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SF’s best furniture and home design shops

Reignite your apartment or home with a small refresh or total makeover at these shops specializing in furniture and home decor

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In a perfect world, people would wait in line for Mel Rice Ceramica bowls or handmade quilts at March SF rather than the latest food trend. While everyone comes equipped with tastebuds, too few are born with taste, which is why we've come up with a list of the best design and furniture stores in San Francisco.

All of the stores on this list are small, independently-curated boutiques. At each one, peruse or window shop everything from light fixtures and sofas to taxidermied mice and carnivorous plants. There’s even a place here to help get your home—and you—smelling good.

Put these places on your radar, stat, especially if you just pared down your life per Marie Kondo’s advice. After all, minimalism is out; now is the time unleash the inner maximalist crying out for more.

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1. General Store

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4035 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 682-0600
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Everything is artisan at the General Store in the Outer Sunset. Their specialty is thoughtful, functional design. If you are looking for tableware, accessories, or clothing that looks like it belongs in Kinfolk magazine (which they sell), this is it.

2. Avenues Dry Goods

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4120 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

The Outer Sunset's newest addition is also making the biggest splash. Avenues Dry Goods carries local goods that are useful and practical—but also fun and at a price point that's fitting for the neighborhood. Candles, wall art, plants, and home accents can all be found inside this Irving Street gem.

3. Past Perfect

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6101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 929-7651
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Past Perfect has two locations (the other is at 854 Stanyan), but our favorite is their newish Outer Richmond outpost. There are 30 vintage dealers here, and the goods range from midcentury furniture, to Hollywood Regency, to industrial. In short, there's something for every style.

4. St. Frank

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3665 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118

This Presidio Heights oasis, which was recently renovated, sources and sells textiles created by artisans from around the world. An ideal spot for framed prints, cowhide pillows, and even bundles for sage (only $7 a pop) for smudging away bad energy.

5. Baboo SF

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3369
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 440-4255
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This showroom is about international design. It brings a global collection of furniture and accessories together in one minimalist space. Many pieces have a fun twist, i.e. sheep statues and felt ottomans that look like stones.

6. Anthem Home

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3274 Sacramento St, San Francisco
CA, 94115
(415) 440-6500
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Anthem is an ode to luxury goods. They have fine furniture, accessories, and serving ware. Now that their new store, Anthem Bed + Bath, has opened a couple of doors down, there are more offerings for the private rooms in your house.

7. The Future Perfect

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3085 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

This store knows how to edit. Meaning, they don't have a crowded showroom, but everything that's there is exquisite. There's modern furniture, lighting, and accessories.

8. March SF

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3077 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Some call it a high-end culinary supply store, others call it church. March SF is geared at outfitting your kitchen. From stovetop to tabletop, you'll be able to find a wide array of goods for your home or to gift to a culinary-savvy friend. Don't miss their array of Italian splatterware—in a variety of hues—which is a great start to weaning yourself off minimalism.

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9. Sue Fisher King

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3067 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-7276
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Sue Fisher King is traditional class. There are elegant plates, luxe bedding, fine linens, books, and notecards. All is old-school cool.

10. Rare Device

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600 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

This small corner shop on Divisadero has blossomed from a quaint gift shop to a destination for small-batch ceramics. The Memphis group-inspired vases by Oregon-based outfit the Granite are must-haves. And the current installation by Anastasia Tumanova, whose indigo plats adorn the walls, shouldn’t be missed. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a tin mug featuring Orla Kiely’s oval flower print.

11. ZGO Perfumery

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600 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(888) 789-4753
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Not only does this Castro store offer some of the world’s greatest indie perfumes (you can find scents like Amouage Fate or New York Intense, which both received five-star ratings from noted fumeheads Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin), but it also comes with scented candles, incenses, room sprays, and diffusers. After all, your home should smell as good as it looks.

12. Cliff's Variety

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479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431-5365
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This is San Francisco's favorite hardware store. You'll find the tools, nuts, and bolts that are standard at most hardware outlets. But here you also have holiday items, novelties, cookware, and toys. Next door at Cliff's Annex, there are home accessories, fabric, craft materials, and lots of feather boas. Legendary.

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13. Super Simple

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2200 15th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

The downstairs neighbor of vintage powerhouse, Black & Gold, Super Simple keeps it mostly contemporary and, well, simple. Simple as in clean lines and straightforward forms. There's a lot of handmade accessories and cool furniture here.

14. Stuff

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150 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-2900
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This two-level warehouse of furniture, art, and accessories could be considered the mother of all vintage stores. Spending a couple of hours browsing here is like shopping an entire antique district. Each visit will reveal new things. From the roaring '20s to midcentury, this gallery isn't stuck in a particular decade. The curation here is second to none. (Don't miss Star Wars/disco bathroom upstairs.)

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15. Minimal

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364 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 400-5572
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This Hayes Valley store offers Scandinavian accents for those who still cherish the minimalistic lifestyle, from lighting, to chairs, to kitchen goods.

16. Farnsworth

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393 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 503-1252
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This store has a midcentury mod collection of art, furniture, accessories, and lighting. Whoever puts it together, does it with style.

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17. Harrington Galleries

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599 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-7300
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Neighborhood staple dating back to 1966, Harrington Galleries offers an array of vintage sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, rugs, and more. Styles range from midcentury (of course) to contemporary. A great place to pore over all the looks mixed together.

18. Paxton Gate

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824 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1872
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This is a store that takes the wonders of the natural world and brings them inside. There's everything from carnivorous plants, to skulls, to rocks, to gems, to taxidermy mice dressed as Carmen Miranda. (Psst, though zany and offbeat, Paxton Gate's landscaping services are both elegant and refined.)

19. Aldea Home + Baby

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890 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 865-9807
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Room, kitchen, outdoor spaces, and nursery. Each zone is kitted out with a cooly curated collection of furniture, accessories, and gifts.

20. Jay Jeffers—the Store

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1035 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Designer Jay Jeffers has a brick-and-mortar in the Tendernob. It features cohesive luxury items that mix contemporary, vintage and antique furnishings. In addition to being an incredible design store, it’s also regularly used for dinner parties and soirees hosted by Jay Jeffers and his husband and director of brand development, Michael Purdy.

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21. Succulence

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402 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-2212
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This store has an abundance of plants (mostly succulents, air plants, and cacti), containers, and home accessories. Enter the door and your inner gardener awakens. Luckily there are classes and helpful pros to school would-be landscape architects in the art of terrarium making.

22. Back to the Picture

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83 10th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 558-9901
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Are you still hanging up posters and graphic art with thumbtacks? Tsk, tsk. (That's almost as bad as still using halogen torch lamps.) It's time to act like the stylish adult you are and frame those beauties. Back to the Picture has three locations (the other two at 1160 Fourth Street and 934 Valencia) in San Francisco.

23. Adeeni Design Galerie

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664 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Adeeni Design Group specializes in high-end residential and commercial interiors with an eye toward whimsical yet polished goodies. It offers European Modernist art, furniture, and lighting from both boutique brands and its own private label line.

24. Heath Ceramics

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2900 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 361-5552
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The Mission District Heath showroom is so much more than a tile store. There's furniture, cookware, accessories, and even Tartine Manufactory eatery around the corner. All this, and awesome tile too. The place to go for choice ceramics, Heath also has a store in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

25. Schein and Schein Antique Maps and Prints

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1435 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

When we wrote about this store, we described it as smelling like chocolate, cigars, and vanilla. According to Jimmie Schein, the aroma comes from the 15,000-plus maps, prints, and books in the store. They have maps from around the world, but many show old San Francisco.

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26. Scheuer Linens

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340 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Scheuer Linens has been around since 1935, and it's full of luxe linens, bedding, towels, soaps, and lotions.

27. McGuire Furniture

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2 Henry Adams St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Home decor shop offering fine handmade indoor and outdoor furnishings with a casual bent. But bring your wallet; this place specialized in downright gorgeous, high-end home furnishings. And their new showroom in the Design District is nothing short of glorious.

28. Coup D'Etat

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111 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103

This is a store with a super-stylish perspective. You'll find an impeccably curated inventory of eclectic vintage furnishings and art. Their light fixtures, especially their chandelier varieties, deserve a second and third look.

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29. Big Daddy's Antiques

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1550 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 621-6800
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If a store has the words "Big Daddy’s" before the word "antiques" in its name, you know it's not a run-of-the-mill dealer of old items. This store has unique antique, vintage, and reproduction items with an industrial or quirky bent.

30. HD Buttercup

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290 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 820-4788
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This eastern SoMa staple is more than a furniture showroom—featuring some of the most whimsical high-end pieces in the city—it’s also an amusement park of inspiration. One could get lost in this store via the vast array of items ranging from midcentury designs and vintage accents to contemporary pieces and one-of-a-kind bonkers gems. Think color, patterns, and more. An ideal place for people looking to escape the minimalist doldrums.

31. Industrious Life

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1095 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 349-3479
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We love this Dogpatch boutique that's filled with industrial and agrarian artifacts (old tools and implements), cool vintage pieces, and beautiful handmade items.

32. Dogfork Lamp Arts

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1000 Quesada Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 431-6727
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There's a reason the word "arts" is in the name of this store. This is lighting as fine art, and the lamps and light fixtures have a delightfully creative bent.

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1. General Store

4035 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Everything is artisan at the General Store in the Outer Sunset. Their specialty is thoughtful, functional design. If you are looking for tableware, accessories, or clothing that looks like it belongs in Kinfolk magazine (which they sell), this is it.

4035 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

2. Avenues Dry Goods

4120 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

The Outer Sunset's newest addition is also making the biggest splash. Avenues Dry Goods carries local goods that are useful and practical—but also fun and at a price point that's fitting for the neighborhood. Candles, wall art, plants, and home accents can all be found inside this Irving Street gem.

4120 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

3. Past Perfect

6101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

Past Perfect has two locations (the other is at 854 Stanyan), but our favorite is their newish Outer Richmond outpost. There are 30 vintage dealers here, and the goods range from midcentury furniture, to Hollywood Regency, to industrial. In short, there's something for every style.

6101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

4. St. Frank

3665 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

This Presidio Heights oasis, which was recently renovated, sources and sells textiles created by artisans from around the world. An ideal spot for framed prints, cowhide pillows, and even bundles for sage (only $7 a pop) for smudging away bad energy.

3665 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118

5. Baboo SF

3369, San Francisco, CA 94118

This showroom is about international design. It brings a global collection of furniture and accessories together in one minimalist space. Many pieces have a fun twist, i.e. sheep statues and felt ottomans that look like stones.

3369
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. Anthem Home

3274 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA, 94115

Anthem is an ode to luxury goods. They have fine furniture, accessories, and serving ware. Now that their new store, Anthem Bed + Bath, has opened a couple of doors down, there are more offerings for the private rooms in your house.

3274 Sacramento St, San Francisco
CA, 94115

7. The Future Perfect

3085 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115

This store knows how to edit. Meaning, they don't have a crowded showroom, but everything that's there is exquisite. There's modern furniture, lighting, and accessories.

3085 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

8. March SF

3077 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Some call it a high-end culinary supply store, others call it church. March SF is geared at outfitting your kitchen. From stovetop to tabletop, you'll be able to find a wide array of goods for your home or to gift to a culinary-savvy friend. Don't miss their array of Italian splatterware—in a variety of hues—which is a great start to weaning yourself off minimalism.

3077 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

9. Sue Fisher King

3067 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Sue Fisher King is traditional class. There are elegant plates, luxe bedding, fine linens, books, and notecards. All is old-school cool.

3067 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94115

10. Rare Device

600 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This small corner shop on Divisadero has blossomed from a quaint gift shop to a destination for small-batch ceramics. The Memphis group-inspired vases by Oregon-based outfit the Granite are must-haves. And the current installation by Anastasia Tumanova, whose indigo plats adorn the walls, shouldn’t be missed. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a tin mug featuring Orla Kiely’s oval flower print.

600 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

11. ZGO Perfumery

600 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Not only does this Castro store offer some of the world’s greatest indie perfumes (you can find scents like Amouage Fate or New York Intense, which both received five-star ratings from noted fumeheads Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin), but it also comes with scented candles, incenses, room sprays, and diffusers. After all, your home should smell as good as it looks.

600 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

12. Cliff's Variety

479 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

This is San Francisco's favorite hardware store. You'll find the tools, nuts, and bolts that are standard at most hardware outlets. But here you also have holiday items, novelties, cookware, and toys. Next door at Cliff's Annex, there are home accessories, fabric, craft materials, and lots of feather boas. Legendary.

479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

13. Super Simple

2200 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

The downstairs neighbor of vintage powerhouse, Black & Gold, Super Simple keeps it mostly contemporary and, well, simple. Simple as in clean lines and straightforward forms. There's a lot of handmade accessories and cool furniture here.

2200 15th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

14. Stuff

150 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are various furniture and design items. There is a sign with large orange letters that reads: Stuff. Photo by Brock Keeling

This two-level warehouse of furniture, art, and accessories could be considered the mother of all vintage stores. Spending a couple of hours browsing here is like shopping an entire antique district. Each visit will reveal new things. From the roaring '20s to midcentury, this gallery isn't stuck in a particular decade. The curation here is second to none. (Don't miss Star Wars/disco bathroom upstairs.)

150 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

15. Minimal

364 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This Hayes Valley store offers Scandinavian accents for those who still cherish the minimalistic lifestyle, from lighting, to chairs, to kitchen goods.

364 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

16. Farnsworth

393 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This store has a midcentury mod collection of art, furniture, accessories, and lighting. Whoever puts it together, does it with style.

393 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. Harrington Galleries

599 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Neighborhood staple dating back to 1966, Harrington Galleries offers an array of vintage sofas, chairs, tables, lighting, rugs, and more. Styles range from midcentury (of course) to contemporary. A great place to pore over all the looks mixed together.

599 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

18. Paxton Gate

824 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This is a store that takes the wonders of the natural world and brings them inside. There's everything from carnivorous plants, to skulls, to rocks, to gems, to taxidermy mice dressed as Carmen Miranda. (Psst, though zany and offbeat, Paxton Gate's landscaping services are both elegant and refined.)

824 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

19. Aldea Home + Baby

890 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Room, kitchen, outdoor spaces, and nursery. Each zone is kitted out with a cooly curated collection of furniture, accessories, and gifts.

890 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

20. Jay Jeffers—the Store

1035 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109
The interior of a furniture store in San Francisco. There are tables and shelves stocked with various design objects and furniture items.

Designer Jay Jeffers has a brick-and-mortar in the Tendernob. It features cohesive luxury items that mix contemporary, vintage and antique furnishings. In addition to being an incredible design store, it’s also regularly used for dinner parties and soirees hosted by Jay Jeffers and his husband and director of brand development, Michael Purdy.

1035 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

21. Succulence

402 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

This store has an abundance of plants (mostly succulents, air plants, and cacti), containers, and home accessories. Enter the door and your inner gardener awakens. Luckily there are classes and helpful pros to school would-be landscape architects in the art of terrarium making.

402 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

22. Back to the Picture

83 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Are you still hanging up posters and graphic art with thumbtacks? Tsk, tsk. (That's almost as bad as still using halogen torch lamps.) It's time to act like the stylish adult you are and frame those beauties. Back to the Picture has three locations (the other two at 1160 Fourth Street and 934 Valencia) in San Francisco.

83 10th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

23. Adeeni Design Galerie

664 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Adeeni Design Group specializes in high-end residential and commercial interiors with an eye toward whimsical yet polished goodies. It offers European Modernist art, furniture, and lighting from both boutique brands and its own private label line.

664 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

24. Heath Ceramics

2900 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Mission District Heath showroom is so much more than a tile store. There's furniture, cookware, accessories, and even Tartine Manufactory eatery around the corner. All this, and awesome tile too. The place to go for choice ceramics, Heath also has a store in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

2900 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

25. Schein and Schein Antique Maps and Prints

1435 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

When we wrote about this store, we described it as smelling like chocolate, cigars, and vanilla. According to Jimmie Schein, the aroma comes from the 15,000-plus maps, prints, and books in the store. They have maps from around the world, but many show old San Francisco.

1435 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

26. Scheuer Linens

340 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Scheuer Linens has been around since 1935, and it's full of luxe linens, bedding, towels, soaps, and lotions.

340 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108

27. McGuire Furniture

2 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Home decor shop offering fine handmade indoor and outdoor furnishings with a casual bent. But bring your wallet; this place specialized in downright gorgeous, high-end home furnishings. And their new showroom in the Design District is nothing short of glorious.

2 Henry Adams St
San Francisco, CA 94103

28. Coup D'Etat

111 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This is a store with a super-stylish perspective. You'll find an impeccably curated inventory of eclectic vintage furnishings and art. Their light fixtures, especially their chandelier varieties, deserve a second and third look.

111 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103

29. Big Daddy's Antiques

1550 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

If a store has the words "Big Daddy’s" before the word "antiques" in its name, you know it's not a run-of-the-mill dealer of old items. This store has unique antique, vintage, and reproduction items with an industrial or quirky bent.

1550 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

30. HD Buttercup

290 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This eastern SoMa staple is more than a furniture showroom—featuring some of the most whimsical high-end pieces in the city—it’s also an amusement park of inspiration. One could get lost in this store via the vast array of items ranging from midcentury designs and vintage accents to contemporary pieces and one-of-a-kind bonkers gems. Think color, patterns, and more. An ideal place for people looking to escape the minimalist doldrums.

290 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107

31. Industrious Life

1095 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107

We love this Dogpatch boutique that's filled with industrial and agrarian artifacts (old tools and implements), cool vintage pieces, and beautiful handmade items.

1095 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107

32. Dogfork Lamp Arts

1000 Quesada Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

There's a reason the word "arts" is in the name of this store. This is lighting as fine art, and the lamps and light fixtures have a delightfully creative bent.

1000 Quesada Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124