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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Your feet ache from pounding the pavement. The handles of your Macy's/Bloomie's/H&M/Hermès shopping bags are carving deep welts into your hands. Are you seeing stars or are those Christmas lights? You're starting to lose the spirit.
It's time for a pit stop. Here's just some of the great places around Union Square to fuel up and get right back out into the thick of it.
Yes, there are great burgers at this upscale burger spot on Market Street, but if you're still wallowing in self loathing from your Thanksgiving gorge, the portabello sandwich is mighty fine too.