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Specialty Shops

Shops in San Francisco carrying unique items

Torso Vintages/Union Square

Pros: Quality vintage
Cons: Your grandmother should never have thrown this stuff away
Best For: Well-preserved designer dresses of yesteryear

Nest/Pacific Heights

Pros: A delectable collection of finely crafted items
Cons: Will cost you
Best For: Leaving with something very special

Shoe Biz/Haight Street/Haight Ashbury

Pros: A very stylish SF collection of good-looking mid-priced shoes
Cons: At end of season, size selection is low
Best For: Finding your go-to shoe

Sports Basement/Presidio

Pros: Great sports gear, good prices, parking and stellar location at Crissy Field
Cons: Not enough time in the week to put the gear to good use
Best For: Finding what you need for a variety of outdoor pursuits

Benefit Cosmetics Boutiques/Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow

Pros: Walk-in for a brow arch
Cons: Walk out with a purse full of skin care products
Best For: A quick and quirky pick-me-up

Flowers From The Bud Stop/Cow Hollow

Pros: Curbside full-service florist and a great location
Cons: If you stop and smell the roses, you will be compelled to buy them
Best For: Treating yourself to tulips in December, while waiting for the 22 bus

Zee Continental Jewelry

Pros: Quality, exceptional service and lay-away
Cons: Window-shopping only? Impossible!
Best For: Unusual vintage pieces at reasonable prices

Goorin Brothers Hats/North Beach

Pros: Suppliers of stylish hats since 1895
Cons: The wind in San Francisco will blow them right off your head
Best For: Being dressed from head to toe

Timbuk2 Bags/Hayes Valley

Pros: Indestructible cool looking messenger, play or travel bags
Cons: Only one brick and mortar store to check out variety and feel
Best For: Looking like a local

Cookin'/Lower Haight

Pros: Recycled gourmet appurtenances galore
Cons: Must have lots of time to hunt and peck
Best For: Finding that kitchen tool your mother used daily when you were a child

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