8 San Francisco Holiday Shopping Hot Spots
San Francisco, California, is one of the best shopping cities in the world. From major department stores to the smallest of boutiques, the city’s offerings provide a great excuse to shop ‘til you drop.
Here is your guide to eight shopping hot spots in the San Francisco Bay area:
1. Union Street, San Francisco: Union Street between Fillmore and Gough.
You won’t find many large chain retail shops on Union Street. What you will find is small boutiques selling clothing and accessories, beauty products and chocolate, art, antiques and eye wear. Favorites: Ambiance (women’s fashion), Cocoa Bella (chocolate), Lush (soaps & beauty), Carol Doda’s (lingerie).
2. Union Square, San Francisco
Union Square is a big retail shopper’s dream. All the big boys are present: Macy’s, Neimen Marcus, Tiffany’s and Nike. There are also as many art galleries as there are Starbucks here. Favorites: Ted Baker (men’s fashion), Crocker Galleria (art & fashion), ALESSI (home), and local faves Shreve Co (jewelry) and Levi’s flagship store. Here are a pretty handy map andguide.
Union Square, San Francisco. Image by Kevin Lau.
3. Fillmore Street, San Francisco: Fillmore Street between Bush and Clay.
The Fillmore shopping district has really come into its own over the past few years, growing from just a handful of cool shops to becoming one of the hottest shopping districts in San Francisco. Here you will find major international brand shops right alongside boutiques. Favorites: Scotch & Soda (men’s and women’s fashion), De Novo (women’s fashion), Gimme Shoes, Crossroads Trading Company (resale) and Kiehl’s (beauty).
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