Where to Buy in San Francisco California

Since we are in the United States, why not take the opportunity to do some shopping, right? Check out the best places and tips where to shop in San Francisco

Have you seen all the sights of the city? Did you know the famous Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island? Did you eat at the best restaurants? There's still time to do some shopping and go home happy with life and with bags full. See here in our post all the tips and where to buy in san francisco to close the trip with a golden key

Shopping in San Francisco is a must. From the hippie shops in the neighborhood that was the birthplace of the movement to the most famous designer stores in the world. It has a little bit of everything in California's second largest city. Be sure to dedicate a day to shopping (or a few days) and enjoy your trip!

We have already talked here about when to go, how many days to stay and other information in our San Francisco, California Complete Guide.

#A reminder: in San Francisco, the tax rate is 8,75%, so when shopping, add that amount to the label.

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Where to Shop in San Francisco in the Union Square area

In San Francisco, in the region of Union Square up Market Street, you'll find major designer, clothing and accessories stores, as well as major department stores.

This is also where the Apple union square of San Francisco, leaving the tradition of the brand this is one of the few stores that is not called “Apple Store”. The store is huge and full of new concepts and beautiful design. It's two floors all glass even the stairs that cost 1 million dollars (jeez) . It is worth visiting the store, lovers of the famous apple will get lost inside.

More information about Apple Union Square:

  • Address: 300 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 21:00 h. On Sundays 10:00 to 17:00 h.
  • Site: https://www.apple.com/today/store/unionsquare/

Where to Buy in San Francisco California

Apple Union Square – Photo: Apple publicity

And it's not just Apple that lives in Union Square, there are several other stores in this area for you to spend your days (a few days if you get too excited). Here is the name of the main and big stores in the Union Square area: Macy's, Marshall, Ross, Nike, The North Face, Eddie Bauer, Marmot, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Gucci, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co , Shreve & Co, Saks Fifth Avenue among others.

Where to shop at Shopping Center in San Francisco

If you like more comfort and want to buy in more luxurious stores, the shopping center is a good option. 7 minutes from Union Square is the Westfield San Francisco Center. The mall is open every day from 8:00 to 20:00 h. There are many store options, there are more than 60 brands – 49ers store, Adidas, Burberry, DJI, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and so on…

And even in Westfield there are great options of restaurants (Japanese, Arab, Brazilian among others) to give your legs a rest and go to the second part of the shopping.

More information about Westfield:

  • Address:
  • Hours: daily from 8:00 am to 20:00 pm
  • Site: https://www.westfield.com/sanfrancisco

Where to Buy in San Francisco Sports & Adventure clothing and accessories

If you like or are interested in adventure sports, there are two great stores in San Francisco that are very interesting.

A Sports basement, has a wide variety of clothing, equipment and sports accessories (biking, running, camping, among others). The store has two units: one in the Presidio neighborhood – 610 Mason Street. The other unit is in the Mission District – 1590 Bryant Street. Both units are open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 21:00 h. and on weekends from 8:00 to 20:00 h.

Another nice option is the REI, as a one-of-a-kind store in the South of Market neighborhood – 840 Brannan Street. The store's opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 21:00 h. On Saturdays the store is open until 20 pm and on Sundays until 00 pm.

Where to Buy in San Francisco California

Sports Basement in the Mission District – Photo: publicity 

Outlet in San Francisco

A great shopping option are outlets, discounts can reach up to 70% on great quality products and branded super known. All outlets are outside the city, an average of 1 hour by car.

  • San Francisco Premium Outlet (Livermore) – located in the city of Livermore, less than an hour's drive from downtown San Francisco. It is possible to go by public transport. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 1:10 am to 00:21 pm, and on Sundays from 00:10 am to 00:19 pm.
  • Petaluma Village Premium Outlet  – is 60 km from San Francisco. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 21:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am to 19:00 pm
  • Gilroy Premium Outlet – is 1 hour from downtown San Francisco. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 21:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am to 19:00 pm

If your California itinerary passes through the city of San Diego and/or Los Angeles, be aware that there are also good outlets in the region. like the Las Americas Premium Outlets – near San Diego. It's the Citadel Outlets and the Camarillo Premium Outlets, – close to Los Angeles.

Where to Buy in San Francisco at Haight-ashbury

Next to Golden Gate Park is the neighborhood birthplace of the hippie movement in the 60s. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the “peace and love” atmosphere that the neighborhood still provides. Colorful houses, bars and shops that can give you the feeling of stepping back in time. In this region you will find souvenir shops, records, thrift stores, stores with an exclusive selection of psychedelic t-shirts and much more.

If you're crazy about music and know all the bands by heart, you can't miss Amoeba Music. The store has San Francisco's most famous record collection with hundreds of thousands of songs and movie titles from every genre imaginable. It's a paradise for CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, books, banners and everything else about music and cinema.

Information about Amoeba Music:

  • Address: 1855 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00 h.
  • Site: https://www.amoeba.com

Where to Buy in San Francisco California

Amoeba Music Store – Photo: publicity

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