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ACCESSORIES & BAGS RIMOWA
Find Europe’s leading manufacturer of high- quality, luxury luggage at this expansive store in Union Square. Rimowa is known for its fourwheeled, lightweight, hardcased luggage that makes carting around belongings while traveling easy and safe. 259 Post St., 415.230.2688.
Founded in 2011, Detroitbased Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather goods, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry. 53 Hotaling Pl., 415.513.1640.
A bike messenger founded this bag company in a garage in the Mission District in 1989, and the factory is still located in the same neighborhood. The flagship Hayes Valley boutique carries messengers, laptop bags, backpacks, luggage, totes and accessories in limited- edition designs. Customers can choose their own color combinations and play with specialty fabrics. All designs are guaranteed to last a lifetime. 506 Hayes St., 415.252.9860.
Nestled in the heart of Laurel Heights, this popular consignment shop has been offering great deals in designer men’s and women’s apparel for more than 20 years. 3464 Sacramento St., 415.346.6388.
This casual clothing company sells luxuriously soft sweatshirts, tees and scarves that are sustainably made right here in San Francisco. The custom fabric is a blend of two yarns, pima cotton and MicroModal, which is a biobased material that comes from recycled beechwood. 2209 Chestnut St., 415.346.2400.
Map 2, G2; 498 Hayes St., 415.829.7519.
RAND + STATLER
This Hayes Valley boutique from the owners behind Azalea is known for its trendy atmosphere. Exposed wooden beams give the store a sleek and also rustic feel and old timey knickknacks decorate the display shelves. This is the spot for hard-to-find designer lines like A. P.C., and the handbag and jewelry selection is also worth the visit. 425 Hayes St., 415.634.0881.
This boutique is the largest Steven Alan venue on the West Coast. The multi-brand retailer carries a curated collection of men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, apothecary goods, home items and Bay Area-based designers like Micaela Greg and Melissa Joy Manning. 1919 Fillmore St., 415.351.1499.
THE VOYAGER SHOP
A retail collaboration from a group of artistic businesses, Voyager features menswear from Japanese and Italian lines, premium denim, American footwear, women’s basics from French lines, ocean gear, books and art. 365 Valencia St., 415.795.1748.
BOOKS, MUSIC, & ELECTRONICS AMOEBA MUSIC
This Haight-Ashbury institution has one of the largest selections of CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl records and vintage rock posters anywhere. 1855 Haight St., 415.831.1200 ; 2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, 510.549.1125.
OMNIVORE BOOKS ON FOOD
Featuring new, antiquarian and collectible books by and for culinary gurus, this bookstore is a wonderland for readers interested in food and drink. It features books on everything from the traditions of colonial India to the
kitchens of 1950s America and hosts numerous events with high-profile chefs and authors. 3885A Cesar Chavez St., 415.282.4712.
CHILDREN’S SHOPS 826 VALENCIA
Writer Dave Eggers opened this pirate supply store that serves as a front for a tutoring center. You can buy eye patches, message bottles and spy glasses. It’s worth a visit just to see the clever interior and pick up student publications, books or magazines. The center also hosts interesting events and creative activities for the whole family. 826 Valencia St., 415.642.5905.
Located within Bloomingdale’s, Miki House is a Japanese premium fashion retailer of children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Renowned for its irresistibly cute designs, uncompromising quality and Japanese craftsmanship, it operates three stores and an online store in the US, more than 300 boutiques in Japan and more than 50 stores worldwide including Harrods in London and boutiques in Paris and Milan. 845 Market St., 415.856.5300.
PAXTON GATE’S CURIOSITIES FOR KIDS
A fabulous display of imagination and design, this shop is an homage to the natural creativity of children. One of San Francisco’s finest children’s boutiques, it brings on nostalgia for childhood and toys. 766 Valencia St., 415.252.9990.
SMALL FRYS CHILDREN’S STORE
This Noe Valley favorite carries a selection of babywear by designers such as OshKosh B’gosh, Catimini, Zutano and local favorite Tea, as well as the most sought-after carriers by Baby Bjorn and Ergobaby, diaper bags from Petunia Picklebottom and Skip Hop and Baby Jogger
strollers. Also find a collection of eco-friendly and organic clothing, toys and skin care products for the little ones. 4066 24th St., 415.648.3954.
DEPARTMENT STORES BARNEYS NEW YORK
Fashionistas rejoiced when this mecca of luxury opened in September 2007. Find high- end clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women plus personal shopping services. 77 O’Farrell St., 415.268.3500.
Founded in 1861, this bi-level Union Square retailer is a legendary destination for luxury gifts, jewelry and home decor. Find sumptuous pearls, jade, fine jewelry and china on the first floor. The collections of crystal and silver are upstairs. 135 Post St., 415.982.1616.
The flagship store is housed in two buildings between O’Farrell and Geary streets on either side of Stockton Street. Encompassing an entire city block, the west building features womenswear and accessories, watches, cosmetics, jewelry, the visitor center and a post office. Menswear and accessories are located across Stockton Street in the east building. Pick up your visitor savings pass at the visitor center on the cellar level. 170 O’Farrell St., 415.954.6271.
This shopping mecca features couture and accessories departments for men and women, plus excellent selections of high- end lingerie and cosmetics. Enjoy a lobster club sandwich or high tea inside the Rotunda restaurant overlooking Union Square. 150 Stockton St., 415.362.3900.
The grand Market Street location occupies four floors of the Westfield San Francisco Centre and features a huge shoe department as well as clothing and accessories, cosmetics and a full-service spa. Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St., 415.243.8500.
Map 1, D6; Stonestown Galleria, 285 Winston Dr., 415.753.1344.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
The San Francisco location offers an extensive selection of high- end casual, evening and businesswear for women. Down the street is the Saks men’s store, located at 220 Post St. 384 Post St., 415.986.4300.
This high- end specialty retailer boasts six floors brimming with men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes and housewares. In the city for more than 40 years and owned by the Mitchell Family of Stores, Wilkes Bashford offers truly unique and unexpected style that is San Francisco, with service that’s unparalleled. 375 Sutter St., 415.986.4380.
HOME & DESIGN 3 FISH STUDIOS
Founded in 2007 by husband-and-wife painters and printmakers Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, this shop in the Outer Sunset showcases the couple’s original and affordable artwork. Find paintings, prints, digital prints of original artwork, hand-pulled linocut prints, works on paper, magnets and postcard sets. 4541 Irving St., 415.242.3474.
ALDEA HOME + BABY
This hip home furnishings store in the Mission District is full of fresh ideas for the home (or apartment). It’s also a great spot for affordable gifts, with lots of little home accessories, dishware and throw pillows. The store also covers all baby and toddler needs, stocking urban chic clothing and cribs. An in-store play area entertains any little ones tagging along. 890 Valencia St., 415.865.9807.
The Italian houseware brand’s flagship Union Square location is filled with an array of products for the home, including iconic 20th- century 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. 424 Sutter St., 415.434.0403.
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. 4300 California St., 415.668.4444.
This interior design shop carries a mix of repurposed antiques; custom upholstery and pillows; and an eclectic collection of art and accessories. The home goods reflect a clean, contemporary aesthetic—perfect for the modern California home. Large-scale works are displayed alongside candles and coral, providing options for all price ranges. 3452 Sacramento St., 415.824.3849.
The modern household and personal items at this store are designed by architects and industrial designers, a practice that lends a highart feel to everyday items. Most of the sleek pieces are imported from Scandinavia, Germany, France and Italy. 2149B Union St., 415.441.9220.
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). 146 Geary St., 415.392.2910.
From its modest beginnings of selling magazines and cigars in the 1930s until now, Cliff’s has what you need, whatever that may be. With a selection of more than 65,000 items, Cliff’s strives to supply the necessities (and indulgences!) of daily life. Find everything from tape measures to tiaras. 479 Castro St., 415.431.5365.
One of the few remaining mid- century 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. 1 Ferry Building, 415.399.9284. ; 2900 18th St., 415.361.5552. ; 400 Gate Five Rd., Sausalito, 415.332.3732.
MAKER & MOSS
Home to an artisan- driven, often unexpected collection of provisions for the home, Maker & Moss is the culmination of years of exploring, uncovering and gathering. Owner and San Francisco native Matt Bissinger has lifelong connections to the artistic and cultural life of the city, and the store’s collection showcases his distinctive yet accessible passion for original art and design. 364 Hayes St., 415.928.1287.
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. 326 Jackson St., 415.392.1622. 800.345.1622.
SUE FISHER KING
Enter this cozy little store in Pacific Heights and you are bathed in rich textures and colors and surrounded by the finest in home furnishings. For 33 years, Sue Fisher King has been a local treasure and is known for everything from lighting and furniture to bedding, bath and jewelry. 3067 Sacramento St., 415.922.7276.
Located in the heart of Union Square in the historic 180 Geary St. building, Hublot San Francisco offers an extensive selection of timepieces for ladies and men. Hublot timepieces merge classic Swiss horological complications with modern design and materials, redefining what a Swiss watch looks like. You’ll also find hard-to-find, limited- edition pieces as well as a small selection of accessories including cuff links and belt buckles. The elegant boutique features a discreet bar and lounge below the sales floor. 174 Geary St., 415.981.2200.
SHREVE & CO.
Founded in 1854 and still one of the city’s leading purveyors of fine jewelry, watches and crystal, the San Francisco institution features an in-store Mikimoto pearl boutique, Rolex watches and many other luxuries. 150 Post
St., 415.421.2600. ; 329 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, 650.327.2211.
LINGERIE ALLA PRIMA
Exclusive lingerie and swimwear from top international designers, including Prima Donna, La Perla, Dolce & Gabbana, Andres Sarda and Eres. 539 Hayes St., 415.864.8180.
LES CENT CULOTTES
This lingerie boutique houses silk imports from France including Simone Perele, Cervin, Huit and Chantelle. 2200 Polk St., 415.614.2586.
MEN’S APPAREL THE HOUND CLOTHIERS
A haberdasher of fine clothing for gentlemen, The Hound is located on the ground level of the historic glass-front Hallidie Building in the heart of the Financial District. Known for its exceptional customer service and large inventory of classically styled business clothing, accessories and sportswear, this shop has been dressing professional men for more than 40 years. 140 Sutter St., 415.989.0429.
Occupying a unique place in the landscape of American design, John Varvatos unites Old World craftsmanship and refined tailoring with modern innovations in textiles and a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility. The brand represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes tailored clothing, sportswear, footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s fragrances and John Varvatos Star USA Collection, as well as Converse by John Varvatos. 152 Geary St., 415.986.0138.
Voted one of the country’s 10 best independent stores by GQ magazine, this highly acclaimed menswear mecca houses an impressive selection of well-made, Americana-style casual and fine clothing, shoes, new and vintage books and grooming products. 493 Sanchez St., 415.861.3373.
Find only the coolest workwear-inspired pieces from brands like Topman, Pendleton, Burkman Brothers, Rag & Bone and more at this Hayes Valley boutique. 460 Gough St., 415.864.2079.
SHOES THE ALDEN SHOP
Established in 1884, this shoe company offers classic men’s footwear that represents New England’s tradition of oldschool, custom boot-making at its finest. Find a complete line of shoes, from wingtips to slip- ons, carefully handworked with painstaking attention to detail using premium calfskins, luxurious suedes and genuine shell cordovan. 170 Sutter St., 415.421.6691.
A duo of local designers sells their fashion-world lauded line of boots and other footwear at this Union Street boutique. The well-made styles, from rocker- chic to classic, are all made in Spain and designed for walking. 2416 Fillmore St., 415.872.9690.
SHOPPING DESTINATIONS ANCHORAGE SQUARE
This is the biking, touring, shopping and dining hub of Fisherman’s Wharf, with more than 35 activities, stores and restaurants to explore. Validated parking is available at Anchorage Square Garage on Beach Street. 500 Beach St., 415.673.7762.
The office towers stretching west from the foot of Sacramento Street, known as 1, 2, 3 and 4 Embarcadero, also house more than 100 retailers, 30 restaurants and a movie theater. Restaurants include Sens for Mediterranean favorites and Osha Thai for some of the best curry around. 415.772.0700.
FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE
Located within the historic Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street, this marketplace is home to shops large and small that celebrate food in all its forms, offering everything from artisan cheeses to handmade chocolates to the best spreadable salumi you’ve ever tasted. You’ll also find exquisite ceramics, gardening supplies and skin care. A great place to find local souvenirs and gifts. 1 Ferry Building, 415.983.8030.
WESTFIELD SAN FRANCISCO CENTRE
This nine-story shopping mall features Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and more than 200 shops and restaurants, including the fine- dining Restaurant Collection Under the Dome. 865 Market St., 415.495.5656.
SPECIALTY FOODS CALIFORNIA CAVIAR COMPANY
Founded by “The Caviar Queen” Deborah Keane, this shop partners with the nation’s top farmers, importers, purveyors and chefs to source an impressive collection of sustainably-harvested caviar from around the world. 302 Caledonia St. #6, Sausalito, 415.332.0822.
Dandelion is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. The tasting bars are a labor of love, and consecutive Good Food Awards serve as proof of concept. They are made of two ingredients, beans and sugar, and do not contain the fillers like vanilla, cocoa butter or lecithin found in most formulas, even premium bars. The beans are meticulously sourced from farms that are selected for quality and commitment to the environment and to the workers. The Mission District factory features a cafe that serves hot and cold chocolate beverages and mochas as well as a bakery. 740 Valencia St., 415.349.0942. Map 2, I6; 1 Ferry Bldg.
WOMEN’S APPAREL AMOUR VERT
Founded by a husband and wife team in 2010, this eco-fashion brand is now sold in stores worldwide. Based in the Dogpatch neighborhood, the company opened its first freestanding boutique in Hayes Valley and is gearing up for a rapid expansion that will set a new standard for socially responsible clothing. 437 Hayes St., 415.800.8576.
Meaning “to love” in Quechua, Cuyana celebrates a philosophy of fewer, better things. The brand creates premium apparel and accessories, designed with a classic, modern aesthetic, sourced from the world’s highest quality materials and crafted to last a lifetime. The pieces combine timeless design with premium materials to tell unique stories of heritage, craftsmanship and travel. 291 Geary St., Ste. 201, 844.326.6005.
Trendsetting and daring, Eres has been a force in the world of swimwear for over 40 years thanks to its iconic style and technical flair. The lingerie collections, always an elegant balancing act between style and technique, reveal another facet of creativity. 471 Gough St., 415.757.0781.
THE GROCERY STORE
No ordinary corner market, this is a hip European fashion oasis featuring cool clothing with a rock-star twist. Jeans and more jeans and a worldclass selection of tees hang on simple rolling racks lining both sides of the huge space. Designer shoes and jewelry round out the merchandise mix. 3687 Sacramento St., 415.928.3615.
The shelves of this small boutique are lined with SF-made treasures like jewelry by Kate Ellen Metals, Scents of San Francisco candles and Etta + Billie soaps. Owner Sydney Pfaff handpicks styles with clean silhouettes and interesting details each season from
her eclectic stable of brands and works with many of them to create exclusive pieces. 678 Commercial St., 415.733.7900.
This elegant storefront offers fine European and Japanese apparel, shoes and accessories, including the latest styles by Comme des Garçons, Simone Rocha, Junya Watanabe and other avant- garde designers. 3685 Sacramento St., 415.922.3685.
BAY AREA BAY AREA PREMIUM OUTLETS
Save 25- 65 percent every day at five Premium Outlet locations throughout the Bay Area: Gilroy, Livermore, Napa, Petaluma and Vacaville. The indoor and open-air centers are home to impressive collections of designer and name-brand outlet stores. 681 Leavesley Rd., Gilroy, 408.842.3729; 2774 Paragon Outlets Dr., Livermore, 925.292.2868; 629 Factory Stores Dr., Napa, 707.226.9876; 2200 Petaluma Blvd., North Petaluma, 707.778.9300; 321 Nut Tree Rd., Vacaville, 707.447.5755.
DFS, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Located in the San Francisco International Airport, DFS offers a selection of fashion products and accessories, including watches and jewelry, spirits, food, fragrances and a variety of other gifts. You’ll find the duty free stores in 17 international airports across the world. San Francisco International Airport, 100 International Loop, Councourse G, Gate 91, 650.444.1878.
PREMIUM OUTLET LOOP
This shuttle service provides hourly round-trip service from downtown San Francisco to San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore. 415.299.5595.
Bay Area Figurative Art. Closed Su, M. 201 Post St., Ste. 1000, 415.362.3377.
Cheryl Haines, the owner of this gallery at 49 Geary, has a sharp eye for new talent and relationships with major museums that allow for siginificant exhibitions. The space showcases diverse contemporary works, including minimalist, abstract, conceptual and multimedia. Closed Su, M. 49 Geary St., 415.397.8114.
Located in Nob Hill, Hashimoto Contemporary is home to an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, the gallery focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. 804 Sutter St., 415.655.9265.
JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY
Features contemporary photography, painting, video, performance and glass sculpture by emerging, mid- career and established artists. With an emphasis on content- driven art, international artists challenge the traditional use of materials to produce work that focuses and reflects on societal issues. 464 Sutter St., 415.677.0770.
MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited- edition graphics. The gallery features works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring along with the best emerging artists. 366 Geary St., 415.956.0345.
One of the country’s leading galleries, specializing in American and European paintings, works on paper, graphics and sculpture by modern and contemporary masters such as John Baldessari, Guy Dill, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenburg, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Bernar Venet and Russian artist Grisha Bruskin. Closed Su. 251 Post St., Suite 400, 415.421.7171.
The only gallery of its kind in San Francisco, Montague Gallery features an expansive roster of respected and sought-after names in the contemporary fine art glass world, including Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Hiroshi Yamano and Chihuly Workshop. The gallery also showcases jewelry and painting. 445A Sutter St., 415.964.4978.
SAN FRANCISCO ART EXCHANGE
San Francisco Art Exchange is a worldwide leader in art and photographs from rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture. The gallery features original photographs, paintings, drawings and limited- edition prints of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and more. Open M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 458 Geary St., 415.441.8840.
MUSEUMS ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Home to more than 18,000 exquisite art objects spanning 6,000 years of history and culture throughout Asia, this museum is one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere devoted exclusively to Asian art. Free first Su of each month. Closed M. 200 Larkin St., 415.581.3500.
CHINESE CULTURE CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
This center fosters the appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history and culture. 750 Kearny St., 3rd fl., 415.986.1822.
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM
Located in a stunning Daniel Libeskind- designed building, the CJM engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas. Closed W. $8 Th after 5 pm. Free first Tu of the month. 736 Mission St., 415.655.7800.
DE YOUNG MUSEUM
Founded in 1895, the impressively varied museum is currently housed in an architectural masterpiece designed by the Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron. It showcases collections from the Americas, Pacific Islands and Africa and features a tower observation deck. Free general admission first Tu of each month. Closed M. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., 415.750.3600.
LEGION OF HONOR
High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into the San Francisco Bay—stands this grand museum, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco. A three- quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th- century Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, the museum was built to commemorate California soldiers who died in World War I. The collection includes works by European masters and major holdings of Rodin sculptures. The grounds offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Closed M. 100 34th Ave. in Lincoln Park, 415.750.3600.
MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
One of the few museums of its kind in the country, MCD develops and presents unconventional and compelling exhibitions of contemporary work in craft and design. The exquisite Museum Store features jewelry, toys, ceramics and more. Its full calendar of public programs is part of the blossoming Dogpatch neighborhood’s art scene. Closed M. 2569 3rd St., 415.773.0303.
MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
This recently renovated cultural institution reminds visitors that Africa is the birthplace of humankind and celebrates the global contributions of people of African decent. 685 Mission St., 415.358.7200.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
SFMOMA is the largest modern art space in the nation, easily housing entire floors of abstract American art and minimalist and pop art. There’s an entire gallery devoted to Alexander Calder, with a focus on his work between the 1920s and 1960s. The Pritzker Center for Photography dedicates about 15,000 square feet to photography, more than any other U. S. art museum. The open- ceiling seventh floor houses nothing but contemporary art. Nearly 45,000 square feet of the museum’s ground floor galleries are free and open to the public, and admission is free for visitors 18 and under. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
This contemporary art center highlights multicultural issues through the artworks displayed in its two main gallery spaces, high-tech gallery and video screening room. Past exhibits have focused on the Dalai Lama, Anna Halprin and the political nature of contemporary women’s art. 701 Mission St., 415.978.2787.
BAY AREA BAMPFA
UC Berkeley’s visual-arts center reopened early 2016 after a $112 million renovation by the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, known for NYC’s elevated High Line park and LA’s Broad Museum. The 83,000 square-foot museum includes an expansive permanent collection with rotating art exhibitions that range from classical Chinese painting to abstract expressionism to provocative multimedia work. 2155 Center St., 510.642.0808.
Located in the heart of downtown Sausalito, this contemporary gallery encompasses the working studio of artist and owner Sue Averell. Visitors can see her works-in-progress, purchase completed 2D and 3D pieces, or commission custom pieces for a home or business. 28B Princess St., Sausalito, 415.706.5051.
OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
The OMCA brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. 1000 Oak St., Oakland, 510.318.8400.