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Whether you are a comic book collector, or a casual comic book reader, you will find a visit to Isotope worth your while. Anyone living in Hayes Valley who likes comics and graphic fiction, knows this place, and that is not just for its impressive collection of books, though it is very commendable. This lounge-cum-comic-book-store brings the best of both together to create a unique gallery-cum-reading-room kind of place, where customers can lounge around on the leather sofas while reading a book or two, or attend a live event featuring known names in the comic books business. What's more, you can tag along your furry four-legged friend to partake in this experience, since Isotope welcomes dogs.
This bright and cheerful spot has a range of clothing for children. Specializing in cotton clothes, the store sells colorful outfits for infants and young children. In addition, the store sells a variety of jewelry and clothing accessories. Often, the store has a sidewalk sale with discounted items, but do not wait. Let the personable sales staff help you find whatever you need for the kids in your life.
Wishbone sells great merchandise ranging from flashing disco bracelets and potato-powered toy guns to Paul Frank handbags and handmade baby hats. Its storeroom-sized floor is filled with modern pop culture goodies like Nick & Nora flannel pajamas, Lego gift sets, Cosmic Girls tees, Willy Wonka chocolate bars, sushi candles, Demeter colognes, Doggie Diner magnets, just to name a few. It is fun to shop here because there is so much to look at. You will find fabulous gifts and unique treats for yourself.
With a small video arcade, this store is not just for gamers and comic book buffs. Browse new and classic issues of contemporary and collectible comic books from today and the golden era of comic legendary. You will find all your favorite heroes and villains from Spiderman and the X-Men to the Joker and Lex Luthor. You will also find lots of collectible trading cards, Japanese animation, action figures from TV, movies and comics and more.
Don't leave San Francisco without a stroll through this legendary square nearby Fisherman's Wharf, which is named after San Francisco's original chocolate-maker. There is a bakery and several restaurants and, of course, there's the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop where you can savor the deliciousness of the old-fashioned Ghirardelli sundae or buy some sweet goodies to bring back. Take some time and visit the art galleries, gift and specialty stores, and shoe and clothing shops.
Ambassador Toys serves as an ambassador to a worldly selection of fabulous toys. Little girls and their mothers will drool over the collection of beautiful porcelain dolls. Little kids will love playing with their favorite characters from Disney, Sesame Street, and Warner Bros. There are toys for kids with all kinds of interests, from science to fairies. There are the usual staples, too, such as tea sets and dump trucks. Gift-wrapping and shipping are available.
Dottie Doolittle is a large boutique that sells a wide variety of American and European manufactured garments for children with sizing beginning from infants through size 12 for boys and size 16 for girls. Clothing for every occasion, whether it be a holiday party dress or after school play clothes is available. Stock up on imported baby sleepers for expecting parents. The store offers a baby registry for expectant families and parents can now purchase their adorable finds directly online.
Do not let the small size of this store fool you, there are hundreds of different kinds of kites here. Some like the soaring Bugs Bunny, are not what you'd call traditionally Asian, but look around. The very traditional goldfish, dragons, and butterflies in vibrant colors are sold at economical prices depending on the size. Some ultra-modern, aerodynamic wonders are also available, including spirals that trail for several feet. A good selection of kite-strings and spools is also available.