Call it trickle down clothing and décor to suit the cash-strapped masses or just the thrifty members of the population. Even the most fashion-forward maven can find couture pieces worthy of donning at a gala in San Francisco’s consignment stores. These shops, which range from men’s, children’s and women’s clothing to home furnishings, even the buying field by selling great finds at affordable prices. Though the boutique- and store-lined streets of San Francisco promise seemingly countless options for the money-challenged masses, here is a list of a few of San Francisco's best and most unique consignment stores.
San Francisco Women's Clothing Consignment
2056 Polk St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.474.1191
Russian Hill. If you want expensive clothes on consignment, the best bet is to go straight to the source of expensive clothes, in San Francisco's case the closets of Russian Hill. Cris is a chic and trend-conscious source for fabulous clothes on consignment.
563 Sutter St., San Francisco CA 94102; Tel. 415.362.3793
Union Square. From the San Francisco Opera set to the masses, San Francisco's Designer Consigner makes couture pieces from Dolce & Gabbana and more available at expensive, if reasonable, prices. Scour the racks regularly for exceptional deals.
114 Columbus Ave., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.391.1515
Pacific Heights. A bridal consignment boutique in North Beach, Glamour Closet offers designer wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses at a fraction of their retail cost.
2912 Diamond St., Suite 239, San Francisco CA 94131; Tel. 415.585.0760
Diamond Heights. An appointment-only corset salon featuring exquisite corsets for all shapes, genders and price levels. Many of these are on consignment for excellent deals.
San Francisco Men's Clothing Consignment
Old Vogue Vintage
1412 Grant Ave., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.392.1522
North Beach. Specializing in men's vintage and consignment clothing, Old Vogue Vintage features everything a man needs to channel his inner James Bond or Humphrey Bogart. Pieces are in excellent condition and the variety is outstanding for a men's specialty shop.
San Francisco Home Décor Consignment
Heather & Company
212 Utah St., San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. 415.551.0011
SOMA. From 18th century Spanish beds to antique wall sconces, San Francisco's Heather & Company features fine home furnishings and accessories on consignment and with a European flair.
San Francisco Children's Clothing Consignment
4000 Balboa St., San Francisco CA 94121; Tel. 415.221.5862
Richmond. The Richmond District is known for families, so no wonder it also houses one of the San Francisco's best children's consignment stores, selling everything from used baby clothing to strollers.
1306 Castro, San Francisco CA 94114; Tel. 415.641.6192
Noe Valley. Yet another hot spot for children and families, Noe Valley is known for baby strollers and, with time, stores like Peek-a-Boutique that specialize in second hand and consignment baby and toddler clothing and equipment.