Located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, General Store features a unique variety of handcrafted, found and thrifted goods. General Store was originally founded in 2009 by Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter, and later the pair opened the Venice Beach location with Hannah Henderson and John Moore. But the original Outer Sunset spot found at 4035 Judah Street truly speaks to the California aesthetic--sunbathed streets, gusts of wind flaked with sand, and beach goers wandering about.
The General Store states on their website, "Our goal is to bring thoughtful, functional design to our local community and abroad. General Store has grown to become an arbiter of beautifully well-imagined works from the creative minds of many inspiring craftsmen." Once you peruse their website, I'm sure there will be quite a few things you just need to add to your cart. For me, its these delicate Geodesic Hanging Planters.
After exploring all of the goodies the shop has to offer, step out onto the back deck. The San Francisco location is also home to a beautiful outdoor garden space filled with cacti, succulents and many other California natives. The greenhouse is constructed from repurposed windows, allowing the afternoon light to surround you. The rest of the garden is artfully designed as a warm and welcoming gathering space. The placement of a long wood table feels more like a perfect spot for a late summer dinner, than a stop at your favorite shop.
Visit General Store to shop their collection and learn more.