With nine years of wardrobe styling experience, it’s no surprise that Pauline Montupet’s new shop, Le Point, is quickly gaining a following. The shop has been open in San Francisco’s Mission district for just over a year now, stocking cult-worthy labels like Creatures of Comfort, Mr. Larkin, Toteme, and Maria Black. “I had always wanted to open a shop that would be an extension of my personal style,” said Pauline.
“I try to approach buying for Le Point as I would put together an editorial. I want everything and all the brands we carry to speak to the same story each season.” The store maintains a minimal and clean aesthetic in its airy corner space on a prime shopping strip of Valencia Street. As a resident of the vibrant and bustling neighborhood, the location felt natural to her. “I felt like we could bring a different point of view to the neighborhood. I have gotten to know some of the shop owners in the area, and I love that each one of our stores has its own perspective and feel.” -Sydney Pfaff
301 Valencia St.
Four Barrel Coffee
Best almond milk latte and donuts from Dynamo Donut.
375 Valencia St.
Taqueria Pancho Villa
My go-to dinner to pick up on my way home from the shop.
3071 16th St.
Boba Tea on another level. I go with the Classic Black Milk Tea, or the Horchata Boba if I don't want caffeine.
3491 19th St.
Little Paper Planes
The perfect place for gifts, cards, and small batch beauty products.
855 Valencia St.