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Shopping in San Francisco

San Francisco shopping offers something for everyone, here is one of the best shopping in the world, so it is no surprise that tourists want to spend some time and money in San Francisco's varied shopping centers, boutiques, districts and malls. Union Square, Hayes Valley, upper Fillmore, the Mission, Sacramento Street, Chinatown and downtown's San Francisco Shopping Center offer a unique style and art with one-of-a-kind shops, each mall and neighbourhood with a distinctive impression suited to any shopper's mood.

San Francisco's Union Square Shopping District has long been frequented as a shopping destination, particularly in December, when the square is transformed into a winter wonderland. In recent years, the city has been trying to catch up with fashion-forward New York and Los Angeles, with more and more great independent boutiques cropping up in the Mission, Hayes Valley, North Beach, and the Marina, and two successful San Francisco Fashion Weeks.

Extravagant design palaces as Limn and Gumps are beautiful places to find that perfect something for your well-to-do friend who has everything. For those on more modest budgets, specialized local boutiques as Zinc Details, Friend, Nest Egg, and Little Otsu (they stock vegan-friendly stationery, bags and gifts) carry the work of local designers (OhBoy stationery, Jill Bliss journals, Heath ceramics, and Dwell sheets). Add the thrift and vintage furniture stores of the Mission to the mix, and there's no shortage of stores to look for a perfect gift or unique home accent. Also San Francisco is home to a number of unique and amazing music stores, not the least of which is the world-renowned Amoeba records in the Haight.

Shopping Areas as Castro Street, Chestnut Street, Fillmore Street, Haight Street, Hayes Valley, Union Square, Union Street, Valencia Street and Upper Grant Avenue. You can find creative novelty gifts, Gorgeous Italian teapots, handmade cards, phallic keychains, gourmet foods and leather pants, an abundance of unique shops, grocers and florists. A chic boutiques, handmade gifts and elegant house wares, although there are a few vintage clothing stores, etc.



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