New Year's Hacks: 7 Local Ways to Jeuje Your Closet and Home​

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Why wait 'til spring? Take this time to spruce up your closet and home. 


1. The Perfect Tote: Joshu + Vela Bags

A gorgeous leather tote from Joshu + Vela is the perfect addition to every wardrobe. Make a day of it and visit the brand's new Mission digs (it's like an open kitchen for all things beautiful) where you'll get a rare, up-close view of the manufacturing process. Whether you need a weekend bag for all that traveling you'll be doing or just a fancy new wallet to remind you to save money, everything is made from natural materials entirely in-house. // 3042 16th Street (Mission); joshuvela.com

2. Boots Made for Walking: Freda Salvador Boots

A quality pair of boots in a San Francisco staple, and Freda Salvador's shop on Fillmore Street will always be our go-to shoe store. Designed in Sausalito by founders Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo-Nelson, and handmade by a small family of artisans in Spain, Freda Salvador’s utilitarian booties, flats, and sandals are cool, cutting-edge, and blessedly comfortable. The perfect way to treat yourself in the new year. //  2416 Fillmore Street (Pac Heights); fredasalvador.com

3. Cancel All Other Subscriptions: Le Tote

What's better than a one-time shopping spree? Getting a new outfit in the mail every month! Retail subscription Le Tote and their team of professional stylists create the perfect outfit (including accessories) using brands such as French Connection, BCB Generation, and Nine West and ship it to your door every month. Clients can rent up to five garments, apparel, and accessories at a time and wear the new threads as long as they like—just return them when you're done. (Bonus: If you like your look so much you want to keep it, Le Tote will give you a discount, anywhere from 20% to 50% off the retail price.) // letote.com

4. An Instant Classic: Ketums Rain Jacket

Here's a fashion story for the books: In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop in the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. During World War II Smutek and his family were forced into hiding, eventually immigrating to the US and the closing the family business. Now, 75 years later, Daniel Smith—the great-grandson of founder Joseph Smutek—is reviving the brand as Ketums. Perfect for those not-so-cold winter days, Ketums' first product is a lightweight rain jacket. Available in both hunter green and harbor grey, soft flannel lines the interior and pockets while the washed canvas protects you from the elements in this El Niño year. A new San Francisco classic.  // ketums.com/shop

5. Declutter Your Closet: OfferUp App

You need to make closet space for your brand new look, right? OfferUp makes it a cinch to take a photo of what you need to get rid of and sell it off quickly—think of it as a yard sale on your phone. It’s easy to navigate, too, which is why it should be your go-to if you’re looking to go all KonMari Method on your home in the new year. // Download here. 

6. A Bra That Actually Fits: True&Co 

Whether your girls are big or small, it's pretty damn hard to find a good bra these days, amiright? True&Co. spent over two years collecting data from over half a million women to design their lingerie line comprised of bras, panties, and loungewear essentials meant to fit each unique body type and easily transition from day to night. A bra that looks good under a button up and a cocktail dress? We'll take five, please. // trueandco.com

7. Something Sexy For Your Apartment: Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn

Last August, local designer Ken Fulk became the first designer (ever!) to launch a signature collection for Pottery Barn. The line includes classic 60 pieces such as a tufted leather sectional sofa, a vintage-inspired bar cart, and chic accessories. Whether you need a new lamp or a box for your Champagne, pick out something sexy for your apartment. You deserve it.  // potterybarn.comkenfulk.com

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