Six Ways to Shop Small® in San Francisco
Looking to Shop Small® in San Francisco? Here are a just a few suggestions while shopping in The City to help you find the right item to check off your list.
For the Art-Inspired
Creativity Explored provides artists with developmental disabilities a community in which to hone their crafts and pursue work as artists. Shopping their unique artwork supports the power of art to change lives and their mission to empower artists. www.creativityexplored.org
Give the gift of food education with a gift certificate to the Cheese School of San Francisco. This one-of-kind location offers informal and structured, and fun, learning experiences about...cheese. thecheeseschool.com/
Look no further than PIER 39 stalwart Only in San Francisco for an item that says "San Francisco". This souvenir superstore is one of the largest retailers of San Francisco gifts, souvenirs and apparel. www.pier39.com
Cliff's Variety in the Castro District also offers a selection of "Only in San Francisco" items, and is a favorite stop for locals and visitors for their collection of household items. www.cliffsvariety.com
Those looking for a token of San Francisco's fondness for all things "Summer of Love" should head to Love on Haight in Haight Ashbury. This funky and happy retailer specializes in tie-dyed clothing and accessories, and the location has been a neighborhood mainstay for more than 25 years. www.loveonhaight-sf.com
For the Beach Lover
Also on PIER 39, Shell Cellar, Inc. offers shells of all shapes, sizes and varieties, recycled byproducts from the Philippines. Find nautical-themed nightlights, home decor, jewelry and more. www.shellcellar.com
For the Experienced Traveler
Schein & Schein's thousands of antique maps and prints will feed any wanderlust. Located in North Beach, this unique shop offers products from the 14th through 20th centuries, including San Francisco and wine country material. www.scheinandschein.com
For the Reader
Locally-owned bookstore Alexander Book Company is conveniently located on Second Street near both Union Square and Moscone Center. Alexander's offers 50,000 new books over three floors. www.alexanderbook.com
American Express is proud to back the Shop Small Movement, a nationwide movement that celebrates small businesses every day and helps communities thrive and stay vibrant. To learn more about the Shop Small Movement, please visit ShopSmall.com. Looking for more small businesses in San Francisco, please visit ShopSmallNow.com.