“We are trying to do something that's never been pulled off -- to build a platform where it is easy for people to share what they've bought,” says Mine co-founder and CEO Pierre Legrain. “We are about creating a directory of ownership, of people and their recent purchasing history of items they want to share.”
At first glance, this may remind you of the ill-fated startup Blippy, which allowed people to see what their friends were purchasing with credit cards in real-time.
“So it turns out that almost nobody wants people to check out their purchases,” was the memorable way Alexia Tsotsis started off her Blippy obit in TechCrunch in May 2011.
It's that time of year again when transplants from the Northwest and New England get nostalgic for the autumns they once knew, while the Indian summer still lingers in the distance (le sigh). So what's the perfect shoe for this in-between season? Ankle boots. And to go with the funky weather patterns of late, we decided to pull together seven funky styles.
Step into fall with these dynamic kicks.
Some would say the epitome of SF street style would be great bike fashion, found at a hip, local company in the Mission. Timbuk2's Jared Fickel (left) and Lizzy Fallows (right) certainly fit the SF style profile. We caught up with the savvy city cyclists at Timbuk2's swanky Mission HQ, for a little tour and to talk bikes and fashion.
Okay, we fully acknowledge that man sandals (sometimes referred to as mandals) are tough to wear. That said, when done correctly -- even with simple flip-flops -- they can make a summer look that much better.
Oh, the beauty of supply and demand. Now you can keep your precious iPad safe and sound in some very pretty packaging by iconic designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs. The emerging trend of tech-friendly arm candy makes us ask -- why weren't lapbot bags this lovely? P.S. If you're eyeing these for your Android tablet, don't worry, we won't tell.
With overcast skies rolling in, add a little kick to your step with a pair of bright laces. These six classics with a twist range from business casual (subtle blue-on-black action), to dramatic, head-turning laces for the more daring San Francisco man. For an easy alternative, try switching out the laces (and resole, if needed) to updated your favorite pair.
The 2nd Annual Salsa Festival on The Fillmore will take over 11 venues, with 12 live bands, this Friday and Saturday evening. Each night begins with a free outdoor concert and beginner salsa lesson, so no excuses! And even if you can't quite step to the rhythm, looking the part is half the battle. Here's a glitzy little number, perfect for an evening of the best SF salsa.
SELF Magazine's 18th Annual Workout in the Park hits SF for the first time, this Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, at the Little Marina Green. This year, SELF is teaming up with celeb host Alison Sweeney (Days of our Lives, The Biggest Loser, The Mommy Diet), and Crunch Fitness for the ultimate women's, total-body, outdoor fitness experience. Tickets are $20, include a one-year subscritption to SELF, and all proceeds benefit Cancer and Careers and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.