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Hayes Valley

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Rand + Statler (Closed)
425 Hayes St., Hayes Valley
As far as luxury boutiques go, this one skews decidedly cooler than most. First of all, it caters to both men and women, so you won't feel rushed while rifling through racks of L'Agence dresses, stacks of A.P.C. jeans, and piles of Anine Bing tees—your dude will be plenty distracted by pieces from Y-3, Opening Ceremony, and Maiden Noir. The jewelry case also deserves mention (Ariel Gordon, Catbird, Pamela Love) as does the Chanel-heavy partnership with What Goes Around Comes Around.
MAC (Modern Appealing Clothing)
387 Grove St., Hayes Valley
Focusing primarily on Belgian and Japanese designers (Engineered Garments, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons), the long-standing MAC is one of the city's primary destinations for edgier labels. It's enduring power probably has something to do with the owners, a brother-and-sister team with a seemingly bottomless well of design knowledge, which they pass onto their employees and customers. There's a second location in Dogpatch.
Arlequin Wine Shop
384a Hayes St., Hayes Valley
This is an exceptionally well-stocked wine shop specializing in hard-to-find local and international spirits across all price points. Being that its something of a local secret, not many people are aware of the magical community garden out back, where you can drink any wine from the shop by the glass for a small corkage fee. There’s also a sweet little café right next door where you can snag a quick soup-and-salad lunch or pick up a to-go order.
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