This is going to be the last of my San Francisco posts and I am honestly sad about this series ending. I enjoyed my stay there so much and I would love to go back. Of course, like any other trip, there were a few mishaps but everything turned out well in the end and I loved the place. Next time for sure, I will stay longer. And as they say, when a door closes a window opens. Hence, when this series concludes, I will start another one and I am super excited to share my experience. But for now, I hope you enjoy this last post feature Haight Street.
I did not initially intend to include this in our itinerary because I am not too sure it would be worth it. But after spending the afternoon of our second to the last day here, I can confirm that this is definitely a must-see for anyone visiting San Francisco. The vibe of the street is hippie and definitely different. I did feel out of place in this street and I initially thought I would not want to go there on my own (because there are a lot of eccentric people who hang around here). But shopping-wise, I found my favorite stores here.
The stores in Haight Street are, of course, unconventional. They are not your typical Forever 21 or H&M where you can find trendy and affordable fashion items. Stores here are unique and have their own character. Most stores are secondhand stores and if you follow my blog long enough, you know that I am a sucker for thrifted items (because I can't afford authentic vintage items). We also found a legit vintage store that sells garments from way back 1880. I was super tempted to get something from here but I couldn't find anything my size. Most are way too big. But it felt like heaven when we entered and being surrounded by all the vintage madness is utopia.
Two of my favorite stores in the area are Buffalo Exchange and Wasteland. I like the latter more because it felt more organized and they had more selection than the former. I got this dress from Wasteland and I managed to get a dress and a sweater from Buffalo Exchange. The salespeople in this area are also very accommodating and friendly. I like how they really talk to their customers because it makes the whole shopping experience even more enjoyable. Wasteland has a lot of designer pieces like Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Valentino if you are looking for some.
This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip and I still feel excitable whenever I think about Haight Street. I highly recommend strolling in this area if you like vintage and secondhand items. There is also Goodwill here but I did not really like anything from there. Also it was very dusty and messy I just couldn't stand that store.