What started out in 2004 as a pop-up shop by Jennifer Jones, eventually turned into Candystore Collective, a heart-of-the-Mission womenswear outpost that vigorously supports independent design. The boutique recently launched a new website with easier browsing, and a fresh supply of contemporary womenswear and home accessories.
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.
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.
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?
‘Tis the season to be hungry, obviously, and if you, like us, are craving style as much as cranberry sauce, stop by HELLO by Candystore Collective this Saturday to get your fix of Jené DeSpain’s newest line, Black Honey.
We couldn't agree more with Leslie Yang's Fall shopping motto, "stay warm and buy local". Yang, owner of the eco-friendly SF-based jewelry line Feisty Elle, creates an artsy array of super lightweight jewels comprised of bamboo and virgin merino wool. Such a creative genius requires an awesome Fall wardrobe, so we asked Yang for the scoop on her five Fall must-haves. Ready to shop?
Hey, all you "creative" types out there! Yeah, I'm talking to you photographers, graphic designers, illustrators and the rest of you. Ever wondered what it's like to start a business doing what you love and be successful while you're at it? Candystore Collective is hosting a book launch party tonight for Chronicle Books' newest release, Creative, Inc. It's the ultimate guide to making killer portfolios, legal advice on starting a business, and all the advice you'd need in between.
Bay Area boutique Candystore Collective has a knack for innovative in-store installations. Their original location in the Mission incorporated one of the first uses of Woolly Pockets I'd ever seen–and the result is a lovely verdant facade greeting passersby on an otherwise plantless strip of 16th Street. At Hello, their new fashion outpost in Pac Heights, customers get another design treat–this time courtesy of artist Christopher Bettig.