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The Folsom Street Fair is almost here, and that means it's time to prepare your bondage looks for the world's biggest leather event. The festival is Sunday, September 27th, from 11am to 6pm on Folsom between 8th and13th Streets—so you only have a few days to get ready. Hit up one of the stores in our handy map, or wait until the weekend to shop over 200 fetish gear vendors at the fair. (Warning: Links on this map are mostly NSFW, so if you want to click during the day, consider decamping from the office to Wicked Grounds.)

The local consensus is that everyone needs to go to the Folsom Street Fair at least once; even if it's not your scene, it will give you the requisite tale to prove your SF street cred.

Have a favorite to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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1. Good Vibrations

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189 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 653-1364
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One of the newer outposts in this Bay Area chain, the Union Square location has a large apparel selection. Known for its approachable aesthetic, Good Vibrations is one of the least-skeevy sex shops where you can shop for kink kouture.
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2. Felicity's Fetiche

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1214 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
This stop is just for the ladies. While Felicity's bondage-themed options are limited, you can still find corsets and more scandalous lingerie options for the fair. More importantly, check out Foot Worship downstairs for your Folsom shoe needs.

3. Mr. S Leather & Mr. S Locker Room

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385 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-7764
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The best-known of the bunch, you can find everything from vests to thongs to harnesses…and more. Expect crowds before the Folsom Street Fair; this is the bondage mothership.

4. Leather Etc.

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1201 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-7558
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Another Folsom Street stop, Leather Etc. has a larger women's selection, and plenty of leather, pleather, and latex costumes and bondage gear for everyone.

5. Five & Diamond

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510 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 255-9747
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If you choose to cover up, Five & Diamond's leather pants, corsets and vests are the way to go. They're relatively modest (considering the festival) but definitely not prudish.

6. Chaps

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4057 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 863-1699
The Castro has no shortage of sex shops, but Chaps (with its Folsom-themed awning) will set you up with leather, too. Despite its location, both men and women rave about the service and selection here.
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7. New York Apparel

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1772 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 786-8076
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We first learned about NY Apparel from a burlesque dancer performing in a bondage club. If anyone would have ideas about where to shop for scandalous outfits, it would be her, right? This isn't a bondage shop, but women can find inexpensive, bondage-style clothes at this Haight Street store.

8. Leather Masters

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969 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
For the Silicon Valley crowd, Leather Masters has an extensive selection of BDSM gear and specializes in apparel. Before you hit the CalTrain back to the city, check out their selection of masks.

9. Sui Generis Consignment - Mens RTW

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2147 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 437-2231
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Look, we get it. When you think of dressing for a world-renowned bondage festival, shopping at an upscale consignment store isn't the first idea that comes to mind. But Sui Generis smartly curates high-end pieces that are appropriate for the annual bacchanalia.

10. H&M

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150 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(855) 466-7467
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Yes, we frequently site H&M as a solution to life's costuming woes. But think about it: leather —and that Hedi Slimane rocker look— are huge. And H&M produces budget-friendly options of big trends. At the very least, you can cobble together a passable, faux leather ensemble without dropping a fortune.

1. Good Vibrations

189 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Courtesy
One of the newer outposts in this Bay Area chain, the Union Square location has a large apparel selection. Known for its approachable aesthetic, Good Vibrations is one of the least-skeevy sex shops where you can shop for kink kouture.
189 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

2. Felicity's Fetiche

1214 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
This stop is just for the ladies. While Felicity's bondage-themed options are limited, you can still find corsets and more scandalous lingerie options for the fair. More importantly, check out Foot Worship downstairs for your Folsom shoe needs.
1214 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Mr. S Leather & Mr. S Locker Room

385 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The best-known of the bunch, you can find everything from vests to thongs to harnesses…and more. Expect crowds before the Folsom Street Fair; this is the bondage mothership.
385 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Leather Etc.

1201 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Another Folsom Street stop, Leather Etc. has a larger women's selection, and plenty of leather, pleather, and latex costumes and bondage gear for everyone.
1201 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Five & Diamond

510 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
If you choose to cover up, Five & Diamond's leather pants, corsets and vests are the way to go. They're relatively modest (considering the festival) but definitely not prudish.
510 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Chaps

4057 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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The Castro has no shortage of sex shops, but Chaps (with its Folsom-themed awning) will set you up with leather, too. Despite its location, both men and women rave about the service and selection here.
4057 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

7. New York Apparel

1772 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
We first learned about NY Apparel from a burlesque dancer performing in a bondage club. If anyone would have ideas about where to shop for scandalous outfits, it would be her, right? This isn't a bondage shop, but women can find inexpensive, bondage-style clothes at this Haight Street store.
1772 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

8. Leather Masters

969 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
For the Silicon Valley crowd, Leather Masters has an extensive selection of BDSM gear and specializes in apparel. Before you hit the CalTrain back to the city, check out their selection of masks.
969 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

9. Sui Generis Consignment - Mens RTW

2147 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Look, we get it. When you think of dressing for a world-renowned bondage festival, shopping at an upscale consignment store isn't the first idea that comes to mind. But Sui Generis smartly curates high-end pieces that are appropriate for the annual bacchanalia.
2147 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

10. H&M

150 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Yes, we frequently site H&M as a solution to life's costuming woes. But think about it: leather —and that Hedi Slimane rocker look— are huge. And H&M produces budget-friendly options of big trends. At the very least, you can cobble together a passable, faux leather ensemble without dropping a fortune.
150 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102