Gravel & Gold
Travel back in time when you visit Gravel and Gold, where you could spend hours browsing, well, just about anything. From gifts to books and so much more, this eclectic selection will leave you inspired and entertained. In one of the popular shopping areas near the Mission District, the store is infamous for its ‘boob’ designs, which you’ll find plastered on t-shirts and tote bags. Be sure to bring your sense of humour!
Curious minds will be drawn to Paxton Gate, where the huge collection of taxidermy, strange plants and other unique treasures fill the shop floor. Patrons range from gardening enthusiasts to passionate hipsters, and window-shopping is encouraged. The brand also has a second shop – Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids – that sells odd toys and puppets, and also offers craft classes for children.
Pirate Supply Store
Running low on your pirate supplies? Of course you are! This not-for-profit store is packed to the brim with pirate-related treasures. From novelty t-shirts to serious pirate costumes and high-end hooks, this store caters to everybody from a fancy dress partygoer to a pirate enthusiast. Be warned though – picking up some of the more authentic pirate goods can set you back a few hundred dollars.
Westfield San Francisco Center
The Mission District is packed full of independent shops catering to the most unique tastes, but if you’re looking for a more familiar brand the Westfield San Francisco Center is not far away. One of the best shopping centres near the Mission District, Westfield is the perfect place to stock up on your favourite brands. With plenty of cafes and restaurants within the centre, it’s no surprise that this is one of the top shopping destinations in San Francisco.