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Seven Favorite Things: Spring Menswear from Acrimony + ACRE/SF

Last week, we brought you the best from Acrimony and ACRE/SF's women's collection, and now, we salute their menswear.

The Hayes Valley boutique and its North Beach offshoot house an array of boys-only outfitters like Wings + Horns (#1) and NYC designer, Robbert Geller (#7), mixed in with crossover brands like Rachel Comey (#5) and Cheap Monday. Overall, the style is progressive yet wearable, and the devil's truly in the details.

Look of the Week: Gift Ideas for the Hip Bay Area Mom

Look of the Week: Gift Ideas for the Hip Bay Area Mom

Whether she's more of a techie, tennis-lover, runner or cheesemonger, we're guessing your mom is pretty awesome. And well, awesome moms deserve awesome gifts. Here are our picks ($13-$198) to help you show your thanks this Mother's Day.

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles in Union Square

SF Street Style: Best Friends with Distinctly Different Styles, at Union Square

Best friends Anna Wilson (left) and Annie Yu (right) were happy to step out in some post-rain daywear last weekend. I love seeing how different the styles of two best friends can be. Both students at Academy of Art University, Annie wore a trendy layered look with a killer turquoise statement necklace, while Anna's was much more free-spirited with tri-color hair and textured toe-nail polish. 

Seven Favorite Things: Acrimony & ACRE/SF Women's Wear

Step into Acrimony and you'll feel the world get a little bit brighter. Enter ACRE/SF and the day seems to gets a little bit better. The seasoned Hayes Valley boutique and its North Beach offshoot are just that cool.

Look of the Week: Seven Super Stylish Waterproof Kicks for Him

Look of the Week: Stylish Waterproof Footwear for Him

In this rain, fellas, your Chucks simply won't cut it. And even with copious layers of waterproofing spray, we'd be hesitant, too, to step out in our favorite leather loafers. Luckily, designers are making great use of rubber, creating modern, waterproof footwear like you've never seen before. 

SF Street Style: A Vintage Starlet at 31 Rax

SF Street Style: A Vintage Starlet at 31 Rax

Last week, we caught up with vintage boutique owner, Stephanie Madrinan, at her Bernal Heights shop, 31 RAX. The 31 refers to Stephanie's birthday (December 31), while Rax holds a double meaning. "'RAX' was supposed to be 'racks', but I stuck with the 'x' because it's different and, in the dictionary, 'rax' means to extend a hand or to stretch," said Stephanie. "31 RAX is an extension of my previous business, Steph's Closet."

Seven Favorite Things: Bastille Menswear

In 1997, Bastille set out to offer men and women a well-edited range of contemporary clothing with inherent timelessness. To this day, the humble Union Square space is filled with smart, easy-wearing tops and bottoms that are sure to become your treasured favorites. 

Featuring elite indie labels like Band of Outsiders, A.P.C., and Acne, here are our picks from Bastille's spring menswear collection.

Look of the Week: The Best Swimwear Trends of 2012

Whether you're gearing up for an epic summer vacation, or simply getting antsy for sun-filled days in Dolores Park, a great swimsuit is a must. This year, the Spring/Summer and Resort/Cruise 2012 collections showcased several key trends -- color-blocking, cool cut-outs, provocative straps, lavish prints, scuba, belts, high-waisted bottoms -- to keep in mind while selecting the perfect suit.

SF Street Style: One Guy, Three Looks, Bernal Heights

SF Street Style: One Guy, Three Looks, Bernal Heights

I met photographer Abraham (Abe) Espiritu a few years back, and have always dug how he pieces modern and vintage clothing to present personal, yet on-trend looks. Last weekend, I asked him to pull together a few rain-and-shine spring looks for a little photoshoot in his hood, Bernal Heights. The end result included a fantastic mix of rain boots, black-on-black, white pants, sockless oxfords, a cool chambray, and fiery vintage prints. Check it out.

Seven Favorite Things: Ali Golden

With a name like her's, how could Bay Area designer Ali Golden's work not be as good as gold?

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