The No.1 city for brights, vintage and artisanal everything.
Nineteenth-century engagement rings and ’70s Mexican tunics mingle with modern CP Shades linen tops and Clare Vivier bags at this enchanting, souk-like vintage-and- new boutique. 537 Octavia St., 415-431-4000, reliquarysf.com
The heritagey selection—Dear Creatures smock dresses, Yuketen fleece backpacks, faded Denham jeans—is as coolly timeless as the Beatles album this boutique’s named for. 136 Fillmore St., 415-578-3363, revolversf.com
The Americana-varsity look extends from this new Inner Richmond boutique’s school-locker and American-flag decor to piles of Golden Bear baseball jackets and Pendleton knits. 212 Clement St., 415- 386-1600, seedstoresf.com
If Land of the Lost featured a general store, it would be this woodsy, otherworldly space offering A-line Japanese coats, topaz knives and an octagonal surf-shop nook. 365 Valencia St., 415-779-2712, thevoyagershop.com
The global mix at this sunny Cow Hollow/Marina boutique— colorful Thai tribal pouches, Italian ballet flats, a house line of made-in-Nepal knits—looks like the haul of a glam world traveler. 2254 Union St., 415-561-9551, workshop-sf.com
It’s eensy, but we spent an hour in this quirky, gifty shop, exploring gallery-style displays of stick-on mustaches, Lego-like zip drives and DIY terrarium kits. 855 Valencia St., 415-671-5384, curiosityshoppeonline.com