Shopping in San Francisco

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Shopping in San Francisco

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  • jennbH8820PD
    McMinnville, OR9 contributions
    The variety and quality of epicurean delights are beyond compare! Arrive hungry and leave satisfied with a smile.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • Abc_20201
    Fairfield, CT44 contributions
    Still one of the places not destroyed by the urbay decay like the rest of SF. Visit soon as could be taken over soon by the homeless camps with trash and needles scattered everywhere
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Munir D
    Toronto, Canada613 contributions
    We stayed at the Hilton Hotel which was a walking distance from the Union Square. This is a good area with many department stores like Macy’s, restaurants and theatres. The park is resplendent with palm and yew trees, flowers and stone benches.

    One often sights flower vendors here along with street artists and musicians. There also are a lot of pigeons.

    There are a lot of homeless people in the area. It’s best to overlook them or assist them in a small way if they are not on drugs.

    Munir D.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Lottelli
    Wirral, UK2,429 contributions
    Lovely market for home made or home grown produce at the back of the ferry building. Some clothes, jewellery, food etc. A lovely addition to the ferry building shops
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    The Westfield Centre is a massive shopping plaza in downtown San Fransisco. It has all of the big name brands within. Good place to shop.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • gypsymamma
    Minnesota729 contributions
    Wasn’t quite what we were expecting but we had fun nonetheless. A decent assortment of shops, lots of restaurants, but dingy and stuffy. Some shops had good prices while others were very high. Daiso was probably the most fun place. Worth an hour or two visit if Japanese shops and food is of interest.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,472 contributions
    Nordstrom is an excellent chain and a great place to shop. The San Francisco shop is downtown and in a nice old building. Worth a look.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • D F
    New York City, NY24 contributions
    I bought some great handi crafts when I was here in 2013. Is it still happening now? Do the have handicrafts or only food?
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Travel75_12
    Fremont, CA481 contributions
    While there are some shopping options, I always visit the Embarcadero Center for the food. Wide variety of options has always left me satisfied.
    Written 28 July 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,384 contributions
    I enjoyed a nice shopping trip to Nieman Marcus in San Francisco. It is close to Union Squrae. Since its the holiday season, they were starting to put up their holiday decoartions. Staff is nice.
    Written 20 November 2019
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  • GitchSup
    Duluth, MN1,465 contributions
    I was visiting San Francisco again and wanted to bring my husband here to see all the variety of flowers that come through the market. I loved visiting here on my last trip and knew he would be as astonished as I was the first time I saw it, so many things we had not seen before! The area has declined some since I was here last because the homeless population has exploded since the pandemic, but it is still 100% worth a visit, and if you like you can get yourself some beautiful flowers to bring home or back to your hotel room to brighten it up, they also have a lot of potted plants and party items.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Hitcher84
    Eureka, CA1,335 contributions
    Kind of old fashioned these days, this is a classic department store on Union Square. 8 floors or so of shopping. It was quite the mad house on Black Friday. They have a discount store on the 8th floor that reminds me of a Walgreens, would skip that. SantaLand is on floor seven. Both designer and more affordable clothes and housewares spread throughout. Some nice deals in each of the clearance sections. They have a pretty good, but crowded food court.
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • RonWamberal
    Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
    A quality store with many of your favourite brands. Although they come with a price tag, the products are typically high quality that don't wear out within months. Nor are they over the top fashion that need to be replaced by next season's new fashions.
    Written 24 July 2019
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  • evelynsheridan
    New York City, NY36 contributions
    I saw the photographs of the rock stars from the 60's, including an upstairs pass to the orginal Abby Road photographs and more recent "pop" and political icons. The gallery staff were pleasant and low key with no pressure to buy. We were allowed to simply enjoy the display. They said they frequently handle this type of material.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • Denise
    5 contributions
    Full of nooks and crannies and great books. A magical place to visit and buy books! A great span of subjects in a unique setting. My only gripe - I love mysteries and that section was not robust. But the rest of the inventory was amazing.
    Written 16 November 2022
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