A Fashion Lover's Guide to San Francisco

I Spied
I Spied | © micadew/Flickr
Deanna Morgado

A nonstop city like San Francisco can make it difficult to find the fashion secrets littered around the streets. Countless shops, eateries, and destinations promise fashion lovers the chance to rub elbows with San Francisco’s stylish world. But we know the best of the best for fashion lovers to navigate through the Golden City.

Painted Bird

This trendy shop is a vintage-lover’s dream. Fashionistas of all things classic will feel like they’ve stumbled upon style heaven. Prepare to leave Painted Bird with boho chic pieces; perfect for festivals, Instagram photo shoots, or just everyday hipster wear. This local shop is made for the people, by the people. Painted Bird buys from the public as well, offering a truly authentic, hip, and retro experience.

1360 Valencia St, San Francisco, USA, +1 415 401 7027


Rand + Statler

The designer names that those who adore fashion know, love, and covet can be found within the sleek walls of Rand + Statler. The cosmopolitan world of fashion has found its home among the San Francisco streets at this boutique. Prepare to find high-end designers such as Comme des Garcons Play, Beach Riot, Citizens of Humanity, and many more. Rand + Statler isn’t just for women either. A wide variety of luxurious men’s and children’s brands can be found here, too, all worthy of swooning over in the store.

425 Hayes Street, San Francisco, USA, +1 415 634 0881


Welcome Stranger

It can be hard for the gentlemen of the fashion world (and women who love men’s fashion) to find a store they can call their own. But San Francisco has your back with Welcome Stranger. This is the place to go for high-end men’s fashion. Welcome Stranger is actually a “brother” store of San Francisco’s beloved Azalea Boutique, giving men’s fashion lovers a chance to shop with abandon. Not only does this San Francisco boutique offer designer men’s clothing, treasures for your home and men’s accessories can be found here, too.

460 Gough St, San Francisco, USA, +1 415 864 2079


Foreign Cinema

What better place to catch a glimpse of San Francisco’s fashion scene while grabbing some chow than at Foreign Cinema? This unique restaurant offers elegant American classics with an outdoor eating area often showing film screenings. Guests can enjoy unique meals like Champagne-truffle omelette or a wide variety of oyster plates while catching classic films through the outdoor projector. Foreign Cinema is, by definition, one of San Francisco’s most fashionable restaurants.

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, USA, +1 415 648 7600

The Starlight Room

Located inside the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel, The Starlight Room go-ers tend to look as great as this vintage nightclub’s views. Watch the city from 21 floors up from San Francisco’s busy streets while sipping on the house’s classy Four-Three-Five Manhattan. Old-school glamour seems to just drip from the walls inside this nightclub. Grab a drink and watch all the beautiful people walk, mingle, and dance the night away.

450 Powell St.San Francisco, USA, +1 415 395 8595


San Francisco Design Center

Although you won’t necessarily see finished fashion pieces here, The Design Center is an amazing epicenter of inspiration, art in many forms, and artists. Wander the center during the week or come to one of many shows to drink in the assortment of beauty, from furniture and other fabrics, to antiques, lighting, rugs – even ceramic tiles. Styles range from traditional to contemporary within two buildings, the Galleria and Showplace, showcasing over 100 brilliantly curated rooms of style and design. In layman’s terms, the San Francisco Design Center is essentially a wonderland for fashion lovers.

Galleria building: 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, USA

Showplace building: 2 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, USA, +1 415 490 5800

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.