If you had wandered through the Financial District, City Hall, Union Square, or Pacific Heights this morning, you would have wondered if everyone had gone away, or at least gone shopping. Instead, the throngs were gathering at Grace Cathedral to honor the memory of beloved Wilkes Bashford, the dapper clothier who outfitted several generations of San Francisco’s best-dressed men and women.
Sometimes, you just gotta deal...
ModCloth: A sale on “cuddly cute clothes” includes a slew of cardigans, zip-up sweaters, slouchy tops, day dresses and versatile layering pieces at up to 50 percent off.
Wilkes Bashford: A buy one, get one for $1 promotion on already-reduced fall merchandise for men and women is on at the San Francisco and Palo Alto locations of this upscale specialty clothing retailer. Along with the $1 sale, fall apparel from labels such as Oscar de la Renta, Sonya Rykiel and Bogner is discounted up to 60 percent.
ZaZa: Get $50 off eyelash extensions this month at the SoMa nail salon. Depending on how much drama you’re looking for, extensions services regularly range from $135-$195.
We suspect an opportunity to shop in the name of women’s empowerment and mingle with First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom and New York-based designer Behnaz Sarafpour on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. may prompt more than a few local fashion fans to table their workday obligations in favor of a lengthy lunchtime excursion.
Long before there was March Madness there was ... Wilkes Madness.
As in Wilkes Bashford -- the man, the legend, the bon ton boutique!
For the last 20 years, Bashford & Co. have swung open the doors at their San Francisco and Mill Valley boutiques to the sartorial masses for the twice-yearly (February and August) Wilkes Bashford Warehouse Sale.