Real talk — we could waste away perusing the racks in Wasteland. The indie-dream warehouse perched on Haight Street features an ethereal mix of new buzz-worthy brands like MINKPINK and Finders Keepers next to last season’s castaways and vintage designer duds. It can take a while to get through the goodies, but there are plenty of stellar secondhand scores just waiting to be scooped up.
Wasteland, 1660 Haight Street (at Belvedere Street); 415-863-3150.
This under-the-radar vintage shop in Upper Haight proves that good things come in small packages. From everyday-wear to high-end designer pieces, you can find perfect ankle boots alongside a ‘60s dress to die for — an eclectic mix, no? Static is less concerned about labels and more focused on style.
Static, 1764 Haight Street (between Cole and Shrader streets); 415-422-0046.
When celebutantes like Dita Von Teese and Florence Welch hunt for vintage threads in the city, they head for Haight Street’s Mystery Mister. The quaint space curates sartorial wonders from bygone eras, dating from the Victorian period to no later than the ’70s. And the owners plan to focus more of their stock for the fellas, too — a rarity in these parts!
Mystery Mister, 1506 Haight Street (between Ashbury and Clayton streets); 415-552-4226.
This dainty storefront — home to the floral design studio Studio Choo and nature-inspired bauble and accessory shop Magpie & Rye — has found its way straight to our hearts. With an abundance of flowery gorgeousness, quirky home decor, and simple little trinkets and lovelies, this gem is one we hit up when we are looking to instantly add a smile to our face.
Prairie Collective, 262 Divisadero Street (between Paige and Haight streets); 415-701-8701.
The Perish Trust
We could easily say that The Perish Trust is on this list for housing the best Warby Parker spec selection around. But, it’s so much more than that! The shop, which began as a prop-rental supplier, has now expanded to selling the quirkiest trinkets out there — vintage typewriters, anyone? We particularly love the local fine-art pieces that cover the walls, and are available to take home.
The Perish Trust, 728 Divisadero Street (between Fulton and Grove streets); no phone.
Inspired by the teeny-tiny shops in Japan, this Lower Haight spot is a stand-out in the 'hood. The worldly locale carries men’s and women’s clothing and focuses on collaborations and emerging lines from interesting fashion folks (including the Bay Area’s own First Rite). It also hosts a bevy of pop-up shops and is the go-to spot to score the latest from Denham the Jeanmaker.
Revolver, 136 Fillmore Street (between Germania and Waller streets); 415-578-3363.
Photos: Courtesy of Static; Mystery Mister; Wasteland photographed by Christine Ting