LevivaultNormally we’re only jealous of people living in San Francisco because they get to enjoy chowder in sourdough bread bowls and tour Alcatraz whenever they’d like. But, now that the Vault, Levi Strauss & Co.’s permanent, public exhibition of artifacts from the company’s Archives is open, we have a third.

Located in the first floor of their corporate headquarters, the 900 sqft space showcases everything from company catalogs to 19th Century Original 501(R) blue jeans. While you’re there, we recommend checking out the clothing rack timeline of Levi’s apparel, the poster collection, and the documentary on preserving vintage denim.

Keep your eyes pealed for our denim crush, Lynn Downey, Levi’s company historian, as she and the Archives staff handle these unique pieces everyday in preservation of the next generation of Levi’s wearers.

Check it out:

The Vault

1155 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Seven days a week, 9am-6pm

PHOTOS: Hangauer/Kissinger