pieces, and a selection of quality glassware adorn the shelves. You'll marvel at the walls covered with the works of celebrated artists Lowell Herrero, Erin Dertner and Jim Moorehead. The bright and playful Pylones collection from Paris will make you smile. And the luxurious scents from Diptyque, Anthousa, Illume and Côté Bastide will leave you refreshed and relaxed.

Surprises await you at every turn as you follow the lavender lined cobblestone path that leads to the outdoor garden shop. There, you'll find authentic French bistro furniture, handmade copper wind sculptures, and garden angels.

For the past eleven years Sallie Mac has been the “go to” place for locals to find the perfect gift…wedding, birthday or new baby. There is something for everyone. And the friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist in any way, or to gift wrap your treasures at no additional charge.

About Sallie

Sallie McConnell made Mendocino her home in 1988 after a successful career in the fashion industry in New York City. Upon arrival she operated a bed and breakfast inn for seven years. After selling the inn she headed for Europe and traveled extensively. It was then that she fell in love with the European way of life.

She became totally enchanted with the South of France. "Everything spoke to me... the colors and the smells of this sunny region, with its deep blue skies, fragrant fields of purple lavender and yellow sunflowers. All of these things are captured in the products of the region. I fell in love with the people and of course the fabulous food and wine. This is where I first discovered L’Occitane body and bath products. I will never forget the first time that I smelled Verbena….oohlala."

Sallie could have easily settled in Provence or perhaps Tuscany; but could not leave her roots in Mendocino. Instead, she chose to gather the best from the European countryside to share with you. Her love of travel, keen eye and sense of style is apparent as you wander through the store.

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"We surround ourselves with things that we love, things that inspire us and make us laugh. Perfect gifts. We select items with great stories or significance that give it more meaning.

Come to enjoy the beauty of Mendocino, its top rated restaurants and bed & breakfast inns, art galleries, theater and many coastal activities. We invite you to experience the store in person. You will be greeted by Desi our resident Havanese puppy. Until then you can browse our website to see what makes us so special."