Just in time for the holidays, IRL luxury-consignment shopping/gifting just got a whole lot easier with TRR's new Palo Alto brick-and-mortar.
Plus, High Five Nails gets festive with a two-day holiday pop-up, Zenni releases cool shades designed by 49er tight end George Kittle and his stylin wife Claire, and Heath Ceramics hosts a virtual convo about (pandemic) creativity with local artists.
The RealReal opens IRL boutique in Silicon Valley, designer-label seekers rejoice.
(Courtesy of The RealReal)
University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto recently welcomed 4,300 square feet of beautifully appointed retail space ripe with good-as-new Prada pumps, Gucci frocks, Tom Ford suits, Louis Vuitton duffles, and on and on. Joining its older San Francisco sibling, the store marks the second Northern California brick-and-mortar for the luxury consigner and online behemoth The RealReal.
The infinitely shopable wonderland is filled with a vast selection of women's and men's clothing and accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home items. Consignment, authentication, and services including watch, shoe and handbag repairs plus tailoring are available on site as well. Shoppers can also take advantage of curbside pickup options. For the holiday season, complimentary gift wrapping is also part of the dealio.
// 379 University Ave. (Palo Alto), therealreal.com
We're high five-ing Hive Five Nails' holiday pop-up + outdoor manicures.
(Courtesy of @highfivenicenails)
Nothing gets us more in a sugarplum-fairy state of mind than a fresh mani with a side of shopping. SF's High Five Nails delivers on both counts. On Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th (11am to 7pm), the adorable salon will be hosting a holiday pop-up shop featuring festive gifts from brands including Jenni Kayne, Cookies by Katrice, Si Silks, Maker Wine, Troop Cocktails, and more.
To make room for the pop-up, manis and pedis won't be taking place this weekend, but from Weds to Friday (or any other weekend), treat yourself to a fresh coat of paint on your digits. We're partial to the outdoor stations and the Up-Top signature service ($30)—a super-quick manicure with light cuticle care, shaping, express hand massage, base coat color, top coat, quick dry oil and, voila. Salon founder Annie Stancliffe recommends giving this divine Pinned Up shade a whirl.
// 1893 Hayes St. (NoPa), highfivenails.com
Calling all four-eyed 49ers fans! Get your peepers behind new glasses from Zenni's Kittle Collection.
(Courtesy of Zenni)
George Kittle, 49ers All-Pro TE, and his Insta-fluencer wife Claire make quite the team. Turns out the photogenic Bay Area duo also know how to design some cool AF eyewear. The couple's limited-edition Kittles Collection in partnership with Zenni dropped yesterday. (ICYMI, the Novato-based e-tailer is the official eyewear partner of the 49ers, and George was featured in the company's first Super Bowl ad earlier this year.)
The line includes 12 styles in various materials and colors, all of which are available with prescription, sunglass, and blue-light-blocking lenses starting at $24. A couple of the, ahem, eye-catching designs we're wild for: the statement-making Lettey (which happens to be George's nickname for Claire) and Faithful Red, a bold cat-eye named in honor of loyal 49ers fans.
"Claire and I had an awesome experience working with Zenni to design these frames for our first signature collection, and we're both really proud of how they all turned out," George says. "I can't wait to get back out on the field soon and start rocking them on game days, but in the meantime, I think I know what I'm going to be giving my teammates for the holidays."
// Shop online at zenni.com.
Heath Ceramics hosts a virtual artist conversation.
(Courtesy of Windy Chien)
Block out your calendar from 4pm to 5pm Wednesday for a serious slice of SF creativity. Heath Ceramics will be hosting a virtual conversation, called "Shelter in Grace," with a trio of genius artists: Windy Chien, artist, sculptor and author of the just-released The Year of Knots; Wendy MacNaughton, bestselling The New York Times illustrator and graphic journalist; and Tung Chiang, designer, potter and Heath Clay Studio director.
On the agenda: How pandemic living has affected the craft and creativity of said knotter, drawer, and thrower. Heath Ceramic's editorial director Simone Silverstein is tasked with keeping the convo fresh and fun. We suspect your own creativity will take a turn for the inspired around 5:01pm.
// The event is free. RSVP here.