The Castro shopping

Top Choice Cannabis in The Castro

Apothecarium

What's that alluring frosted-glass emporium – the lovechild of an Apple Store and Victorian lingerie boutique? Just as you suspected: it's America's best-designed marijuana dispensary, according to Architectural Dig…
Top Choice Books in The Castro

Omnivore

Salivate over signed cookbooks by chef-legend Alice Waters and signed first editions of Berkeley chef Samin Nosrat's Salt Fat Acid Heat, and stay for standing-room-only in-store events with star chefs and food lumin…
Top Choice Homewares in The Castro

Stag & Manor

Dashingly handsome decor from indie design boutique Stag & Manor lets you take the Castro home. Macrame wall hangings give your pad California creds, brass-ball lanterns wink welcome at your guests, and minimali…
Top Choice Homewares in The Castro

Cliff's Variety

None of the hardware maestros at Cliff's will raise an eyebrow if you express a dire need for a jar of rubber nuns, some silver body paint, and a case of cocktail toothpicks – though they might angle for an invitati…
Top Choice Books in The Castro

Charlie's Corner

For Castro kids, the biggest neighborhood attraction is over the hill at Charlie's Corner, a storybook world where kids are invited to read, draw and sing along. This bookstore is a magical forest, where kids gather…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in The Castro

Local Take

Take in the local scenery at Local Take, a gallery of original SF souvenirs made and designed by locals. Bring home your very own Castro landmark – like a Castro Theatre marquee print, Sutro Tower tote, F Castro str…
Fashion & Accessories in The Castro

Sui Generis

Emerge with confidence from this men's designer resale boutique, sure that nobody but you will be working your look. The well-curated collection of contemporary resale and vintage clothing skews runway, best for ski…
Books in The Castro

Dog Eared Books

For vacation reading that matches the Castro scenery, head into Dog Eared for a wide selection of San Francisco literature, LGBTQ+ memoirs and novels censored elsewhere. Readings here are magnets for local character…
Clothing & Accessories in The Castro

Crossroads

Switch up your look without a major investment at the Castro branch of the fashion resale retailer – including SF's best-priced selection of men's contemporary vintage, with recent runway looks on the wall (staff wi…
Homewares in The Castro

Kenneth Wingard

Give the gift of sass with cheeky accessories for him and home from Kenneth Wingard, San Francisco designer to the stars. He works for Oprah and Martha, but he hasn't lost his sense of humor – Kenneth's your go-to f…