May is flowering with fashionable things.
Treat your toes to a trip to the new Rothy's boutique on Fillmore Street, shop pretty-in-pink home goods at Batch, and don't miss the Allbirds pop-up at Shinola.
Guess what? You can buy Rothy's in an actual store.
Yes, they're still made of 100 percent recycled fibers from plastic bottles. Yes, they're still cute and comfy, ideal for hill hopping and cocktailing. The news: Now you can shop Rothy's flats IRL at the San Francisco brand's first brick-and-mortar store on Fillmore Street—in the former spot of a much-loved and longtime shoe repair shop (oh, synergy). The shoes, available in three styles (Point, Flat and Loafer) and a gajillion colors and patterns, are sparingly displayed in the pint-sized but cool Steven Volpe/MEM Architecture–designed space. Keep your
eye feet out for the store's exclusive trio embroidered with "SF" and a red heart. (The camouflage pointy toe has our name all over it!) Prices range from $125 to $165. // 2448 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), rothys.com
To celebrate the launch of its $100 wrap dresses, Everlane's Mission store is staying open late next Thursday and Friday, May 17th and 18th. Yes siree, from 6pm to 8pm, you and all your frock-loving friends are invited to try, tie and buy the radically transparent brand's quartet of tank-style and short-sleeve wrap dresses in black, rose, royal blue, poppy and yellow. Made of drapey wrinkle-resistant Japanese GoWeave fabric, each style is comfortable, flattering, and up for anything. Along with wine from Scribe, special guests (and complements to your new dress) include Vrai & Oro jewelry and Ilia lipstick. // 461 Valencia St. (Mission), everlane.com
Batch is seriously blushing.
The Nob Hill lifestyle showroom—whose furniture, housewares, art, and accessories instantly Lonny-fy any room—is having a pink moment. Batch's cavernous space will be filled with the new-for-spring local and global brands dedicated to the most demure of shades for three more weeks. (FYI, there's plenty of magenta, too.) A few favorites in the curated room vignettes include treasures from Able, Art.com, Bells & Becks, Joonie, Krista Skehan, Leon & George, Mandi Smethells, Mozaiko Designs, Plum and Public Bikes. Maybe the next collection will be all about the blues. // 1648 Pacific Ave. (Nob Hill), visitbatch.com
Shinola lets Allbirds crash for a while.
Because that's what friends are for. Shinola is happily hosting a months-long pop-up for its Jackson Square neighbor and BFF Allbirds. Through July, the purveyor of well-designed watches, leather goods, and bicycles will be adding wool (and tree) kicks to its lineup. Wait, isn't Allbirds brick-and-mortar located just a couple of storefronts away on Hotaling Place? Indeed it is—but the teensy boutique is getting a makeover so it can accommodate more shoppers seeking new pairs of Runners, Loungers and Skippers. Gosh, we remember the days (two years ago) when Shinola was the first place founders Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger set up temporary retail shop. All shoes are $95. // Shinola, 53 Hotaling Place (Jackson Square), shinola.com, allbirds.com
SF watch fanatics: Clear your calendar next weekend.
For the first time ever, the most popular watch show in the U.S. is taking place in San Francisco. From May 18th to 20th, more than a couple of dozen indie brands will be on hand at the Chandran Gallery to sell and celebrate timepieces. Wind-Up Watch Fair is free and open to the public. One person who couldn't be more thrilled with this news? Designer John Beck McConnico, of Oakland's Bespoke Watch Projects. For the past five years, he has been producing handmade mechanical and vintage-inspired watches (prices range from $500 to $1,200). As such, he's earned his place as the only Bay Area brand exhibiting at the event. // 459 Geary St. (Union Square), chandrangallery.com