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Top Choice Hats in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Paul's Hat Works

Pssst ... keep this SF style secret under your hat: there is no Paul. Started in 1918 by a Peruvian hatmaker named Napoleon, Paul's Fog-Belt mystique is maintained today by two women handcrafting noir-novel fedoras …
Top Choice Market in Lone Pine

Whitney Portal Store

Food, beer, souvenirs and excellent advice from the friendly staff make this the (only) place to visit before and/or after your hike up Mt Whitney. It sits just a few yards from the trailhead and is only open during…
Top Choice Clothing in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

New People

A three-story emporium devoted to Japanese pop culture, New People carries Japantown's most interesting clothing. At Maruq, find Japanese streetwear from Tokyo's Shibuya and Harajuku districts (locale of independent…
Top Choice Vintage in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Hidden Treasures

This one-of-a-kind store pops from the Topanga Canyon roadside, thanks to skeletons and mannequins dressed like Egyptian eunics and Viking warriors, standing sentry among the old wagons and totem poles out front. In…
Top Choice Clothing in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Nooworks

Get a streetwise Mission edge with Nooworks' local-artist-designed fashions, most under $100. Nooworks' evil-eye-print dresses ward off Marina-frat-boy advances, and Muscle Beach maxidresses are Dolores Park-ready, …
Top Choice Clothing in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Gravel & Gold

Get back to the land and in touch with California's grassroots, without ever leaving sight of a Mission sidewalk. Gravel & Gold celebrates California's hippie homesteader movement with hand-printed smock-dresses…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Bi-Rite

Diamond counters can't compare to the sheer foodie dazzle of Bi-Rite. Upbeat, knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the brilliant wall of local artisan chocolates, treasure-boxes of organic fruit, and expertly …
Top Choice Local Artisans in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Little Paper Planes

Consider fresh gift possibilities at this purveyor of essential SF oddities: ocean-printed hoodies, SFMOMA-inspired Carrara marble necklaces, eco-friendly glossy black nail polish made in California and self-publish…
Top Choice Clothing in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Aggregate Supply

Wild West modern is the look at Aggregate Supply, purveyors of West Coast cool fashion and home decor. Local designers and indie makers get pride of place, including vintage Heath stoneware mugs, Turk+Taylor's ombre…
Top Choice Accessories in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Paloma

Like raiding a surrealist's attic, this SF maker collective is a bonanza of unlikely and imaginatively reinvented finds. Don't be surprised to find billiard-ball cocktail rings, or real buffalo nickels on handbags m…