Style + Design
If you're looking for San Francisco's next rising fahions stars, the best view will be from The Summit. The Mission's buzziest new community space is being taken over by the local design community tomorrow night for Project San Francisco, an annual fashion event spotlighting the newest talent on the fashion scene.
Like a good man, affordable vintage minus the musty dusties is hard to find. Luckily for those of us with a penchant for both the style and the price tags of decades past, a MobShopUnderground sale drops into town on Thursday for one day only. On the racks, expect a mixture of dresses, sweaters, sweater vests and other assorted vintage items from the 1950’s to the 1990’s priced from $25-$45, as well as designer apparel from Whitley Kros, Suh-Than and Streets Ahead belts for $10-$65. Rounding out the selection is a collection of vintage sunglasses from names such as Ray-Ban, American Optical and Persol on offer for $10-$150.
Just don’t call it a pop-up shop.
The humble tote bag is proving itself to be an ever-versatile, budget-friendly and increasingly necessary (thank you, plastic bag ban) accessory that’s fast-becoming the canvas of choice for local labels. Here are several to stash your stuff in:
In a food-meets-fashion pairing that many will no doubt gobble right up, local label Joshu+Vela have teamed up with Tartine to launch a series of individually-numbered, organic cotton totes hand-stenciled with the bakery’s logo and sold exclusively at the bakery.
Made from start to finish in Joshu+Velas’s San Francisco studio, the bags ($40) come in two styles. One is a traditional shopper tote with two straps. The other is a bike-friendly bag designed in collaboration with Tartine’s Chad Robertson that can be worn over the shoulder or across the body, thanks to a single adjustable strap.
For girls with style-conscious guys in their lives, walking into Castro-based men's boutique Sui GENERIS hurt like hell. Faced with the glorious cuts, luscious fabrics, killer vintage concert tees and dapper shoes found in the impeccably-kept shop was enough to make any turned-out woman want to shed her dresses and start looking like Annie Hall.
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Harputs Own: Celebrate the local fashion hub’s brand new store space on Sunday with a chance to win an original piece. Every 20th person to stop by the event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., will be gifted with an item chosen by founder Gus Harput. We wouldn’t blame you if you oh-so-casually faux-loitered outside to count the heads going in and out before making your move.
Nooworks: A Chinese New Year Sale from this Mission boutique means 25 to 75 percent off the local label’s apparel for men and women.
Valentine’s Day Cut-a-Thon for Flynn Elementary: Help raise money for a local elementary school and score a haircut on the cheap during this event on Sunday, when haircuts from Zindagi and Ginger Rubio stylists are $50 (reg. $100) and blowouts are $30.
This weekend is all about love, baby. Whether you're single or smitten, make the most of it with this hot Valentine's look that will take you from day to night.
No lonely-pants here -- start with a simple yet flirty raspberry dress that can be dressed up or down. For the aww-ensuing wine tasting in Napa, or mimosas and brunch with the girls, casual accessories are key. A playful sunhat, chunky necklace and strappy flats will keep you cool and confident through the day.
Mid-afternoon style break with a side of sangria, anyone? We thought so. Desigual (which roughly translates as “It’s not the same,” in Spanish) celebrates the opening of its much-anticipated San Francisco store tomorrow in Union Square. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: sneak over during the afternoon for sangria, tapas, tunes and discounts on the bold-hued apparel that has made the Barcelona-based fashion brand a hit throughout Europe.
Gender, schmender. Bucking the trend of super-girlie and uber-dude gift lists that pop up everywhere this time of year, here are seven Valentine’s Day gifts that are as good for the guys as they are for the girls.
Strained eyes from online shopping? Oh, we've been there. Thankfully, the local fashion mavens at Tobi miraculously found the cure for too-much-squinting-strained-eye syndrome by -- get this -- enlarging the photos. So simple. So brilliant.
With their website revamp, Tobi decided to put the customer experience first. As the customer, we're loving it. No more need to press the enlarge button, and no more zoom necessary. When browsing, you get a row of large photos, that allow you to actually see the clothing before clicking to get the juicy details.