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A New York Times Reporter's $100 SF 'Shopping Spree'

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New York Times writer Seth Kugel wanted to get a unique taste of San Francisco, so he decided to go on a shopping spree. The catch? His budget for three days of shopping was $100.

His most prized (and second most expensive) purchase is a vintage egg coddler from Cookin': Recycled Gourmet Appurtenances, a 35-year-old shop in Lower Haight. He scores a McDonald's McRib t-shirt at Clothes Contact, and a $24 Hugo Boss belt at Jeremy's. He hits up Cliff's Variety in the Castro for some Tom Selleck moustaches he hopes to use for a Halloween costume, and he encouters the the Tenderloin's Kayo Books, where he purchased some sleazy books "for a friend." He went over his budget by $6.
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