Work from emerging designers and cute, edgy objects mix in this airy San Francisco spot.
Initially conceived as a pop-up shop in 2004, by the following year Candystore had evolved into a mini department store with a focus on smaller collections and forward-thinking design. Owners Jennifer Jones, Jenny Klowden, and Marilyn Jones chose to open the permanent location in the city's Mission District because they felt the area's indie spirit reflected their aesthetic. "It was important to us to create a space that was both inviting and innovative," says Jones. The boutique's cheery interior is packed with standout pieces—from organic-looking jewelry by local artisan Joy O. to gorgeous Saja dresses—alongside charming glass cases of brightly colored candy. The equally unique accompanying website offers two ways to shop: "This Way," a cinema-esque lookbook, and "That Way," a more traditional browse-by-category experience. 3153 16th St., 415-863-8143, candystorecollective.com