Open seven days a week, the new Fog City Flea Trading Post overflows with artisanal things large and small from Bay Area makers.
Plus, Pacific Heights welcomes two new jewelry stores to the neighborhood: Aurate, the internet's fave sustainably sourced and reasonably priced label, and Alexis Bittar, which is returning to its onetime Fillmore Street 'hood, reborn and with handbags.
Fog City Flea Trading Post opens a brick-and-mortar in the Ferry Building.
Fog City Flea is no longer just for Sunday strolling! Thanks to the newly opened FCF Trading Post, you can get your fix of ceramics, beauty products, jewelry, clothes, housewares and more from local artisans seven days a week. Situated at the south end of the Ferry Building, the light-filled 5,000-square-foot marketplace-cum-department store is home to more than 45 Bay Area makers, brands, and retailers. Just a few include: West Perro, Bathing Culture, Yarrow Goods, Mae Leather, Abnormal Couture, Ivy, Sprigs of Hazel, Crow Canyon, and Inhae Lee.
Big fan of the original FCF? You're in luck…it will continue as a monthly pop-up in the Ferry Building's upper level (Grand Hall)—with an additional 25 vendors. Shop shop!
// Open 10am to 6pm daily, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 37, (Embarcadero), shoptradingpost.com
Fillmore Street is a little sparklier now that sustainable jewelry brand Aurate moved in.
(Courtesy of Aurate)
Buzzy NYC-based jeweler Aurate has come west and is currently celebrating its first California storefront. Yep, the charming jewel box (sorry, but it is!) now calls Pac Heights home. People, make room on those fingers, necks, and wrists as you're going to wanna layer on the handcrafted and sustainably sourced gold and diamond goodies from this D2C women-led brand. Not only are the rings, necklaces, bracelets and more super cool, the prices are beyond reasonable for the quality. We say it's time for a little treat-yourself treat—after all, buying yourself diamonds is the new buying yourself flowers. We're all in and heading straight for the Luna gold huggie earrings and the Icon ring with white diamonds.
// 2208 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), auratenewyork.com
Alexis Bittar makes a brilliant return to SF.
The SF store will be reminiscent of the brand's SoHo boutique shown here.
(Courtesy of Alexis Bittar)
Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar is back and better than ever. It has been a wild ride for the beloved Brooklyn-born Bittar: He sold his namesake brand and left the business in 2015, bought it back five years later, then relaunched as a lifestyle brand including (deep breaths) handbags, last year. Next week, the label opens up gorgeous shop on Fillmore Street.
ICYMI: This is a homecoming of sorts, as the new space is located just a block away and across the street from the label's past-life store on Pac Heights' main shopping drag. Its stunning interior reflects Bittar's newfound freedom and excitement about his baby's next chapter. He paired up with Tony Award–winning set and costume designer Scott Pask to reimagine a traditional store interior—taking inspo from '80s cult-indie film Liquid Sky with hints of Saw II and Black Mirror. In other words, prepare for an experience, and lots of oohing and aahing.
// 2105 Fillmore Street (Pacific Heights), alexisbittar.com