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Top Choice Homewares in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Heath Ceramics

No local, artisanal SF restaurant tablescape is complete without handmade modern Heath stoneware, thrown by local potters in Heath's Sausalito studio since 1948. Chef Alice Waters has served her definitive Californi…
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Muji

This Japanese based 'lifestyle department store' brings stateside a modern, minimalist Japanese aesthetic to its housewares, kitchenware, office accessories, luggage, techie aromatherapy diffusers that can double as…
Department Store in Santa Monica

Muji

This Japanese based 'lifestyle department store' brings stateside a modern, minimalist Japanese aesthetic to its housewares, kitchenware, office accessories, luggage, techie aromatherapy diffusers that can double as…
Homewares in Placerville

Placerville Hardware

The 1852 building, an anchor of Placerville’s main drag, is the oldest continuously operating hardware store west of the Mississippi and a place to pick up a brochure for a self-guided tour of the town. The store ha…
Department Store in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Westfield San Francisco Centre

Wait, is this suburbia? Sure looks it inside this nine-level chain-store city, with Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, plus 400 retailers and multiplex theater. Supposedly the mall has a 'distinctive boutique' concept, w…
Department Store in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Macy's

Five floors of name brands fill two historic buildings with charming old-school amenities – especially 3rd-floor Tout Sweet patisserie and the basement post office. The men's department across Stockton St is easy to…
Homewares in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Japonesque

Wabi-sabi is not something you smear on sushi, but the fine appreciation for imperfect, organic forms and materials exemplified at Japonesque. Owner Koichi Hara stocks antique Japanese bamboo baskets and contemporar…
Homewares in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Jonathan Adler

Vases with handlebar mustaches and cookie jars labeled 'Quaaludes' may seem like holdovers from a Big Sur bachelor pad c 1974, but they're snappy interior inspirations from California pop potter (and Top Design judg…
Homewares in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Urban Mercantile

A design sourcebook come to life, this little storefront could be the start of a major home-decor overhaul. Start with indigo table linen or a hand-thrown celadon cup, and suddenly you're snapping up plush Missoni b…
Homewares in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Half-Hitch Goods

Gifts for gourmets are one-truck-stop shopping at this SF surfer van stocked with treats and handcrafted tableware. Stop by PROXY on sunny weekends (see website for dates and locations) to bring home a taste of Cali…