spotted: general store.
by Leslie Santarina comment

9/10/14

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

hi—leslie from spotted sf here and i’m excited to share this california gem with you in my ongoing spotted series! the general store is among my favorites in san francisco and one of the highlights of my recent l.a. weekend was finally visiting its sunnier sister shop in venice.

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

spotted: general store / sfgirlbybay

creative couple, serena mitnik-miller and mason st. peter, opened the san francisco shop several years ago, then in 2012 added a second outpost in venice beach with friends, hannah henderson and john moore. located within their seaside surf communities, both stores embrace the effortless and laid-back style of california coastal living. a well-curated collection of simple and practical pieces are sourced, both vintage and new, including natural wood furnishings, handmade ceramics, leather goods, jewelry, apparel, kitchenware + succulent and cacti plants that are easy to maintain. much of what you see is the work of many of their local artisan friends and they’ll feature their goods in both locations. for example, i love getting my pick of heather levine ceramic wall hangings and kathleen whitaker stud earrings (both from l.a.) at the local sf location, then seeing a collection of wooden boards and seating from sf’s luke bartels available in venice. the owners are very thoughtful about filling the shops with the things they personally love and would use daily—and this is good inspiration for any home. i covet everything they carry, so much that my own space is filled with many goods from here and i keep finding more to add to the collection.

• all photography by leslie santarina.

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