At this fast-fashion boutique, the merchandise ranges from the latest garb to housewares to novelty items and the prices are just reasonable enough to be dangerous. As in, you’ll come in for a small splurge on, say, a scented candle, and you’ll be tempted to leave with a new pair of Toms, a locally designed dress, a chunky infinity scarf, and a hat. Find local designers alongside hipster-favorite brands, like Obey and Hobo. Also a great place for playful gifts and quirky cards and books for those who suspect gifts upon your return home. Considering a little retail therapy can save you hundreds on the real thing, a trip to either of the Mission District (Mon–Thurs 11am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10:30am–10pm, and Sun 11am–8pm) or North Beach (Mon–Thurs 11:30am–7:30pm, Fri–Sat 11am–9pm, and Sun 11am–9pm) locations may be worth it.
- Erika Lennert