March 22, 2010

downtown shopping: shotwell

I’ve been meaning to check out Shotwell for a while now—I see their reusable shopping bags on many Mission girls so I figured it was worth a visit. My friend Monica and I stopped in on Saturday while we were doing some spring shopping downtown. Shotwell is on Grant Avenue right by Chinatown, a funny spot for an indie boutique but also conveniently located across the street from American Apparel so I imagine the two share customers. Union Square has always lacked interesting boutiques so it’s nice to see one thriving. The owners sold vintage clothes out of their apartment on Shotwell in the Mission before opening the store. They maintain the Mission feel with an edgy and unique assortment of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, many by local designers. The price point isn’t too steep and there’s a big sale section upstairs.  

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