If you had wandered through the Financial District, City Hall, Union Square, or Pacific Heights this morning, you would have wondered if everyone had gone away, or at least gone shopping. Instead, the throngs were gathering at Grace Cathedral to honor the memory of beloved Wilkes Bashford, the dapper clothier who outfitted several generations of San Francisco’s best-dressed men and women.
The holiday shopping season may have come to an end, but for newly engaged brides-to-be, there's much shopping to be done. When it comes to sourcing local gowns, whether you're looking for simple elegance or a little more flair, there are four San Francisco designers every would-be bride must know.
One of the best things about celebrating the New Year is getting glammed up. To ensure that you begin 2016 looking your very best, we've compiled some of the best NYE dresses by trend, all available at Bay Area boutiques.
Famed Photographer Todd Hido Celebrates Erica Tanov's 25th Anniversary With a Provocative Photo Book
Bay Area fashion girls worth their salt are well versed in the sartorial expressions of Berkeley designer Erica Tanov, who celebrates her line's 25th(!) anniversary this week with a very high-profile collaboration.
A richer alternative to beige and more in line with the resurgence of 70s bohemian luxe than our fallback basic black, toffee was all the rage on the fall runways. Shop the look locally with these chic goods from San Francisco Bay Area designers.
Think San Francisco lacks in style? Lorraine Sanders begs to differ. The local writer has covered every square inch of San Francisco's thriving fashion scene for over 10 years. From her popular blog, SF Indie Fashion, to her latest endeavor interviewing those at the "intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and technology" for the Spirit of 608 podcast, Lorraine is an expert on San Francisco style.
Living a creative lifestyle while balancing a nine-to-five job means that days are full and nights run long. Whether it’s putting in hours at the office or sharpening your creative edge, an outfit that works with (not against) you is key.
If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
Anyone familiar with the many Breton stripes and classic color palette of eco-fashion brand Amour Vert knows well its French influence. Created by native Parisian and Palo Alto resident Linda Balti, along with her husband Christoph Frehsee, the San Francisco–based brand combines legendary Parisian taste with a Californian philosophy.
It’s no coincidence that Josh and Lauren Podoll, the husband-and-wife team behind the eco-chic label The Podolls, first met at a San Francisco boutique dedicated to the art of handcrafted apparel (the North Beach denim institution AB Fits).