San Francisco may be known for its ultra-casual style, but late spring and summer’s barrage of weddings, proms, graduations, showers and warm weather soirees routinely send us rushing for pretty dresses with cocktail party potential.
Whether you’ve got $50 or $500, we’ve got a frock stop for you. Here, our list of San Francisco’s Best Shops for Pretty Party Dresses:
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When looking good must be done on the cheap, try these San Francisco shops for great deals:
What better way is there to thank mom for your good looks than treating her to some new ones of her own?
And besides, chatting over breakfast with Julie Chaiken, goddess of black pants, before heading to her private studio for a one-on-one style session peppered with the San Francisco designer’s tips and takes on current trends isn’t a shabby way for a fashion supplicant to spend a Saturday.
We'll admit we're woefully behind on checking out the best fashion boutiques around town. Perhaps we have a one-track mind, but sometimes we need a little interior decor incentive to get us to a shopping destination. Looks like Eco Citizen has tapped into the needs of the design obsessed by pairing with web-based sustainable design darling Branch to create a store-in-a-store at their Vallejo Street boutique.
Yesterday, you may have played the fool, but that’s all in the past. Here are three reasons to get excited about what lies ahead:
Start by taking a trip to Carrots, where the Jackson Square shop’s entire collection of resort apparel and accessories is marked down 40 percent. From the racks, pluck souvenirs such as Stella McCartney dresses, cashmere by KOI, tailored Kaufman Franco suits and brightly hued frocks from Sari Gueron and Peter Som.
Who says the weekend begins on Friday? This week, we’re front-loading our shopping can’t-miss list with three fabulous events taking place today.
Beware the Ides of March? Not a chance. With spring in full effect, there’s no other place we’d rather be than out and about this weekend. Here are three stops on our list:
Shopping strategies for the new (read: bad) economy abound. Some we can get behind. Others are just silly. Among the more ridiculous notions is the shop your closet trend. We’re willing to wager that, for any item of clothing stuck in the dark depths of a dresser drawer, there’s a reason we forgot the item in the first place. Nor can we quit shopping completely. The economy may have come to a veritable stand-still, but our lives are still moving on. No matter how cinched our budgets become, we still need new items of clothing from time to time.
During the weekend ahead, say goodbye to the shortest month of the year with a feel-good mixture of shopping, art and fashion.
Start tonight at the Westfield San Francisco Centre for an evening of shopping at Martin + Osa with style expert Katrina Szish, who will be on hand to offer tips on translating red carpet trends into everyday looks featuring apparel from the casual retailer’s current collections. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a $25 gift certificate for Martin + Osa. During the event, merchandise will be discounted 20 percent. Proceeds benefit the Northern California Cancer Center.
We may be preoccupied prepping our inner fashion critics for Sunday’s red carpet drama, but hardly too busy to shop. Here are three places to check out this weekend:
One reason this weekend stands out: you won’t be able to celebrate Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day on the same weekend again until 2015. Here are three more: