SF Bay Insider - Specialty Shops http://www.sfbay-insider.com/taxonomy/term/20/0 Shops in San Francisco carrying unique items en Torso Vintages/Union Square http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/torso-vintagesunion-square <p><b>Pros: Quality vintage<br /> Cons: Your grandmother should never have thrown this stuff away<br /> Best For: Well-preserved designer dresses of yesteryear</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/torso-vintagesunion-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/torso-vintagesunion-square#comments Specialty Shops Tue, 31 Jan 2012 03:24:45 +0000 Beth Marlin 224 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Nest/Pacific Heights http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/nestpacific-heights <p><b>Pros: A delectable collection of finely crafted items<br /> Cons: Will cost you<br /> Best For: Leaving with something very special</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/nestpacific-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/nestpacific-heights#comments Specialty Shops Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:40:32 +0000 Beth Marlin 211 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Shoe Biz/Haight Street/Haight Ashbury http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/shoe-bizhaight-streethaight-ashbury <p><b>Pros: A very stylish SF collection of good-looking mid-priced shoes<br /> Cons: At end of season, size selection is low<br /> Best For: Finding your go-to shoe</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/shoe-bizhaight-streethaight-ashbury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/shoe-bizhaight-streethaight-ashbury#comments Specialty Shops Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:03:55 +0000 Beth Marlin 210 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Sports Basement/Presidio http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/sports-basementpresidio <p><b>Pros: Great sports gear, good prices, parking and stellar location at Crissy Field<br /> Cons: Not enough time in the week to put the gear to good use<br /> Best For: Finding what you need for a variety of outdoor pursuits</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/sports-basementpresidio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/sports-basementpresidio#comments Specialty Shops Tue, 31 May 2011 22:54:27 +0000 Beth Marlin 176 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Benefit Cosmetics Boutiques/Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/benefit-cosmetics-boutiquespacific-heights-and-cow-hollow <p><b>Pros: Walk-in for a brow arch<br /> Cons: Walk out with a purse full of skin care products<br /> Best For: A quick and quirky pick-me-up</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/benefit-cosmetics-boutiquespacific-heights-and-cow-hollow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/benefit-cosmetics-boutiquespacific-heights-and-cow-hollow#comments Specialty Shops Sat, 05 Feb 2011 20:41:04 +0000 Beth Marlin 145 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Flowers From The Bud Stop/Cow Hollow http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/flowers-bud-stopcow-hollow <p><b>Pros: Curbside full-service florist and a great location<br /> Cons: If you stop and smell the roses, you will be compelled to buy them<br /> Best For: Treating yourself to tulips in December, while waiting for the 22 bus</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/flowers-bud-stopcow-hollow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/flowers-bud-stopcow-hollow#comments Specialty Shops Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:22:30 +0000 Beth Marlin 111 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Zee Continental Jewelry http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/zee-continental-jewelry <p><b>Pros: Quality, exceptional service and lay-away<br /> <b>Cons: Window-shopping only? Impossible!<br /> <b>Best For: Unusual vintage pieces at reasonable prices</b></b></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/zee-continental-jewelry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/zee-continental-jewelry#comments Specialty Shops Thu, 09 Sep 2010 23:54:39 +0000 Beth Marlin 67 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Goorin Brothers Hats/North Beach http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/goorin-brothers-hatsnorth-beach <p><b>Pros:</b> Suppliers of stylish hats since 1895<br /> <b>Cons:</b> The wind in San Francisco will blow them right off your head<br /> <b>Best For:</b> Being dressed from head to toe</p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/goorin-brothers-hatsnorth-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/goorin-brothers-hatsnorth-beach#comments Specialty Shops Tue, 24 Aug 2010 03:06:53 +0000 Beth Marlin 57 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Timbuk2 Bags/Hayes Valley http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/timbuk2-bagshayes-valley <p><b>Pros:</b> Indestructible cool looking messenger, play or travel bags<br /> <b>Cons:</b> Only one brick and mortar store to check out variety and feel<br /> <b>Best For:</b> Looking like a local</p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/timbuk2-bagshayes-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shop/specialty-shops/timbuk2-bagshayes-valley#comments Specialty Shops Shop Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:51:20 +0000 Beth Marlin 53 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com Cookin'/Lower Haight http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/cookinlower-haight <p><b>Pros:</b> Recycled gourmet appurtenances galore<br /> <b>Cons:</b> Must have lots of time to hunt and peck<br /> <b>Best For:</b> Finding that kitchen tool your mother used daily when you were a child</p> <p><a href="http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/cookinlower-haight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sfbay-insider.com/shopping/specialty-shops/cookinlower-haight#comments Specialty Shops Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:55:54 +0000 Beth Marlin 39 at http://www.sfbay-insider.com