Where to Holiday Shop in San Francisco

On Fillmore Street, the temptations to buy are everywhere.

Lower Pacific Height’s Fillmore Street must be at least six full blocks of back-to-back stores—no dead blocks between that was once where jazz greats, Beatniks, and Buddhists (the Zen Center was founded nearby) all mingled. The scene today is tony chains—Ella Moss, Jonathan Adler, Rag & Bone, Le Labo, Alice and Olivia, Jigsaw London—with San Francisco-minded places mixed in, including local fashion label Sunhee Moon and modern home shop Zinc Details.

Hit up Credo Beauty for all-natural makeup and skincare products. Lines carried include Tata Harper and Lily Lolo. The store also does free abbreviated facials using the product line of your choosing, by appointment. Another is Juicy News for highbrow hipster books, magazines, and newspapers.


Lunch break? Some of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco have satellites here. There’s the Pizzeria Delfina for the coveted Italian pie, or an elk or bison burger at Roam.


Spa break? No problem. Treat yourself with a Japanese bath at Kabuki Springs & Spa and the In Fiore treatment at International Orange (make sure to book in advance).

Kabuki Springs & Spa