Plus, new shoe label kicks up its heels in Hayes Valley and Boon + Gable offers room service styling.
Hello Arno: Meet SF's Newest Shoe Darling
There's a new SF-by-way-of-Italy footwear company in town and its bootie game is off the charts. Check out the limited-run leather beauties from Arno Cooperative tonight at a launch party/pop-up at Acrimony in Hayes Valley (6:30pm–9pm). The label's three timelessly cool boot styles ($265) and signature moto jacket ($375), crafted by artisans at centuries-old factories in a small region of Tuscany, will be on hand to fawn over and purchase. (We're all about the Sera in black suede with just the right amount of detail). Brand co-founders Rachel Arnow, Kristen Vandivier and Defne Crowe will be in the house—kvelling over their pretty babies. Italian-inspired drinks and eats are also on the menu. The pop-up continues through Sunday, December 17th. Can't make it? Their online shop launches this month. // Acrimony, 333 Hayes, St. (Hayes Valley), arnocooperative.com, RSVP at eventbrite.com
Need a Quick Shave? Hit Up Banana Republic's SF Flagship
Through the month of December, BR's Grant Street store is all about celebrating the modern man with a new collab and pop-up with Baxter of California. The makeshift barber shop offers a range of complimentary grooming services including beard and hair trimming, signature facial exfoliation, and light massage and purifying mask treatments. The partnership also produced a trio of new products to debut next year and is available only at the SF flagship store. They include the Beard Line-Up Non-Foaming Shave Gel and three and five-blade cartridge razors for everyday shaves. And, guys, perhaps you'll even find a bold button-down to go with that fresh shave. // 256 Grant Ave. (Union Square), bananarepublic.com, Appointments can be booked in store or at eventbrite.com
Hayes Valley Circles the Welcome Wagon for Outdoor Voices
Ah, now Outdoor Voices recent collab with Allbirds makes even more sense: just a few days ago, the activewear brand opened its first SF store on Hayes (in the former Propeller space). Now you can shop for your everyday monochromatic-leaning leggings, sports bras, tops and more—whether you're running errands, walking the dog or gym-ing it. The boutique itself is bright, easy to shop and welcoming, a reflection of the brand's accessible MO, which focuses on people being active versus hard-core performance. #doingthings // 555 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley), outdoorvoices.com
Meet Your Merry Makers at Heath Ceramics This Weekend
It's not like you need another reason to hit up Heath Ceramics Mission location, but this weekend, it will be hosting the Make Good Market. More than 25 of Heath's (mostly) local designer and maker BFFs will be on site selling their wares—jewelry and chocolate to totes and soaps—and sharing how-they-make-it secrets. Newsflash: This is an ideal opportunity to knock off your entire gift list in one fell swoop. Artisans include Aesthetic Union, Aplat, Etta + Billie, Flora Grubb, Julia Turner, Peace Industry and more. // 10am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 3pm Sunday, 2900 18th St. (Mission), heathceramics.com
Zinc Details Hosts Holiday Market
More merry-making and shopping will be taking place on the other side of town at Zinc Details on Saturday and Sunday. The holiday market serves up a chance to shop for home goods, clothing, jewelry, botanicals and one-of-a-kind items from 20+ Bay Area artisans, handpicked by arbiters of style ZD founder Vas Kiniris and designer Susan Kim of My Dear Tejas. The lineup includes: Brownell Ceramics, Eight+Sand, Embla, h-filaments, lafortuna, Perlu and Piece x Piece and more. // 10am to 6pm, Dec 9th and 10th, 1633 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), zincdetails.net
Side of Room Service With Your Style Sesh?
Calling all staycation-ers and those seeking accommodations for fashion-minded guests: Through the end of the month, SoMa's Hotel Zelos teams up with local style startup Boon + Gable for #StyleOrderedIn. The special package includes a one-night stay in a luxe room and an hour-long visit from a B+G stylist who comes armed with a selection of clothing and accessories selected for said guest. (Guests fill out a style profile on the app beforehand—and guys, this is for you, too.) Items are pulled from San Francisco boutiques and brands, as well as well-known national labels (i.e. Cuyana, Everlane, Soko, Rag & Bone, Theory, etc). There's no obligation to buy, but guests receive a $125 credit/gift card—not to mention a bottle of bubbly and complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel's hip restaurant/bar Dirty Habit. Overnight rates for the package start at $309. // 12 Fourth St. (SoMa), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com