And in this segment of the series on San Francisco shopping, we will take a look at three different districts in San Francisco: Mission, Russian Hill and Pacific Heights.
7. Mission Street
If you’re looking for unconventional and out-of-the-ordinary things to buy, then the Mission District is the perfect place for you. Be sure to drop by Valencia Street and 16th Street. Looking for a hat, try Ads Hats on Valencia (between 18th and 19th Streets) where the entire store has walls and walls of hats, from berets to fedoras to page boys. And the best thing about the store, one-third of the hats they sell are from local designers.
Looking for clothes by local designers? Try Minnie Wilde or Saffron Rare Threads. Minnie Wilde (266 21st Street, between Valencia and Mission Streets) features cute, fun and flirty clothes from Hayes Valley designers, while Saffron Rare Threads (3579 17th Street) creates all-around professional clothes featuring the designs of San Francisco locals, Priya Saraswati and Yugala Priti.
8. Polk Street
Shopping on Polk Street can be an experience all in itself. You’ll find everything here, from high-end to low-end. Looking for clothes for men and women? Drop by Catseto or Fashion Exchange. Looking for lingerie items, try Lusciouswear or Belle Cose. Do you love clothes and shoes from the 50s to the 80s? Then be sure to drop by Mascara Vintage. After some heavy shopping on Polk Street, be sure to drop by Bob’s Donut Shop at the end of the day and treat yourself to some wonderful and cheap dessert.
9. Sacramento Street
Sacramento Street is full of high-end shops so be careful coming here for some shopping adventures, but they do have some of the best items money can buy. Drop by Brown Eyed Girl to find colorful women’s clothing and accessories. If you’re looking for classier designer clothes, then maybe Susan is the shop for you. And if you’re looking for unique home décor and furnishings, be sure to drop by Sue Fisher King.
So what do you think? Are you prepared to burn your money in San Francisco? Be careful boosting the economy, though. It might create more problems for you if you don’t watch yourself.