Location: San Francisco
Harput’s was a staple for 30 years in San Francisco’s Fillmore District, an area that was commonly known as the “Harlem of the West.” As the story goes, Turk Harput opened the country’s first adidas store in Oakland after trading his Volvo for 1,000 pairs of discontinued adidas. Four years later he moved across The Bay to the Fillmore District. The store operated there until 2009, as one of those places most collector’s dream of coming across. Although the store is no longer, the Harput’s family has spawned a number of other businesses along the way including a store in Portland, which is no defunct and a clothing line that exists today.