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San Francisco Shopping
San Francisco offers some of the most diverse shopping in the United States. One minute you’re walking down Market Street—home to high-end designers and big-chain retail stores—and the next you’re lost in a maze of local artisan boutiques or endless ...
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Embarcadero Farmer's Market
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Farmers Markets, Flea & Street Markets
Treasure Fest
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City Lights Booksellers
#1 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
With the emerging computer and internet shopping age, many bookstores have closed and this one was next but thanks to the strong community support it stands strong.
It was so good to find this shop, and to immerse oneself in its wonderful history.
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Amoeba Music
#2 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
I could have easily spent hours in here browsing and shopping.
Excellent record shop
Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market
#3 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
* I have run into Chef Chris Cosintino, Chef Dominique Crenn, Jake Gyllenhaaland, Jacques Pepin, and Gwyneth Paltrow, all shopping and tasting, and happy.
has a lot going for it: A vintage building, great shops, Saturday farmer's market supreme, great views of the bay, and a jumping off spot for lots of ferry destinations.
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Ferry Building Marketplace
#4 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Make sure to bring a shopping bag, you won’t be able to resist purchasing samples of all the goodies that treat your palette to a taste of Heaven.
The Ferry Plaza is outstanding for the fresh produce, farmers' market, boutique shopping, and restaurants.
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Boudin at the Wharf
#5 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
We were having a ladies shopping day and the four of us splurged to feast on clam chowder bread bowls - we'll diet on Monday :) It was soooooo worth it!
From the parking outside the delicious smell of bread already arrouses your mouth The Sourdough is excellent Nice shop ground flour Restaurant first flour Excellent food great service
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Vital Tea Leaf
#6 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
It is a mom and pop tea shop; and both proprietors are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to medicinal uses of tea.
We were going a quick walk through China Town to max out every moment before driving to our planned destination of Napa and stumbled upon this cute shop.
Ghirardelli Square
#7 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Must see Ghirardelli Square while near Fisherman's Wharf. it is a simple upscale shopping mall with the Ghirardelli ice cream shop at its centerpiece.
We had a lovely afternoon shopping and wine tasting throughout Ghirardelli Square during our recent visit to San Francisco.
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Westfield San Francisco Centre
#8 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Main difference with this city shopping centre is sheer scale of beauty of the main building, the escalators that curve around to take in the view both up and down, and the amount of favourite shops you will find.
Excellent shopping downtown SF
Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
#9 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Down a back alley between Stockton St. and Grant Avenue, this small shop/factory is worth the search to sample some delicious fortune cookies (in three flavors), buy a bag of your favorite type, and to have some c...
They also have waters that are only $1 which is great compared to the souvenir shops which are around $2 in the area.
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Fog City News
#10 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
... may it continue to provide its appreciative audience with fine chocolate, must-have-them cards, great magazines, delightful surprises and, most importantly, a truly personal shopping experience for years to come!
The perfect place to pick up your favorite hard-to-find magazine, unusual card, or gift item for those last minute shopping needs.
Chinese Culture Center
#11 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
The gift shop at The Chinese Culture Center also offers a book with incredible snapshots of Asian American contributions to the formation of San Francisco and the nation.
Thanks to her, I now know where to go to see fortune cookies being made, where to buy healing herbs, where the temples are, the shops, and some great restaurants.
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Embarcadero Farmer's Market
#12 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Mushroom shop, pig parts (hams and salamis), spices, oysters, you name it!
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Union Square
#13 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
A Visit to Union Square in SFO is a MUST MUST MUST... it has all the shopping brands located in it... Amazing
A little rich for my blood but awesome for window shopping, photo snapping, eating, sipping, streetcar riding, hotel staying, night life having, bar hopping, conversing, meeting, greeting and just plain ole fun lo...
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Japan Center
#14 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
This is where you could find Japanese Center, shopping malls with Daiso and Japanese restaurants as well as Kinokinuya.
The mall has everything from bookstores, restaurants, a movie theater, ice cream shops, crepe places, bakeries, craft stores, and stores with traditional Japanese goods.
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Treasure Fest
#15 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
There are so many vendors that you can do all your Holiday, personal and 'whatever' shopping for anyone and everyone you know and love.....even something special for YOURSELF.. ;) Look for that special HAND MADE i...
Great place for gift shopping.
Green Apple Books
#16 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
the best shopping place in SF
New and used books, music and magazines, you know a book shop.
Nordstrom
#17 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Undeterred by all this, I popped in for a spot of shopping, also mesmerised by the great architecture of this place.
An upscale shopping experienc
Candy Baron
#18 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
very clean and tidy shop, offering cool delicious sweets and chocolate.
Macy’s Union Square
#19 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Great Shopping... Go to the Clearance Section and get GREAT bargains
I Love Shopping in Macys
Z. Cioccolato
#20 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
The person running the shop that evening helped me with all of my frantic questions about what they had to sell, gave friendly suggestions, and helped quickly wrap the gifts I bought.
They were so nice at the shop and the fudge was so delicious that we ended up purchasing quite a few different fudges to bring back to the hotel for that night's dessert.
Molinari Delicatessen
#21 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Molinari's, a back-to-basics Italian deli and sandwich shop complete with hanging salamis, walls of pasta and various italian sweets and goodies.
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Embarcadero Center
#22 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Holiday Ice Skating - Nice Place to Dine, Shop, and Go to Movies as Well - Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
A very nice place to go shopping, all kinds of shops to choose from.
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Heart of the City Farmers' Market
#23 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
This farmers market is a shopping paradise.
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Gump's
#24 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
A Special Shopping Experience
What an enchanting and delightful shop offering exquisite items today as it did in 1861 when Gertrude Gump started the business.
Red Blossom Tea Company
#25 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Awesome little tea shop
There are other tea tasting shops in Chinatown that are fun, but we always gravitate to Red Blossom because its the real thing and less "commercial".
Britex Fabrics
#26 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Must-see fabric shop if you are anywhere in the Bay area.
For those of us who sew, a trip to San Francsco is not coplete wihtout shopping at Britex.
Napa Valley Winery Exchange
#27 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Pepper Palace
#28 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
This shop is great for anyone who likes spice, or artisan condiments and is perfect for unusual souvenirs to take home for family or friends.
Paxton Gate
#29 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Paxton Gate provides a unique and inspiring shopping experience for any lover of botany and biology.
One of My Favorite Shops in San Francisco
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Kinokuniya Book Store
#30 of 337 Shopping in San Francisco
Not only does the shop have books and magazines but they also offer various other items such as small art pieces and/or other items that you will find in no other shop in the area.