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ALESSI— The Ital­ian house­ware brand’s flag­ship Union Square lo­ca­tion is filled with an ar­ray of prod­ucts for the home, in­clud­ing iconic 20th­cen­tury in­dus­trial de­sign mas­ter­pieces like the Michael Graves whistling bird teaket­tle, the “Juicy Salif” citrus squeezer by Philippe Starck and the “Anna G” corkscrew by Alessan­dro Men­dini. Bridal reg­istry, gift cer­tifi­cates, com­pli­men­tary gift-wrap and ship­ping are avail­able. www.alessi.com. 424 Sut­ter St., 415.434.0403. Map 1, D5

THE AN­TIQUE TRADERS— This shop spe­cial­izes in stained-glass lamps and win­dows, es­tate jew­elry, cut crystal, bronzes and fur­ni­ture, pri­mar­ily from the Art Nou­veau pe­riod. World­wide ship­ping is avail­able. www.thean­ti­que­traders.com. 4300 Cal­i­for­nia St., 415.668.4444. Map 2, F4

BRITEX FAB­RICS— San Fran­cisco’s land­mark fab­ric store on Union Square bills it­self as four floors of fab­u­lous. Fam­ily-run since 1952, this fash­ion de­signer’s won­der­land car­ries the finest se­lec­tion of fab­rics, but­tons, trims and laces from de­sign icons to new fash­ion stars. Visit for one of the many work­shops, classes or events or stop by for a group tour of the store (held ev­ery other Satur­day). www.bri­tex­fab­rics.com. 146 Geary St., 415.392.2910. Map 1, D5

HEATH CE­RAM­ICS— One of the few re­main­ing mid­cen­tury Amer­i­can pot­ter­ies still in ex­is­tence to­day, Heath has been making table­ware and tile for over a half-cen­tury in its Sausal­ito fac­tory. The shops sell ar­ti­san pot­tery that em­pha­sizes de­sign, hand­crafted tech­niques and the rein­vig­o­ra­tion of the com­pany’s de­signer-maker legacy. www.heathce­ram­ics.com. 1 Ferry Build­ing, 415.399.9284. Map 1, F4; 2900 18th St., 415.361.5552. Map 2, J6; 400 Gate Five Rd., Sausal­ito, 415.332.3732.

NEEDLEPOINT INC.— For the best in hand-painted needlepoint de­signs, visit this shop in the heart of Jack­son Square. Needlepoint Inc. car­ries a wide as­sort­ment of orig­i­nal can­vases, fibers and stitch­ing accessories. M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa 10 am- 4 pm. www. needle­pointinc.com. 326 Jack­son St., 415.392.1622. 800.345.1622. Map 1, E4

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