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  • 1. Heath Ceramics

    Potrero Hill | Household Items/Furniture

    Founded in Sausalito in 1948, Heath offers sleek, glossy tiles for the home, newly spun dinnerware in rich earth colors, locally inspired cookbooks...Read More

  • 2. Paxton Gate

    Mission District | Household Items/Furniture

    Elevating gardening to an art, this serene shop offers beautiful earthenware pots, amaryllis and narcissus bulbs, decorative garden items, and...Read More

  • 3. Sports Basement

    Potrero Hill | Sporting Goods

    This sprawling store rewards intrepid shoppers with significant discounts on name-brand sportswear, accessories, and camping and outdoor gear...Read More

  • 4. 826 Valencia

    Mission District | Toys

    The brainchild of local author Dave Eggers is primarily a center established to help kids with their writing skills via writing programs and...Read More

  • 5. Aldea Home

    Mission District | Household Items/Furniture

    A visit here is like being in someone's home and being able to buy everything you see, from the organic sheets to the chairs to the shampoo...Read More

  • 6. Casa Bonampak

    Mission District | Crafts

    This bright, authentic, fair-trade artisan store sells the work of Mexican artists, as well as decorations for various Mexican festivities....Read More

  • 7. Catharine Clark Gallery

    Potrero Hill | Art Galleries

    Although nationally known artists—like Masami Teraoka and Andy Diaz Hope—display their sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installation...Read More

  • 8. Collage Gallery

    Potrero Hill | Crafts

    The studio-gallery showcases handmade purses, painted candlesticks, jewelry, and other items by Bay Area artists. There are also a few small...Read More

  • 9. De Angelis

    Mission District | Household Items/Furniture

    The trendy vintage furniture sold here will fit right in any space. With items that include Tommi Parzinger wall sconces, Hans Olsen's "Fried...Read More

  • 10. Dog Eared Books

    Mission District | Books/Stationery

    An eclectic group of shoppers—gay and straight, fashionable and practical—wanders the aisles of this pleasantly ramshackle bookstore. The diverse...Read More

  • 11. FLAX art & design

    Marina | Books/Stationery

    In addition to paints, brushes, and art supplies, this sprawling creators' playground sells beautifully made photo albums and journals, fine...Read More

  • 12. Rickshaw Bagworks

    Potrero Hill | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    This San Francisco–based company will custom-make you your favorite bag. Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your MacBook, iPad...Read More

  • 13. Schauplatz

    Mission District | Clothing

    A narrow store on a hip Mission block, Schauplatz sells vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s. Some of the dramatic women's wear—go-go...Read More

  • 14. Self Edge

    Mission District | Clothing

    Hanging from metal rods on perfectly separated wooden hangers are dozens of pairs of Japanese selvage denim. The industrial-weight fabric that...Read More

  • 15. Southern Exposure

    Mission District | Art Galleries

    An artist-run, nonprofit gallery, this is an established venue for cutting-edge art. In addition to exhibitions, lectures, performances, and...Read More

  • 16. Succulence Life and Garden

    Bernal Heights | Flowers

    Take a deep breath and exhale into the peacefulness of this indoor-outdoor garden shop bursting with lush, succulent greenery. There are bookcases...Read More

  • 17. Sunhee Moon

    Mission District | Clothing

    A rack is designated for each color of the rainbow, and clothes are hung by gradation, making entry into Moon's shops a crayon-color dreamscape...Read More

  • 18. The Wine House

    Dogpatch | Wine/Spirits

    The highly informed and friendly staffers here are willing to help you find the perfect wine for any occasion. The Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Rhône...Read More

  • 19. Therapy

    Mission District | Household Items/Furniture

    In addition to fun housewares, downright silly soap-on-a-rope, and stationery that leans toward the retro, this local company sells smart San...Read More

  • 20. Aquarius Records

    Mission District | Music Stores

    Owner Windy Chien carries on the tradition in this space, which was the punk-rock store in the 1970s. These days it carries a variety of music...Read More

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