Lady Shopping in San Francisco
January 11, 2020
| By
Karen Fields

San Francisco Things to Do: San Francisco Shopping Guide

This latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘San Francisco Things to do: San Francisco Shopping Guide’ gives insight on some of the best shops, boutiques, thrift shops and more.

San Francisco is an amazing city to visit considering all the great sights, restaurants, museums and of course all the great shopping. San Francisco is a shopper’s paradise with a wide selection of boutiques, grand malls, thrift stores, consignments and luxury retailers.

Our Union Square Hotel is located near many of the best shopping venues offering a variety of items; high end fashion and clothing, jewelry, luxury items, food items, souvenirs, beauty products, artwork and more.

In this latest San Francisco Travel Blog Article; 'San Francisco Things to Do: San Francisco Shopping Guide' – we present you with the best options for a day (or two) of fantastic shopping during your next visit to San Francisco.

Let’s get to the guide!

Union Square - Neighborhood
Location:  A complex bordered by Stockton Street, Geary, Powell and Post Street
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This is our favorite place to do a bit of shopping and it is located next to our Union Square Hotel! Union Square is a huge 2.6-acre complex bordered by Stockton Street, Geary, Powell and Post Street. Union Square is the popular hub of all great shopping in San Francisco with a selection of standalone shops, boutiques and salons including; Abercrombie & Fitch, Aldo, Nespresso, Bottega Veneta, Nike, as well as restaurants like; Daily Grill, Cako Bakery, Amber India, Cheesecake Factory and more.

Union Square is also home to the massive mall, San Francisco Centre which is 9 stories of 170 fantastic shops including, Sax Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Burberry, Rolex, Coach, Express and more including entertainment venues and restaurants.


Embarcadero Center
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Who’s up for some waterfront shopping?  Be sure to plan on exploring the Embarcadero Center which is an open-air mixed-use complex of 5 office towers, and underground shopping center with over 125 stores, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. Retailers include Ann Taylor, bluemercury, Bridal Galleria, Gap, Loft, Sephora and more. When it’s time for a break for coffee or a meal, Embarcadero Center offers several tasty options, including; 5th Avenue Deli, Blue Hawaii, Breaking Bread, Peet's Coffee, Osha Thai Restaurant, See's Candies, Sushi Kinta and more. During winter months shoppers can enjoy skating on the outdoor Ice-Skating Rink.

 
San Francisco Center
Location: 865 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 
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The San Francisco Centre is a massive 9 story mall housing 170 fantastic shops including, Sax Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Gucci, Burberry, Rolex, Coach, H&M, Tiffany, Express and others. The mall also includes entertainment venues, multiplex movie theater, gourmet food court & restaurants including; Beard Papa’s, Buckhorn Grill, Fire of Brazil, Loving Hut Vegan cuisine, Pasta Moto, Sarku Japan and more.  The San Francisco Centre is easily accessed across from the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround.

 

Lady Shopping in a Mall
Our Union Square Hotel is located near many of the best shopping venues offering a variety of items; high end fashion and clothing, jewelry, luxury items, food items, souvenirs, beauty products, artwork and more.


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This beautiful and popular neighborhood is home to a collection of great shops and high-end retailers, jewelers, art galleries, coffee shops, home furnishings, day spas and salons, toy stores and more.  Some of the top shops include; Blue Bottle Coffee, Joie Women’s Fashions, Salt & Straw, Athleta, Gallery of Jewels, HeidiSays San Francisco and more.


Stonestown Galleria
Location: 3251 20th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
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Located across from San Francisco State University, Stonestown Galleria is 2 stories of wonderful shops including Target which is the anchor retailer in the mall, Apple Store, Aveda, Express, Foot Locker, GNC, Zara, GAP, Kay Jewelry and more. When you’re ready for a coffee or a bite to eat, Stonestown Galleria can offer some tasty options; Ile’s Love and Sandwiches, Panda Express, Olive Garden, Peet’s Coffee, Poke Bowl, Marugame Udon and others.

 
Japan Center Malls
Location: 1737 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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The Japan Center Malls is located in the heart of Japantown in San Francisco, and includes 3 malls, Kinokuniya Mall, Kintetsu Mall and Miyako Mall. The malls offer an authentic cultural shopping experience in Japantown with fantastic Japanese inspired shops including; Amiko Boutique, Mee, Suki Boutique, Daikoku, and more. Restaurants and dining options include; Benihana, Okonomiyaki, Kui Shin Bo, Kushitsuru and others. If you’re looking for a fantastic Japanese or Asian influenced experience and great shopping and tasty cuisine, plan on spending some time at Japan Center Malls.


Ferry Building Marketplace
Location: One, San Francisco, CA 94111
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The Ferry Building Marketplace is another water view shopping destination that is a fantastic collection of food market vendors offering items including wine, cheeses, chocolates, candies, meats, honey and other items. Browse arts & crafts as well as candles, blown glass items, books, jewelry, glassware, etc. You can enjoy drink offerings of teas & coffee and food vendors offering freshly baked bread, cheesecake, flatbreads and more. On selected days of the week, currently, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is in full swing with vendors offering fresh vegetables, farm fresh products and artisan and prepared foods.

In our latest San Francisco Travel Blog article, ‘San Francisco Things to Do: San Francisco Shopping Guide’ we’ve some of the best shopping experiences to be enjoyed during your next visit to San Francisco. 

Visit our San Francisco Visitor’s Guide for more recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience when visiting San Francisco.

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