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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 …
Food & Drinks in North Beach & Chinatown

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

Make a fortune in San Francisco at this bakery, where cookies are stamped from vintage presses and folded while hot – much as they were in 1909, when fortune cookies were invented for San Francisco's Japanese Tea Ga…
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 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…
Top Choice Gifts in The Mission & Potrero Hill

Needles & Pens

Do it yourself or DIY trying: this scrappy 'zine/how-to/art gallery/publisher delivers inspiration to create your own artworks, 'zines and repurposed fashion statements. Nab limited-edition printings of Xara Thustra…