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So you guys. The Pride parade this year? Now that DOMA has been struck down, there will be more glitter makeup, rainbow eyelashes, and neon wigs than have ever before gathered in one place. Pride is always an all-out celebration of acceptance and fabulousness, and this year it demands your finest flair more than ever. If you're digging through your costume trunk and finding you have nothing quite festive enough for the gayest event of the year, these local shops will get you suited up and ready to dance your way through the weekend.Robyn Hagan Cain


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1. Piedmont

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Haight St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 864-8075
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Sequined hotpants? Faux fur bustiers? Feathered everything? The shop, easily spottable thanks to the fishnet-clad legs dangling from the second-story window, can set you up with a fully-embellished Pride ensemble.

2. New York Apparel

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1772 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 751-8823
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While this Haight Street shop caters to the fetish crowd, it’s a solid bet for finding that critical pair of rainbow fishnets to finish off your outfit.

3. Mendels

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1556 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 621-1287
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For the DIY-ers out there, Mendel’s has an impressive array of wigs, masks, glitter, and paint. And over in the fabric section, you’ll find all the tulle you need to make a Pride-appropriate tutu.

4. Cliff's Variety

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479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431-5365
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If you want to hit the Castro for your Pride shopping, consider a stop by the 75-year-old Cliff’s Variety. This store always has a healthy selection of wigs and sparkly fabrics.

5. Foot Worship

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1214 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Foot Worship is the dancer-recommended (yes, that kind of dancer) spot for the Lucite stripper heels and dance wear. They even carry the Taylor Momsen-approved tip-jar shoes, in case you want to crowd-source funding for next year’s Pride outfit.

6. Fantastico

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559 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 982-0680
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Two words: Wig wall. Do you actually need to know anything else?

7. 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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Part leather shop, part sex shop, Mr. S. Leather is the go-to place for those who want to bring their bondage gear out in broad daylight.

8. Human Rights Campaign Store

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600 Castro St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 431-2200
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Maybe fake hair and sparkles aren’t your thing. Perhaps you want your outfit to be more policy than party. Head over to the Human Rights Campaign store to peruse equality-espousing apparel. All proceeds from your purchase will go to HRC’s fight for LGBT rights.

1. Piedmont

Haight St, San Francisco, CA
Sequined hotpants? Faux fur bustiers? Feathered everything? The shop, easily spottable thanks to the fishnet-clad legs dangling from the second-story window, can set you up with a fully-embellished Pride ensemble.
Haight St
San Francisco, CA

2. New York Apparel

1772 Haight St, San Francisco, CA
While this Haight Street shop caters to the fetish crowd, it’s a solid bet for finding that critical pair of rainbow fishnets to finish off your outfit.
1772 Haight St
San Francisco, CA

3. Mendels

1556 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
For the DIY-ers out there, Mendel’s has an impressive array of wigs, masks, glitter, and paint. And over in the fabric section, you’ll find all the tulle you need to make a Pride-appropriate tutu.
1556 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

4. Cliff's Variety

479 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
If you want to hit the Castro for your Pride shopping, consider a stop by the 75-year-old Cliff’s Variety. This store always has a healthy selection of wigs and sparkly fabrics.
479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

5. Foot Worship

1214 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Foot Worship is the dancer-recommended (yes, that kind of dancer) spot for the Lucite stripper heels and dance wear. They even carry the Taylor Momsen-approved tip-jar shoes, in case you want to crowd-source funding for next year’s Pride outfit.
1214 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Fantastico

559 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Two words: Wig wall. Do you actually need to know anything else?
559 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

7. Mr. S Leather & Mr. S Locker Room

385 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Part leather shop, part sex shop, Mr. S. Leather is the go-to place for those who want to bring their bondage gear out in broad daylight.
385 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Human Rights Campaign Store

600 Castro St, San Francisco, CA
Maybe fake hair and sparkles aren’t your thing. Perhaps you want your outfit to be more policy than party. Head over to the Human Rights Campaign store to peruse equality-espousing apparel. All proceeds from your purchase will go to HRC’s fight for LGBT rights.
600 Castro St
San Francisco, CA