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Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in North Beach & Chinatown

Legion

This cool-girl boutique may be tiny, but its fans are legion. Legion's curator-owners specialize in laid-back West Coast looks with smart details: Kowtow fair-trade-cotton dresses with pockets, Ilana Kohn's Ocean Be…
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Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

Make a fortune at this bakery, where cookies are stamped from vintage presses – just as they were in 1909, when fortune cookies were invented for SF's Japanese Tea Garden. Write your own fortunes for custom cookies …
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San Francisco Rock Posters & Collectibles

Are you ready to rock? Enter this trippy temple to classic rock gods – but leave your lighters at home, because these concert posters are valuable. Expect to pay hundreds for first-run psychedelic Fillmore concert p…
Gifts & Souvenirs in North Beach & Chinatown

Eden & Eden

Detour from reality at Eden & Eden, a Dadaist design boutique where bats with outstretched wings serve as necklaces, galaxies twinkle on dresses, shaggy tea cozies make teapots look bearded, and those suede lips…
Antiques in North Beach & Chinatown

Aria

Find inspiration for your own North Beach epic poem on Aria's weathered wood counters, piled with anatomical drawings of starfish, castle keys lost in gutters a century ago, rusty numbers pried from French village w…
Tea in North Beach & Chinatown

Red Blossom Tea Company

Crook your pinky: it's always teatime at Red Blossom, featuring 100-plus specialty teas imported by second-generation tea merchants Alice and Peter Luong. Sniff shiny canisters lining wooden shelves, ask about seaso…
Fashion & Accessories in North Beach & Chinatown

Al's Attire

Hepcats and slick chicks get their handmade threads at Al's, where vintage styles are reinvented in noir-novel twill, dandy high-sheen cotton and mid-century flecked tweeds. Prices aren't exactly bohemian for these …
Cosmetics in North Beach & Chinatown

Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Museum & Shop

Tattooed ladies are the life's work of icon Lyle Tuttle, who inked women across seven continents – including Janis Joplin, Cher and Joan Baez. Since the maestro's retirement, his shop's become a working museum, with…
Arts & Crafts in North Beach & Chinatown

Artist & Craftsman Supply

Ditch your day job and take up painting at this employee-owned art-supply store, housed in the former Hippodrome burlesque theater. This Barbary Coast hot spot later became the Gay Nineties club – check out the figu…
Music in North Beach & Chinatown

101 Music

You'll have to bend over those bins to let DJs and hard-core collectors pass (and, hey, wasn't that Tom Waits?!), but among the $8-to-$25 discs are obscure releases (Songs for Greek Lovers) and original recordings b…