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View Poll Results: Boston or San Fran?
Boston 15 31.25%
San Francisco 33 68.75%
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:44 AM
Location: yeah
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Originally Posted by DannyBanany View Post
San Francisco is WAY more cosmopolitan
Does that mean "upscale" now? ****, the romanticism on this board is retarded.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:43 AM
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by nature's message View Post
Hopefully this thread is better than the previous one I posted.
SF is much more diverse than Boston....
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:30 AM
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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San Francisco.

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Old 12-27-2008, 08:36 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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San Francisco.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Never been to San Francisco, so I can't really say which one is "better," but Boston has no shortage of upscale stores. In the city, Newbury Street and Boylston Street (around the Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall) have lots of couture boutiques, and moving into the suburbs, the Natick Mall, Chestnut Hill Mall, Atrium Mall, and a few others are all extremely expensive.

The way I see it, whether or not Boston has a better upscale shopping experience than San Francisco doesn't really matter. The point is that there are enough stores of the type to go around and meet demand, because the majority of the population can't afford to indulge in "upscale shopping" in the first place.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:24 AM
Location: Earth at the moment
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There's a great shopping mall downtown San Francisco... And of course the bay area.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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I saw the same stores in SF in Boston like Chanel emporio armani and barneys NY etc i saw the same stuff so i dont really see a difference
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:29 PM
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People clearly do not realize that Newbury Street has pretty much every store (and then some) that Union Square has. Both cities have a lot of luxury retail offerings, and each has a handful that the other doesnt have. I would consider them on par. Though Boston stores tend to be much better stocked than the San Francisco equivalents...
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:45 PM
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Locals in SF tend to go to either BeverlyHills or Manhattan for any upscale shopping

For any immediate shopping needs (incl groceries and wine), many prefer Stanford Shopping Ctr and MenloPk over anything in SF, the land of smelly homeless, obese tourists and dirty streets/congested parking

Bos is a rather weak town in terms of shopping or grub...most simply head to Manhattan (or BH) for anything beyond commodities
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:07 PM
Location: Boston
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I've spent plenty of time in both. San Francisco is a bit better n terms of upscale shopping, but not by much. Newbury street in Boston is very similar to union square. I'd take the restaurants in Boston though.
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