Helpers Bazaar in Ghirardelli Square

Helpers Bazaar is rather special when it comes to thrift stores because its donors happen to be some of the City’s most infamous residents.  In fact, it somehow seems wrong to call it a “thrift store” and is more aptly called a “charity store.”   Here you’ll find upscale designer wear, vintage treasures from fine estates, menswear from Wilkes Bashford, as well as some of the most beautiful costume jewelry around.  And, don’t miss the vintage section in the back of the store.  Joy Venturini  Bianchi, the store’s Director isn’t naming any names, though.  She is the store’s style maven who wears outrageously unique eyewear and has the heart of a saint.

Helpers Bazaar is located just below the Crown and Crumpet Tea Room in Ghirardelli Square on the Lower Plaza level.    There’s no better upscale “thrifting” than this in the Bay Area!  And, if you’re lucky, you may get to meet Joy, who definitely lives up to her name.  Treat yourself to one of  the treasures that find a new life here (it’s all for a great cause!), then treat yourself to one of Kara’s Cupcakes one level up.  It will be a perfect day!

Helpers Bazaar in Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street – Lower Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 441-0779

Hours:  Open Daily 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Helpers House of Couture
By appointment only

(415) 387-3031 

Benefits Helpers of the Mentally Retarded, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the developmentally disabled.

NOTE:   Helpers is currently looking for volunteers! 

  1. A lifelong fashion-lover and thrifterella, I have never actually been in your shop as I’ve usually come by too early in the day, but I guaranteed that many of the noseprints on your door are mine! I would love to meet the Helper’s Bazaar crew and see if my thrifty ways would be a help to you all.

  2. Hello
    Could you please tell me if you still carry the gingerbread girl doll that has the red checkered apron? type dress with the big pink cheeks with red lines and eyes that are black and white? If so, how much is one? Thank you! Sincerely Lorraine

    1. Hi Lorraine:

      Sorry I am just now seeing your question. You should contact Helpers Bazaar directly at their Ghirardelli Square Store. They can be reached at (415) 441-0779. Good luck, and Happy New Year!

  3. Have shopped there many times & Joy is a pleasure! Would love to volunteer BUT live in Central Valley-to far away : ( Would love to receive your newsletter again! Thank you

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