Best Holiday Shopping in the City
Still not quite done with your shopping for the season? You better not cry and you better not pout because San Francisco has the shopping destinations you need to find those perfect last minute gifts. Write a list with everything you have yet to purchase, check it twice, and prepare to make your way to our top picks for shopping in theÂ city.
|Union Square â€“ Located in the heart of San Francisco and recognized as the city’s main shopping haven is, of course, Union Square. This outdoor plaza is not only a beautiful sight this time of year, it is also home to countless upscale department stores, gift shops, art galleries and high-end independent boutiques. A sight that can’t be missed is Macy’s 7-story flagship store filled with fashion, jewelry, home dÃ©cor and just about everything else that you could ever imagine. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, head over to another national luxury chain such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave, Luis Vuitton or perhaps William Sonoma’s flagship store to find that special gift for the culinary enthusiast in your life. For a more elevated shopping experience, Union Square is the ultimate resource. Hours do vary during the holidays, so make sure to click here before beginning your shopping quest.
|Pier 39 â€“ If you’re looking to wow your family and friends this season with unique jewelry, quirky trinkets, and rare San Francisco collectables, then a trip over to Pier 39 is well worth your while! This charming wooden pier is a shopping mecca with two levels and over 60 one-of-a-kind retailers. Here you will find a gift for just about every personality whether it be at the NFL store, Houdini’s Magic Shop, Krazy Kaps, The Crystal Shop or the Sock Market. Do you have a left-hander in your life? If so, there is even a specialty store just for left-handers! If you’re really trying to get a gift that will leave a lasting impression and make someone feel special, then Pier 39 is the place for you. For hours and more information about Pier 39 click here.
|Westfield San Francisco Centre â€“ Located just a little over a mile and a half away from ONE Mission Bay resides one of the largest urban malls in the country. The Westfield San Francisco Centre stands 9-stories tall with over 170 shops and restaurantsâ€”this iconic shopping destination might just be the holy grail of retailers to be found in the city. This sleek multilevel space is home to the West Coast flagship Bloomingdales and second largest Nordstrom in the United States. Other brand name stores to note are Kate Spade, Lululemon, Bose, Burberry, Coach, Madewell, Michael Kors, Swarovski, Tory Burchâ€”the list goes on and on! Another mentionable crowd favorite is none other than the 16,500-square-foot Burke Williams Day Spa located on the 4th floor. A gift certificate here for a special someone makes for the perfect gift or perhaps treat yourself upon completing your shopping because who doesn’t deserve a spa day to celebrate? For mall hours and details click here.