Black and Plaid Friday Sales:
440 Brannan (440 Brannan St.): Stop by, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and mingle with designers from 3pm-10pm. New garments for men and women will be available for purchase.
Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.): With loads of new merch for men and women, enjoy an extra 40% off the already discounted prices.
Meet Molly Martin, a sales associate at Dr Martens in the Haight. I caught her on her break, outside the store, sporting this pair of wonderfully scuffed up, lace-less Docs. I'm a big fan of girls in collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top, too. When it's done right, it just adds a little something to the whole outfit. I've seen some really awesome tattoos, too, but I have to give Molly props for this one -- the word, the hand-written font and the placement make it just so great.
There is no try. There is only build, and let the building begin! Starting in just about an hour here, a ginormous LEGO Santa Yoda is being constructed in Union Square next to the Holiday Ice Rink. Two (of only 12) certified LEGO Master Builders will be on site, guiding the construction of the massive, 12' x 10' toy statue. The public is invited to help piece together the more than 6,000 oversized LEGO blocks, too, so stop by and get your build on.
Baby, it's cold outside. And it's only getting colder. Warm up with these toasty-hot men's accessories -- all sourced from neighborhood boutiques. Ranging from a not-too-puffy vest to a locally designed woven leather cap, these manly treasures will accent your winter wardrobe while blocking out the cold.
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.
Last year, the retro rockabilly mecca, Bettie Page clothing, opened shop in the Haight. A little bird told me the girls there have some serious vintage swagger, so I thought I'd head over and check it out. I found (left to right) Jessica Goss, Liz Ireland, Mindy Gaines, and Hayley Griffin, done up in pin-up. These ladies are lucky enough to call their dress code a job perk.
Who says you shouldn't go into business with your best friend? Last year, BFFs Jessica Dega and Laura Cerri, ditched their industry jobs and co-founded Black Pyramid vintage, right here in SF. Since their launch, the e-comm site has developed into a full-fledged modern vintage resource. Each piece is hand-picked, reasonably priced and, instead of covering all of fashion history, the collection focuses on reasonably priced pieces that span more modern (but now vintage) decades. Cruise our top fall picks above and then catch the darling duo tonight at their pop-up shop in the Haight.
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.
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