Opened in 1991, the very first Crossroads store is packed with a seasonal inventory of contemporary clothing and accessories for men and women. Located on Fillmore Street (Pacific Heights' main retail drag), it should be no surprise that there's lots of fashionable secondhand treasure to be hunted here. Keep your eye out for incredible deals on designer handbags and shoes, leather jackets and one of the best selections of denim in town. Should the mood strike, you can literally sell the shirt off your back, on the spot—for 33% of the sell price, or 50% in trade. The now-national chain has three other stores in the city.
From the Mission to the Haight to Pacific Heights, the hills are alive with an amazing array of secondhand shops. Whether one's shopping preferences skew designer, vintage or classic-slash-comfy, finding what you're looking for—and things you didn't even know you needed—is easy. Thanks to San Francisco residents with eclectic tastes and sky-high rents to pay, the city's thrift scene (including consignment and buy/sell/trade stores) is thriving, and pulsing with a constant flow of new fashion items. These gently worn goodies make for cool souvenirs, and add Bay Area flair to your wardrobe wherever you roam. That they're reasonably priced and recycled? Even better.
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