Shop Talk: Leather Phone Cases, Modern Citizen Sale + Vintage Jewelry Trunkshow
(Courtesy of SOFRANCISCO)

Shop Talk: Leather Phone Cases, Modern Citizen Sale + Vintage Jewelry Trunkshow


"I shop, therefore I am."—Heather Chandler

SOF Leather Phone Cases Transmit Savoir Faire

It's not often one gets all ooh la la about an iPhone case. But with its super-soft Italian leather and sleek design (and those colors!), it's hard not to feel all the feels when clutching a SOF case ($69) from still-newish Silicon Valley-based SOFRANCISCO. Designed by French founder and CEO Charlotte Boedec, the iPhone 6 and 7 cases come in a range of ultra-chic color combos and with complimentary hot-stamped personalized monogram if desired.

In a real-life case of necessity breeds invention, Boedec was compelled to create the first case when she couldn't find one to reflect her style. She "absolutely disapproves" of the classic cold plastic case but still wanted to protect her precious device. Lucky for her (and us), she studied leather material engineering in graduate school in France. The rest? You know, history. // Find the cases at Pascaline Paris (3234 Sacramento St) in Presidio Heights, the European Cobblery (385 State St) in Los Altos and online at

(Courtesy of Modern Citizen)

Shop Modern Citizen's Bi-Annual Sale IRL

Start stretching your shopping muscles now: You're bound to put them to good use this weekend at Modern Citizen's bi-annual sale. Where? The brand's Cow Hollow showroom. When? From 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29. What exactly? Up to 70 percent off girl-about-town LBDs, cozy sweaters and breezy blazers, as well as perfectly minimalist jewelry, yummy leather bags, home goods and more. As local fashion mavens, you get first dibs on all the marked-down goodies—before the sale moves online on Monday, January 30. // 2762 Octavia St. (Cow Hollow),

(Courtesy of Timbuk2)

Timbuk2 + PeopleForBikes Host DRAFT Meetup Tonight

On the agenda: bikes, biz and beer, naturally. Pioneering messenger-bag maker Timbuk2 along with bike industry coalition/charitable organization PeopleForBikes will be hosting a DRAFT meetup this very Tuesday (6pm to 9pm) at the Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store. Mix and mingle with fellow cyclists and biking advocates while listening to a panel including: Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz from Bay Area Bike Share, Janice Li from San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Andreas Freitag from COBI of America and Devin Carlson from Archer Components. Fort Point Beer and brew-worthy snacks are also on tap (shopping optional). RSVP here.// 587 Shotwell St. (Mission),

(Courtesy of Le Point)

Everybody's Invited to Le Point For a Vintage Jewelry Trunkshow

The Mission boutique Le Point, known for its sharply curated mix of hard-to-find women's and men's labels (i.e. Creatures of Comfort, Stutterheim, Eddie Borgo) is rolling out the welcome mat for Sasha Maks Vintage on Wednesday, February 1. The vintage jewelry trunkshow will feature brilliant pieces from the SF-based e-tailer's collection with an emphasis on designer costume pieces from the 20th century. Also enjoy 20 percent off all regular-priced items during the event (5pm–8pm). Sips, snacks and a goodie bag full of beauty items also await. RSVP here. // 301 Valencia St. (Mission),

(Courtesy of Restoration Hardware)

Restoration Hardware's SF Flagship Unveils New Redesign

Restoration Hardware's flagship store, located directly across from the SF Design Center, has been a gorgeous space since it opened six years ago. Now it's even gorgeous-er. This, thanks to a recent redesign of the onetime home of the famed Ed Hardy Antiques Gallery. The refreshed grand showroom has been transformed from top to bottom and now features RH Modern, a furniture and design collection characterized by clean lines and a modernist aesthetic, and RH Design Atelier, where customers work with interior designers to create custom rooms with the help of an impressive library of fabrics, leathers, furniture, lighting, window treatments, etc. Not in the market for a new couch or coffee table? It matters not, as the store—and surrounding outdoor European courtyard—are well worth a whirl. // 188 Henry Adams St. (Design District),

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