The Other Shop
327 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 621-5424Add Hours
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11/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
A favorite browsing spot on the way to Comic Experience, Other Shop II is like your clean and neat Uncle Buck's basement. His stash of old Playboy mags would be filed by centerfold hair color; his rabbit foot keychain collection sorted by size and color and displayed proudly on a cleverly designed hook-and-eye pegboard.
During a recent visit I fell in love with locally designed handmade pillows and whimsical stuffed animals made of patterned vintage fabrics and scored a ring I suspect was made by a designer I've always admired. Once for a friend's funky wedding I found a terrific vintage dress in a great print with swell buttons and a soft sateen finish for only $30--an incredible bargain. I am *always* surprised by the nice low price tags...I'm usually a good guesser and I'm always high when it comes to guessing here!
My most special purchase was a set of black faceted lucky pearls...only $45 and I got the job without resorting to a boring standard creme strand! It's become my most favourite necklace--both professional and unique. Whomever does the jewelry cases up front in this store truly has a good eye for the unique and fabulous.
Indulge in a leisurely stroll: this fine neighborhood shop offers a lively walk down Memory Lane with enough variety to suit even the most curmudgeonly and reluctant shopping partner.