I am not really a big fan of shopping when I go on trip but in China Town is a place called The Wok Shop. It's a shop that caters to people who love to cook. Kind of like William-Senoma but for Chinese cuisine.
See this picture. On the left, behind the tray, you may see foliage.
Actually, behind the foliage, and so hidden from the sight of people coming towards me, there was a mad man waiting for tourists to jupm out saying "Booohhh!!!" frightening them when they are close.
A small crowd was gathered there enjoying the unexpected show.
The funniest part has been that, a few moments later, a tourist approached the man from behind "booooohing" him. The mad got scared and upset for this!
The Bible says "don't do to someone else something you don't want somebody do to you" (or something like this, sorry).
At the end of the Fisherman's Wharf, westwards, you'll find a square that hosts a couple of interesting electronics shops, a stop of the cable car, the entrance of Ghiradelli Square (see another tip for this place) and most of all a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay.
Everything is enriched by the presence of this wonderful vessel anchored by the dock.
The San Francisco people definitely knows how to enrich their environment.
I told about this place already somewhere else in this page. In not so organized in mind today, sorry. It is saturday, it's raining, and I'm sleepy.
This is a side road of the Fisherman's Wharf, behind the well known Cannery.
Many shops are carved inside old buildings.
San Francisco inhabitants are well skilled in joining historical places and enjoyable activities. Good for them.
According to me, THIS is the place where to come to have some shopping in San Francisco.
A matter of opinion and preferences, obviously, you'll never find Fry's or Niketowns here, just small shops for tourists, but not only, selling goods of any kind.
Come here and spend your evening in a pleasant atmosphere.
So many little souvenirs to take back with you. Normally you find lots of tacky ones where ever you go, but I have to say I loved many of them hehehe and I am not fond of souvenirs, I normally prefer pics or pictures to bring back with me.
This one was on the way to Fisherman´s warf at Hyde Street.
Specialty clothing including original lingerie, hoserie, jewelry, costumes, wigs and much, much more---you have to see it---especially the outside legs-----
What to buy: anything dahling!
What to pay: medium
Chinatown shops are great for any of your needs. Housewares, clothing, jewlery, buddhist figures and everything in between. I even got a great t shirt for $1.88
What to pay: cheap to very expensive
Proving once again why San Francisco is the closest thing to a European city we could ever get in California!!
The Wharf is the place to find everything we need or we do not need, generally at a high price.
It is also the place of the restaurants , expecially the sea food.
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