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African Outlet


This gorgeous jumble of tribal artefacts and antiques - brilliantly coloured textiles, jewellery and beads, sculpture, fetishes, and ceremonial masks - has...

524 Octavia Street

Casa Bonampak


Casa Bonampak is a must-see shop where you can pick up all your Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) supplies. It also sells excellent compilation CDs and...

3321 24th Street

Curiosity Shoppe


Owners Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom set up the Curiosity Shoppe to showcase their obsession with the gorgeous and strange. Pick up a kit to make a duct...

855 Valencia Street

Flax Art & Design

Critics' choice

So much more than an art supply store, this Bay Area landmark teems with papers, fine pens, children's toys, blank books, timepieces, lighting, portfolios -...

1699 Market Street

Giant Robot


This innovative retailer, which spun off the 'zine of the same name and has inspired other area boutiques/galleries such as Super 7 (1628 Post Street,...

618 Shrader Street



The shop premises at 575 Castro Street - which used to belong to Harvey Milk - have recently been restored and now house Given, an art- and design-themed...

575 Castro Street



Gorgeous letterpress cards, charming print bags, delicate jewellery and oodles of whimsical baby clothes make this a must-stop on the way to a girlie soirée...

540 Hayes Street

Little Otsu


Vegan principles at this artful, airy space translate as cute, recycled-paper cards (as well as diaries, calendars and books) printed with soy-based inks.

849 Valencia Street

Needles & Pens


This epicentre of DIY culture in Mission combined with gallery space trades in 'zines, bric-a-brac and hand-embellished T-shirts. A great place to pick up a...

3253 16th Street



A nest in the magpie sense, this Parisian bohemia-inspired shop is a beguiling compilation of tin jack-in-the-boxes, gauzy Chinese lanterns, woodcuts,...

2300 Fillmore Street

New Sam Bo Trading Co


The best things in Chinatown are found down side streets, and this tiny shop of Buddhist and Taoist religious items is a prime example. New Sam Bo sells...

51 Ross Aly

Paxton Gate

Critics' choice

That kneeling cushion may be more practical, but the gardener in your life will find something from this deeply bizarre shop rather more fun. Alongside...

824 Valencia Street

Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center

Art, Shops, Tours

In this part of the Mission, vibrant murals are everywhere. Even the local McDonald's on the corner of Mission and 24th has a technicolour coat. The vivid...

2981 24th Street



Slightly creepy but always engaging, Swallowtail takes you through art into the realm of theatre design, with a vast range of collectibles.

2217 Polk Street



This hipster central stocks cute earrings and hair clips, stationery and undefinable gifts, as well as women's and men's clothing. For furniture and...

545 Valencia Street