"Union Square Shopping" Union Square Tip by madamx
Union Square, San Francisco: 23 reviews and 41 photos
The area around Union Square is a shopping paradise; there is something for everyone, from middle of the road (Macy's) to high-end (Neiman Marcus and Saks' Fifth Avenue) and everything in between and beyond. The Banana Republic store is so huge I literally got lost trying to find the fitting room -- and that's just the women's section. For shoe lovers, don't miss out on the large DSW shoes -- even I found shoes to buy and I am hard to fit. Also, if you're looking for the cool and unusual in the shoe department, make a stop at Camper. Stock up on your beauty needs at Sephora. Looking for bon bons to eat in bed? make a chocolate run to Teuscher; the whimsical wrapping and boxes make them worth the high price. You can go boho chic at Anthropologie (on Market St.) and Urban Outfitters (Powell St.)
On Maiden Lane, which is a narrow, quaint, shopping street, you can find very high end merchandise such as Sur la Table (for all your kitchen needs) or TSE (cashmere clothing) or Chanel.
I shopped for a couple of days straight and still didn't see all the stores. Maybe because I spent too much time trying on shoes at DSW?
If you're hungry you can refuel at the Cheesecake Factory on top of Macy's -- however go very early or very late for dinner as the crowds can get insane.
Directions: Union Square is bordered by Stockton, Geary, Post, and Powell Streets. You can wander at your heart's content and find shopping on surrounding streets.
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