Westfield San Francisco Centre
If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
Concierge all across San Francisco came together at the Westfield San Francisco Centre for 7x7's Salute to Concierge 2013 Event. Comprised of four different locations throughout the Westfield Mall, the "crawl" kept things moving and exciting.
The evening included delicious bites, refreshing bubbly, and a special tasting station with The Glenrothes Whisky. The highlight of the evening: guests enjoyed styling sessions with Hal Rubenstein—fashion director of InStyle magazine—who suggested pieces from Kenneth Cole Collection, the new, directional fashion collection that is the ultimate expression of their unique style.
On June 27, SF Chefs 2012—the City's hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits summit coming in early August—was previewed at a private launch event with the Restaurant Collection Under the Dome at the Westfield.
Many of San Francisco's most influential figures in the vibrant culinary industry—including PR/marketing juggernaut Andrew Freeman of Andrew Freeman & Co., and Rob Black of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association—encouraged guests to explore SF Chefs with a variety of ticket packages, and previewed a few of the dozens of activities scheduled for the Grand Tasting Tent on Union Square.
1. Tory Burch: Accessories is now open at Westfield SF Centre. The 1,300 square-foot boutique is the first of the brand's accessories only shops, bursting with the iconic ballet flats and beloved leather bags. Our picks from the fall collection are above, and remember, you can still get TB clothing at the store on Maiden Lane.
Since we're always on the hunt for great accessories that won't break the bank or won't break apart within a week of wear, we were ecstatic to hear that Banana Republic was opening a shop dedicated to their most covetable accessories. We were even more thrilled to see that the store is set up to encourage shoppers to touch and try on everything (no more locked glass cases!), which makes it feel like a candy store for fashionable ladies of all wallet sizes. We went to scope out the space on Thursday, and were lucky enough to catch up with Banana Republic's President (and Pac Heights resident) Jack Calhoun to inquire about why they decided to open Edition, as well as a few of his favorite things: