If it’s used clothing you’re after, try the legendary Aardvark’s Odd Ark (1501 Haight St., 415/621-3141, Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.), known to its friends as Aardvark. Join the countless bargain shoppers who prowl the racks for fabulous forgotten garments.
Just don’t expect to pay $0.25 for that great 1930s bias-cut dress or $0.50 for a cast-off Dior blouse; the merchants in the Haight are experienced used clothiers who know what the good stuff is worth.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition