More than 20 top barbers have set up salon at The Barber Collective in SoMa StrEat Food Park.
Plus, Tiburon's Ground is overflowing with goodies for stylish indoor-outdoor living, Bryr cobbles together two cool new clog collections, and American Giant releases a sporty skirt.
Put down your clippers—SF's first outdoor barbershop is here.
(Courtesy of SoMa StrEat Food Park)
SoMa StrEat Food Park thinks it's high time you grab a slice, a beer, and a buzz (cut). Last week, it opened The Barber Collective, San Francisco's first outdoor barbershop. With almost 20,000 square feet of space, the open-air oasis offers socially distanced haircuts and shaves from more than 20 local barbers known for wielding mean hair buzzers, razors, and scissors. Naturally, masks are a must and serious sanitization plus touchless payments are all part of the dealio. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged. Fresh cuts and fresh air may be the mane attraction, but the food trucks (Firetrail Pizza, Nucha Empanadas, Porkie SF), StrEat Brew Bar, TVs, and lively conversation add to the good time. P.S. Word on the StrEat is that the call has gone out for hair stylists specializing in women's cuts (star eyes emoji).
New clog alert! SF's Bryr has been cobbling away during the pandemic.
(Courtesy of Kara Brodgesell for Bryr)
Bryr founder Isobel Schofield and her entire ladyboss team haven't let the coronavirus put the kibosh on their creativity—or clog output. Au contraire: In recent weeks, the Dogpatch studio, adored for its handcrafted leather clogs, sandals and epic sample sale, has released two new collections: the platform and the stack. The former includes four fresh styles (Norma, Ursi, Jesse and Stella) on a medium-low(ish) flat platform base in yummy shades; the latter includes the same styles but in all black, including a black (not natural) wooden base. Argh! So many clogs, so little time. Prices range from $268 to $276. Note: Bryr's Dogpatch brick-and-mortar is currently closed.
// Shop online at bryrstudio.com.
American Giant launches a sporty-spicy skirt.
(Courtesy of American Giant)
It sure would look super adorbs with the "greatest hoodie ever made". Hey, American Giant's first-ever skirt. The knee-length number with a side stripe and slit offers comfort, style, and versatility. Plus, more importantly in our book, it's a fresh alternative to all the sweat pants, leggings, and pajama pants we've been living in these days. Available in sizes 0–16, the sporty skirt uses the same custom-developed ponte fabric that make AG's pant collection a hit. Soft, stretchy and curve-hugging in all the right ways, what's not to
love skirt? Available in Super Black and Heritage (grayish navy); retails for $100. // 165 Natoma St. (SoMa) american-giant.com
Marin welcomes a beautiful home and garden store—meet your new happy hunting Ground.
(Courtesy of Ground)
Can you say perfect timing? Landscape designer Beth LaDove and textile connoisseur Caitlin McVarish opened Ground while people are super focused on zhuzhing their homes. Located in a former 10,000-square-foot Tiburon nursery, the indoor/outdoor living concept store is flush with lust-worthy items including plants, outdoor furniture (Fermob, Bend Designs, Galanter & Jones), garden sculptures and fixtures (Terra Trellis), home goods, and gift items. We're particularly excited about the hand-knotted rugs, tableware, textiles, ceramics, and apothecary. Indeed, the founders focused on filling their space with an eclectic mix of handcrafted, sustainable, and ethically sourced products from both local and global indie designers and artists. Essentially, the gorgeous indoor-outdoor nirvana is the duo's ideal version of California living. We're in.
// 10am to 6pm Monday though Saturday; 11am to 5pm Sunday; 1520 Tiburon Blvd (Belvedere Tiburon),groundgoods.com