Luxury shopping and San Francisco have always gone hand in hand, and these indie boutiques are among our favorites for boosting a fall wardrobe.
A sitting area inside Atelier Lan Jaenicke
Atelier Lan Jaenicke
Specializing in coats and jackets, Atelier Lan Jaenicke achieves a timeless look. Owner and designer Lan Jaenicke designs and constructs her pieces on-site at her atelier, making for a truly unique shopping experience. Her selection of tailored blazers, silk dresses and pleated wrap skirts as well as Repetto shoes, Cire Trudon candles and Santa Maria Novella apothecary products are what make the brand a San Francisco staple. 431 Jackson St.
The facade of HeidiSays
HeidiSays, located along Fillmore Street, is all about promoting new labels. Offering casual yet elevated designer selects, fashion-forward footwear and statement jewelry, the boutique’s racks are filled with selects from top brands like Ulla Johnson, Nili Lotan, Missoni and Vanessa Bruno. The team at HeidiSays prioritizes searching for garments that mix a West Coast look with the San Francisco edge. Whether patrons hunt for a cocktail dress or fine jewelry, they won’t leave empty-handed. 2426 Fillmore St.
MAC has been owned and operated for 40 years by the Ospital family, whose members travel to London, Japan and Paris each year to search for the most avant-garde looks of the season. MAC focuses on promoting Belgian and Japanese designers, including Commes des Garçons and Dries Van Noten. On its shelves, clients will find offerings such as asymmetrical denim jackets, checkered wool trousers and metallic floral dresses. Because the owners know just what their customers will love, it’s the go-to spot when searching for the best daring, edgy attire. 387 Grove St.
Inside Danielle’s chic brick-and-mortar; the racks inside dress.
Chic, feminine boutique Danielle is filled with premium pieces—from designer clothing to shoes and accessories—for all occasions. Owner Danielle Mawlaoui first opened the doors to her namesake store in 2003 when she realized the potential to open a women’s clothing store in one of the busiest spots in San Francisco. The shop focuses on spotlighting new names in slow fashion, as well as small-batch artisanal designers. From Velvet Phoebe and Hannoh Wessel to F Cashmere and Kristensen Du Nord, the styles at Danielle are boundless. 2278 Union St.
This luxe boutique offers customers a healthy balance of classic European fashion and up-and-coming labels. Dress’ style is described as edgy-meets-feminine, featuring timeless pieces from top contemporary designers. Shoppers can find perfectly tailored denim, delicate blouses, ethereal, covetworthy dresses and eye-catching jewelry from brands like RE/DONE and Rag & Bone. Be sure to check the store regularly, as the staff swaps the racks with new arrivals every month. 2271 Chestnut St.
Photography by: HEIDISAYS PHOTO BY HEIDI SABELHAUS; DANIELLE PHOTO BY DREW ALTIZER; PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS