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October 16, 2017

11 Places to Shop Luxury Retail in Union Square

Union Square is where both visitors and locals flock for luxury retail. Within a few blocks, you can find dozens of famous brands, including Brooks BrothersCarolina HerreraTiffany’s and more.

Union Square is in the heart of San Francisco. It's the perfect place to spend a day shopping or a night out. With nearly as many restaurants as there are stores, you’ll find just the spot to recharge your batteries before heading back out to the shops.

Shopping in Union Square

Macy’s (170 O'Farrell St.)
One of the most iconic stores in the United States, Macy’s has been around since the 1800s. Shoppers will find just about everything, from clothing to housewares to gifts, at this O’Farrell Street location. When you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can find sustenance at one of the many restaurants, cafes, and bars located right inside the store. Don't forget to visit our friendly, helpful San Francisco Travel staff at the Macy's location of our Visitor Information Center.

Neiman Marcus (150 Stockton St.)
Neiman Marcus is a luxury department store. You’ll find everything you’ll need to stay classy, including shoes, men’s and women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories. They carry high-end brands, such as Tory Burch, Yves Saint Laurent and Michael Kors. When you need a break, you can head to the Rotunda for a luxurious lunch; or, if you just need a snack, the Fresh Market has an offering of light salads and sandwiches.

Saks Fifth Avenue (384 Post St.)
Though technically not on Fifth Avenue, this Saks still lives up to its flagship parent store in New York City. You’ll find menswear, women’s fashion, a beauty counter, handbags, accessories and jewelry here.

Gump's (135 Post St.)
A San Francisco institution, Gump's is where you can find gorgeous Asian and Asian-inspired art, jewelry, and antiques. Explore both floors of this one-of-a-kind store that has been open to visitors for over 150 years!

Apple Store (300 Post St.)
No one could possibly live without the newest iPhone. Thanks to this convenient location of the world-famous consumer electronics manufacturer (and Bay Area original!), you won’t have to miss out. You can spend hours browsing new technology in this mammoth steel and glass structure.

Bloomingdale’s (845 Market St.)
You can’t go wrong shopping at Bloomingdale’s. This famed department store offers several floors of high-end shopping for both men and women. Take a coffee break at the Nespresso Boutique to enjoy all your favorite flavored coffee pods.

Louis Vuitton (233 Geary St.)
Louis Vuitton is such an icon, it hardly needs an introduction. Find all your favorite wallets, handbags, and luggage pieces at the Geary Street location, all crafted from Louis’ famous leather, stamped with the iconic LV print.

Nordstrom (865 Market St.)
Union Square boasts the second-largest Nordstrom store in the United States. You can find everything from women’s and men’s clothing to designer bags and shoes. If you need a break, head to the Café Bistro, one of Nordstrom’s iconic restaurant branches. When you need a little pick-me-up, the Espresso Bar is just the spot for a shot (or two).

Valentino (105 Grant Ave.)
You can never own too many handbags. Valentino on Grant Avenue will ensure your collection is fully stocked. While you’re here, check out a pair of pumps, too. Valentino also specializes in menswear and women’s fashion.

Jimmy Choo (166 Geary St.)
San Francisco is a walkable city, so why not treat your feet? The Union Square Jimmy Choo location offers dozens of ballet flats, stilettos and platform heels.

Barney's New York (77 O'Farrell St.)
When it comes to high-end retail, Barney's should be at the top of everyone’s must-shop list. You’ll find handbags, jewelry, accessories, beauty counters, women’s fashion and menswear here. Personal shoppers are always nearby in case you need some inspiration or assistance. They also offer a concierge, should you need tickets to the ballet, restaurant reservations or a personal driver. 

How to Get to Union Square

Take the Powell/Hyde or Powell/Mason cable cars to Powell and Market Streets, or take BART to the Powell Street station. 

Upcoming Holiday Events

Union Square will have plenty of holiday events for visitors to enjoy. Bookmark our Holiday microsite and check back soon for updates about all the lovely seasonal events coming to San Francisco.

Hotels in Union Square

If your true purpose in San Francisco is to shop until you drop, you might want to stay in Union Square. Check out one of the many luxury hotels in the neighborhood for easy access to shopping, restaurants and events.

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