The pretty, tree-lined shopping street in Pacific Heights is undergoing some changes. While some of the longtime businesses have recently shuttered, newcomers are joining the scene.
San Francisco's finest independent shopping district
The seven blocks between Spruce and Broderick Streets along Sacramento Street has long had a charming mix of independent retailers, boutiques, consignment shops, antique and vintage, interiors and home décor, art galleries, beauty and health salons, florists, jewelers, gift shops, services, cafés, restaurants, and bars. The landmark Presidio Library and the historic Vogue Theatre anchor the strip near the corner of Presidio.
Among the 2012 closures or moves were Sonoma Country Store with a large array of gifts; Jonathan Kaye for babies and children, Circle + Square for women's accessories, Sarah Shaw and Catherine Jane for women's fashion, Birch the florist, Kensington & Associates interior design, and a move for Wynne Alex interiors to another location in the same street. Bath Sense moved around the corner to Presidio. Sacramento Street welcomed Hudson Grace, gorgeous home décor and design service. Locals say that Shabby Chic will open shortly at the corner of Baker Street.
Garibaldis, Ella's, Osteria Cucina Toscana, Spruce, Sociale, and The Magic Flute are popular restaurants. The Laurel Inn and the Jewish Community Center attract people from well beyond the neighborhood itself. There are a handful of comfortable cafés as well.
Come to Sacramento Street
On a visit to Sacramento Street, find The Ribbonerie, with the most extensive selection of ribbons and trimmings this wide of the Mississippi. See museum quality estate jewelry or bring in repairs at Hutton Jewelers, consult on custom interiors or select form the beautifully curated collections at Sue Fisher King, Anthem, Kendall Wilkinson Home, or Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers. Browse for great condition vintage and designer consignment clothing and shoes, or bring in your own unwanted pieces. Get shoes for the kids and have your own re-heeled. Indulge in kitchen must-haves or a hammered gold cuff for yourself. Do your hair, your nails, have a massage, a facial or a waxing. Visit an art gallery and meet a friend for supper. You'll be supporting local businesses and having a good time.