The little gems that hide amongst the big name stores interest me more and more each day — Le Point, the cute concept shop based in the heart of the Mission plays a bigger part to the Bay Area creative and that’s why we are so in love.
I’ve lived in San Francisco for years now and to this day there are so many hidden gems to the city. The amazing thing about shopping here is that stores aren’t widely publicized or promoted but softly whispered about. It can be a struggle finding stores here in San Francisco that hold designers that are both popular but still independent but also stores that care more about presentation and building a style versus making a quick buck. It’s been a goal of mine to unravel each of these gems and what better way to start sharing my adventures than with a cute little store called Le Point.
Le Point started my adventure into and also is the first shop you’ll stop at when you hit Valencia street. With its spacious and airy aesthetic before you, It’s almost the perfect little shop that eases you into what’s to come in the Mission. Going through merchandise was a breeze compared to fighting and digging through piles of clothes. With the white colored walls, spacious area, and Passion Pit playing in the background, I felt like I was in a museum carefully weaving like a humble spectator.
Granted, this store is definitely one that carries solely designer labels such as Tibi and the elusive Ryan Roche, if you’re a fiend for Opening Ceremony then this is the place to go. If you are not so spendy like I was whilst browsing then there is (what I want to call) a grab and go table filled with cute chocolates, little trinkets for your phone.
One thing that immediately got me was unlike some retail stores that there was a mutual boundary that, as a customer, I wanted to explore / walk around just a little bit before striking up any conversation.
That, in my opinion, is the type of experience I crave from stores and why I frequent them (and if they have a solid playlist blasting in the store then instantly I’m a loyal customer.)