Hayes Valley's integral men's boutique, Welcome Stranger, gives guys what they want, with fall options from Japanese designer Nanamica, Gant Rugger, Rag & Bone, and their own house line.
Where: 460 Gough St., near Grove St., 415-864-2079
What: Nanamica Windstopper Cycling Jacket $730
Carrots provides a luxe assortment of new arrivals, featuring versatile pieces by Helmut Lang, florescent knits from European line Dear, t-shirts by Italian designer Gilda Midani, and Parker Blue.
Where: 843 Montgomery St., near Pacific Ave., 415-834-9040
What: Helmut Lang Lucid Suede Trench $895
Acrimony and ACRE, sister boutiques located in Hayes Valley and Telegraph Hill, stock fall designs for both men and women by international designers like Minimarket, Wings + Horns, LD Tuttle, and Cheap Monday.
Where: Acrimony; 333 Hayes St., near Gough St., 415-861-1025--ACRE; 301 Union St., at Montgomery St., 415-875-9590
What: Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket $255
Nordstrom debuted their Topshop and Topman collections this week at the Westfield Centre, featuring affordable, well-tailored separates. The spotlight shines on a classic, but dynamic trench for women, and a tapered suit for men ($250).
Where: 865 Market St., near 5th St., 415-243-8500
What: Topshop A-Line Trench $158