San Francisco's Presidio Heights Neighborhood: A Shopping Report

An insider’s guide to navigating the distinctive retail zone

San Francisco doesn’t pretend to be a fashion capital like New York or Los Angeles, but our tech-savvy, free-spirited city is home to more fashion bloggers per capita. You’ll also find exceptional shopping here, from an impressive lineup of luxury flagships and department stores to indie and vintage boutiques. We recruited six local style icons to curate a guide to six of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods for browsing and buying.

Caitlin Flemming

Caitlin Flemming

The Blog: Sacramento Street

An interior designer and stylist, Flemming covers style, travel and interior design on her blog (one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorites).

The Hood

"After living in Presidio Heights for eight years, I love the fact that it feels like a small town in a big city. The check out girl at Bryan's Grocery knows me by name, my UPS guy holds packages for me when he knows I'm traveling, I can find parking and I can be across the Golden Gate Bridge in minutes. Honestly, one of my favorite things is being able to walk around each street and get inspired by the architecture. All of the homes in the neighborhood have stunning details that bring me inspiration for my clients."

The Look

"Since I live in such a walkable part of the city, you'll always find me in skinny jeans, a pair of low-heeled boots and a cozy sweater. It's key to have a handbag that can store layers in case the fog rolls in. In the summer, Presidio Heights is always fogged in, so preparation is essential!"

 

SLIDESHOW: The Stores

Rachel Ward
About the author

Rachel serves as the San Francisco editor fo...