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A Fashion Lover's Guide to San Francisco

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Updated: 12 October 2017
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

Colored glass cat eyes are back in stock: red, pink, yellow–$24.95 @ pbsf

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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

Happy Saturday 🍻Doors open (11-7). #welcomestranger

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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

Monday mood. 🍸 #starlightroomsf

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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