San Francisco Shopping Guide

Union Square in San Francisco, CA

Union Square in the heart of San Francisco.

So many choices for shopping in San Francisco!  You can go a little crazy with all the great places to wander and explore.  Explore our San Francisco shopping guide below and shop ’til you drop at the best malls and plazas.

Union Square is a fun, bustling place to go.  So is Stonestown Galleria mall.  There is no shortage of places to go shopping in San Francisco! Here are links to the biggest and the best places to go when the urge to shop comes over you!


Shopping Malls in San Francisco

San Francisco has some wonderful options to get all of your shopping done in one place. The city has a nice collection of shopping malls featuring favorite shops and restaurants to cater to any taste and budget.

Near San Francisco State, is the Stonestown Galleria mall. The Stonestown has a large selection of clothing stores and a wide variety of specialty stores. They also have a farmer’s market in the summer. See the mall directory here. When you need a break from shopping or from seeing the sights of the city, you can see a movie at the mall theater. Getting here is easy. Just take a bus, the MUNI Metro or BART. If you drive, plenty of free parking is available. Some of the services offered by the mall include stroller rentals, safety escorts and a Fed Ex drop off location. The mall is open seven days a week. Call the Stonestown Galleria information line at 415-564-8848 or 800-326-4520 for movie listings.

Located in the heart of the city is the Westfield San Francisco Centre. All city public transportation leads right to the door of this architecturally stunning mall featuring 130 stores and it is near many hotels that offer package shopping deals. For dining, chose from 40 eateries and restaurants. The mall is also minutes away from popular city attractions. You can even download their App for their store directory, maps and offers. Reach the Westfield information line at 415-512-6776.

If you’re visiting Union Square and the Financial District, stop by the Crocker Galleria mall. Their location is convenient whether you’re on foot or use public transportation. There is a fee for parking. The Crocker Galleria has a live music series and they also have the number one favorite farmer’s market in San Francisco, as seen here: Their stores feature high end retail, such as, Ralph Lauren. You’ll also find shops for gifts, flowers, jewelry or chocolate. You can even get your teeth cleaned or care for an unexpected dental emergency while on vacation at the mall’s dentist.

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S.F. Antique Stores and Markets

Antiques are so much fun to look at and even more fun to own. When you are looking for your next great purchase, consider these wonderful antique shops in San Francisco, California. Each has its own character and specialty, but they would all love you to come visit them while you are visiting San Francisco.

Another Time 1710 Market Street (415) 553-8900
Antique and Art Exchange 151 Vermont Street (415) 522 3580
Antiquario 1645 Market Street (415) 621-6453
Arader Galleries 435 Jackson Street (415) 788-5115
Aria Antiques 1522 Grant Avenue (415) 433-0219 no website
Arbor 1633 Market Street (415) 255-1000 no website
Art Deco Collection 1632 Market Street (415) 255-1902 no website
Big Daddy’s Antiques 1550 17th St (415) 621-6800
Busacca Gallery 2010 Hyde Street (415) 776-0104
Cole Valley Antiques 90 Parnassus Avenue (415) 504-7884
Dianne’s Old & New Estates 2181 Union Street (415) 346-7525
Foster-Gwin 38 Hotaling Place (415)397-4986
Golden Gate Antiques 1564 Market Street (415) 626-3377 no website
Gypsy Honeymoon 1266 Valencia Street (415)821-1713
The Enchanted House 1411 Grant Avenue (415) 981-5870 no website
Interior Visions 2206 Polk Street (415) 771-0656
Lynn: Antiques & Beautiful Things 1478A Church St (415) 643-5966
McCarney’s Furniture 731 Bryant Street (415) 626-0655
Modern Artifacts 1639 Market Street (415) 255-9000
Past Perfect 2224 Union Street (415)929-7651
Period George 7 Clement Street (415) 752-1900
Richard Gervis Collection 965 Natoma Street (415) 255-4579
Russian Hill Antiques 2200 Polk Street (415) 441-5561 no website
Schein & Schein 1435 Grant Ave (415) 399-8882
The Antique Traders 4300 California Street (415) 668-4444
The Touch 956 Valencia Street (415) 550-2640 no website
Timeless Treasure 2176 Sutter Street (415) 775-8366
Xanadu Gallery 140 Maiden Lane (415) 392-9999
Zonal 568 Hayes St (415) 255-9307


San Francisco Stores

If it is made, then you can find it in San Francisco. Visitors flying into San Francisco International Airport will find these stores fascinating depending on what they are looking for.

AB Fits ( if it is made of denim, this place has it.
Acrimony ( upscale department store concentrating on clothes and home décor.
Adolph Gasser ( large camera store that will rent equipment.
ADS Hats ( creates hats of all descriptions by hand.
Ambiance ( upscale women’s dress shop.
Anne Fontaine ( fall in love with her famous white blouses.
Another Time ( offers unique antiques from the 1930s to the 1960s with an emphasis on art-deco.
Antonio’s Antiques ( featuring 17th and 18th century antiques.
Aria Antiques (no website) antique early American and European curio shops
Azalea Boutique( simple and chic is found throughout this store for both men and women
Catharine Clark Gallery ( art gallery featuring contemporary artists.
Christine Foley ( a large selection of handmade crochet items including some of the most beautiful in San Francisco.
Cookin’: Recycled Gourmet Appurtenances (no website) the largest collection of cooking gadgets to be found anywhere.
Cowgirl Creamery Artisan Cheese( organic cheeses straight from the producer.
Crown Point Press ( many unique prints on site with printmakers actively at work
Fine Arts Optical ( over four million pairs of frames in stock
Forgotten Shanghai ( featuring antiques from China
Fraenkel Gallery ( One of the leading photography studios in San Francisco.
Grand Central Station Antiques ( European furniture from the 19th century.
Hackett-Mill Gallery ( collectible art from the 1950s and 1960s.
Hang Art ( features the art of San Francisco artists.
Hespe Gallery ( features contemporary art.
Hunt Antiques ( 17- 19th century antique furniture.
Interior Visions ( featuring antique furniture.
John Berggruen Gallery ( features modern art and design.
John Pence Gallery( fascinating 3-dimensional illusions in 2-dimensional space.
Ma-Shi’-Ko Folk Craft (no website) antiques and handcrafts from Japan.
Meyerovich Gallery ( features American and European paintings
San Francisco Camerawork ( features fine art photography.
Schein & Schein ( antique maps to modern calligraphy.
Silverman Gallery ( features emerging contemporary artists.
Southern Exposure ( features alternative art.
The Archive ( men’s designer boutique.
Thomas Reynolds Gallery ( features realistic art and art of the arts and crafts movement
Xanadu Gallery ( specializes in fine Asian antiques in a Frank Lloyd Wright home

Public Markets in San Francisco

There are many Public Marketplaces around the city in which you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, great eateries, and boutique shopping.

The Ferry Building Marketplace is open 7 days a week and has a Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until 2pm. You can purchase some of the best fruits and vegetables from famous local farmers and possibly run into some of the Top Chef’s in the area stocking up on product. The market is accessible by public transportation which includes the famous cable cars. For more information go to: or call (415) 291-3276.

Another Public Marketplace that everyone should visit is the Heart of City Farmers’ Market. This fantastic place has been open since 1981 and is known for its fresh produce and healthy lunches prepared by local vendors. It is located at the United Nations Plaza on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The concept of this market was to bring high quality produce from high quality local farms to the inner city of San Francisco. That would support the local independent farmers while promoting quality health foods. Information about the Heart of City Farmers’ Market can be found at or (415) 558-9455.

The Far East Flea Market is located in the heart of Chinatown at 729 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108. It is one of the largest shops in Chinatown and has a large variety of items to choose from. The prices are great and it is a must for a tourist traveling from any area. This is considered one of the best souvenir places in Chinatown. Anything from toys, clothing, accessories, jewelry, figurines, and an array of other items. For hours and information contact them at (415) 989-8588.

The Alemany Flea Market is the place to find hidden treasures. If you’re a collector or just have the desire to find something different, they will have it. Be prepared to spend all of your cash because you can always find a large assortment of quality items. Make sure you stop by 100 Alemany Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94110 any Saturday or Sunday from 5am to 5pm. It is a shopping adventure that you won’t soon forget!


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