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With the advancement in technology over the past few years, cell phones have become our “everything.” From social media, texting, dating and even many ditching their landline for their mobiles, cell phones are a necessity in almost everyone’s life. Of course, to stand out from the rest, we all want to put our own individual spin and style to our phones, breathing life into the accessory business, and San Francisco has several choices for your shopping needs. We take a look at some of the best places around the city to accessorize your lifeline.

Motion Wireless
3048 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-8833

While you can visit the big-box stores, something is lost in the mix of all the hustle and bustle, the mom-and-pop on the corner can usually offer more of what any large chain can’t: great customer service. Motion Wireless in Cow Hollow has a great reputation for their customer service, knowledge and always being willing to be there for you, the customer. Several types and styles of accessories are available, and the friendly staff is always ready to assist in every way possible.

City Cell Phone Repair
245 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 977-0262
www.citycellrepair.com

With a few on this list, you might be surprised how much a “repair” store has to offer. There are walls of accessories to offer, from cases for phones and tablets to essentials for your car and travel, City Cell Phone Repair is your one-stop shop for everything mobile. Although the website may cater towards the iPhone, there is something for every brand and type of phone in the store. They are also one of the premier repair stores in the area, and with fast and friendly service and a knowledgeable staff, you can get your phone back in perfect health.

Wireless Gadgets
10 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-9993
www.sfphonerepair.com

Though catering more toward repair, Wireless Gadgets, located a stone’s throw from Union Square in the Financial District, also offers a large collection of accessories for Samsung, Blackberry and, of course, iPhone. From Bluetooth devices to screen protectors, and even pre-paid SIM cards, Wireless Gadgets provides free delivery to your office or hotel, along with corporate discounts.

Fix My Phone SF
842 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 731-9375
www.fixmyphonesf.com

Near the Haight, Fix My Phone caters to all styles and types of phone needs, specializing in iPhone and Apple devices. With accessories ranging from cases and covers to attachable lenses, and everything in between, Fix My Phone also boasts the largest iPhone color conversion in the Bay Area. If they don’t have it in the store, they offer a wide selection of accessories you can order directly to the store.

Mobile Kangaroo
687 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 923-6700
www.mobilekangaroo.com

Conveniently located in the Tenderloin on Geary, Mobile Kangaroo offers several types of accessories for all your phone needs, along with repair and service for your phone, tablet and computer. Mobile Kangaroo gives the big-box idea with 12 locations in the Bay Area, but with the small business attitude and service we all desire. Not only catering to customizing your phone, they also offer unlocking services, data migration and hardware and software as well.

Andrew Wilson started a music webzine to photograph and write about his favorite artists. He quickly notoriety as both a writer and photographer, and has since been published to a variety of national news sites. Andrew resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is pursuing a degree in landscape photography.