10 New S.F. Shops That NEED To Be On Your Radar

San Francisco is known for a lot of things (namely tech, food, and expensive rent), but its selection of cutting-edge shops? That's open for debate. Until now. We've seen a major uptick in the number of new, interesting retail destinations in the city, and figured it was about time we rounded them up and passed our most exciting discoveries along to you. 

From a Mission shop that is the answer to our fashion prayers to an apothecary haven from one of the Bay's most storied brands, bookmark this list for the next time you're feeling spendy — or just in the mood for some next-level window shopping. There's something in here for everyone. Promise.
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Photo: Courtesy of Freda Salvador.
Freda Salvador
After shuttering its showroom on Union Street, the cult San Francisco footwear brand Freda Salvador has a gorgeous new shop on Fillmore Street. And, it's every bit as impressive as its former location, with walls bedecked with the enviable shoe designs. The new location rubs shoulders with fashion's heavy hitters, like rag & bone and Sandro. If you haven't swung by yet, trust us, it's worth it.

Freda Salvador, 2416 Fillmore Street (between Jackson and Washington streets); 415-872-9690.
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Photo: Courtesy of Le Point.
Le Point
Le Point sets the S.F. retail bar high. The minimalist (and very Instagram-worthy) space opened less than a month ago and is already every Bay Area fashion girl's favorite shop. Owned by stylist Pauline Montupet, the Valencia Street store stocks rad, hard-to-find brands like Ostwald Helgason, Creatures of Comfort, Tibi, Opening Ceremony, and more. Get your wallets ready.

Le Point, 301 Valencia Street (at 14th Street); 415-400-4275.
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Photo: Courtesy of Pippa & Co./Megan Small Photography.
Pippa & Co.
We first discovered Pippa & Co. on Instagram, thanks to an account peppered with faux cacti and pineapple koozies. The East Bay party store opened last fall and is a color lover's dream, not to mention a one-stop shop for all your bash-throwing needs (watermelon piñata, anyone?). Pippa & Co. also hosts crafty workshops like spoon carving and weaving 101. Party time!

Pippa & Co, 2544 Santa Clara Avenue (at Broadway Street), Alameda; 510-263-9487.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Podolls/Maria del Rio.
The Podolls
Eco-friendly line The Podolls opened its namesake store in Burlingame last year. Now, the husband and wife duo have landed a location in S.F., and we couldn't be more obsessed. Filled with brands like Objects Without Meaning and Micaela Greg, along with their own line, the Noe Valley shop is gorgeously curated, with an art installation by Jay Nelson, an adorable kid's section, and more. If you haven't been, get on it!

The Podolls, 3985 24th Street (at Noe Street); 415-529-1196.
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Photo: Courtesy of Parker Thatch.
Parker Thatch
One name change and a brick-and-mortar later, local label Iomoi has returned as accessory haven Parker Thatch. The Orinda store is small, but packs a punch, with global-inspired knick-knacks, cards, and more. But, perhaps the coolest element is the on-the-spot bag personalization. Just take a seat, and the owners will help guide you to design, color, and font, letting you walk out with a customized carryall. We could be in there designing for hours.

Parker Thatch. 19 Orinda Way, Orinda; 925-282-1098.
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Photo: Courtesy of Earthship.
We definitely let out an audible gasp on hearing our favorite eco-friendly apothecary line was opening up shop in Oakland. Earth Tu Face celebrated Earthship's grand opening just two weeks ago and it's already a must-hit East Bay destination. Pegged as "an experimental apothecary and shop," the space is full of Earth Tu Face products, potions, tinctures, and more — we even spotted some locally-made garments and shoes in the mix. It has it all.

Earthship, 4609 Shattuck Avenue (near 46th Avenue), Oakland.
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Photo: Courtesy of Case For Making.
Case For Making
The Outer Sunset has a new neighborhood gem. Case For Making, which opened a few months ago, is the ultimate stop for artistic individuals looking to stock up on unique supplies. The store also hosts workshops and classes on everything from basic watercolor techniques to finding work/life balance as a creative; check out the website for more information.

Case For Making, 4037 Judah Street (at 46th Avenue).
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Photo: Courtesy of Studiopatro.
While graphic linen line Studiopatro has been on Bay Area residents' radars for a while, the new North Beach-based space offers customers a chance to see it in a whole new light. Owner Christina Weber opened her studio earlier this month; there, she hosts small gatherings and workshops, and welcomes customers inside to shop around IRL. It's an inspiring experience, we promise.

Studiopatro, 1821 Powell Street (between Filbert and Grenwich street); 415-775-3432.
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Photo: Courtesy of Yonder Shop.
Yonder Shop
This Pacifica shop may have opened close to a year ago, but it still remains under the radar for most local shoppers. Ceramicist Linda Fahey decided to leave the corporate world after 20 years and follow her dream of producing ceramics, owning a boutique, and supporting area makers. The result? Yonder Shop, an adorable oasis full of quality, small-batch goodies.

Yonder Shop, 158 Reina Del Mar, Pacifica; 650-303-9216.
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Photo: Courtesy of Credo.
Opening the first week in June, Credo is going to change the game when it comes to natural beauty. The brainchild of Shashi Batra, one of the founding members of the Sephora USA team, the store promises to offer S.F. shoppers a unique experience with over 70 eco-friendly lines all in one place, as well as organic makeovers and treatments on site. It will also house the first-ever Tata Harper in-store salon, with services ranging from facials to waxing.

Credo, 2136 Fillmore Street (at Sacramento Street).