Stuff, indeed. Like a stationary form of the monthly Alameda Flea Market, Stuff SF is two floors of wall to ceiling trinkets and tchotchkes crammed into a surprisingly huge store in the Mission neighborhood. While the focus is on interior decorations for the home such as paintings, prints, kitchenware, chandeliers and furniture, you’ll find a number of sections dedicated to vinyl, costumes, and extreme oddities. Alongside a massive painting of Jim Morrison (aka the Lizard King), you’ll find miniature rooms sectioned off by time period and color coordination, plus a fantastic music selection (think B-52s and Prince).
Antique shops are never for those who go hunting with a precise idea of what they want to come home with at the end of the day. Instead, it’s about the beauty of stumbling onto something you never knew you always wanted and cherishing it for its unique oddity. What better place to encapsulate that feeling than San Francisco—still the epicenter for what’s whimsical and strange.