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Seven Favorite Things: The Brooklyn Circus SF

Another academic year is kicking off, and shoot -- no one does adult school swagger quite like The Brooklyn Circus (BKc).  

Okay, so maybe you're not heading back to the classroom. But even so, SF's autumn is somewhere around the corner and the BKc Fillmore St. flagship has everything you need to stay warm and look fresh this season. Among our top picks are several pieces from the house line, plus essential fall footwear by Florsheim by Duckie Brown and PF Flyers

Look of the Week: Greener Days Ahead

Fellas, it's time to get your green on. 

This Saturday, bars across the city will be packed with Guinness chugging, "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" t-shirt wearing partiers, celebrating the one day when everyone is Irish -- St. Patrick's Day. While costumey is always in in San Francisco, we thought we'd round up seven non-shamrock-covered options for a stylish St. Patty's look. 

The Brooklyn Circus Stays Ahead of the Burgeoning Varsity Jacket Trend

Old school has never looked better thanks to The Brooklyn Circus. The Fillmore storefront, owned by Gabriel Garcia, is the epitome of cool supplying our preppy gents with a healthy dose of throwback flavor. And with the resurgence of vintage-inspired baseball and varsity jackets on full throttle this fall, the BKC is the place to be.

Thrice as Nice: What’s New from 3 Local Designers

Last week was all about pairing up (and we’re frankly kinda over it). We like to think good things come in threes. Add that to the fact that we’re always on the hunt for notable finds from San Francisco designers, and you’ve got the inspiration for our latest post detailing what’s new from a trio of local labels:

Need Stylish Last-Minute Gifts They’ll Love? Try These Spots

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.

Boy Oh Boy: Gifts for Guys

Rivaling as-yet-unexplained mysteries such as crop circles and the exact contents of Hormel Spam is another age-old conundrum that plagues us, especially at this time of year: why are guys so &*%^@&*%! hard to shop for?

We may not have an answer to the question, but can offer the following suggestions for the gaps in your guys’ gift lists.

When you can’t be there to help, the How-Tie ($18) from the Curiosity Shoppe will remind him exactly what he needs to do.

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