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Seven Favorite Things: Welcome Stranger & Azalea Menswear

What started out years ago as co-owners Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba's baby, Azalea is now part one of a local fashion trifecta. Last year, Welcome Stranger and Rand + Statler rounded out the mix, offering a 100% menswear outpost and a higher-end niche, respectively. While the Hayes Valley brick and mortars are each their charming own (full of ripe, full-flavor brands, anchored by a wealth of denim), online, select goods from each boutique are available through Azalea's e-store.

Last May, Welcome Stranger, became the first of the three to launch a house brand that's produced right here in San Francisco. Among our favorites this week were three items from Welcome Stranger's in-house line (#2, #3, #6), and a pair of everyday Zig Zag chukkas (#1), going fast at $20 a pair.

Seven Favorite Things: Azalea Women's Collection

This week, Azalea, a Hayes Valley stronghold, celebrates 10 years in SF. With a freshly remodeled space, and a collection chock-full of edgy brands like Acne and In God We Trust, there's much to celebrate. This week, our seven picks hail from the Azalea women's collection, and can be worn together for a complete look.

Look of the Week: Local Valentine's Gifts for Her

This year, skip the flowers and box chocolates and, instead, step it up with a thoughtful gift that's perfect for her. We pulled from SF's best and found hip, fun Valentine's Day gifts for every personality. 

SF Street Style: Two Cold Weather Looks on Market St.

SF Street Style: Two Cold Weather Looks on Market St.

We spotted partners Liz King (left) and Judith Powell (right), toughing the weather in cute coats and distressed boots, while out for a shop on Market St. Liz works retail development and oversees some of the construction of Apple stores, and Judith is the executive director of The First Tee of SF, a youth development program. When they're not hard at work, the two are busy shopping and eating local, in SF and beyond.

Look of the Week: Men's Cold Weather Accessories from Local Boutiques

Baby, it's cold outside. And it's only getting colder. Warm up with these toasty-hot men's accessories -- all sourced from neighborhood boutiques. Ranging from a not-too-puffy vest to a locally designed woven leather cap, these manly treasures will accent your winter wardrobe while blocking out the cold. 

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