San Francisco is renowned for its high-quality vintage haul. A good way to get to know the famous Haight-Ashbury is to trawl its vintage stores (and the Mission District is also gold for old). Four stores to get you started are Static Vintage (, Goodwill (, Crossroads Trading Co ( and Painted Bird (1360 Valencia Street).


The birthplace of peace, love and counter-culture, Haight-Ashbury has long shed that mantle and is now home to great vintage stores, restaurants and shops of every description, making it a lively residential and commercial centre but still with areas of where people are only just scraping together a living.

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