Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa shopping

Top Choice Chocolate in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Recchiuti Confections

No San Franciscan can resist award-winning Recchiuti: Pacific Heights parts with old money for its fleur de sel caramels; Noe Valley's foodie kids prefer S'more Bites to the campground variety; North Beach toasts to…
Top Choice Books in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

William Stout Architectural Books

You can't fit SFMOMA into your pocket, but you can put it on your coffee table – California architectural obsessions begin at William Stout, with 1st-edition catalogs for SFMOMA designers Snøhetta and retro classics…
Top Choice Homewares in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Heath Ceramics

Odds are your favorite SF meal was served on Heath Ceramics, Bay Area chefs' tableware of choice ever since Alice Waters started using Heath's modern, hand-thrown dishes at Chez Panisse. Heath's muted colors and str…
Jewelry in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

General Bead

Wild beading ambitions strike suddenly within these walls lined with bulk beads, inducing visions of DIY drag and handmade holiday gifts like sparkling mirages: multi-tiered necklaces, sequined samba costumes, mosai…
Fashion & Accessories in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Hero Shop

On the cutting edge of the Tenderloin, Hero transforms casual browsers into SF fashionistas with statement pieces by rising-star local designers: Stevie Howell's boho silk tunics, Future Glory's handmade marbled-lea…
Arts & Crafts in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Britex Fabrics

Since 1952, runways can't compete with Britex' fashion drama. Designers bicker over dibs on caution-orange chiffon, glam rockers dig through velvet goldmines and Hollywood costumers make vampire-movie magic with jet…
Adult in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Mr S Leather

Only in San Francisco would you find an S&M superstore, with such musts as suspension stirrups, latex hoods and, for that special someone, a chrome-plated codpiece. If you've been a very bad puppy, there's an en…
Cannabis in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Barbary Coast Dispensary

At a time when most SF dispensaries still feel like clinics and give off a buzz-killing, prescription-only vibe, this place feels decidedly recreational. The red tufted booths and antique chandeliers will have you f…
Food in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Prather Ranch Meat Company

For carnivores this is the highest-quality outlet in the Bay Area. Look no further for humanely raised, all-natural, dry-aged, grass-fed organic beef.
Clothing in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa


In 2017 this upscale Italian menswear boutique slid into San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Originally designed as a VC Morris gift shop in 1948, the store now brims with mostly handmade cashmere blaz…