Jim Rosenfield has created one of the most unique and exciting shopping experiences that exist today. The Brentwood Country Mart, The Marin Country Mart, and The Montecito Country Mart are all located in California. While each has it’s own local flavor, all of them offer an experience so special that you will never want to leave. The amazing restaurants and shops are all well thought out and carefully selected by Jim himself. He believes in supporting the highest caliber of local shops and restaurants. You won’t find many of the big retailers in his marts and it’s likely you never will. The experience is almost like being in a Wes Anderson movie loaded with California chicness. He doesn’t skip a beat on any detail.
At the Marin Mart, check out the Koi fish pond- it has an actual duck house built in the middle. And the bathrooms have cool, bold stripes painted on the doors! Each Mart also houses a Post Office that sells vintage candy, magazines, classic Tretorn sneakers, Lacoste shirts, Hudson Bay Blankets and even Mr. Potato Heads. This place is straight out of all things cool in the 70′s. Everything about it is just so perfect. Jim considers this place more than just the shops and restaurants showcased. The entire Mart is a well thought out piazza where people gather and socialize around giant tree sculptures. He delivers an unforgettable experience. Make sure you add the mart to your list the next time you are in Marin, L.A, or Montecito.