Bespoke dresses at affordable prices are among the offering at Careste's new shop-in-shop at FiDi's Wingtip. (Courtesy of Careste)

Meet the womenswear brand invading SF men's store/social club Wingtip + more style news

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That's right, FiDi's dapper shop and social club for gents is welcoming its first-ever womenswear label, Careste.

Plus, our friends at The What have rolled out a golden necklace for the most inclusive of generational groups, the Perennials, and Hotel Zetta is hosting an eco-friendly skincare pop-up for the holidays.


Wingtip welcomes Careste, a new women's luxury brand. 

(Courtesy of Careste)

Careste's modern romantic designs will be the first lady frocks to ever be sold in Wingtip's famously fancy 22,000-square-foot menswear store/barbershop/social club. With its own small but freshly constructed space, the women's pop-up has limited-edition dresses, tops, and colorful scarves crafted in fine Italian silks. Personal fittings, access to onsite tailoring, and refreshments are also part of the experience. The newbie label's MO: to redefine ultra luxury by offering made-to-measure and made-to-order fashions equivalent to those of elite European houses but at more accessible prices—think $450 for a custom dress (astonished face emoji). Careste is helmed by cofounder/designer Elizabeth Shah, formerly of Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel and Emanuel Ungaro, and cofounder/CEO Celeste Markey. // 550 Montgomery St. (FiDi), wingtip.club

We always knew Perennials were the most golden generational tribe. Here's proof.

(Courtesy of The What)

OK Karen, Boomers, and Millennials: Go back to your corners and do the smart thing…join the Perennials. Not only will you be in good company with vital, ever-curious, open-minded, proactive people from age eight to 108, you'll be able to wear the just-released 14-karat-gold Perennial nameplate necklace ($240). Naturally, it comes courtesy of our friends Amy Parker and Gina Pell at The What. Pell herself coined the term four years ago. So why did the pair decide to make the solid-gold beauty available to the public now? "We could see how special a gift it would be—a piece of jewelry that could speak to an ever-lasting relationship, friendship, state of mind, attitude, etc. I wear one. My 11-year-old daughter wears one, and so does my 82-year-old mother," says Pell. The 17-inch necklace is made in L.A. and is available for purchase online at The What. // thewhatlist.com

Organic skincare brand Benedetta pops up at Hotel Zetta. Complimentary mini facial, anyone?

(Courtesy of Benedetta/Hotel Zetta)

Get thee to SoMa's Hotel Zetta December 21st and 22nd for a Benedetta holiday pop-up. The property's S&R Lounge is where you'll be able to score some of the Sonoma brand's bestselling small-batch skincare products. They're made with organic, farm-sourced, 100 percent botanical ingredients—and designed to keep skin nourished, less damaged. You can try them out for yourself first with free product demos a la mini facials. A few items we'll be on the lookout for include the Rose Hydrosol, anti-wrinkle Seaweed Mask, and Ylang Ylang Body Crème Duo. The beauty babes on your list would, no doubt, be thrilled to receive anything from this local eco-brand. The pop-up is open from noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. // 55 5th St. (SoMa), hotelzetta.com

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