Thanks to the normcore aesthetic championed by tech start-ups, you can get away with dressing down in San Francisco. That being said, it’s always nice dressing up every now and then for a special occasion, and the locals have a wide selection of boutiques to find that perfect statement piece. From vintage to contemporary, trendy to timeless, San Francisco has all your shopping desires fulfilled.

Union Square

If you’re in the “treat-yo-self” kind of mood, Union Square is your one-stop place for the crème de la crème. A high-class retail destination for decades, luxury department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, international labels like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, top-of-the-line lifestyle brands like the Apple Store, Rimowa, and Williams-Sonoma, just to name a few, can be found in the immediate vicinity of the square.

Valencia Street

This lively street in the Mission district is where the trendy millennials like to shop. Here you’ll find minimalistic pieces from niche labels at The Voyager Shop, super-rare-denim-finds at Self Edge Denim, and vintage clothes and furniture at Wallpaper, among dozens of other boutiques.

Westfield San Francisco Centre

In this e-commerce driven era, malls across America may be struggling to stay in business, but Westfield is as popular as ever owing to its majestic façade and a stunning glass dome. You could spend an entire day (or two) going through the 200 stores that fill its halls, and when you need a break, stop for some food at the in-house eateries.

Hayes Valley

There’s something for everyone in the small but lively retail area centered on Hayes Street. It hosts stores like Acrimony that has edgy fashion, while Reliquary stocks unique jewelry pieces and vintage clothes. Meanwhile, Rand + Statler carries a whole collection of on-trend contemporary pieces and, should you need a little pick-me-up, it even has an Aesop store within.