Step into BUTTON DOWN. San Francisco’s iconic luxury clothing and gift emporium showcasing some of the world's finest brands.

The timeless elegance of the BUTTON DOWN style shines through in exquisitely detailed clothing and accessories for men and women. Discover why BUTTON DOWN is heralded as a local gem and a must-see destination in the chic Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.



First conceived in 1980 by founder Michael Sabino, BUTTON DOWN has been a staple of West Coast retail ever since. In June of 2020, after 40 successful years, the time was right to see BUTTON DOWN into the future.  Ken Griffin and Dan Keenan, industry colleagues and long time friends of Michael, took over ownership and are leading a new path into the future.

-While the timeless BUTTON DOWN style remains unchanged, some modernization has enhanced the customer experience.  The biggest change is that there is now an in-house barbershop called JAMES. @ BUTTON DOWN where clients can relax in a private and inviting atmosphere with skilled barbers providing top notch services.



We're excited to share that BUTTON DOWN was declared an SF Legacy Business by the SF Mayor's Office in 2021, recognizing our long-standing contributions to the community.  We're proud to be included in this exclusive group of historic businesses and encourage all to visit each one to experience true San Francisco culture.