Dept stores

Most famous:



A myth! For you to know, in NY, Macy's is behind the Thanksgiving Day Parade (with the giant inflatables, since 1924) or even the 4th of July fireworks since 1976. A myth... we told you!

Mid to high range.

Don't forget your foreign passport to get the tax refund. Check the special discounts events (President's day, Memorial day...) Can really worth it!


@ Union Square… 2 locations, the men store being separated from the main one. And on the top floor of the flagship store, a restaurant, a restaurant ... Cheesecake Factory... for the terrasse and for the view.

170 O’Farrel

Stonestown Galleria

The website




Another myth. Rachel's store in Friends...

The brown bags, small, medium or large were close to become it bags a few years ago.

The Market store is super attractive with the mall all around. Rainy days...

845 Market – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

The website



Saks 5th av.

Each department store has its own corner... Search for the red star on the rooftop.

384 Post (NW corner)

220 Post (Men’s store)

The website



Neiman Marcus

The store is super nice and pleasant. It does embody some kind of chic and sophistication.

2 restaurants in the Union Square store: The Rotunda (quite elegant) and the Freshmarket (supposedly more casual). A lunch with a view.

150 Stockton (angle SE de Union Square)

The website



Pretty fancy brands. Rather medium to high range.

865 Market

Stonestown Galleria

 The website



Furniture, jewelry, linens, tableware...

Actually, the store looks like a large wedding registry.

135 Post Street

The website




Rather  chic and sophistiated.

77 O’Farrell

The website




Discount stores


Saks Off 5th

The brand new one in San Francisco. The very chic department store opens a more affordable version. Grand opeing is scheduled for May 28, 2015 with plenty (like a lot!) of things to win (gift cards, shoes, wardrobe...)

901 Market Street

Grand opening starting at 10am on May 28, 2015.


Ross Dress for Less

No online store.

Their claim: 20 to 60% off department store prices!

Some good bargains

799 Market

2300 16th street

1545 Sloat

5200 Geary




Supposedly  fancier.

No online store either, but the website lokks quite appealing.

''In the know'' = current flagship items with the instore prices.

''Les shopportunities'' = Interactive and dynamic network aiming at pointing up items that other customers found. Display the pictures of their steals. 

760 Market Street



Nordstrom Rack

High range brands, even sometimes "haute couture".

You need to go there quite often and to be in the mood of searching and digging.

Large shoeracks and shelves on the second floor.

Real good bargains to get.

555 Ninth street -- Trader Joe's - Bed Bath and Beyond




The it store for designer fashion.

Their claim: 30 to 65% off dept stores prices.

Pretty fancy brands.

That kind of shopping requires some skill and patience.

The ultimate goal being the satisfaction to casually wander around town with a Marc Jacobs bag, Chloe boots and the super fancy jeans.

The famous 222 Sutter Street store has closed now. You can still shop online.




Same company as Marshall's.

Here Maxxinistas (from  fashionistas) correspond to the Shoppportunities de Marshall’s.

855 Harrisson Street