In the window at Molte Cose and Belle Cose: Russian Hill’s twin vintage-minded shops for men and women brilliantly blend old and new with mysterious little treasures, flirty cocktail dresses, delicate jewelry and even Rat Pack-esque fashion for men. But be forewarned, with interiors as charming as the windows, once you’ve entered, it may be hard to leave.
In the window at Urban Bazaar: Everything from children’s shoes to recycled guitar picks live in this Inner Sunset shop on 9th Avenue between Irving and Judah. Featuring local and handmade clothing and home decor items, you can jump off the N line on the way to Ocean Beach and pick up something snazzy–a set of, “don’t be an idiot, idiot,” note cards, perhaps?
In the window at Revolver: All things needed for avoiding a gloomy summer in San Francisco can be found in this little shop tucked in Lower Haight. You’ll find it on Fillmore between Waller and Germania St. near Cafe du Soleil, where you can pick up a croissant and a latte to warm up.
In the window at Dark Garden: Ballerina pink meets tough punk at this custom corsetry and apparel shop located in Hayes Valley. You’ll find it next to the Blue Bottle Kiosk on Linden St. between Octavia and Gough.