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We've bid adieu to 2013 and we've newly rung in 2014. It's that time of year for reflection and hope for the future, so, like last year, we asked local fashion gurus—stylists, PR mavens, bloggers—to weigh in on what they loved in 2013, and what they're looking forward to for the coming year. We've covered favorite stores to shop in 2013, and best retail newcomers, and here, they answer: "What was the best San Francisco shopping neighborhood of 2013?"
The new Alternative Apparel in Hayes Valley; photo by Patricia Chang
Heidi Ware, fashion director at eBay: "Fillmore is fast becoming a favorite neighborhood for shopping. I love Curve and Elizabeth Charles and Nars."
Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34: "Hayes Valley is strong with Fillmore gaining!"
Natalie Goel of Like Fresh Laundry: "Sacramento Street, Pac Heights"
Tammy Eckenswiller, stylist: "Jackson Square"
Lauren Podoll, co-founder of The Podolls: "Besides Burlingame for obvious reasons, I also love the Marin Country Mart for delicious food, curated shops and plenty of space for our toddler to run around."
Melissa Davis, founder of Ruby Press and author of upcoming (spring 2014) book This is Oakland: A Guide to the City's Most Interesting Places: "Oakland's Temescal keeps evolving and growing..."
Alexandra Bigley of SF Shop Girl: "Hayes Valley, of course! :)"