Pacific Heights Shops
645 Divisadero St., Pacific Heights
Topo Designs is a Colorado-based company, and this shop is their first store outside the state. The outdoor brand is best known for their brightly colored packs for hiking, backpacking, bike commuting, or just bopping around town (they also make the best, most durable laptop sleeves), and for the fact that all of their products are made in the United States. In the shop, you'll find a full selection of their offerings, plus favorites from aligned brands like Zeal and Smith Optics, Ursa Major, Wigwam, and Hestra.
2136 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
Credo stocks a wide range of non-toxic beauty brands from around the globe, including top skincare and makeup products from de Mamiel,Ilia, Kjaer Weis, Kypris, RMS, Tammy Fender, and our very own goop by Juice Beauty. The original shop debuted in 2015 in San Francisco, and is also home to a Tata Harper spa that offers facials, waxing, makeup lessons, and more. The second shop opened a year later in NYC, with its own Credo Beauty Bar, where you can book similar treatments.
Elizabeth Charles (Closed)
2056 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
The buy at this thoughtfully-curated boutique is somewhat conservative—neutral separates, great jeans, and go-with-everything knits—but owner/buyer Elizabeth Charles does an incredible job of mining only the best of-the-moment lines, lots of Carven, Edun, Preen, and Jil Sander. This is where you want to go to invest in a really great, multi-functional cocktail dress.
Sue Fisher King
3067 Sacramento St., Pacific Heights
You can totally tell Sue Fisher King loves what she does as soon as you approach the just-cluttered-enough store. She's been at it for close to 40 years, giving her ample time to nail a product assortment that really speaks to her clientele: Evidently it's Italian linens, fine china, intricate chandeliers, and enough fancy candles to light up all of San Francisco. The rainbow tile wall (you can place custom orders for lava-stone stables from Southern France) is Instagram gold.
3075 Sacramento St., Pacific Heights
MARCH may just be the best kitchen and tabletop store in the country. (In fact, we love it so much, we collaborated with them and Alice Waters on a dinner to raise funds for The Edible Schoolyard.) No, this is not the place to buy a Kitchen Aid, or a Silpat, but instead to discover a beautiful, hand-made mortar and pestle, Michael Verheyden candlesticks, or Billy Cotton glass and dinnerware. We were overjoyed when they finally went online last year.
2300 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
San Francisco's francophiles flock to this jam-packed yet tastefully merchandised home shop for everything from antique furniture, to hand-made quilts and silk bathrobes, to colorful Chinese lanterns, glassware, and kitchen accessories. Because of the range in price points, the complaint about this place seems to be that you can't walk out empty-handed.
2225 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
Cielo carries designers like Haider Ackermann, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto, Limi Feu, Sacai, Rick Owens, Marni, and Marsell shoes. Their sister store, Blu, has a slightly more playful collection, selected with the same great taste.
Gimme Shoes (Closed)
2358 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
Over the 30 years its been in business, Gimme Shoes has amassed a pretty impressive designer roster. Their specialty is cool, under-the-radar lines you’re not likely to find at a department store. Think: Chie Mihara, Dries van Noten, and heritage brands like Wolverine and Red Wing. The original is in Hayes Valley.
2484 Sacramento St., Pacific Heights
Toujours is tiny but great. Beverly, the owner has worked in lingerie for years, has a wealth of knowledge, and used to have a shop called Chloe across the Golden Gate Bridge. The store features sexy, comfy, and in-between.
2185 Fillmore St., Pacific Heights
Specializing in gorgeous clothing and gifts for babies as well as beautiful accessories, toys, furniture, and make-believe items for kids, Mudpie makes every present feel special. It's bright space is classic and magical feeling, and they also do gorgeous gift-wrapping.