WHERE TO SHOP
Online shopping is great, but few things beat some good oldfashioned bricks and mortar. These are the best places to get a retail fix.
Central Union Square is the place to go for favourite big-name designers. Pick up a bargain at Barneys or max out the credit card at the Gucci, Paul Smith or Saint Laurent boutiques. unionsquareshop.com
Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC) has two outposts – in Dogpatch and Hayes Valley – and is the place to go for hardto-find labels such as Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons and Walter Van Beirendonck. modernappealing clothing.com
Hipster-friendly Unionmade is a onestop shop for shoes, clothing, magazines and grooming products, with a range that includes trendy Our Legacy and Beams+, as well as old favourites such as RM Williams and Levi’s. unionmadegoods.com
Located on bustling Market Street, Maas & Stacks is like a who’s who of the world’s coolest fashion labels - from Russian normcore brand Gosha Rubchinskiy to Swedish staple ACNE Studios and emerging British designer Craig Green. maasandstacks.com