The place to go for “It” girl bags on a real-girl budget, Cuyana’s “fewer, better” motto means your investment (Italian leather totes and structured cinch bags) will never go out of style. Its newly redesigned showroom on the second floor of its historic Union Square building is a must-visit while in S.F. While there, be sure to check out its new line of summer basics, including oversized straw hats and bags, and silky beach cover-ups and slip dresses.
2. FREDA SALVADOR
Sartorial stars know they can find the best boots (and loafers) made for walking the hilly streets of S.F. at Freda Salvador’s gorgeous Pacific Heights flagship store. The brand’s metallic calf leather d’Orsay flats and ankle boots with removable leather bracelets (giving you multiple looks for your money) are perennial faves among the style set.
3. GOORIN BROS.
This fourth generation family-owned milliner has been topping S.F. with bespoke hats since 1895. Visit its North Beach home base for the full fedora: sip a glass of whisky while you get a personalized hat fitting, then choose a signature style from old-school mahogany shelves and cap it off with a custom flourish, such as feathers, pins, scarves, or leather bands.
Often credited as being one of the original and best bike messenger bag makers, visitors can now stop by the brand’s new “innovation lab” in San Francisco’s Mission District to check out its latest FEMME collection of luxe-yet-functional women’s bags, as well as its range of custom design options. Peek into its 23,000-square foot manufacturing facility and headquarters next door, where many of its bags are made from start to finish and shipped around the world.