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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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1. Barneys New York

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77 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 268-3500
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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.

2. Neiman Marcus

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150 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-3900
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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.

3. Shreve & Co

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200 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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?

4. Chanel Boutique

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156 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 981-1550
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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.

5. Wilkes Bashford

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375 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
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.

6. Giorgio Armani

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278 Post St.
San Francisco, CA
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?

7. Salvatore Ferragamo

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233 Geary St
San Francisco, CA
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.

8. Hermes

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125 Grant St
San Francisco, CA 94108
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!

9. Bulgari

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200 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 399-9141
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Make a dent in your fortune with some diamonds, Tubogas gold and complete your B.Zero1 collection.

10. Vera Wang

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180 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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.

11. Carrots

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843 Pacific St
San Francisco, CA 94133
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.

12. Elizabeth Charles

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2056 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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.

13. Union Street Goldsmith

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1909 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 776-8048
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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.

1. Barneys New York

77 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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.
77 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

2. Neiman Marcus

150 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
150 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Shreve & Co

200 Post St., San Francisco, CA
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?
200 Post St.
San Francisco, CA

4. Chanel Boutique

156 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.
156 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

5. Wilkes Bashford

375 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
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.
375 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA

6. Giorgio Armani

278 Post St., San Francisco, CA
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?
278 Post St.
San Francisco, CA

7. Salvatore Ferragamo

233 Geary St, San Francisco, CA
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.
233 Geary St
San Francisco, CA

8. Hermes

125 Grant St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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!
125 Grant St
San Francisco, CA 94108

9. Bulgari

200 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Make a dent in your fortune with some diamonds, Tubogas gold and complete your B.Zero1 collection.
200 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

10. Vera Wang

180 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.
180 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

11. Carrots

843 Pacific St, San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
843 Pacific St
San Francisco, CA 94133

12. Elizabeth Charles

2056 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
2056 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

13. Union Street Goldsmith

1909 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
1909 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123