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Top 10 Clothing Stores in San Francisco

Written by: Lindsay Shugerman

February 10, 2012
Filed Under Fashion, Places, Shop 

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Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Top 10 Guru

Best clothing stores in San Francisco

When it comes to shopping in the City by the Bay, the problem is never about finding good clothing boutiques and shops.

It’s about sorting through all the choices out there to find the very best.

Have no fear! We’re here to help! Here’s our list of the best clothing stores in San Francisco. Have other ideas? Drop us a line and let us know what we missed!

10. Heidi Says

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Heidi Says

Expensive? A bit. But when you factor in the incredible personal service and the hand-picked selection of great looks from top designer names, the price really doesn’t seem to be a factor. Located on trendy and fun Filmore Street, this is one boutique you need to put on your shopping list.

9. Dema

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Dema

Dema gets style. That’s what you’ll hear from their loyal shoppers. And it’s what you’ll be saying after you check out the great selections packed into this little Mission District boutique.

The looks are vintage, circa Mad Men, but the clothing is all new. Find something you absolutely LOVE, but it’s a bit too short, too long, too tight or too loose? Let them work their magic, and you’ll have one custom made to fit in a week or two. That alone is a reason to pay Dema a visit!

8. Carrots

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Carrots

Even if you’re planning a visit to the store, do take a few minutes to visit their website. Use your mouse to color in the opening image…you’ll feel like a kid again!

And when you get to the store, located in the Jackson Square neighborhood, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. This place has it all…trendy looks for women, amazing shoes and accessories. Add in some great treats for your home, too, and you have a true must-visit clothing store and more.

7. Anabella’s

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Anabellas

If you want great fashions with more than a nod towards local designers and artists, check out the selection at Anabella’s. Located in the North Beach area, this shop will help you get a look that is both uniquely San Francisco and uniquely you.

Big plus? The jewelry is created by the best local artists…no mass-market same-as-everyone-else bling here. Check out their blog for news on sales, fashion advice and more.

6. Boutique Harajuko

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Boutique Harajuku

If Tokyo style is what you love, make sure Boutique Harajuko is on your list of clothing stores in San Francisco. And if you’re not sure what Tokyo style is, you need to pay them a visit soon.

These are cute clothes…I know “cute” isn’t a popular word in the fashion world, but it works. You’ll feel great wearing these clothes. And in a world of putting “style before comfort”, it’s refreshing to find a boutique that doesn’t make you choose between the two.

5. Jos. A. Bank

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Jos A Bank

Yes this is a chain store. But when a store like Jos. A Bank offers great men’s wear, consistently excellent prices and some of the best customer service in the business, they deserve a nod no matter where they’re located. And hey, any store that can fit a suit perfectly for my 6’5″ husband and another for my super-skinny son earns an A+ in my book!

Shop their Embarcadero location here in town, or order what you need from their website.

4. Dun Up Boutique

best clothing stores in San Francisco Dun Up

The clothes are great…everything from light and breezy summer cottons to the right piece for the office. Plus they will work with you, one on one, to pick the right pieces to use with what you already have. How great is that…an boutique that doesn’t try to sell you a whole new wardrobe?!

And as if all of that wasn’t enough, they will come to your home and help you organize and sort through what you have in your closet! Check them out in the Mission District.

3. .meggie

Best shopping in San Francisco .Meggie

Okay, consider this…great boutique looks, without feeling guilty about prices. Real service with no attitude. Add in truly unique fashions and some of the best accessories in the Bay Area, and you have .meggie. And yes, the dot in front of the name IS a part of the name.

I love the dresses that have more romantic and less exotic in their design … soft fabrics, feminine looks. Check them out on Union Street near Filmore.

2. Ambiance

Best clothing stores in San Francisco Ambiance

When you need a waiting list to get into the dressing room, you know you’ve found a fantastic boutique. And that’s what Ambiance offers.

This is not a one-style store. Women who want casual and comfortable will find it there. So will those who prefer their fashion with an edge. Looking for something to wear to the office? Odds are they have that too. And hopeless romantics like me will find the flowing, soft fashions we love, too.

1. Density

best clothing stores in san francisco

Density is rated one of the best clothing stores in San Francisco by men and women who love looking great, don’t want to spend their entire paycheck on a pair of jeans, and want to see new things every time they go shopping.

Mix all of that with friendly service, and you have a local store that draws in Bay area residents and savvy visitors alike.

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