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- The new United terminal at SFO offers plenty of gift options, including the small-batch olive oils from McEvoy Ranch; all photos by Brendan Cooney
- The first store at the front of the terminal is TechShowcase, an airport staple for last-minute tech needs.
- Check out the interactive exhibits at TechShowcase to test new products before taking the plunge.
- Next door to TechShowcase is XpresSpa.
- XpresSpa offers services that include massages, nail care, skincare, and waxing. Be sure to book ahead to ensure an appointment before boarding.
- The Marilla Chocolate Company has rented retail space at SFO for nearly 30 years.
- Although chocolates may star in the store's name, Marilla Chocolate Company offers a selection of children's gifts and bags and luggage that outshine the sweets.
- Berkeley's Collector Art Shop occupies half of the pop-up space in front of Gate 69.
- Find jewelry, prints, and other collectibles at Collector Art Shop that are nicely sized to add into your carry-on.
- McEvoy Ranch occupies the other half of the pop-up space.
- No need to worry about checking these liquids by buying the McEvoy Ranch olive oils and the lotions in the terminal (and past security).
- If all else fails, there's a See's Candies stand at Gate 68.
- The final stop, Skyline News at Gate 67 offers last-minute reading materials and chewing gum for the long flight ahead.
SFO's new Terminal 3 (aka the United Terminal) opens to the public tomorrow. But on Saturday, we took a sneak peek at the new space and all the retail goodness that it holds. Although the majority of the stores are standard SFO fare (like TechShowcase, XpresSpa, and Skyline News), the pop-up space's two stores pack a strong punch of local flavor. The art and the collectibles at the Collector Art Shop are easy to add to carry-ons (and definitely don't scream "last-minute, airport gift). And the oils and lotions from McEvoy Ranch are the same as the ones at the store's Ferry Building locations—but without the fuss of having to pass the liquids through security. These pop-ups change out in
six months a year, but the space will always play host to local businesses. Now, there's no excuse to board a United flight without a few mementos to remind you of where you've left your heart.
· SFO's New Terminal 3 Will Host Local Pop-Up Shops [Racked SF]
· SFO's 13 Best Spots for Fashion and Beauty Pre-Flight Fixes [Racked SF]
· SFO [Official Site]