Hope you’re having a great week! The weekend is almost here. Woo hoo!
It seems like every weekend, there’s always a big event or birthday or something that I’m going to, so I don’t stick around SF very often, however, when I do, I’m usually moseying around my neighborhood. I live in Laurel Heights and I’m dubbing it Stroller City because there are a lot of families in the area. Not a bad thing, but it’s very noticeable. Presidio Heights and Laurel Heights border each other and if you cross over to Sacramento Street, you’re in a different neighborhood.
If you’re not familiar, Sacramento Street is home to many eateries, salons and boutiques as it runs through various neighborhoods including Nob Hill, Pacific Heights and Presidio/Laurel Heights, which is my turf.
Locals alerted me of good consignment shops in the neighborhood and being the savvy shopper that I am, I had to see what they were talking about. Within one block of the Sacramento and Laurel Streets intersection, I encountered The Designer Consigner and Goodbyes.
If you head west on Sacramento from Laurel, you’ll stumble across the quaint storefront of The Designer Consigner. A rolling rack outside of the door with $5 deals will welcome you. On my visit, I found a perfect LBD (little black dress) by Max Studio. Once you set foot into the boutique you will see organized racks of shirts, sweaters, pants, dresses and displays of accessories.
This is a place for all ages and styles. You’ll find everything from J. Crew and Michael Kors to Missoni and Escada. Shopping for a gala or wedding and need an exquisite gown? You should probably stop by here before you go to Neiman-Marcus or Saks. Chances are they have you covered. Prada heels, Chanel suits, the possibilities are endless. There is also a Union Square location, but I hear this one is the bee’s knees. And Brenda, the owner, told me that the $5 rack is replenished daily, so that’s awesome in itself!
Head east down Sacramento and you will hit Goodbyes, another consignment shop with designer duds. Unlike The Designer Consigner, you will find men’s clothing as well. The men’s and women’s stores are separate storefronts, but don’t fear, once you are shopping you will notice they are connected. Labels like Ted Baker, Gucci, D&G, Cynthia Rowley and Marc Jacobs are easily found on these racks.
Goodbyes seems to be a bit more trendier and expensive, but there are still some great deals to be had and if I had to call it, I think the men’s side is more impressive than the woman’s, so all you dapper gents out there are covered.
If you’re visiting and don’t want to drive through the city, you can easily get to this neighborhood by taking busses 1-California or 2-Clement by getting off at California and Laurel. Walk one block north and you’re there! Remember, with all consignment shopping, it is hit or miss. Stores do not guarantee stock so if you see something you love, seize the day, and if you don’t, keep coming back!
The Designer Consigner
3525 Sacramento Street
San Francisco 94118
3464 Sacramento Street
San Francisco 94118
What are some of your favorite local consignment shops? Happy shopping!