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Union Square Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

If you’re going to be doing any of your holiday shopping downtown this year, you’re going to need some fuel to survive the bag-totin' crowds. Here are a few new-ish places where you can grab a bite to eat, plus ideas on where you can find some holiday cheer to keep you feeling good about people.

Saks Fifth Avenue's Spring Night Out

Fashionistas from the Bay Area gathered at Saks Fifth Avenue for their Spring Night Out Event. Guests were able to shop the latest Spring 2013 Contemporary collections while enjoying light bites, music, and cocktails.

Photos: Maiden Lane Presents Fall Springs Forward

On September 27, one of San Francisco's most-famed streets became the venue for a lively street fair celebrating the fall fashion season.

The event's presenting partners included Macy's and Recology, and was hosted by the Union Square Business Improvement District, as well as the Fashion Incubator—an integral part of a growing movement to revitalize San Francisco's fashion industry, providing workshop space at Macy's downtown offices, as well as training and mentorship from our fashion and economic development communities.

Brit Brand Mulberry Opens in Union Square

Grant Avenue gets a dose of London chic with the opening of Mulberry this week. The opening marks the luxury brand's first foray into the West Coast—it's their first SF store and only freestanding location outside the tri-state area.

Jimmy Choo Opens New Store in Union Square...Drool

Our nanas tell us, "Good shoes will last you a lifetime!" Gals, run down to Union Square and prepare to (wisely) spend your next paycheck.

Photos: Tiffany & Co. Celebrates 175 Years

On April 26, the venerable jewelers—whose San Francisco location was their first domestic store outside New York—rolled out the pink carpet at 350 Post. St. to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

Tiffany and Co. also used the occasion to launch their new 1837 collection in rosy Rubedo metal.  Bay Area guests ranged from San Francisco through Silicon Valley, with all in attendance lifting rose champagne toasts to the sleek, chic collection, and to the legendary purveyors of sparkly sophistication.

Photos: Moanalani Jeffrey

Seven Favorite Things: Metier Women's Wear & Trunk Show

Upon entering Metier you're immediately enveloped in a wealth of modern cuts and luxurious prints. The Union Square boutique houses a mix of American and European designers including Alexander Wang (#1), Graham & Spencer, Isabel Marant and Zero + Maria Cornejo (#5, #7), who seem to define edgy-luxe fashion. While the prices are often more than just a pretty penny, the artful clothing definitely warrants the occasional investment. For a lovely spring splurge, check out our picks from Metier's latest collection.

SF Street Style: 415 Tattoo + Grey Dr. Martens in Union Square

Dr. Martens and great tattoos seem to go hand-in-hand these days. Sergio Cranshaw, a sales associate at Bloomingdale's, has the SF trend down pat with his proud "415" tattoo and brand new boots.

Photos: Alain Mikli Opens San Francisco Eyewear Boutique

On December 8th, famed designer Alain Mikli visited San Francisco to launch his eponymous boutique (73 Geary St.), the first on the West Coast. Fashionable guests welcomed Mikli with drinks and bites, and explored the new space nearby Union Square.

 

Photos: Ashleigh Reddy | StayReddy.com

Photos: Crossroads Trading Co.'s Holiday Customer Appreciation Party 2011

On December 1st, San Francisco's own Crossroads Trading thanked their loyal fashionistas with a special event at their pop-up store nearby Union Square. Guests shopped new and gently used items while mingling with the Bay Area's most stylish denizens, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all seven of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.

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