Shopping in San Francisco

The Embarcadero Center is one of the places to go shopping in San Francisco. The specialty shops in this complex near The Embarcadero offer a variety of merchandise. Women can buy new outfits at LOFT and Saffron Rare Threads. They will find accessories to match their new clothes at Sallumeh. Sallumeh and Allen Edmonds sell men's accessories. Jewelry shoppers can browse through Ritz Jewelers and Sikara & Co.

The shops at Fisherman's Wharf are about a mile from The Embarcadero. San Francisco visitors who want souvenirs will find them at A Piece of The City and the Alcatraz Gift Shop. A variety of clothing is available in the stores here. French Silk has silk dresses, blouses and scarves. Alpaca Fashion offers wool sweaters. Men, women and children will find sportswear at Benetton. Shoppers who need shoes to match their new clothes will find them at Payless ShoeSource and Walk America. Socks are sold at Sock Heaven and the San Francisco Sock Market.

Shoppers looking for designer merchandise can take a short cable car ride from Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square. Designer handbags are available at Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes. The Chanel Boutique, the St. John Boutique, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren offer designer clothing. Many brands of designer items are available at Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table have items that will delight gourmet cooks.

Some of the stores at the Westfield San Francisco Centre also offer designer items. Kate Spade, Coach and Michael Kors sell handbags. Some designer clothing is available at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Shoppers can find shoes to match new outfits at Steve Madden and Tory Burch. Skin care items are sold at L'Occitane and Kiehl's.

Stores at the Stonestown Galleria offer clothing and shoes for the whole family. Some designer clothing for men, women and children is available at Nordstrom. Men will find casual clothing at Eddie Bauer. Women can purchase business and casual wear at Ann Taylor. Clothing for babies and children is sold at The Children's Place.

People looking for places to buy groceries have plenty of places to shop in San Francisco. Gourmet food is sold at Cheese Plus, We Olive and A.G. Ferrari Foods. Some of the other food stores in the city are Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Safeway.

Health and beauty items are available at Walgreens and CVS.