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Seven Favorite Things: Metier's Store Closing Sale

Earlier this week, Metier announced that, after 21 solid years in Union Square, they will be closing on Saturday, July 21. They were a local refuge, and go-to shop for brands like Isabel Marant and Zero + Maria Cornejo -- which are now up for grabs in their mega sale. Items are going fast, so snatch up these deals - in store and online - while you still can.

The Metier web store will remain open, selling only jewelry, and it's safe to say this isn't the last we'll seen of this fashion-breathing crew. But for now, we bid them adieu.

Seven Favorite Things: Super Comfy Women's Shoes from Bulo

Bulo, meaning "trendy, cool and new" in Italian, believes that high-quality shoes should always go foot-in-foot with high-comfort. Their collection features a broad range -- designed and made in America, hand-made in Portugal, and eco-friendly -- all of which have two truths in common:  supreme quality and comfort.

From cut-out hand-made summer boots (#1, #3) to suede ballet flats (#6), here are our favorites from their current collection. 

Seven Favorite Things: Women's Spring/Summer Footwear from Gimme Shoes

Last week, we brought you our men's picks from the legendary SF boutique, Gimme Shoe  -- this week, it's all about the ladies. (Trust us, it was hard to pick only seven.) 

Seven Favorite Things: Dresses from Bastille

The Union Square boutique, Bastille, is known for their selection of high quality basics. When it comes to their women's wear, that means super wearable dresses that easily shift from day to night. Featuring go-to dress designers like Acne and DVF, here are seven summery frocks to add to your want list.

Seven Favorite Things: Department 17

Department 17 is off to a big year. Co-owned by local boys, Nelson JangDaniel Lee, and Adrian Putra, the indie menswear retailer kicked off 2012 with a strong move from their Russian Hill digs into a larger, more shopper-friendly space in Hayes Valley

With the cushy square footage, the boys beefed-up their quality-first brand list, adding fresh faces like Reigning Champ (#4) of Canada, and Kitsune of Paris, to the roster.

Seven Favorite Things: Taylor Stitch

Oh, to be loved.

There's just no two ways about it -- we love Taylor Stitch. The local design company and Mission boutique (formerly The Common), has built a small and very dapper empire on classic designs, quality craftsmanship and custom tailoring. 

Look of the Week: Hey There, Sailor

Look of the Week: Hey There, Sailor

This week, Gabe Johnson's street style, combined with the growing buzz around SF hosting the America's Cup, inspired me to round up a collection of nautical wears, fit for land or water. 

SF Street Style: A Modern Ad Man Shows Us Four Spring Looks, in The Mission

Meet Gabriel (Gabe) Johnson, born in Spanish Harlem, raised in Boston and, as of six years ago, a proud resident of San Francisco.

Gabe works as an adman, writing slick copy for the local boutique agency, Engine Company 1. When he's not busy getting wordy, he's involved in the local art and music scenes or in the kitchen, cookin' up something tasty.

Gabe kind of does it all, and he looks damn good while doing it. From nautical stripes to frayed-edge shorts, check out what he's wearing this spring. 

Seven Favorite Things: Spring Menswear from Acrimony + ACRE/SF

Last week, we brought you the best from Acrimony and ACRE/SF's women's collection, and now, we salute their menswear.

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.

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles in Union Square

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles, at Union Square

Best friends Anna Wilson (left) and Annie Yu (right) were happy to step out in some post-rain daywear last weekend. I love seeing how different the styles of two best friends can be. Both students at Academy of Art University, Annie wore a trendy layered look with a killer turquoise statement necklace, while Anna's was much more free-spirited with tri-color hair and textured toe-nail polish. 

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