Frame's new Fillmore Street shop. (Courtesy of Frame)

Frame Denim Opens on Fillmore, Freya Launches a Line With Hampui Hats + More Style News


This week in Bay Area fashion, beauty and retail news.

(Courtesy of Freya)

A Mad Hatters' Party

Everyone's invited to join the Freya ladies (founders Lindsey McConnon and Linsay Radcliffe) at a two-day Presidio Heights pop-up. The locally based purveyor of luxe Tuscan-made leather hat cases and handbags is celebrating the debut of its own chapeau collaboration with Hampui Hats. Also worth toasting: The fresh fall hues and fabrics (velvet!) for the glam cases themselves. (We'll be stalking the Mini Poppy in caramel.) Loungewear from the universally loved Stevie Howell and jewelry from De Petra will also be on hand, as will light bites and beverages. RSVP to // October 3-5, noon to 7pm; 3255 Sacramento St., (Presidio Heights),

Pac Heights Lures Another Denim Player

The jeans mecca known as Fillmore Street just welcomed another member to the club. Last week, Los Angeles–based Frame, makers of denim with a decidedly European bent, opened its third brick-and-mortar. (Stores one and two are in L.A. and NYC.) Finally, those of us still mourning the closing of the Marc by Marc Jacobs boutique that used to live here have reason to shop again. The bright, light-filled space with a comfy seating area at its center, is home to a not-overstuffed selection of denim for men and women, as well as shirts, sweaters and jackets, including store exclusives. Le Crop Flare, we're coming for you. // 2142 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights),

Chi-Town Designer Pops up in Potrero

Maria Pinto and her fall M2057 collection are packed and ready to make the trip from their Chicago hometown to Potrero Hill for a weeklong pop-up. Even if you're not familiar with the designer and her chic sculptural creations, a couple of her power-player clients will surely ring a bell. Heard of Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama? Inspiration for the new line comes from urban architecture and springs to life via minimalist (but not boring) dresses, jackets, trousers and tops made of high-tech Italian fabrics. They're machine washable and wrinkle-resistant, too (hallelujah!) // October 2-8, 11am to7pm daily; Villa Fontaine, 411 Vermont St., (Potrero Hill),

(Courtesy of Jenni Kayne)

Jenni Kayne Has an Epiphany

The dealio: Book a suite at Palo Alto's techie-favorite Epiphany Hotel (soon to be re-branded the Nobu Hotel Epiphany), and score a super-fine, limited-edition collection of unisex Cali-centric goodies (valued at $200) curated by Jenni Kayne. The project was the perfect way for the L.A.-based designer to fête her (almost) one-year-old birthday of her Palo Alto store, located in the Stanford Shopping Center. The gift box includes a $50 gift card to the local JK store, Grown Alchemist Shave Gel, Svensk Travel Candle and Rhys Wine. Use code JKxEP when booking (while supplies last). // Epiphany Hotel, 180 Hamilton Ave., (Palo Alto),


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