If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it in Shop Talk.
Anyone who says San Francisco has no style is dead to us. From bespoke leather goods to silky lingerie, the city is brimming with lustworthy shops and talented designers. Here are our favorites from this past year.
Want that killer top you saw online but can’t find anywhere? How about that incredible sofa you’ve been lusting after but can’t afford? There are mobile apps for that...and much, much more. Get to know the apps that are changing the shopping experience forever.
We're always proud to claim design luminary Yves Behar as San Francisco's own, and the curly-haired superstar has outdone himself once again: Just feast your eyes upon his futuristic design for the Alchemy Lounge, a pop-up cocktail bar at Milan's Teatro Versace.
Savannah Roberts' bedroom is impeccable. Located on the top floor of an old Victorian building, the space is classic San Francisco, balancing new and old, purchased and homemade. A designer for Homepolish, Savannah is as savvy with power tools as she is with choosing and styling the perfect flea market find. She painted and reupholstered quite a few worn furnishings to give them new life, and her personal touch is evident everywhere in the room. Plus, she's found cool ways to organize her space without breaking the bank—we love her solution to SF's notorious lack of closets! Her home is a “reflection of so many great memories,” and it feels exactly like that as soon as you enter.
Like the Lord almighty, 7x7 giveth and 7x7 taketh away. Take, for example, topknots, which, we're here to tell you, are over. 7x7 was the first to the male bunparty back in May 2014, championing the librarian-chic 'do for dudes as ultra-sexy. Which it was. Hollywood A-listers like Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jake Gyllenhaal all helped give this look steam. But the time is now to make it stop. Stop doing that thing to your hair.
When it comes time to add a new accessory to our treasure trove, we are consistently in want of Faye Kendall's creations. Since 2013, the NorCal sculptor has held our hearts on a string with her unusual necklaces made of horsehair, glazed ceramic, brass, bone and leather. It's wearable art—in a good way, we swear—that works perfectly with eclectic San Francisco wardrobes.