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The Best Places to Shop in SF in 2015

Where to go for Victorian gems, gourmet pet chow, Japanese denim, small-batch whiskey, and indestructible camp gear.

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Accessories

Eyewear: Jins
151 Powell St. (Near O’Farrell St.), 844-391-2400
If there’s anything San Francisco salivates over more than local design, it’s Japanese design. So Jins—the Warby Parker of Japan—chose the ideal city in which to launch its first U.S. boutique. the company preaches eyewear as an interchangeable accessory, one designed to be swapped out according to your mood and outfit. The 4,900-square-foot store displays 1,200 acetate and titanium frames—plus sunglasses—for just $60 to $120 a pair. Once you select your specs, they’re placed on a conveyor belt and fed into the belly of Kanna, a lens-etching robot that spits out prescription glasses in 30 minutes or less.
Runner-Up: Warby Parker

Gifts: Park Life
220 Clement St. (Near 3rd Ave.), 415-386-7275
A combination gallery, bookshop, toy store, and design boutique, Park Life is stuffed with easy, clever gifts for any age—from dainty Mociun jewelry to mod Japanese toys. Most shoppers congregate around the hulking central table, piled high with cookbooks and glossy art, design, and photography tomes. In back, you’ll find limited-edition one-offs and prints by artists like David Shrigley, Chris Johanson, and Tucker Nichols.
Runner-Up: Rare Device

Hats: Goorin Bros.
1446 Haight St. (Near Masonic St.), 415-436-9450
Family-run and S.F.-based since 1949, Goorin Bros. isn’t some trend-chasing, fedora-wearing hipster—it’s the real deal. The shelves are lined with bowlers, top hats, cadets, panamas, cloches, sun hats, and more ($25 to $200), and the Heritage collection is all made in the United States. Placards beside the toppers list historical and fit notes (“as Sinatra said, angle is attitude”; “the cloche should kiss the neck and angle over the eyes”)—though the dapper staff are also quick to offer friendly suggestions. Gussy up your headwear at the bar with a feather or a pin.
Runner-Up: Paul’s Hat Shop

Jewelry: Metier
546 Laguna St. (Near Hayes St.), 415-590-2998
For one-of-a-kind vintage rarities, duck into Metier, a literal jewel box in Hayes Valley. Co-owners Sheri Evans and Trina Papini have employed the same antique dealer for 20 years and specialize in estate jewelry from the Georgian and Victorian periods. The stash of lockets, earrings, pins, bracelets, and rings glints from three cases (this shop’s particularly beloved by alt-brides), where, in addition to the antiques, you’ll find select contemporary designs by Arielle de Pinto, Rebecca Overmann, Kathleen Whitaker, Gillian Conroy, and Variance Objects (from $50).
Runner-Up: Reliquary

Sex Toys: Good Vibrations
603 Valencia St. (Near 17th St.), 415-503-9522
Good Vibrations provides a more comfortable and straightforward shopping experience than most designer boutiques—which is saying something, considering this mini-chain sells floggers and anal plugs. Though the grande dame of sex shops has been a mainstay since the ‘70s, it’s evolved comfortably into the 21st century. The store is well lit, orderly, and easy to navigate, with a selection that runs from vibrators and dildos to packers, beads, and BDSM accessories. The low-key staff are knowledgeable but unobtrusive, available to answer questions or offer assistance with, say, trying on that harness. Almost every toy has a display model, so you can test it out—well, in your hand, at least.
Runner-Up: Rock Hard

 

Clothing

Men’s Shoes: Unionmade
493 Sanchez St. (Near 18tH St.), 415-861-3373
If you’re willing to splurge, you’ll find kicks here for every sartorial clique: preppy Quoddy boat shoes, rustic Red Wing and Wolverine boots, wedding-ready oxfords and monk straps, and casual espadrilles and canvas sneakers. You can’t go wrong with the made-to-last Alden x Unionmade collection (from $300), which complements everything from jeans to suits.
Runner-up: Beneduci Shoemakers

Button-Downs: Taylor Stitch
383 Valecnia St. (Near 15th St.), 415-621-2231
Enough with the J.Crew gingham. Taylor Stitch takes the guesswork out of shirting, creating versatile, wear-everywhere button-downs that range from the classic white oxford to rugged utility shirts. The slim, tailored fit—which nixes billowing arms and untucked tails—is the cumulative effect of hundreds of measurements of non-models. Choose from small-batch off-the-rack styles ($98) or have a custom shirt made by Mel Gambert Bespoke, one of the oldest shirtmakers in the country, from the wall of European and Japanese fabrics ($150 to $225).
Runner-up: Trumaker

Suits: Alton Lane
499 Jackson St. (Near Montgomery St.), 888-800-8616
Finally, a made-to-measure showroom that manages to blend the old and the new without skewing cheap or gimmicky. Dapper showroom managers Erik Gavrilov and Ryan Devens (formerly of Dior Homme and Taylor Stitch, respectively) assess your style over a Scotch before guiding you into the 3-D scanner, which digitally maps your posture and build. Then they’ll take upwards of 15 measurements by hand. Both determinations factor into your final suit, custom made with fabrics from Scabal, Dormeuil, Ariston, and more ($595 to $3,000; four to six weeks).
Runner-Up: Beckett & Robb

Menswear: Welcome Stranger
460 Gough St. (Near Ivy St.), 415-864-2079
These are clothes for the guy who wants to look put-together, but not like he’s trying (even though he is). The shop is an urban-rustic mash-up, where a distressed leather sofa faces a taxidermy deer and beanie-clad clerks nod in greeting. It’s a store where you can build a grown-up wardrobe from the ground up: work-to-weekend boots, dark jeans, light-weight jackets, tailored button-downs, and leather accessories. Welcome Stranger’s own in-house label is a smart place to start, offering shirts for $50 to $150 apiece.
Runner-Up: Unionmade

Men’s Tees: Marine Layer
2209 Chestnut St. (Near Pierce St.), 415-346-2400
Behold: definitive proof that a t-shirt doesn’t have to look schlubby. Marine Layer’s tees are flattering, durable, and ridiculously soft, woven from a blend of pima cotton and micro-modal, a silky fabric made from recycled beech wood. (Request a free swatch online.) V-neck and crewneck styles come in dozens of colors and exacting sizes—the “Marge,” for example, caters to those hovering between a medium and a large. And at just $39 apiece (or $100 for 3), they’re the antidote to egregiously overpriced designer tees. Spring for the trio: girlfriend appropriation is inevitable.
Runner-Up: Mollusk Surf Shop

Ready-to-Wear: Rand + Statler
425 Hayes St. (Near Gough St.), 415-634-0881
NorCal boho, this is not. It’s a trove of styled-out citywear, including menswear-inspired button-downs, boxy Alexander Wang bags, dresses by the likes of Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, and Carven, and jeans by A.P.C. and Citizens of Humanity. The racks are loosely arranged—chunky knits, silky tanks, and leather jackets hang side by side—and central tables display wispy lingerie, leather boots, and contemporary jewelry by Pamela Love and Kathleen Whitaker.
Runner-Up: Acrimony

Women’s Tees: Kit & Ace
3108 FIllmore St. (Near Filbert St.), 844-548-6223
What is “technical cashmere,” you ask? It’s a feathery blend of cashmere, cotton, nylon, and elastane that you’ll never want to take off. Cocreated by Shannon and JJ Wilson (the wife and son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson), Kit & Ace’s technical cashmere tees come in a range of fits—from flowy scoop-necks to tailored three-quarter-sleeve styles (from $78)—in neutral shades of black, white, heather gray, and navy. Best of all, these machine-washable tops won’t languish in your hamper like the rest of your (non-technical) dry-clean-only cashmere.
Runner-Up: Micaela Greg

Vintage: Held Over
1543 Haight St. (Near Clayton St.), 415-864-0818
On a strip of Haight Street crowded with vintage stores, Held over is a unicorn: impeccably organized, discerningly stocked, and shockingly affordable. The racks are meticulously labeled, from coveralls and military jackets to disco tops and psychedelic ’60s dresses. The rarest finds—leather jackets, delicate gowns— hang overhead on the walls, but you’ll score plenty of gems among the racks, like a Mad Men–era dress and feathered coat for $125, a real rabbit-fur hat for $22, and pristine cashmere sweaters for $30. (Most items fall comfortably in the $30 to $40 range.) don’t miss the “Meat locker” in back—a sliver of a room that holds vintage suits, hats, vests, and blazers.
Runner-Up: Relic Vintage

Workout Wear: Athleta
2226 Fillmore St. (Near Clay St.), 415-345-8501
This Petaluma-based (and Gap-owned) company deftly caters to both serious athletes and those more concerned with how their backside looks in yoga pants. The breathable, quick-drying garb—made from odor-shielding fabrics embedded with natural silver salt—is packed with thoughtful features like built-in briefs, reflective accents, and subtle pockets for stashing keys and cash. and though Athleta’s tops, bottoms, and jackets come in dozens of silhouettes—including tall, plus, and maternity sizes—the company accepts returns for any reason, anytime.
Runner-Up: Lorna Jane 

Jeans: AB Fits
1519 Grant Ave. (Near Union St.), 415-982-5726
As one might expect from a man who personally owns 58 pairs of jeans, Howard Gee’s North Beach shop is a destination for high-end denim whose origins range from Japan to North Carolina (from $200). The shop stocks 38 denim brands in all, including Raleigh Denim, Big John, Matias, 3x1, Micah, and Rising Sun. Rather than loading you up with pants and abandoning you in a fitting room, the store clerks here are skilled at paring things down to a few styles that best fit your body type. The jeans come in tapered, straight, and slim-straight silhouettes for women and men (plus some skinnies for holdouts). In-store hemming is complientary.
Runner-Up: Self Edge

Women’s Shoes: Gimme Shoes
416 Hayes St. (at Gough St.), 415-864-0691
One of the first S.F. boutiques to stock European labels like Veronique Branquinho and Dries Van Noten, Gimme remains a go-to source for high-quality, statement-making shoes. the stash spans Tepetto ballet flats, ancient Greek sandals, Robert Clergerie and Paul Smith oxfords, Costume National wooden heels, and Fiorentini + Baker boots.
Runner-Up: Freda Salvador

Costumes: Piedmont Boutique
1452 Haight St. (Near Ashbury St.), 415-864-8075
If you only know Piedmont by the pair of giant fishnet-and heel-clad legs jutting over its Haight Street entrance, you’re missing out. But don’t take our word for it—trust the testament of the drag queens whose glamorous photos collage the walls of the fitting rooms. The store is a flashy, spangled universe stuffed with two-for-one hot pants, Elton John shades, feathered hairpieces, mustaches and wigs, dangly costume jewelry, tutus, wings, and bedazzled bikinis. (Custom clothing can be produced in as little as two days.) It’s a go-to stop before Burning Man, Bay to Breakers, Halloween, and...oh, c’mon—as if you needed a reason to dress up.
Runner-Up: Costumes on Haight

Dresses: Elizabeth Charles
2056 Fillmore St. (Near California St.), 415-440-2100
Aussie owner Elizabeth Charles fills her store with fashion-forward clothing in small quantities—so you won’t run into a clone at your next cocktail party. From simple, flowing silks to structured neoprene, the frocks here are runway-conscious but not overtly trendy. You’ll find an international coterie of designers, including Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Maison Kitsuné, Preen, Carven, and Megan Park. The prices are steep—from $550 for a Public School LBD to $1,600 for a red carpet–ready Cushnie et Ochs gown—but made for keeps.
Runner-Up: Acrimony

Outerwear: Triple Aught Design
660 22nd St. (Near 3rd St.), 415-318-8252
Triple aught is shorthand for a thousandth of an inch, which is the standard of precision used by this dogpatch-based company for its popular wilderness and military-style duds. Whether you’re dressing for a blustery bonfire on ocean Beach or a trek through the Sierras, these durable jackets—made in California from lightweight nylon-elastane fabric—protect you from the elements without weighing you down.
Runner-Up: Sports Basement

Swimwear: Waterlilies
3440 Sacramento St. (Near Walnut St.), 415-474-9200
Having racked up nearly 20 years in the bathing suit business, Waterlilies co-owners Megan Henderson and Amanda Peters know their way around a bikini. The pair handpick styles by designers from around the world, from Jean Paul Gaultier and Shan to up-and-comers like Australia’s Jets and Italy’s Leswim. Each suit packs subtle, curve-flattering details: a simple bikini top with taut yoking beneath the bustline, for example, becomes the answer to a D-cup-size woman’s prayers. Seamstress Renata Sottile is on call for custom fittings.
Runner-Up: Zoe Bikini

Knitwear: Loro Piana
212 Stockton St. (Near Geary St.), 415-593-3303
This may be the only company in the world that sells baby cashmere: wool sourced from kid goats in the Mongolian highlands that have been raised by a nomadic community of herders for decades. Each goat is shorn just one time for its cashmere, and it takes 19 of them to produce enough wool for a single sweater. All this to say, these are seriously luxurious pull-overs (from $1,150).
Runner-Up: Micaela Greg

Lingerie: La Perla
170 Geary St. (Near Stockton St.), 415-445-0108
The body-sculpting lingerie here is more akin to architecture than the standard underwire necessity, adorned with intricate details like handmade stretch lace panels, leather embellishments, and silk-wrapped boning. Sizing spans from A to E, and the staff are dilligently trained to provide a precise fit.
Runner-up: Alla Prima

Kids: Fiddlesticks
540 Hayes St. (Near Octavia St.), 415-565-0508
Rather than stocking garb fit for tiny Ivy leaguers, Fiddlesticks owner Elizabeth Leu understands that kids’ clothes should be fun. Her shop is filled with splashy graphics, poppy patterns, and bright hues by cool-kid brands like Pink Chicken, Tea, Appaman, and Egg—with colorful Velcro kicks to match. The assortment spans everything from PJs to swimwear, but the bulk of the merch focuses on easy tees and dresses.
Runner-Up: Giggle 

 

Home

Tile: Fireclay Tile
901 Brannan St. (Near 8th St.), 415-697-2044
This is the stuff of your subway-tiled dreams. The 28-year-old central California company opened its San Francisco showroom two years ago, ushering in an updated look, a handful of tech-savvy new hires, and a user-friendly website. The customizable glass, ceramic, and hand-painted tiles are made in the brand’s California factory from solar panels, replaced hotel toilets and tubs, and crushed quarry granite. And though the hand-made tiles are pricey (from $25 per square foot), the company offers complimentary samples, live-chat customer service, free digital renderings, and free shipping in less than a month.
Runner-Up: Heath Ceramics

Bedding: Erica Tanov
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Designer Erica Tanov is known for her breezy silk dresses, but she brings the same effortless style to her bedding line, launched in 2013. Her distinctive quilts, duvets, and pillow-cases translate the work of various artists: the wire sculptures of Emily Payne, the paintings and cut-paper art of Lena Wolff, and the photography of Tabitha Soren. And though the gorgeous designs look like living art, the super-soft fabrics—Italian-milled wool, hand-stitched quilts, alpaca throws—are made for snuggling.
Runner-Up: Nest

Garden Supplies: Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Ave. (Near Phelps St.), 415-626-7256
In place of stone Buddhas and kitschy pinwheels, you’ll find elaborate vertical gardens, Galanter & Jones heated outdoor furniture, and an old Ford with a succulent garden bursting from under its hood. This is a Ritual Coffee–serving, Sunset-style oasis staged for maximum inspiration, where citrus trees and flowering shrubs surround clearings arranged with neon Fermob patio furniture from France. Even those without yards are regulars.
Runner-Up: Flowercraft Garden Center

Pet Store: Pawtrero Hill Bathhouse and Feed Co.
199 Mississippi St. (at Mariposa St.), 415-882-7297
If Petco is the Safeway of pet shops, then Pawtrero is our Bi-rite, offering such canine and feline delicacies as quail nuggets, tripe, raw goat’s milk, and “banana peanut barker” frozen yogurt—plus dozens of varieties of all-natural pet chow. (Don’t miss the seasonally themed dog cookie case.) Hang a left at the ample toy section and you’ll find a sparkling self-serve bathing station equipped with extra-deep stainless steel tubs, an assortment of earthbath shampoos, towels, grooming tools, and waterproof aprons (for you). Don’t want to make the trek for your gourmet dog jerky? Pawtrero delivers.
Runner-Up: Noe Valley Pet Co.

Hardware Store: Cole Hardware
956 Cole St. (at Parnassus Ave.), 415-753-2653
The store’s relatively small size notwithstanding—no Home Depot–height ceilings here—Cole Hardware’s packed aisles lend the impression that every home improvement product in existence lies within 40 feet. Coolers, lanterns, power tools, paint, and plumbing fixtures are all arranged in orderly rows, and houseplants dangle from the ceiling. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive—you’ll be offered a friendly assist on your way in the door. And Cole also offers a Home repair referral Service, which puts you in touch with a local contractor for your home repair, maintenance, or remodel project.
Runner-Up: Brownies Hardware

Tableware: Heath Ceramics
2900 18th St. (at Alabama St.), 415-361-5552, ext. 13
While the brand has exploded in popularity since its 1948 founding, Heath’s focus remains the same: ceramic tableware and tiles painstakingly glazed by hand. The plates, bowls, mugs, and serving trays are instantly recognizable for their rich colors—from understated slate to glossy greens and blues—and made-to-last heft. New hues and collaborations are introduced regularly, like the intricately etched stoneware by Alabama clothing designer Natalie Chanin.
Runner-Up: Hudson Grace

Art Prints: Minted
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Imagine Etsy, without the crap. Since launching its art collection in 2012, this San Francisco–based site has grown to feature hundreds of independent artists and photographers from 43 countries. The wall art is crowdsourced, meaning that the site’s users vote to decide which new works will be manufactured and sold each month. (Winning artists receive a cash prize, plus 6 to 10 percent of sales.) The high-quality prints are available in a range of sizes—from 5 x 7 to 44 x 60—multiple color palettes, and various framing options. Best of all, there’s original art for every budget: Prices range from $20 to $470.
Runner-Up: Rare Device

Kitchen Supplies: Kamei Housewares and Restaurant Supply
525–547 Clement St. (Near 6tH Ave.), 415-666-3699
From the street, Kamei looks like just another Inner Richmond hardware store. In fact, it’s the holy grail of affordable kitchen gear. The assortment of dishes, glasses, cookware, electrics, and tools sprawls across two interconnected storefronts. There’s an endless aisle of white Sam & Squito bone china, rows of rice cookers, stacks of blenders, cases of Japanese knives, and racks of other slicing and dicing gadgets. (Like Matryoshka dolls, every vessel and utensil comes in a dozen sizes, ranging from studio-apartment tiny to restaurant industrial.) If you suspect that kamei doesn’t have what you’re looking for, chances are you just haven’t found it yet.
Runner-Up: The Wok Shop

Vintage: Building Resources
701 Amador St. (at Cargo Way), 415-285-7814
Sure, you can head to an art-directed vintage shop in the Mission or the Richmond—but you’d be losing out on the thrill of the hunt. Building resources is a mashup of the practical and the whimsical, where tiles, empty picture frames, and mismatched windowpanes meet salvaged chandeliers, hand-painted headboards, and by-the-pound barrels of beach glass and ceramic fragments. The treasures spill over into the lot outdoors, spanning lighting, tools, wooden furniture, and more.
Runner-Up: Mixed Nuts

Furniture: Zinc Details
1633 Fillmore St. (at Geary Blvd.), 415-776-2700
Though Zinc stocks the Italian, Scandinavian, and American giants—Kartell, Aessi, Normann Copenhagen, Knoll, and Iittala among them—it also showers love on local artists and designers, showcasing, for example, one-of- a-kind furniture pieces by students in the College of the Redwoods’ fine woodworking program. The assortment of decor, art, accessories, and furniture is expertly curated by owner Vas Kiniris, who buys with an eye for craftsmanship and quality.
Runner-Up: Dzine

 

Hobby

Outdoor Gear: REI 
840 Brannan St. (at 8th St.), 415-934-1938
When you’re going full wild, REI reigns supreme. There’s a reason it’s the first stop for hardcore athletes, burners, and backpackers alike: It’s expansively stocked and expertly staffed. Like any outdoorsman worth his salt, the 37,000-square-foot mega-store is prepared for everything, from earthquakes to gran fondos to backcountry skiing. Apart from the gear, REI provides bike tune-ups and repairs; ski and snowboard maintenance; and tent, camp stove, backpack, and snowshoe rentals.
Runner-Up: Alite

Beer: City Beer Store
1168 Folsom St., Ste. 101 (Near 8th St.), 415-503-1033
You’ll never be able to drink your way through the hundreds of beers chilling in City Beer Store’s frosty, glass-fronted refrigerators—but you can try. Each fridge is organized by style—from fruit-infused IPas and rare sours to whiskey barrel–aged porters—and represents breweries from across the country. You can mix and match an assortment of bottles and cans or sample from the six rotating taps. Take your hopped-up spoils to go or belly up to the horseshoe bar for a $1 to $3 corkage fee.
Runner-Up: Ales Unlimited

Toys: Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids
766 Valencia St. (Near 19th St.), 415-252-9990
This is as close to holistic as a toy store gets—there are typically as many grown-ups giggling among the shelves as tots. You’ll find toys and games relating to biology, art, music, math, architecture, cooking, physics...and good old-fashioned dress-up. The assortment includes new spins on tactile classics, like puzzles and Play Dough, as well as modern-day hits like a human-anatomy coloring book, Keith Haring dominoes, and fuzzy, mohair-knit animal dissection models with wool-felt organs tucked inside. There’s not a Barbie in sight.
Runner-Up: Fiddlesticks

Running Shoes: Fleet Feet Sports
2076 Chestnut St. (Near Mallorca Way), 415-921-7188
Fleet Feet’s staff members have that younger-than-their-years, spindly look of hardcore runners. They’ll typically spend around 30 minutes with new clients, talking through goals, taking measurements, and performing thorough walking and jogging evaluations. They’ll muse over arch support, shock absorption, pronation, and cushioning. (Are you more of a gel or a foam type? They’ll find out.) Brands include Nike, Adidas, Asics, and Brooks. Best of all, the shoes can be returned within 60 days of purchase, regardless of condition.
Runner-Up: A Runner’s Mind

Bookstore: Green Apple Books
506 Clement St. (Near 6th Ave.), 415-387-2272
Like its dusty wares, Green Apple isn’t flashy or new—the vintage masks that overlook the racks have been there for nearly 40 years—but the discerning mix of used books is unparalleled. Volumes on art, politics, philosophy, spirituality, sex, and cooking mingle in the original shop; three doors down, in the annex, you’ll find new and used fiction, comics, CDs, and records. And though Green Apple opened a sister store in the Inner Sunset last summer, a loyal contingent of e-reader-snubbing regulars still prefer the skylights and handwritten staff picks at the original.
Runner-Up: The Booksmith

Wine: K&L Wine Merchants
638 4th St. (Near Brannan St.), 800-437-7421
Staffed by hardcore quaffers and stocked by country, region, and varietal, k&l has earned a loyal clientele of regulars. Some come for the regular tastings ($20), which often span up to 15 bottles; others drop in to pick up the thoughtful (free!) in-store newsletter. And though the 10-foot-tall wooden wine racks circling the perimeter of the shop cater to serious wine lovers, highlighted staff recommendations pop up on $15 bottles as frequently as on higher-end vintages.
Runner-Up: D&M Wine & Liquor Company

Spirits: Cask
17 3rd St. (Near Market St.), 415-424-4844
You know you’re in a serious liquor store when even the interior resembles a barrel, down to the slatted wood ceiling and bourbon-hued teardrop light fixtures. The shop sells a boatload of craft booze—mezcal, gin, brandy, and tequila—but the specialty here is whiskey. You’ll find rare bottles from the expected hubs—Japan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and all parts of Scotland—as well as offbeat brown spirits from Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Germany. Head to the back of the shop for all the tools you need to legitimize your at-home bar, from swizzle sticks to bitters.
Runner-Up: Wingtip

Magazines: Juicy News
2181 Union St. (Near Fillmore St.), 415-441-3051
For print devotees, Juicy News is the boutique of glossies. International and national titles line the blond-wood shelves, from fashion and shelter porn to soccer and poetry, alongside Rizzoli coffee-table books and letterpress cards. You’ll find all the obvious far-flung editions—Vogue India, Australia, France, and Japan; Brit titles galore—as well as niche pubs, like Lampoon, Garage, Hercules Universal, and Monrowe. Owner Mo Salimi doesn’t dally: Monthly titles arrive promptly and hit the shelves the day they come in.
Runner-Up: Smoke Signals

 

Originally published in the July issue of San Francisco

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