San Francisco has some serious design cred, and when it comes to home goods stores, it’s becoming a shopping destination. Whether your style is luxurious and traditional, sleek and modern, or vintage and eclectic, we’ve rounded up the stores that you absolutely have to hit up. Even if you’re just seeking some design inspiration and direction, we challenge you to return from the City by the Bay without a rush of creative energy and motivation. So, even if you leave your heart in San Francisco, at least you can bring home some pretty amazing design finds.
Big Daddy’s Antiques, Inc.
When you’re hungry for something that you can’t find anywhere else, you go to Big Daddy’s. Whether you’re seeking an antique armchair or commissioning a custom piece, this gem won’t fail to inspire and delight you.
1550 17th Street, 415-621-6800
Founded in nearby Sausalito in 1948, Heath Ceramics opened a new tile factory and showroom in the Mission District in 2012. You can take a tour of the factory (or just sip some Blue Bottle coffee from the viewing court), and then shop for some home essentials in the retail showroom.
2900 18th Street, 415-361-5552
Everyone has had that effortlessly cool friend who somehow seems to know of every obscure designer, up-and-coming artist, and buzzy furniture maker. The Future Perfect is that friend in retail form. From dramatic beds by Luca Nichetto to sleek lighting by Bec Brittain, every piece feels like a singular design statement.
3085 Sacramento Street, 415-932-6508
True to its name, Super Simple offers home essentials, but don’t call them boring. There’s the cutting boards that give the illusion that they’re 3-D, and the iron bottle opener that looks like a wrench. There’s also the beautifully curved bent ply wine rack, which could double as a piece of art. In other words, it’s basically the perfect place to buy a housewarming gift (for you, too).
2200 15th Street, 415-658-7685
Handcrafted home goods, interesting jewelry, and locally-made perfumes and skin care products fill the shelves of Industrious Life, where you’ll have no question that you’re getting an authentic San Francisco shopping experience.
1095 Tennessee Street, 415-349-3479
It’s not surprising that Hudson Grace was founded by a pair of best friends, considering the friendly, welcoming vibe that the store exudes. And one of those friends also happens to have plenty of experience in home and tabletop product development, so the store features a thoughtfully curated selection of decor essentials and finishing touches.
3350 Sacramento Street, 415-440-7400
“Elegant” and “timeless” are among the favorable adjectives you could use to describe Plantation, whose furniture items most definitely qualify as forever pieces. And if you don’t find pieces that don’t quite match the picture in your head, you can work with their design team to create the custom furniture of your dreams.
336 Hayes Street, 415-565-0888
Set aside ample time to explore the massive 17,000-square-foot, two-level warehouse space that is Stuff. You can browse the wares of more than 60 dealers and find everything from vintage Eames Lounge Chairs and Saarinen Womb Chairs to quirky wall art and objects.
150 Valencia Street, 415-864-2900
Any well-appointed kitchen could use a few (or a lot) of items from March, which features everything from simple, thoughtfully-designed dishware to a specialty set of three cheese knives created in a small Italian factory by master knife makers.
3075 Sacramento Street, 415-931-7433
If your design tastes lean towards the luxurious, Anthem should have you covered from bedroom to bathroom to dining room. In addition to a wide-ranging selection of high-end furniture, you can also find the throw pillows, frames, and objects that will make your space feel personalized and lived-in.
3274 Sacramento Street, 415-440-6500