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13 Places in San Francisco Where You Can Spend It All

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Here at Racked, we're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams (or at 80%-off sample sales). Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.


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If you had a kajillion dollars in the bank and you just wanted to say screw it and go live on an island in the Bahamas, where would you go to most efficiently achieve such a feat, and have quite a nice experience in the process? We're glad you asked.

Here are 13 shopping spots in San Francisco that will help you out. Even if you don't want to completely drain your funds, but would like to acquire some high quality, fancy clothes, jewelry and accessories, these are great places to start. They're the go-to shops for when you want your purchases to become heirlooms. Unsurprisingly, it's extremely easy to spend a fortune in the City by the Bay.

Shopping elsewhere? Check out our guides to the best luxury stores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.


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Barneys New York

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Balenciaga, Chloe, Nina Ricci, J Mendel, YSL, Givenchy, Celine, Rag & Bone, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, (shall we go on?) all under one roof, you'll have no trouble dropping mill or two in one visit. Celebrate your haul with more acquisitions in the expansive beauty department.

Neiman Marcus

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Burberry, Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, David Yurman—it's enough to please any whale. A trip to The Rotunda for a glass or three of Veuve and lobster bisque will provide sustenance for the next stop.

Shreve & Co

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It's the only place in SF where you can by Fred Leighton jewelry, and while you're at it, grab some Mikimoto pearls, a Harry Winston watch or two, and how about that Royal Asscher right-hand diamond you've been pining for?

Chanel Boutique

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Chanel San Francisco was recently redesigned by Peter Marino, and it couldn't be a better setting for dropping copious Benjamins. And you will have no trouble dropping a very many of them on the brand's signature suits, shoes, jewelry and perfume.

Wilkes Bashford

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Wilkes Bashford took over a seven-story townhouse when it reopened last year. With luxury brands for men and women plus customizations galore, your wealth is in good hands.

Giorgio Armani

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Classic, tailored, Italian, gorgeous, expensive—all the ingredients you need to spend it all. And isn't this the type of architecture where excess seems most welcome?

Salvatore Ferragamo

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If you're going to spend it all, you might as well acquire some of the prettiest leather in existence. And while you're at it get yourself an amazing dress.
Snatch up a few Birkins and a Kelly or two and it will be gone in no time. Still have some left over? Buy scarves for all of your friends, they make amazing gifts!

Bulgari

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Make a dent in your fortune with some diamonds, Tubogas gold and complete your B.Zero1 collection.

Vera Wang

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If the wedding didn't do the trick, a wedding dress from SF's spankin' new Vera Wang bridal shop in Union Square should finish things off.

Carrots

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If well-edited and wildly expensive is your thing, Carrots is your place. Carefully chosen Margiela, Wang, a'bout, Yigal Azrouel, Viktor & Rolf, Proenza Schouler and more await.

Elizabeth Charles

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You'll find your best friends—Balmain, Carven, Chloe, Cushnie et Ochs, Karl, and Kenzo—at this Fillmore shop. They're the type of friends who will be happy to help you drain that bank account.

Union Street Goldsmith

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All of the precious stone, gold, and platinum pieces at this Cow Hollow jeweler are designed and made on the premises. They make gorgeous stackable rings that you can pile up until the money's gone.

Barneys New York

Balenciaga, Chloe, Nina Ricci, J Mendel, YSL, Givenchy, Celine, Rag & Bone, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, (shall we go on?) all under one roof, you'll have no trouble dropping mill or two in one visit. Celebrate your haul with more acquisitions in the expansive beauty department.

Neiman Marcus

Burberry, Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, David Yurman—it's enough to please any whale. A trip to The Rotunda for a glass or three of Veuve and lobster bisque will provide sustenance for the next stop.

Shreve & Co

It's the only place in SF where you can by Fred Leighton jewelry, and while you're at it, grab some Mikimoto pearls, a Harry Winston watch or two, and how about that Royal Asscher right-hand diamond you've been pining for?

Chanel Boutique

Chanel San Francisco was recently redesigned by Peter Marino, and it couldn't be a better setting for dropping copious Benjamins. And you will have no trouble dropping a very many of them on the brand's signature suits, shoes, jewelry and perfume.

Wilkes Bashford

Wilkes Bashford took over a seven-story townhouse when it reopened last year. With luxury brands for men and women plus customizations galore, your wealth is in good hands.

Giorgio Armani

Classic, tailored, Italian, gorgeous, expensive—all the ingredients you need to spend it all. And isn't this the type of architecture where excess seems most welcome?

Salvatore Ferragamo

If you're going to spend it all, you might as well acquire some of the prettiest leather in existence. And while you're at it get yourself an amazing dress.

Hermes

Snatch up a few Birkins and a Kelly or two and it will be gone in no time. Still have some left over? Buy scarves for all of your friends, they make amazing gifts!

Bulgari

Make a dent in your fortune with some diamonds, Tubogas gold and complete your B.Zero1 collection.

Vera Wang

If the wedding didn't do the trick, a wedding dress from SF's spankin' new Vera Wang bridal shop in Union Square should finish things off.

Carrots

If well-edited and wildly expensive is your thing, Carrots is your place. Carefully chosen Margiela, Wang, a'bout, Yigal Azrouel, Viktor & Rolf, Proenza Schouler and more await.

Elizabeth Charles

You'll find your best friends—Balmain, Carven, Chloe, Cushnie et Ochs, Karl, and Kenzo—at this Fillmore shop. They're the type of friends who will be happy to help you drain that bank account.

Union Street Goldsmith

All of the precious stone, gold, and platinum pieces at this Cow Hollow jeweler are designed and made on the premises. They make gorgeous stackable rings that you can pile up until the money's gone.