Paxton Gate

4204 N Mississippi Ave.


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Stuffed to the gills with such curiosities as carnivorous plants, taxidermy, framed insects and vintage science instruments, the San Francisco–based Paxton Gate (named for gardener and architect Sir Joseph Paxton) is a treasure trove of unusual items. While the neo-Victorian boutique is mostly focused on the natural sciences, shoppers of all stripes will be able to find something they love here thanks to its unique inventory, which includes finds like beautiful matchboxes and candles, succulents, jewelry and stationary.

Written by Emma Pierce

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