San Francisco Shopping Guide

Updated on Mar 21, 2010
purple ann taylor jacket - brown Target skirt - brown free people top
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HelenZ 's Thoughts:

This post is going to be my ongoing project this month. I think I’ll start by listing a few of my favorite places to shop near where I live.
I live near Dolores Park, an area in San Francisco known for great vintage shopping.
Idol Vintage
This shop has strange hours, so don’t be surprised to find that after a long trek out to the Mission, the door is closed in the middle of the day and there is a “I will be back” sign out front. However, if you do get to go and browse their selection, they have some hidden treasures. From over the knee boots to jumpers, the store definitely is on-trend. The space is small, but the price is reasonable.

Thrift Town
A favorite amongst local bloggers. Mostly because of its inexpensive price and expansive selection. This is the ultimate warehouse of vintage and second-hand clothing.

Vintage Contact
They sell scarves by the pound. That’s my favorite part. This is also one of the larger and inexpensive vintage stores around San Francisco.

Painted Bird
Pricey but very well edited. It’s a little out of the way but we can always use more exercise.

Comments (26)

Elekon_Chic_Boutique
brilliant!
zeezai
zeezai on March 27
Pretty shoes!!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on March 26
Pretty!
orsola
orsola on March 25
i love this outfit and this post helen. you look so chic with hats! i hope i'll come to SF one day :-)
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on March 23
wow! you look amazing! such interesting pieces and arranged so well-love it!
Emmalovely
Emmalovely on March 22
Adorable!!
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on March 22
ahh favorited! i think i'm going to make a trip up to SF later this year! and last time i tried to find vintage stores in Haight but got too tired of walking aimlessly, but now i know where to go and to drive...not take the bart hehe :)
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on March 22
Yes, Mission definitely has better selections!
CheriChictopia
CheriChictopia on March 22
definitely let us know when you are up here!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on March 22
love the jacket and hat! the shoes are so cute!
thehautepursuit
thehautepursuit on March 22
great sun hat!!! and oh man...i need to get myself back to SF soon one of these days! xx Vanessa
thehautepursuit
thehautepursuit on March 22
oh wahoo! yeah I've been talking forever about going to SF to visit Aimee (songofstyle) and liz (lateafternoon)....it's just a matter of time!!! hehehe
HelenZ
HelenZ (@helenzhu) on March 22
definitely! we can go vintage shopping :-)
Annachiara
Annachiara on March 22
Loooove it :D
rothwoman
rothwoman on March 22
Very pretty. Love the colors and patterns together. And that hat! Just perfect.
miss_salazar
miss_salazar on March 22
Great outfit!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on March 22
Lovely!
tinyfear
tinyfear on March 22
Awsome hat!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on March 22
Love the hat!!
TheFashionJunkie
TheFashionJunkie on March 22
Gorgeous hat!
Bex99
Bex99 on March 22
love the top! xx
awaveringheart
awaveringheart on March 22
Awesome!
libys11
libys11 on March 22
lovely and just fab! :D
LyannePeri
LyannePeri on March 21
love this look!! chic voted!!
youngbones
youngbones on March 21
love your skirt and the floral top peaking out from underneath your jacket.
Shelby
Shelby on March 21
lovely shoes
Little_missy19
Little_missy19 on March 21
Cute hat and shoes!
initialedt
initialedt on March 21
nice layering!
classietrashie
classietrashie on March 21
Cute! Everyone seems to tuck in their shirts lately, but I love that you didn't!
thequeenofwanderlust
thequeenofwanderlust on March 21
This is a great look., I love this hat
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