hayes valley shopping
The Hayes Valley boutique and its North Beach offshoot house an array of boys-only outfitters like Wings + Horns (#1) and NYC designer, Robbert Geller (#7), mixed in with crossover brands like Rachel Comey (#5) and Cheap Monday. Overall, the style is progressive yet wearable, and the devil's truly in the details.
With the trendiness of vintage being what it is today, you might expect a new store that stocks, among a great many other things, items from decades’ past to hype up its vintage inventory. So it was interesting to learn that Leah Bershad, owner of Hayes Valley shop Reliquary, opening this Friday, would much prefer to avoid that association.
Good thing the newcomer promises much to get excited about, above and beyond its old school offerings.
“I want it to be a curiosity shop of sorts,” says Bershad, a former designer for Old Navy.
Lately, it’s begun to seem that now, perhaps more than ever, paying full price is oh-so-passé. Not only are online sample sale sites in full bloom (the most recent notable newcomer being Swirl), but there are also oodles of daily deals sites cropping up everywhere we look. Be that as it may, discounts on designer merch need not only take place online. There are alternatives. Lest you forget that one can, in fact, find discounted designer labels and actually try them on before purchasing, we’re here with four local destinations for scoring designer labels for less: