Vintage clothing is a major part of San Francisco fashion. Nothing beats buying a one-of-a-kind garment that no one else will be rocking. Navigating the vast array of vintage stores can be a daunting task, however. Luckily, we have sifted through the numerous options for you, shining a light on some of our favorite San Francisco vintage stores.
You know you’re in for treasure when a vintage store lives in a former bank. Decades has clothing and accessories for women and men going as far back as the 1860s, as well as vintage perfume and makeup. The selection of jewelry is dizzying, but there are also vintage pipes, lighters, and golf accessories for the gents. // 1653 Haight Street, decadesoffashionsf.com
Run by philanthropist and SF fashion icon Joy Venturini Bianchi, Helpers House is a home filled with rooms of Chanel, Balenciaga, McQueen, Tom Ford, and more. There’s a dapper men’s room, accessories as far as the eye can see, as well as home decor and books among the numerous offerings. In addition, there is a store in Ghirardelli Square where the luxury continues. The greatest part? Proceeds help those who are developmentally challenged. // 2626 Fulton Street, 900 North Point St., Ghirardelli Square, facebook.com
Walking into this store is like stepping right into the 1950s and 1960s. You will see rows of pretty pastel tulle gowns, cowboy wear, body-con wiggle dresses, letterman jackets from the days of yore, and a blindingly glittery assortment of rhinestone jewelry. Relic is also a great place to find a vintage wedding dress. // 1605 Haight Street, relicvintagesf.com
Static is the clever store that offers street style, luxury, and most everything in between. You will see racks filled with vintage satin 49ers and Giants jackets, and a large amount of sports t-shirts. Look in the opposite direction, and you will see cases with well-preserved Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior bags. The rest of the shop features great bohemian jewelry, printed dresses, boots, and a variety of stylish coats, perfect for chilly San Francisco weather. // 1764 Haight Street, staticvintage.com
If you have any boho hippie tendencies, this is your store. Wallflower offers all the accoutrements for the flower power lifestyle. Printed maxi dresses, vintage furniture, high waisted jeans, 1970s velveteen pillows; you name it and if it’s cool vibe stuff, it’s here. // 1176 Valencia Street, shopwallflower.com
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