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High-heel lace-up bootie in muschio metallic leather Gucci Maiden lane
11/29/2013

Consider this cobblestone street off Union Square the holy grail of leather, cashmere, silk, and fur. Price-conscious shoppers should veer over to Powell,... More»

Sony Action Cam Fireside Camera Chestnut St
11/29/2013

Though Union Street may be overrun with spandex and fresh-from-campus fashion, this Marina strip is a layup for kids—four tot stores on a single block... More»

Levi's Made & Crafted Gradual crew sweater convert berkeley
11/29/2013

Berkeley’s grown-up counterpoint to the collegiate Telegraph Avenue may skew a bit precious at times. But this stretch eschews kitschy-crafty... More»

Jenner wingtip boot Dr. Martens Haight Street
11/29/2013

Though more often associated with head shops than holiday swag, this portion of the Haight houses Burton... More»

Salinger, an oral biography Browser Books Fillmore Street
11/29/2013

This Pac Heights strip contains the only Marc by Marc Jacobs,... More»

Maptote wine tote Therapy Grant Ave
11/29/2013

The wares on this North Beach stretch skew cute— better stocking stuffers than showstoppers—but the hidden-gem duo of... More»

Y'A Pas le Feu au Lac five-piece candelabra Propeller Hayes Valley
11/29/2013

In a hood loaded with women’s boutiques, this block achieves an ideal mix of genres, whether you’re hunting for limited-edition Nikes,... More»

Pendleton fur earflap hat Aggregate Supply Valencia St mission
11/29/2013

With its mix of art, lit, gadgets, and pirate accessories, this is Mission Central. The strip’s oddball gifts are the antidote to socks and scented... More»

St. George Distillery gin sampler Plumpjack Wine & Spirits 24th Street
11/29/2013

Noe Valley may have a rather sleepy reputation, but this block is prime for the holiday party rounds. Pick up rare, imported chocolate bars, ready-to-bake... More»

11/15/2013

Face it—the holidays are coming sooner than you think they are. You probably should start thinking about what to get your Cousin Timmy and Great-Aunt... More»

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland
11/13/2013

This back street is lined with tousled men awaiting a trim, perfumed by fried dough, and filled with rare books, men’s garb, and standout jewelry.... More»

10/1/2013

Check out the slideshow of our favorite rope-based designs above.   Originally published in the October issue of San Francisco.... More»