Double Agents: Multipurpose San Francisco Shops, Spas & Salons

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San Francisco may only be seven square miles, but getting across town and up and down the hills is no simple task (especially in the semi-impractical footwear we can’t help but love). So to make life a little easier, we’ve sussed out a few San Francisco shops, spas and salons that offer multiple reasons to visit under one roof. The next time you’re looking to accomplish multiple tasks in one fell swoop, check out these San Francisco destinations:

  • First up, you can seriously work on your retail issues at one of the City’s three Therapy boutiques, where you not only can bolster your closet with finds from their clothing boutique, but you’ll also find an ample supply of furniture and home accessories to garnish the rest of your space.
  • If you’re tired of going to two separate places to get tanned glowing skin and your locks tinted, look no further than Vim & Vigor, as they provide both services at their King street location—talk about all-over color. Plus, students get a 20 percent discount.
  • A unexpected perk at Luna boutique in Presidio Heights is the welcoming garden in back. Before, during or after scouring the racks for labels such as Sanctuary and Repetto, shoppers can rest and recharge in the landscaped space, which features ample seating and a Buddha statue.
  • At Azalea Boutique, you can dive into clothes, shoes and accessories from designers such as B.Scott, Bing Bang and Surface to Air and top it off with a coat of a matching nail color from the nail salon discreetly hidden in back.
  • For those with kids in tow, head to Gigi + Rose in Ghirardelli Square. The candy-hued boutique offers a whimsical kids section complete with a pink-curtained dressing room for pint-sized patrons in front. The rest of the store is devoted to apparel, accessories and unique items for the home handpicked by owner Kristina de Pizzol, who is also the designer behind the clothing label Delilah Crown.
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  • Satisfy the cravings of both your sweet tooth and need for a fashion fix at Candystore Collective.  The Mission boutique gives you a selection of jeans, dresses and rompers along side lollipops, razzles and gummy bears.
  • You can calm down from your sugar rush at Cocoon Urban Day Spa, where patrons can you shop in the boutique filled with yoga gear, lingerie, beauty products and jewelry from local designers before getting mani-pedis and unwinding in one of the venue’s Monday through Wednesday yoga classes.
  • If you’re a fan of new and vintage clothing, we suggest hitting up Retrofit, a boutique of vintage apparel that also happens to stock an impressive selection of wigs and theatrical makeup and accessories.  And that’s not all—they’ll also make you a custom-designed T-shirt of arranged letters and graphics of your choice.
  • Just a stone’s throw away, Afterlife boutique proves that some things do come free. Unfortunately it’s not their selection of vintage band t-shirts, city-savvy clothes, shoes and accessories from Cheap Monday and vintage sources. You’ll have to pay for those, but at least the shop offers limitless rounds on the in-house pinball machine.

Find more places to shop in our San Francisco Shopping section

Photography courtesy of Afterlife and Gigi + Rose