Along with the fashion stores, shopping centers, and outlets in San Francisco, you cannot miss The Haight neighborhood at the crossroads between The Haight St and Ashbury St streets with its vintage stores, restaurants, and other varietés, I love this neighborhood, it is full of life and you can find true gems in music, vintage fashion, and accessories.
You can walk up from the Castro neighborhood, it is a good kick up its slopes, but it is well worth seeing its houses, the graffiti of the neighborhood, its people, restaurants, shops, and the atmosphere in general.
On the way to Haight St and Ashbury St, make a stop at the Black Pancake Record store (located in Lower Haight, 593 Haight St, between Steiner St and Fillmore St), it has a good collection of rock, funk, and jazz music On vinyl (and cool t-shirts), they open all week until 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays, they open from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
At the junction of Haight St with Ashbury St is where the largest number of vintage fashion stores and souvenir shops, in general, are concentrated. Some of the vintage stores that deserve a stop are:
Haight Ashbury Vintage (1501 Haight St, between Ashbury St and Clayton St); Mystery Mister Vintage Clothing, they have clothing for women, men, accessories, and jewelry, open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., it is one of the best (1506 Haight St); La Rosa (1711 Haight St, between Cole St and Shrader St), open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; and Held Over (543 Haight St, between Ashbury St and Clayton St), open from Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 to 19:00, and Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00. They are not especially cheap stores, but you can find accessories and original clothing.
If you have to make a stop to eat, all the guides will recommend ChaChaCha Restaurant (1801 Haight St, between Shrader St and Stanyan St), the menu based on tapas is quite fun, and you can even find paella, it is open all Weekdays until 11:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and from Friday to Sunday until 11:30 p.m. (by the way, it’s always full of tourists, it looks like it is recommended on the Lonely Planet). More bohemian and quiet, it is what does not appear in all the guide, it is the All You Knead restaurant (1466 Haight St), ideal for brunch.