The 8 Places San Francisco Girls Love to Shop

It's been close to four years since I left San Francisco and made the cross-country trek to a shoebox-size apartment in NYC. Even though it's been a while, I still miss the shopping in San Francisco. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great stores here in New York, but there's something unexpected about San Francisco's take on relaxed California style that sends me back to my favorite shops every time I'm back in town.

But as I can no longer claim to be local, I figured it was about time to revisit where the city's coolest girls are currently shopping. Below are eight stores that offer up some of the best shopping in San Francisco. So if you're planning a trip to the Bay Area in the coming months, you'll want to add these shops to your to-do list (along with a visit to Bi-Rite for ice cream, of course).

Read on to check out SF's coolest clothing shops.