Get glamorous during your visit to the City by the Bay with these luxury shopping experiences.

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February 1, 2019

Your Guide to Luxury Shopping in San Francisco and Beyond

There's no denying that San Francisco has style. While Union Square might be known as the place to shop 'til you drop, that doesn't mean it's the only neighborhood with incredible finds. If you're looking to bring home a little bit of luxury from your next visit, here are sixteen shopping destinations you should be sure to explore.

Anthem (3274 and 3296 Sacramento St.)

Anthem displays a range of unique, high-end home goods, lighting, furnishings, and gifts across its Anthem Home and Anthem Bed & Bath shops. The distinctive mixture of antique and contemporary collections blends tastefully with the building’s architectural details.

Cask (17 3rd St.)

Connoisseurs of high-class cocktails and spirits will find much to enjoy at this SoMa liquor shop. Cask stocks everything from whiskey to absinthe, and from mezcal to classy cocktail essentials. All collections are carefully curated to adhere to Cask’s mission, ensuring a premium international selection. They offer three club levels and can custom order bottles for customers.

Castello di Amorosa Luxury Tour & Tasting Experience (4045 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga)

Some wine enthusiasts might not want to end their wine country experience at a general tasting tour. Castello di Amorosa winery in world-renowned Napa Valley offers a range of luxury tours. All of the experiences include wine toasts, guided tours, barrel tasting, stemware, signed books, and hand-crafted chocolates.

Each level includes additional activities. The Rubino package gets you an antipasti luncheon and bottle of 6L Cabernet Sauvignon, while the Diamante package offers a private Super Tuscan blending session and one-year membership to the Cinquecento Cavalieri Wine Club.

Concierge Diamonds (By Appointment)

If custom bling is your thing, then you need to meet with the team at Concierge Diamonds. This business specializes in sourcing and designing custom diamond jewelry. Meet with their San Francisco reps when you're in town to create a special memento of your time in the City by the Bay.

Elizabeth Charles (2056 Fillmore St.)

Elizabeth Charles features women’s clothing from designers such as Ulla Johnson, Nili Lotan, Saloni, and Janessa Leone. This  Pacific Heights shop carefully curates its selection of clothing and accessories, focusing on hard-to-find apparel. Clothing here comes in a range of styles, from on-trend patterns to time-honored, go-with-everything fabrics.

Freda Salvador (2416 Fillmore St.)

Freda Salvador shoes are made in Spain from high-quality Spanish and Italian leather. Women’s footwear ranges from boots and heels to loafers and sandals.

Glassybaby (Ferry Building)

Unique and gorgeous hand-blown glass is what this shop along the Embarcadero is all about. Glassybaby’s primary product line is the glass votive vessel, but the shop also sells high-quality drinker and rocker glasses. The company mission ensures that a portion of all proceeds goes to local community organizations.

Heath Ceramics (2900 18th St.)

This Mission District shop, in business since 1948, makes and sells top-quality ceramics, including dinnerware, cookware, vases, platters, tiles, and other accessories. Heath Ceramics offers a large retail store filled with highly sought-after products. Customers can join the adjoining factory tour with advanced registration.

Hero Shop (982 Post St.)

Offering a diverse collection of high-end clothing, accessories, and jewelry, this Nob Hill shop equally showcases local designers like Stevie Howell and Nu Swim alongside established names like Rosie Assoulin and Altuzarra.

The Rug Company (722 Montgomery St.)

The intersection of Jackson Square and the Financial District is the home of The Rug Company, the place for luxurious and one-of-a-kind, hand-woven rugs. Collaborations with designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood, Elie Saab, and Neisha Crosland bring international flair to San Francisco.

Senreve (251 Post St.)

This luxury handbag shop lies in the heart of Union Square. All products are made in Italy from high-quality leather, and they’re tailored to the modern woman. The showroom displays a variety of new styles, allowing customers to request customized products.

Shreve & Co (150 Post St.)

Part of the San Francisco landscape since 1852, this Union Square staple is famed for its jewelry, timepieces, and bridal brands. The high-end shop sells jewelry from many designer collections, with part of the store devoted to rare estate collections.

Taylor Stitch (383 Valencia St.)

A luxury clothing store for men, the Mission District’s Taylor Stitch is dedicated to the highest quality fabrics and materials. This shop sells outerwear, shirts, pants, and more, all crafted with care. Some products are made in the San Francisco-based Golden Bear Sportswear garment factory.

Timbuk2 (587 Shotwell St.)

From high-class messenger bags to backpacks and travel gear, Timbuk2 in the Mission District is for style-focused people on the go. The shop takes pride in offering custom designs ranging in appearance from luxe to ruggedly elegant. Many of their top-quality products are made in the adjoining factory, which allows tours by appointment.

True Botanicals (524 Washington St.)

This skincare shop features pure botanical-based products for face and body. They offer an extensive line of products designed to renew, clear, and calm. True Botanicals also offers a skincare clinic and aromatherapy bar at the store.

Uomo (475 Sutter St.)

Specializing in European menswear, Uomo serves a variety of clients with discerning, polished taste. The Union Square store has a strong focus on Italian designers, including Canali, Gimo’s, Pal Zileri, and Gran Sasso, along with other European luxury brands like Stenströms and Alberto. Uomo custom tailors all suits and casualwear.

Up & Away Ballooning Private Flight Experience (25 North St., Healdsburg)

A private flight for two on a hot air balloon could be the perfect experience for an anniversary, marriage proposal, or romantic getaway. The flight takes guests around Sonoma Valley, with breathtaking views of vineyards, wineries, the Pacific coastline, redwood forests, and much more. Each flight is unique and follows a different path according to the prevailing winds.

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