It’s hard to shop in San Francisco, mostly because of the high taxes, but it’s still fun because there are so many stores selling unique items or that give you the chance to support good causes. Here are a few stores to include in your next San Francisco trip.
Doe is a local indie boutique, art gallery and design house. This family-operated boutique specializes in women’s clothes and accessories, especially those produced by designers from the West Coast (in particular the Bay Area). But they also carry a lot of other items, including baby stuff, houseware, bath products and papergoods. As an art gallery, they also feature art shows as well as collaborations with other artists.
629A Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117; Tel. (415)558-8588
2. Just Awesome! The Board Game Store
A store selling boardgames. You don’t see a lot of these shops. They have a good selection, broken down into easy categories. They have Open Box, where you can test drive a board game before buying it. They also have regular board game nights. It’s a store for any board game lover.
816 Diamond St. San Francisco, CA 94114; Tel. (415)970-1484
3. Under One Roof
Under One Roof is the first and only non-profit retail store in San Francisco. Its mission is to generate funds to support HIV/AIDS education. They sell different items, including books and glassware. Show your support for HIV/AIDS education by buying their items at their store or online.
518A Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114; Tel. (415)503-2300
4. Double Punch
Double Punch is for the adult who loves and collects toys. Located at the North Beach district, near Washington Square, Double Punch features and sells collectible items from Japan, limited designer toys and other items from designers all over the world. They also have a gallery where they feature works from local artists.
1821 Powell St. San Francisco, CA 94133; Tel. (415)399-9785
5. Lola of North Beach
Need some stationery? Journals? How about some thank you notes or photo albums? Then drop by Lola of North Beach. All their items reflect and celebrate family and friends.
1415 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133; Tel. (415)781-1817
Ghirardelli Square, Main Level, 900 North Point St. E206, San Francisco, CA 94109; Tel.(415)567-7760
So, do you think you might wanna try these stores?