While we usually pilgrim to calmer locales when we have a day or two off from work, Union Square is still our go-to neighborhood when we want to feel the pulse of a big city.
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.
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.