San Franciscans—with Dave Eggers’ McSweeny’s hawking tactile-immersion tomes and a DIY everything culture pervading its environs—is a sweet spot for people with a lust for objects in a digital age. The Curiosity Shoppe sates that desire. A charming store on buzzing Valencia Street in the Mission District, this store sells hand-crafted jewelry, unusual and original artworks, special and delight-worthy papery, lovely old books from bygone years, and a swell selection of nicely-edited vintage finds all arranged in the manner of a high-concept art gallery.
It’s both too good to be true and also right before your very eyes. The Curiosity Shoppe makes the world a special place, endowing it with charming, little dreams and whimsical dashes of glory. Are you curious?