For avid equestrienne and designer Lisa Rissetto, the California lifestyle means “making the most of time spent outdoors.” Her namesake brand, Rissetto, recently launched out of a studio in South San Francisco, celebrates the natural beauty of the Bay Area in a collection of vegetable-tanned Italian leather handbags that exude casual sophistication.
Move over, food trucks. Christina Ruiz is rolling into your territory with SF's first-ever fashion truck. The TopShelf Boutique founder first launched her "pop-up" store at Hayes Valley's Urban Air Market in May with much aplomb. If the food truck phenomenon could make such a big splash, there's no reason why the concept couldn't also take off with fashion.
Bold, heavy jewelry. It may be enchanting at first, but these heavyweights usually find themselves lonesome left in your jewelry box. That is the last thing local jewelry designer Leslie Yang of Feistyelle wants. Yang also wants to promote sustainable style. Combine laser-cut wool felt, vegan suede and bamboo ply, with sustainable standards, and you have a featherweight, eco-friendly accessories collection.
Why rent out additional pop-up retail space when you can have a shop-within-company-headquarters? 49 Square Miles, a luxurious, yet understated accessory line based out of South San Francisco decided to utilize their work space to the max: They just opened a charming retail space located on the ground level of their office building. An eclectic mix of handbags, belts, jewelry, and scarves will be open for business on Fridays, or by appointment.
At a time when over-the-top fashion seems silly, and luxury feels so right, investment pieces are the way to go. And while the new Target in Emeryville will soon be housing luxury-meets-mainstream Missoni for Target, in the same neighborhood a true luxury brand is in the making: Basil Racuk.
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.
Fall has hit and winter is just around the corner, which means layering is more important than ever. But bundling up doesn't have to equal zero style. Here are our top cold weather picks that won't leave you looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
1. The Scarf: Anthropologie Cashmere Squiggle Scarf, $98: We all know that scarves are the quintessential SF accessory and who doesn't want to curl up in cashmere to brave the blustery winter winds?
If you have a bone to pick with Jules Kim, the New York-based accessories designer more likely than not will happily oblige. That’s because the latest from Kim’s Bijules collection, beloved by no-last-name-needed celebrities from Beyonce to Kelis and Lady Gaga to Rihanna, is actually made using the tiny bones of animals collected during the designer’s escape-from-the-city adventure earlier this year to a friend’s 3,000-acre ranch outside Calistoga, Calif.