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Cop.Copine Brings French Flair to Union Square

Housed prominently in Baccarat's former space, Cop.Copine officially opens today in Union Square. The Parisian fashion label is looking to bring a taste of French Bohemian style to San Francisco with their beautifully draped dresses, cutting-edge fabrics, a youthful edge and of course, a certain je ne sais quoi. With their grand opening party (celebrating Jennifer Siebel Newsom) still over a month away, you have just enough time to assemble the perfect ensemble for what's sure to be an affair to remember.

Link Love: Rodarte for Target, Chalayan for J.Brand and Saks Does Menswear

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Rodarte is next in line to design for Target's Go International collection, hitting stores and the website December 20th. Thanks WWD, we're impatiently counting the days.

We Are The Market gives us the scoop on Saks' new private menswear collection, which consists of moderately-priced pieces from suits to socks, making its way into stores now.

New and Stunning: Gold and Citrus Jewelry

Sara Rossbach may be serious about luxury, but she doesn’t want wearers of Gold and Citrus, the luxe jewelry line she launched last week with Richard Combs, to feel that way when they don pieces from the collection of 11 necklaces and a double-chain gold headpiece.

“Often if jewelry is luxurious, it is very serious, and I think what we’re doing with this jewelry is creating jewelry that is luxurious, but fun and playful,” says Rossbach, a product designer who relocated to San Francisco from the East Coast last October.

Link Love: Basquiat Reeboks, Wang on the Web and Tom Ford as Director

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We’ll call them high tops with high art—Reebok has released a Fall 2009 line of sneakers cloaked in NYC-based street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. (via Aarting)

Wang does the web. Style File reports that our beloved local designer goes online with an e-commerce site—now you don’t even have to get out of bed to purchase the coveted Coco mini duffel or Donna hobo.

Tre Balm Gives Us a (Painless) Reason to Go Brazilian

For a Brazilian treatment that’s decidedly pain free, San Francisco spa-goers take note: Tre Balm has introduced a new skincare line and accompanying body wrap and peel based on the healing properties of plants and oils from the Brazilian Amazon.

Exclusive in San Francisco to the Presidio Heights day spa and sold by Fred Segal in Santa Monica, j. Sabatelli Skincare incorporates exotic oils such as Pracaxi and Buriti alongside antioxidant-packed Acai in a five-product collection ($400, individual products $48-$100) that includes a brightening face serum, moisturizing deep cleanser and collagen-building night treatment.

Link Love: Barneys Sale a Bust? Skateboards the New Playboy?

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Thinking about hitting up the Barneys Warehouse Sale, at Fort Mason through the weekend? Beware lame discounts and dirty merch, says SF Unzipped’s Babe Scanlon.

Uh oh, Li-Lo. Elle UK’s Editor-in-Chief describes Lindsay Lohan’s recent cover shoot for the magazine as the most unpredictable and confusing of her career. Via Jezebel.

Link Love: Nars Shoots for Vogue, Balenciaga Redux and Candy Colored Necklaces

Eye candy to start your weekend …

François Nars (who we just interviewed about an SF-inspired beauty line) takes a short break from makeup to shoot for Vogue Japan. C’est magnifique! Fashion Gone Rogue reports.

What's the Deal: Barneys Warehouse Sale, RVCA, She-Bible and more....

It may be cold outside. At least these deals are hot....

Barneys New York Warehouse Sale: This is one sale that actually deserves to call itself legendary. Head to Fort Mason for 50 to 75 percent off designer apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women through Aug. 9. Bring sharp elbows. You may need them.

Look of the Week: Rock It

Not one of the fortunate few to snag tickets to Sonic Youth's last-minute show at the Independent? Well suffice it to say there are plenty of other shows this weekend that will help ease the pain. Whether you choose the Heavenly States at Café du Nord or Deerhoof at the GAMH, you'll certainly need a downtown cool ensemble to ensure you stand out among the sweaty masses. So instead of spending hours in front of a mirror trying to piece together an outfit that says "I don't care, but I really really do", check out our band-aid worthy look of the week:

7 Minutes with Couture Designer b michael

Couturier to the likes of Beyonce, Lena Horne and SF's own Pamela Joyner, b michael was this year's featured designer at Fashion On The Square held July 25th at the Intercontinental Hotel. After leaving the white-collar world of Wall Street, the NYC-based designer had stints at Oscar de la Renta and Louis Feraud before launching his own millinery line, finally taking the plunge into eveningwear in 1999. Gavin Newsom was so excited about his visit to our fair city that he even declared July 25th b michael Day. How's that for street cred? We were lucky enough to catch up with b michael for a quick chat to discuss the San Francisco aesthetic, his inspiration and plans for the future:

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