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Full Price for Designer Labels? Not at These San Francisco Shops

Lately, it’s begun to seem that now, perhaps more than ever, paying full price is oh-so-passé. Not only are online sample sale sites in full bloom (the most recent notable newcomer being Swirl), but there are also oodles of daily deals sites cropping up everywhere we look. Be that as it may, discounts on designer merch need not only take place online. There are alternatives. Lest you forget that one can, in fact, find discounted designer labels and actually try them on before purchasing, we’re here with four local destinations for scoring designer labels for less:

New in Cow Hollow: Conifer Opens

A brand new reason to come out of the woods and go shopping in Cow Hollow comes in the form of Conifer, a cozy little shop just up the hill on Webster Street from Union in the space previously home to Great Overland Books. 

The first retail venture from former longtime Built By Wendy employee Amy Mautz, who returned to San Francisco in 2008 to open the indie label’s now-shuttered Mission boutique after several years in the Big Apple, the shop focuses on the smaller New York labels she fell in love with while living on the East Coast.

“I’ve always wanted to have my own store, and I knew that was going to happen one day,” says Mautz.

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