With hipster fashion in the Bay Area only increasing in popularity, thrift and secondhand shops are becoming the new go-to stores for fresh threads. Goodbye Polo shirts, hello flannel.
Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop, at Chula Vista Boulevard and Broadway, just south of Burlingame Gardens, wows locals with its selection of unique vintage garments as well as its stock of contemporary designer brands. The roaming cats
and friendly employees create a quirky, albeit welcoming environment too. Additionally, shop proceeds go to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals so you’ll know your purchase is supporting a good cause.
If you're looking for something a little higher end, you'll have to venture outside Burlingame Gardens towards the downtown area. For all the men out there looking to sport some high-quality garb, stop in to Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury. With "luxury" in the name, this men's clothing store deserves every one of its four yelp dollars, according to customers. The store owner, Sam Malouf, knows how to offer one-of-a-kind garments that are tailored well, all while providing top notch service. Women looking to transform their wardrobe with no price point attached will want to stop in to Susan of Burlingame for the latest in designer fashions.
Oak Grove Market feeds this neighborhood with its comprehensive selection of pantry staples and top-notch produce. Market regulars praise Oak Grove’s deli counter and often leave with a freshly made sandwich in tow.
On Sundays, stop by the Burlingame Farmers’ Market for some local fruit, vegetables, and live music entertainment. Though not in Burlingame Gardens itself, the market is only a mile or so from the neighborhood, easily accessible by bus, car, or foot.