San Francisco Shopping Guide

Hayes Valley

Thread Lounge

This traveling sample sale has a permanent address in San Francisco, which means that you'll always find significantly slashed prices on labels like Vivienne Westwood.
597 Hayes St., 415-269-3557


Gorgeous new and antique alabaster items are the biggest draw here. Creamy white candleholders, vases, and lamp bases share shelf space with luxurious gift items, including velvet address books, lush coffee-table books, and silk bags.
597 Hayes St., 415-558-0482

Products: Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Alla Prima

This elegant lingerie boutique carries lines you'll want to splurge on, including La Perla and Eres.
539 Hayes St., 415-864-8180

Products: Lingerie/Lougewear, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique


The denim bar here is best in class with almost 20 standout labels. Try decadent silk-lined Odyn Swan jeans, iconic skinny jeans from Sass & Bide, or impossible-to-find pieces by Earnest Sewn (we swear by their hyper-dark denim skirt).
411 Hayes St., 415-861-9888

Products: Denim
Type of Store: Boutique


This longtime favorite boutique has Berkeley and San Francisco outposts. Of-the-moment clothing labels in this chic, spare space include Development by Erica Davies and Cynthia Vincent, and Cameron Cohen jewelry.
541 Hayes St., 415-252-5997;
College Ave., Berkeley, 510-540-4784

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Flight 001

We've sung the praises of this travel-oriented shop many times in Lucky, and we'll do it again. Look for funky passport covers, groovy contact lens cases, and the perfect carry-on bags.
525 Hayes St., 415-487-1001,

Products: Bags, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


Choose from bags by local designer Delilah Crown, tees by Lotta Jansdotter and Talla, and vases by Rae Dunn at this hip shop. Top off a gift with a pretty card from local line Peculiar Pair and wrapping paper in antiquey prints.
540 Hayes St., 415-565-0540

Products: Bags, Tabletop, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


It stands for "Modern Appealing Clothing," and it is what it aims to be. This cozy shop specializes in small European (A.F. Vandevorst) and local (Lemon Twist) lines, and we always leave with something that sets us apart.
387 Grove St., 415-863-3011

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Urban Knitting Studio

This is our favorite place to find fashiony pattern magazines from Rowan and Rebecca, along with luxurious and unique yarns and accessories.
320 Fell St., 415-552-5333

Products: Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique


A lovingly cared-for selection of clothing from the '30s through the '80s (including a killer selection of cocktail dresses) draws packs of vintage hounds to this boutique.
437B Hayes St., 415-431-0688

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothing, Vintage, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique
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