There are few odder shops in San Francisco than Paxton Gate. If you are in search of rare plants, an alligator head, unusual jewellery, or a beautiful garden tool, Paxton Gate is a treasures and oddities store that is sure to delight. This exceptionally eclectic shop now carrying a wide range of offerings originally grew out of its owners’ interest in gardening and the natural world. It gradually evolved to include more unusual fare-taxidermy and fossils-and later continued to expand into home furnishings, personal beauty products, candles, teas, and other assorted unpredictable items. The owners’ keen eyes and interesting perspective are in evidence everywhere. The unifying theme at Paxton Gate is a celebration of the unexpected.