Shopping: Find out Where to go after the show

February 1, 2009

Find out where to go for the best shopping in San Francisco

Key Points

Art

Creativity Explored - Mission District
3245 16th St.
(415) 863-2108
http://www.creativityexplored.org/
A non-profit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell art. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Weinstein Gallery, Inc. - Union Square
383 Geary St.
(415) 362-8151
http://www.weinstein.com/
Museum-caliber collection of contemporary works at Geary Street and a distinguished collection of 19th and 20th century masters at Grant Avenue offer guests an unmatched experience. Featured artists include Gaugy, Lazar, Thorpe, Chagall, Dali, Onslow-Ford, Picasso and Kamrowski.

Neiman Marcus - Union Square
150 Stockton St. (415) 362-3900.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/
Enter Neiman Marcus, a store renowned for exclusive merchandise and service. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Nordstrom Union Square
865 Market St. (415) 243-8500.
http://www.nordstrom.com/
One of the nation's leading fashion specialty stores. 9:30am-9pm, Su 10am-7pm.

Macy's West - Union Square
170 O'Farrell St.
(415) 954-6271
http://www.macys.com/visitor/
Macy's flagship store covers almost two city blocks.

Bloomingdale's - SOMA
845 Market St.
(415) 856-5402
http://www.bloomingdales.com/
The West Coast flagship is the second largest Bloomingdale's in the country.

Only in San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 39
(415) 397-0143
http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.net/
Souvenir superstore at Pier 39; one of the largest retailers of San Francisco gifts and souvenirs. 8am-10pm daily.

Small Frys - Noe Valley
4066 24th ST.
(415) 648-3954
http://www.smallfrys.com/
One of San Francisco's favorite children's stores is in the heart of The City's Victorian village.

Candy

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop - Union Square
42 Stockton St.
(415) 397-3030
http://www.ghirardelli.com/
America's premium chocolate.

See's Candies Embarcadero, Union Square, Sunset, Civic Center, The Richmond
3 Embarcadero Center
(415) 391-1622
http://www.sees.com/
This famous candy maker has been a California tradition since 1921.

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