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Sacramento Street, SF Shopping Guide

May 15, 2017

As a designer, I’m always on the hunt for unique items to bring into my clients’ homes. It’s one of my favorite parts of any project, locating furnishings that I know my client will treasure for years to come. Sacramento street, in the Pacific Heights district of San Francisco, is one of my favorite streets to venture to when in need of a special item. A wide range of stores offers everything from tea sets to lighting, that will make your jaw hit the floor. This is also a great place to simply window shop or pick up unique gifts.

This week, I took my little sister and her mother-in-law for a day of shopping on Sacramento street; while I was playing tour guide to them, I realized I did have a bit of method to my madness after all.  I recommend starting at one end and working your way to the other, so not to miss anything. I prefer to start between Broderick & Baker streets heading towards Locust Street.

If you are feeling like you should be “a lady who lunches” or simply know that you will work up an appetite during all this shopping, be sure to check out three of my favorite stops to grab lunch, a quick bite, or even a bellini at the bottom of this guide.

Sue Fisher King 

Love all things French? Then this a great spot for you as you will discover beautiful pottery, luxury linens, and bedding. A few lights are sprinkled in, but there are also some wonderful books and small gift items.

March

Be prepared to drool. I absolutely love every square inch of this store. It’s elegantly styled and offers pottery, a small collection of stunning clothing, perfectly packaged pantry items, and stunning artwork. Be sure to meander to the back studio for more home items. Love a black and white aesthetic with creamy whites thrown in?  This is the place for you.

The Future Perfect

While you may feel intimidated to walk in and check this one out, don’t be. The staff is extremely helpful and understand if you simply need to come in and stare at some of the beautiful lighting and furniture. I just discovered these chairs and stools, and I’m in heaven.

Cisco Home

This is a newer location for Cisco Home, and it’s a welcome addition to the neighborhood. My sister calls it approachable home decor. Basically, she loved every single piece in the store, and the price point didn’t kill her compared to some of the other shops -understandable.  I’ve purchased many furnishings from Cisco Home over the years and worked with Cisco to help create a very long chandelier for a client in Los Gatos, California – see it here.

Caitlin Wilson

If you have been following along here for a while, chances are you caught this post on CW that I did when the store first opened. Regardless, this is a great place to stop for beautifully made pillows, wallpaper, bedding,

Jessie Black

The store is immediately calming; upon entering, you will be greeted by the softest of soft cashmere and beautiful home furnishings. Not a huge store but worth the stop.

Anthem / Anthem Bed & Bath

Anthem is a store that I have been going to for years and years to find everything from table top items to lighting. My clients love frequenting this store with me, and the staff is extremely helpful when it comes to finding the perfect piece or gift.  Anthem Bed and Bath is one storefront over from Anthem and holds luxury linens, more lighting, beautiful mirrors, and artwork. Another great stop for gifts! Ask for Robert, and tell him I sent you; he is one of the sweetest people I know.

Hudson Grace

I was given the most beautiful strainer from here. Yep, a strainer, and you know what? I love to use it.  It’s one of those items that I put out filled with cherries or strawberries, and my guests always comment on it.  I am obsessed with a strainer. The moment you walk into Hudson Grace, you will most likely smell one of their amazing candles burning and will quickly add one to your pile {trust me you will soon have a pile of items at the register}.  Beautiful coffee table and cooking books along with large cutting boards, baskets, pantry and table top items beckon to come home with you. I love chatting with the staff, as they always have stories to tell behind some of the prized possessions.

Found By Maja

This past week was my first time stopping into this boutique, and I was pleased to discover a wide range of global lifestyle items.  The boutique’s aesthetic pulls at me with it’s dark and moody interior, featuring unique and vintage items. Image Via: Found by Maja

Serena and Lily

While I may not live right next to the beach, I love stopping in here for gorgeous prints or beach-inspired accents.  Plus, their furniture is versatile and fresh.

St. Frank

St. Frank is one of my favorite stops on Sacramento Street. There isn’t a single pillow that I don’t want to take home with me {as shown above and here}. Coffee table books, art, wallpaper, textiles, and more will have you staying longer than you anticipate.

For the Ladies That Lunch

With all this shopping you are sure to work up an appetite.

As Quoted

This is a sister owned restaurant with a casual vibe. Healthy and fresh options are great for those with dietary restrictions.  I am obsessed with their turmeric latte.

Magic Flute

More of a formal eatery compared to As Quoted, but everything is delicious. Request a bellini and a spot on their backyard patio.

Spruce

Sure, this place is pricey for dinner {and worth it}, but they have great lunch options for a smaller fee.  Try the burger, and you won’t be disappointed.

I hope you enjoyed this manicured, San Francisco shopping guide.

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