Rothy's drops lace-up sneakers, Rec Room has dresses made for lockdown life + more Bay Area style news

Rothy's drops lace-up sneakers, Rec Room has dresses made for lockdown life + more Bay Area style news


Because wearing something new will make you feel a little better.

Rec Room's new summer dresses are made for gals on the go (at home), Rothy's debuts its first lace-up, and Farm Fresh Clothing's graphic tee supports the CDC. Plus, Marin scores a new home design store.

We're doing cartwheels over Rothy's sneaker launch.

(Courtesy of Rothy's)

This lace-up has us swooning. Having made its debut last week, it's the first non-slip-on style from the SF brand known for its threads made of plastic water bottles. Just like Rothy's bestsellers the Point and the Loafer, the knit sneakers avec laces are sustainably designed with minimal waste. The two-part footbed (made of plant-based materials) serves up cushy comfort and structured support. A plush collar with contrast striping hugs the ankle, and the adjustable terry-lined tongue (also striped) provides a sock-like feel. Plus, the five colorways are delish: navy and bright white come with white outsoles, while vanilla, lilac and spearmint come with honey-brown outsoles. Yes, they all come with Rothy's signature blue halo, and they're available in sizes five to 13; $165. Can't wait to get your tootsies in these babies? The SF store is open for pickup (call 415-875-9898). //2448 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights),

Rec Room dresses are fit for Olympians and couch potatos.

(Courtesy of Rec Room)

We all know going without pants is all the rage these days, which is exactly why we're stoked about Rec Room's new summer dresses. The easy-to-wear designs are simple, chic and flattering for lots of body types. Our favorites include the minimalist Slip and Scoop (pockets!), which come in saturated, no-nonsense hues like black, navy, red, and olive. The collection is crafted in small batches in a high-tech Bay Area factory that also happens to make Team USA Olympic wear. And that's not all—the buttery soft fabric is sourced from a top Italian mill known for its green efforts to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact. Founded on the friendship between a Black woman and a white woman who met at Stanford Business School, Rec Room contributes one percent of gross sales to organizations working to eradicate systems of racial injustice. It also has a carbon offset program. Prices range from $118 to $138. For non-frock lovers, there's a small selection of tops and tanks. // Shop online at

Saffron + Poe, staunch supporter of local makers, opens first IRL shop in Mill Valley.

(Courtesy of Saffron + Poe)

Covid-19 delayed its original May opening and planned blowout celebration…but this week, Saffron + Poe officially, albeit quietly, welcomed it first (masked) shoppers. Small, airy and stunning, the new design shop is located on a low(ish) key Mill Valley street. Fans of Bay Area artisans like woodworker friends Aleksandra Zee and Katie Gong and painter Kaleen Cameron will instantly recognize their work. In fact, the artists' shared organic and global aesthetic also describes the interior of the store—as well as S + P's own ethically and sustainably handcrafted products. What do they make? Homewares, furniture, rugs, and textiles crafted in Bali, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Mali and Thailand. All this is very on brand, as S + P co-founders Fiona Bronte Burr and Johanna Vente Anderson are interior designers and wanderlust-ers both. Store hours: Monday–Saturday 10am to 6pm and by appointment. // 11 Locust Ave. (Mill Valley),

Farm Fresh tees spread the word about Covid and help support the CDC.

(Courtesy of Farm Fresh Clothing)

Talk about a graphic tee for the ages. Farm Fresh Clothing's Wash Your Hands tee, also available in a Spanish version (Lava Tus Manos), says it all. Even better, $10 of the $20 price tag goes to the CDC Foundation to help combat the coronavirus. The limited-edition tees are made in California from 100 percent organic cotton and printed in Sebastopol, home base of the female-owned biz. The only issue? Choosing one. There are three shirt styles (unisex crew, women's scoop, and women's crew) and 10 shades. After much consternation, we landed on the unisex in heather and the scoop in forest green. One for us, one for a friend (great gift idea!). Now, get shopping and wash your dang hands! //

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