Calling all bridge & tunnelers, tourists and yes, even you locals -- there's a new reason to head out to North Beach, and it's not for a night of epic boozing, but rather, for a daytime tryst. That's right, take a little urban hike out to Acrimony's amazing new sister-store, ACRE/SF, a cafe-clothier that recently opened on Telegraph Hill.
For her latest retail endeavor, local fashion darling Jenny Chung chose to open a concept store that incorporates the little pleasures in life: clothing, accessories and a good cup of coffee. Twice the size of Acrimony, the loftly new storefront houses a full boutique and cafe, serving keenly fresly brewed Blue Bottle coffee, an assortment of bottled beverages, daily pastries from House of Bagels, and even some It's-Its ice creams sandwiches. That's right, ladies and gents -- shopping just got a lot sweeter.
Last week, we launched our Women's Summer Sale Picks -- this week, we thought we'd give some big love to SF menswear. From Unionmade to Goorin Bros, and covering everything from comfy denim to two-tone oxfords, we pulled the sharpest men's goods from local boutiques -- all on sale!
Happy shopping, (ladies and) gents.
This week, we thought we'd help scour the SF sale scene and pick out the best markdowns from some of our favorite local boutiques. Check out these fabulous pieces -- for 50+% off -- from Conifer, Azalea, Acrimony, BellJar and Gimme Shoes. Cheers to summer markdowns and happy shopping, SF!
This Week in Fashion: Chanel Lovers at Simply Chic, Public Bikes' 1 Year Party, Banana Republic and Trina Turk Fashion Show, Styling the Modern Man + More
1. Public Bikes' One Year Anniversary at Public HQ & Store (123 South Park), Saturday July 9, 11am-3pm.
Block party it up this Saturday -- biker style -- at Public's One Year Anniversary. Meet the folks behind the cutest bikes around, enjoy free food (American Grilled Cheese Kitchen), a photo contest, loads of amazing discounts on merchandise and much, much more.
Everyone shops online these days, but that’s no excuse to not shop local. We pulled from six local boutiques' online couterparts and found some excellent spring essentials.
Known for their edgy-meets-minimalist aesthetic, Acrimony has a very established online boutique. It’s hard to resist their new stuff, but their online sale is a must-browse.
Fashion is fast, and we, savvy shoppers, are always on the prowl for the next big thing. Sure, H&M is a staple and we love mega fashion houses like Prada, but isn't it great when you find a unique item from an amazing, emerging designer?
Let's face it: our city doesn't really have a true Summer. Instead, we endure a predominantly foggy June to August and look forward to a warm Fall. Dressing for an Indian Summer can be tricky — don't you hate it when a cold front sneaks up on you when you least expect it? — so we asked SF style experts, Jenny Chung from Acrimony and Cathy Chow from Azalea, to let us in on their early Fall essentials. Their top picks, and why they chose them, below.
With Christmas morning less than 72 hours away, the gift-buying window for 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close. Time is dwindling, yes, but all is not lost. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite destinations for fashion-minded last-minute gifts.
While most boutiques go dark during the afternoon of the 24th, lower Bernal Heights Secession Art and Design gallery and boutique is keeping the doors open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Even at the 11th hour, you can still scoop up unique gifts and works of art by independent artists and designers, including Colleen Mauer, Hilary Williams, Heather Robinson, Nous Savons, De Novo, Cara Lyndon, Minor Details, Orange Slice and many others.
Now that we're on the hunt for the perfect gifts for everyone on our list, there's no better time for there to be a weekend chock-full of events showcasing SF's best and brightest designers. We plan on starting out at Lightbox: The Hoilday Crafty Hour where unique gifts will be mostly under $50, perfect for people (like us) shopping for creative types on a serious budget. After taking a quick break to refresh, it's on to Chillin', a night of local fashion, art, music and live performance at Mezzanine.