Best Clothing Store at Which to Rediscover Your Individuality - 2000
Tons of boutiques all over town carry a predictable selection of designers and manufacturers who've already been given the Official Marketing Gal Stamp of Approval: William B.? Check! Trina Turk? Check! Daryl K? Check! Earl Jeans? Check! But if you're tired of looking exactly like all those scary little blond ponytails from the Marina (tight black pants, baby blue shirt, black leather jacket), you'll have to try a little harder. Taxi is a great place to find clothing and accessories made by local and independent designers, from unique Mapuche handbags to textured Midori sweaters and tops, and its prices are surprisingly reasonable for clothing with such, dare we say it, actual personality. Wander into the adjacent Happy Trails (also 1615 Haight; 431-7232) for more fun stuff, from oddball postcards to Virgin Mary night lights.