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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. 

This Week in Fashion: Neiman+foursquare Find It and Win Event, Concerts at John Varvatos and Conifer + More

1. Neiman Marcus + foursquare Challenge at Neiman Marcus (150 Stockton St.), Saturday October 1, 12pm-4pm, Free. 

This Saturday, pop into Neiman and take part in a high-tech, high-reward scavenger hunt. It's simple really: check in on foursquare, get the clues, be the first to find the (above) Nancy Gonzalez clutch, and then take it home for free -- a $995 value! Easy as Apple pie.

Tough Fashion Questions: How Do I Choose a Modern Briefcase?

My little brother just graduated from school and is about to start working. I wanted to buy him a professional looking briefcase for his birthday -- maybe something a little more unique than what they sell at Macy's. Any suggestions? -Aaron S.

I've received a some great style questions from readers and thought I'd address this one with a post. I really believe everyone should have a durable, quality bag that they truly love. For professional men, that's likely to be their briefcase, and a great briefcase is hard to find.

Bag Giveaway: Hlaska's Artifact Wristlet in Charcoal

Hlaska, and 7x7 are giving away a Hlaska Artifact Wristlet ($195) to one very lucky reader. This locally-designed clutch packs some major style points with a bright, ikat-printed silk lining, two outer pockets, and classic charcoal leather.

Our Favorite Overnight Bag

Our favorite new overnighter is the Metric Weekender bag from local accessories outfit Hlaska, whose flagship store opened on Fillmore last fall. The perfect size for a short jaunt, the bag sports Italian-leather handles and trim and hides several utility pockets. It comes in either salmon- or slate-colored basketweave ($315) or a variety of limited-edition, custom-printed woven fabrics ($475).

2033 Fillmore St., 415-440-1999

Fly Guy: New Men's Wear Store Opens in Embarcadero Center

If you’re not a Fi-Di regular, chances are you haven’t noticed the popular online retailer OnTheFly.com recently opened up a bricks-and-mortar shop in the Embarcadero Center. Formerly based in a little-known warehouse in SoMa, the five-year-old company founded by haberdasher and Russian Hill resident Ami Arad, specializes in all things a stylish gentleman could need from croc-embossed cigar cases and shaving kits to silk ties and tailored trousers.

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