Fashion & Shopping in San Francisco
San Francisco is a city where anything can be found and everything can be enjoyed. It's a town that shines with boutiques and thrift stores alike, and even the specialist stores have something for everyone. Nothing's too strange, given that some of the most interesting spots in the city carry stuffed birds, pirate supplies, gigantic bongs and doggie shoes. Most neighborhoods have at least one street with endless retail options, both for those willing to spend some cash ans those inclined to find a bargain.
San Francisco offers some of the best shopping in the world, so it is no wonder that tourists and serious shopaholics alike want to spend some time and money in San Francisco's varied shopping centers, districts and malls. Union Square, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, upper Fillmore, the Mission, Sacramento Street, Chinatown and downtown's San Francisco Shopping Center offer a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops, each mall and neighborhood with a distinctive feel suited to any shopper's mood, from urban sophisticate to funk fantastic. And while many people may think shopping in San Francisco is an expensive venture, savvy shoppers will realize that there are possibilities for every budget.
A quirky combination of vintage tees, statement accessories, modern home goods, and European labels make this small shop a must-stop — there’s really nothing else like it.
Former Vogue editor Emily Holt opened up her first retail store on Post Street in the Tenderloin, a somewhat unlikely location for a fashion and lifestyle boutique. The shop’s mix of high-low designers feels very New York while staying true to San Francisco — there are locally made items (including Levi’s) stocked alongside Adam Lippes, Creatures of the Wind, Pamela Love, and more.
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