Laurel Village is a standard for the locals who live in this area. Roughly, the stores are:
Food: Bryan's and Cal-Mart, both grocery stores with a spectacular array of produce and gourmet foods. A second Bryan's for fresh fish and gourmet prepared foods, A.G. Ferrari pastas, sauces and prepared foods, Noah's Bagels.
Coffee shops: Starbucks, Peets and a non-chain cake and pastry shop.
A good book store, some banks, Gap, Imaginarium, the most excellent Papyrus for cards and stationary, a shoe store for children, a Walgreens, a five & dime everything store, and a wine shop.
A block up is Sacramento Street with upscale boutiques for women's, men's and children's clothing, and lots of furniture and antique shops, a number of nice restaurants and a movie theater. It is a shopping street in a residential area.