Perhaps one of the biggest perks our city has to offer is a mosaic-like landscape in which no two neighborhoods mirror each other. One small skip and we’re in an enclave that has its own culture, micro trends, and heck, even its own climate.
And, one we hardly explore as much as we should — and let's be blunt, that has a less-than-flattering rap — is the Tenderloin. Sure, not every block is flooded with fancy-pants eateries and coffee shops, but you’d better believe there is a helluva lot to be unearthed in the district. So, just consider us your tour guide, as we take you through the TL, stopping at some true diamond-in-the-rough destinations — 15 of 'em to be exact. Okay, now let’s play hooky around town.
Photographed by Ashley Batz
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We’ll never stop shopping at our favorite big-box stores. But, sometimes, it’s those smaller, hidden gems that feel infinitely more special. Combine that under-the-radar quality with an ethically sustainable business, and you have South Carolina-based Proud Mary — an e-boutique that works exclusively with artisans read