AAA Editor Notes
Levi Strauss & Co. is just off The Embarcadero at 1155 Battery St. Levi Strauss began his dry goods business in San Francisco in 1853. In the lobby a wall of photographs depicts the company's history, and there are displays of vintage jeans and jackets. You can get your Dockers straight from the source at a boutique. Benches dot the grounds of the campus-like corporate headquarters and burbling fountains help drown out the sound of Embarcadero traffic, making this a favored spot for brown-bag lunches or a place to relax for a few minutes.