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Presidio Heights & Inner Richmond


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Park Life

Co-owner Jameson Alexander's sister owns Hayes Valley boutique Dish, and—since she made it look so fun—he decided to open up shop himself in late 2006. The front is full of cool art books and cleverly designed giftables and stationery, while the back serves as a small exhibit area for San Francisco artists.
220 Clement St., 415‑386-7275, parklifestore.com

Philanthropist

Employing one of the most innovative retail concepts we've yet to see (100 percent of all profits go directly to a list of area charities), this enormous designer-laden boutique is lavishly outfitted with metallic floral wallpaper, gigantic chandeliers, and a wine bar.
3571 Sacramento St., 415-441-1750

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Sample Angel

Just over a year old, this discount boutique not only gives huge breaks on the designers it carries (Catherine Malandrino, Joe's Jeans, etc.), but it also donates 20 percent of sales to local nonprofits.
514 Presidio Ave., 415-567-8862