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Threadflip: Flip Your Fashion Online

Threadflip: Flip Your Fashion Online

On the heels of Crossroads’ opening of higher end consignment shop Fillmore & 5th, comes Threadflip, an online equivalent.

Crossroads Ups the Fashion Ante with Fillmore & 5th

Just in time for spring shopping, Crossroads unveils its big sister shop Fillmore & 5th where gently pre-owned high-end designer pieces at tempting prices are the name of the game.

Faux Lash: Luxury Lashes for Fancy People

Faux Lash: Luxury Lashes for Fancy People

Someone had to fill the void when Shu Uemura left Fillmore Street. And with all the hype about lash extensions and super powered mascaras, it’s inevitable the retro beauty trick – fake eyelashes with adhesive – get a makeover. Faux Lash is what happens when three beauty queens get together and update an age-old beauty staple.

Blossom Organics: Organic Care for Down There

Blossom Organics: Organic Care for Down There

With a mission to bring an organic sensibility to every personal care category, the Founding Formulator behind Marin’s Juice Beauty, Melissa Jochim, takes on intimate care with Blossom Organics.

Wash & Wear: Four SF Salons Specializing in Short Cuts

Liberating. Sexy. Invigorating. No, not some new fitness class or beverage. This is something truly transformational. Short hair cuts for women have always been the minority, but there is a resurgence – and just in time for spring. If you’ve never taken to the straight razor, now is as good a time as ever.

Dog-Friendly Hotels and Inns Beyond San Francisco

Dog-Friendly Hotels and Inns Beyond San Francisco

City dog owners often face the predicament of what to do with their faithful companion when they want to make a quick escape. Dog hotels and boarders are a good solution, but costly. Dog-obsessed friends are another remedy. But really, what those puppy dog eyes want is to go with you. So get out of town and take them. Along the coast and in the mountains, dog-friendly hotels abound, here's some of them, and fun activities and places to eat while you guys are there.

A Quick Guide to San Francisco's Skin Spas

A Quick Guide to San Francisco's Skin Labs

There is no shortage of beautification services in San Francisco. But unless you have a tried and true or reliable referral network, it's tricky to find exactly what you're looking for. And sometimes you're looking for something beyond pampering and relaxation.

Rub-A-Dub Your Dog at Green Pawz

Rub-A-Dub Your Dog at Green Pawz

Dogs get dirty. That’s what they do. And that’s eco-friendly pet boutique, pet wash and full service pet salon Green Pawz’ mantra. Located in the Haight and conveniently near dog friendly Golden Gate Park, owner Julianne Morales Walsh keeps things local by formulating her own grooming products in Marin and sourcing homegrown organic pet food and treats.

San Francisco's Finest Optic Shops

Warby Parker

If you need an incentive to make an eye appointment, here's one. Fashion's recent love affair with vintage-inspired frames, both prescription and non, have people experimenting for the better. A handsome frame can add a personal touch to any look. Sunglasses are always in vogue, but we're finding that boys do make passes at girls who wear glasses. Have a gander at the city's new and tried and true optical shops.

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