Top 5 High-End Boutiques in San Francisco

Photo of Bianca DeKock
7 November 2016

New York may be the fashion capital of the country, but San Francisco has shops to rival any Manhattan boutique. The city is a major proponent of the ‘loca-vore’ movement: eating local, shopping local and supporting local businesses. Shop at these high-end San Francisco boutiques and your wardrobe is certain to make an impression.

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Just down the street from San Francisco’s own Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is Acrimony, a high-end men and women’s boutique proven to serve your social life’s style needs. Acrimony features a wide variety of designer brands sure to keep you looking as sleek, chic and modern as the city of SF itself! Their aesthetic fuses urban, minimalist street style with high-end fashion for the perfect addition to the San Franciscan lifestyle. View their look, books and blog for links to all of their social media accounts, and keep up with their newest pieces.


Courtesy Taylor Stitch
If you find yourself in the Presidio Heights neighborhood needing a fabulous outfit for an event, or just want to browse and are feeling philanthropic, then Philanthropist is where you need to be. Here they carry a wide variety of high end brands such as Stella McCartney and Phillip Lim. The beauty of it all is that this high-end boutique not only provides the service of style to its SF community, but also serves charity efforts. Quarterly, a charity is decided upon for their proceeds to go towards. This provides the perfect combo: you can look good, while doing good.


If you are looking for a little slice of Europe in San Francisco’s Fillmore District, stop by Cielo, a boutique specializing in European women’s fashions. Go if you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some amazing apparel from some of Europe’s best designers, such as Rick Ownes, Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester. You literally will not find some of these things anywhere else! Save yourself a trip inside a crowded mall and keep it local, while finding the best fashions from abroad.

Taylor Stitch

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SF Racked | Courtesy Kristen Phillpkoski
High-end men’s wear is often ignored, but let’s be honest: the urban gentleman loves fine clothing just as much as women do in SF. Taylor Stitch’s garments are made in California and released in small batches weekly. They started as a family business and now have a true brick and mortar shop in the heart of the hip Mission District. The utmost quality and flawless fit is guaranteed, but if desired, they can custom make shirts for either a great gift or a way to treat yourself!


Keeping with the locally made, high-end fashion theme, Julienne, the owner and designer at Weston SF keeps the garment industry alive and well. Fashion forward and locally made designs are sold right here in the city. Their same garments can also be found in some boutiques nationwide, but the main flagship store is in the Mission district. View the latest collections here, and use their store locator to see if any garments are sold at a boutique near you.

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