Pop-up shops touting everything from special edition surfboards to deeply discounted designer apparel and handmade goods by local artists and designers have descended upon The City just in time for the holiday shopping season. You'll find them in popular shopping destinations such as Union Square and Union Street, but also in the less-expected 'hoods of North Beach and Noe Valley. Just don't wait too long to pop on by these San Francisco pop-up shops. Their days, by nature, are numbered.
Just the thought of constant change in life might be daunting to some, but not to Collage Gallery owner Delisa Sage. In fact, the new Collage clothing boutique she opened next door to the Potrero Hill home décor and art gallery she’s owned for the last 18 years hinges on that very idea.
“The whole concept of the store is to have it change constantly,” says Sage, whose shop highlights the notion with a window mannequin donning a different look each day.
Ever since the 1767 Church Street (formerly the Church Street Apothecary, but that’s another story) closed earlier this year and rumors started bouncing around the Twitterverse that Deirdre Nagayama and Stacy Rodgers of She-Bible would take over the Noe Valley boutique and open their own called Curator in its place, we’ve been eagerly waiting to get in the door.
In case you haven’t heard, The City’s newly arrived pop-culture attraction New People opened over the weekend in Japantown to hoards of Harajuku lovers, anime fans and film-goers. The 20,000-square-foot complex complete with a movie theater, art gallery, café and retail shops showcasing Japanese street fashion brands is three stories of wall-to-wall eye candy (seriously, even the walls in the stairwells are worth peeking at).
We popped in yesterday for a look. Our favorite floor? Fashion-driven level 2, of course. Here are five things we loved:
1. The intriguingly coquettish pastel-hued lace parasols at Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.