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 Post subject: Card store?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:06 am 
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I've tried Yelping a little, but it didn't work out so well (the places were closed)...

I need to buy some blank greeting cards, and some thank you cards. I'd much rather buy from a nice local business, ideally sourcing from local artists, than from a Walgreens Hallmark aisle or something. (However, because of what a miserable experience I have every time I try to get things delivered to my apartment, I'd much rather do Hallmark than Etsy or something online. Sorry.) Can any of you fine folks recommend a place where I could buy cards? Ideally in San Francisco, ideally in the downtown area, but I also work over in Oakland (near-ish Temescal and Piedmont) and I can travel a little if somewhere is mind-blowingly awesome.

But mostly, I just REALLY owe my grandmother and sister thank you cards for the holiday gifts, so I'd like to get those out ASAP, so that is my priority--get these promptly!

Thank you, beautiful people.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:05 am 
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I buy pretty much all my cards from Rainbow, so there's that. There's also Otsu on Valencia around 20th (I think?). They have super cute stuff!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:22 am 
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Little Otsu would have been the place to go to, but I think they've been closed for like a year.

I found some cards at a different store last month on Valencia. Don't remember the name and have a hard time telling the stores apart around there -- West side of the street between 16th and 20th somewhere.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Usually little book stores and Whole Foods usually have a small card selection that are made by indie artists. Paper Source is another good spot, I think there's one in the Marina and Lower Pacific Heights andddd maybe one more somewhere.

My local neighborhood store where I got for my cards is Urban Mercantile, it's right off the N Judah at Carl and Cole. They have a good selection of single cards, as well as packs. I got some rad thank you cards (with glitter!!!) last year.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Bummer about Little Otsu!

There's also Wishbone at 8th and Irving in the inner Sunset.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:11 pm 
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My friend's company Chirply is SF-based. It's like threadless for stationery.

http://www.chirply.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:17 pm 
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There's a small giftshop on Piedmont Ave. (around 40th.) called Nathan & Co. that has cards. (They also have a location near Rockridge BART.)


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You all are awesome. Thank you!

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