Sunday, April 09, 2017

San Francisco, California USA (Haight Street And My Favorite Clothing Stores)

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. 


  1. OMG dream place to visit :D

    Incredible phots :D

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  2. As much as I love the bigger, more well known stores, sometimes it's nice to browse those little quirky shops which offer a more unique selection of items - plus, you never know what you might come away with! I've really enjoyed this series of yours since San Fran is definitely somewhere on our list!

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  3. San Francisco is so colorful, isn't it? Plus, your photos are so neat, Jenn. I wish for more photos of your Haight Street escapade.

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  4. Amazing photos :) After seeing your post I must admit that European cities are more predictable while San Francisco looks like a very colourful and happy place :)

  5. Such colorful and gorgeous photos!

  6. Love all the pictures, so beautiful and colorful.

    Bernie, xx
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  7. foto meravigliose, anche io se dovessi tornare in america, voglio andare a San Francisco.

  8. I miss San Francisco! I need to go back and visit!

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  9. Love your photos! They're great! Loved this post!

    Darriyan xx

  10. Loving that kind of vintage look! It surprised me how this place is not that crowded though.
    I want to grab that blue hat on the photo! haha

  11. I'm so jealous you got to visit San Francisco! I would love to go one day, the pictures look amazing, as much as I do love forever 21 ha it's always nice to find unique things and the shops look so colourful x


  12. Wow, I'm so jealous of your trip! Gosh, I love a good thrift store, always find some hidden treasure that noone else has!

    // xx

  13. Wow! Wonderful pictures!

  14. wow I need to explore SF more! I'm about an hour away.
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  15. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

  16. Sounds like an awesome street to shop on, so many cool places to browse! Glad you managed to come away with a few things too :)

    Hope you are having a lovely Easter and enjoying the long weekend.

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  17. The vintage store sounds so interesting! I'd love to have a snoop around clothes over a century old!

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