As is expected of such a quirky street, the clothing stores do not disappoint. There is, quite literally, something for everyone on Haight Street, regardless of personal taste. You can play it safe with fun tourist shirts at Haight Ashbury T-Shirts, or really express yourself at New York Apparel and Piedmont Boutique… You can stay chic and financially conscious at Wasteland and Buffalo Exchange, or splurge at True and Black Scale… You can rewind time with Tatyana Boutique and Decades of Fashion, or stay up-to-date at Pink Dolphin, Diamond Supply Company, and Stussy… You can even find unique accessories at Pink Lily and Stuf, or indulge your shoe fetish at John Fluevog and The Dr. Martens Store.
Truly, a large selection of fashion items exist on Haight, but the following five stores are great if you simply can’t choose on your own:
Tatyana Boutique caters to the ‘pin-up’ aesthetic of the 1950s and won’t destroy your wallet. The boutique provides San Francisco with a variety of rockabilly-style dresses, shoes, and accessories.
Tatyana Boutique | 1529 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 864 6001
Pink Dolphin is an urban streetwear company, catering to an athletic crowd. Its minimalist merchandise floor offers designer shirts, pants, outerwear, and hats for the modern sport aesthetic.
Pink Dolphin | 1431 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 252 7671
Offering a variety of great ‘stuf,’ this boutique specializes in women’s clothing and accessories. It has a large collection of purses, handbags, and other must-haves that are sure to impress.
Stuf | 1612 Haight St San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 551 7883
Wasteland Boutique is a definite priority for ‘anyone whose fashion sense both creates and defies trends.’ Patrons can expect to find one-of-a-kind vintage items here for very reasonable prices.
Wasteland | 1660 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 863 3150
John Fluevog of Haight Street knows that “Life’s too short to wear boring shoes”. Thus, this shoe boutique has been providing San Francisco with a large variety of beautiful vintage footwear since 1997.
John Fluevog | 1697 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 436 9784
Ultimately, the large selection of styles on Haight Street is a modern-day testimony to the historical counterculture spirit of ‘thinking outside the box.’ Where else can you find a vintage 1950s pin-up boutique alongside a military surplus gear store, or a tie dye heaven like Jammin’ on Haight so colorfully displayed at the end of the street? It certainly makes Haight Street an interesting neighborhood and a great place to visit.