Both of these shops are within an small indoor shopping area at 31 Sunnyside Avenue.
Weathered Nest #3, (415) 226-8336. This sweet little gift shop purveys antiques, tarted-up furniture, and accessories—think fragrant sachets, useful magnifying glasses, and maybe a vintage bird cage. It is a pleasure to browse, and I’ll be back for Christmas shopping.
Village Music #5 (415) 388-7400. Sat 12-5 & by appt. Some call this the best record store in the world. Record is the operative word, as there are no CDs here. Only things made from vinyl. You’ll find more than 500,000 78s, 45s, and 33 1/3s. Music royalty have mad the trek: Mick Jagger came in one day, followed by John Lee Hooker several days later. The owner now operates the tiny space as a hobby, and so has cut way back on hours.
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