Old school has never looked better thanks to The Brooklyn Circus. The Fillmore storefront, owned by Gabriel Garcia, is the epitome of cool supplying our preppy gents with a healthy dose of throwback flavor. And with the resurgence of vintage-inspired baseball and varsity jackets on full throttle this fall, the BKC is the place to be.
Let's face it: our city doesn't really have a true Summer. Instead, we endure a predominantly foggy June to August and look forward to a warm Fall. Dressing for an Indian Summer can be tricky — don't you hate it when a cold front sneaks up on you when you least expect it? — so we asked SF style experts, Jenny Chung from Acrimony and Cathy Chow from Azalea, to let us in on their early Fall essentials. Their top picks, and why they chose them, below.
Our favorite tees usually come from a current, or even ex-boyfriend. And while we may feel a little guilty for stealing their comfy shirts – especially from the latter – we know they can always hit up Marine Layer for a quick refill. The SF-born sustainable t-shirt and hoodies brand, founded by Mike Natenshon and Adam Lynch, will be opening the doors of its new boutique today located in the Marina District.
We hate moving. Unless, of course, we’re not doing the heavy lifting and there are discounts involved. San Francisco’s messenger-bag favorite Timbuk2 is relocating their Mission facility around the corner and they’re planning to pack lightly. Which means this Saturday, March 13 a mix of older season styles and one-of-a-kind designs of their durable messenger bags, urban backpacks and accessories will be 50-70% off. You read that right. Stop by from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for that patterned bike bag you’ve been eyeing (only at a fraction of the cost).
333 Alabama St., 800-865-2513, timbuk2.com
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.
As attendees of the SF Fall Antiques Show Preview Party well know, things change.
From vendors, style, and available objets to even the size of shoppers’ wallets, change (and plus ça change) was in play on Wednesday in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.
“It’s a fresh, new feeling this year,” enthused designer Christian Huebner. “Not everything is 100 years old. Some of the paintings I’ve seen tonight were created just two years ago.”
However what hasn’t changed is the commitment of Glady Thacher who founded Enterprise for High School Students which is the beneficiary of this favorite Fall fête.
Because it doesn’t pay to pay more than you have to.
Gucci arrives at DSW: The Union Square location of this discount shoe retailer is one of 14 stores nationwide to receive shipments of shoes and accessories by Gucci, the latest high-end brand to land in the store. Expect to find items by the iconic Italian label going for up to 60 percent off retail.
Because paying full price is so '08....
Nordstrom: Nordstrom stores across the Golden State opened their doors at 7 a.m. today to kick off an Anniversary Sale that runs through Sunday in stores and online through Aug. 3. New fall arrivals for men, women and children are discounted up to 40 percent.
Beklina: This Santa Cruz-based online retailer of coveted indie labels has marked summer styles down 20 to 50 percent. A brief perusal this morning revealed deals on Stewart + Brown, Ivana Helsinki, Edun, Fox in Mociun, Linda Loudermilk and Mr. Larkin.
We’re sorry, but sometimes we resent the reality that, like, ev-uh-ry second, our cell phones are costing us money. It’s high time they did something to save us a buck. On that front, a new weapon we’re wielding this week turns our cellies into deal-hunters, but stops short of scaring us with the kind of spammy grossness we abhor.
Daily reads from our feeds …
Immortalized in plastic? Ideeli brings us the new Heidi Klum barbie doll.
Speaking of Heidi Klum, the cast for Project Runway's sixth season has been revealed to us via The Cut. The show starts August 20 on Lifetime.
Scouring racks for purchase-worthy thrift finds is a tough job. Refinery29 brings us eight online vintage boutiques that make shopping easy.