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San Francisco shops

One day if I go to heaven, I'll look around and say, "It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."
– Herb Caen

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Amoeba Records

  • Haight-Ashbury, Music and Movies, $$$$ $$
  • 1855 Haight St.
  • San Francisco, 94117
  • +1-415-831-1200
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Row after row of new, used, and rare vinyl await at what's considered one of the best independent music stores in the country. Carrying a torch for Haight-Ashbury's musical history, live shows attract good bands with new albums and a crowd.


  • Cow Hollow, Boutique, $$$$ $$$
  • 2848 Webster St.
  • San Francisco, 94123
  • +1-415-922-1892
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Like-minded designers from New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco mix well at Amy Mautz's Cow Hollow shop stocked with clothing, accessories, art, and gifty little somethings. sweaters definitely count as souvenirs.

Press: Works On Paper

  • Mission District, Bookstore, $$$$ $$$
  • 3108 24th St.
  • San Francisco, 94110
  • +1-415-913-7156
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A scrappy bunch indeed. Shelves of indie and out-of-print art, fashion, and photography books and the office supplies, stationery, and accoutrements for the bibliophiles that love them.


  • Hayes Valley, Vintage, $$$$ $$$
  • 544 Hayes Street
  • San Francisco, 94102
  • +1-415-431-4000
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A stash of new, vintage, and antique goods with a worldly, tasteful, eclectic appeal. Artfully merchandised in a way that makes each gauzy dress and victorian jewel feel equally special.

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